well that was pretty easy…
dreamhost one-click install; uploaded theme and plugin folders by ftp; exported Dose xml file; imported dose xml file. a couple of tweaks left, and bob, as they say, is your uncle.
for whatever faults wordpress has, it’s a pretty fantastic tool.
welcome to my new and final abode, everybody!
UPDATE: jeeze-bazeeze: opened the doors here 2 hrs ago, and already 81 spam messages caught by Askimet. wtf??? (oh, maybe those were imported from dose? hope so).