the migration is complete. all of allevil's functions have been moved to monster, and monster is now serving all requests. the db that runs the blog is protected on the raid array (which makes me very happy), and everything else is working okay. and i've fixed the rewrite problem.
the only remaining hiccup is an issue with the kids' photo site. it's spitting out some errors about file access, but the photos are coming up so it's less an issue than it might be, and i'll track it down eventually.
sold my ipod to my mother. i'm going to be getting one of the u2 ipods. way cool.