If you're reading this, the operating system running this machine has been upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and the WordPress code has been upgraded to 3.3.1.
So far, everything appears to be working and some of the broken things from the earlier version seem to be gone.
If you're reading this then it worked and this blog is running on its own virtual machine instead of co-located with my other web sites.
That was part one. Part two will be to upgrade to a newer OS and version of WordPress. That will happen sometime this weekend.
So expect the lights to flicker a bit. I've got good backups should anything go awry. I think.