well, the server migration seems to have worked out alright with few casualties.
Unfortunately, one of the things that looks to have been lost are all my old blog posts. :(
I salvaged some from the internet archive wayback machine (good idea aaron), so now there's just a big blackhole of blog entries. I've contacted my old provider and I hope the data's still there.
anyways, I'll try to be more vigilant about posting here.
update: this was during my install of wordpress. i don't like wordpress. wordpress was uninstalled.