So, I mentioned I'd be tooling around with this website a bit and this is more or less what I landed on. This is still a static website, but it's now a prettier, better structured, more featured static website. Disqus provides a comment service and everything else is hand-crafted.
I still have some minor things to create and I'm thinking about writing some small scripts to automate some of the work I'm doing, but, other than that, I think I'm about done with the website. Feel free to leave some thoughts in the comments below. I've never used Disqus before, so it'll be interesting.