Some good database character-encoding advice from Mathias.
You can now store (and scale) MySQL databases with Amazon. Handy.
Drew and Rachel's little CMS looks very nice indeed.
This article is a life-saver for me. I'm constantly having trouble with special characters when I'm backing up databases for local copies of my sites.
The working example from Richard's chapter in Blog Design Solutions. It's a home-rolled PHP/MySQL blog for Samuel Pepys featuring beautiful typography... natch.