Roland is making a big move. Switching blogging platforms (Radio to Movable Type), switching hosting platforms (Windows to Linux), then moving his host to a co-lo. Wow!
This is a Big Job™. Good luck with everything, Roland.
We've talked about this (briefly) before...any reason that you settled on MovableType other than that you are an old Perl hacker? This is a big move, and something you likely only want to do once.
Also, your choice of a Linux distro will likely cause holy wars, but that would also be an interesting topic. If you want easy server-type stuff through a web interface, I'm still pushing E-smith and have written a bunch of tutorials on how to setup e-smith.
Did I ever tell you that I push and push and push in my role of Devil's Advocate? I know it can be annoying, but it's because I truly want to understand the choices people make, to see if I should re-evaluate my own.
Note: this almost got posted to my links blog instead of here. The insidious ease of one-click bookmarklet blogging is what (almost) made me do it. Note to self: kick-start bookmarklet development for Drupal again.