Earlier this year, Rael Dornfest, a researcher at O'Reilly & Associates
, created a great Perl script for blogging: Blosxom
, which has become very popular in certain circles and has seen a small community of developers and aficionados grow up around it. I'd been experimenting with Blosxom for a while when I decided to follow in the footsteps of some others who have ported it to various languages and re-write it in PHP. Thus PHPosxom was born. I also decided to add in some new features like metadata and authors. Get more 'whys' More...
Version 0.6 allows you to create an archive_flav.php file for your own formatting purposes).
PHP-enabled UNIX server (Mac OS X will do nicely) with Apache, and a text editor that does UNIX line breaks.