I spent a lot my time this weekend looking into a long overdue infrastructure upgrade for all of our hosted GoStatic sites and found some awesome tools a long the way. Something I've wanted to learn for a long while is the lua programming language due to it's small footprint and simplicity.
One of the huge down-sides of having a static site is the in-ability to do search. It's not impossible, but the solutions out there are no where near as good as their dynamic CMS competitors. Searching a static site is hard. GoStatic now supports the ability to search your entire project without having to do any extra configuration on your end.