That was a great post on reprojected.com! I greatly enjoyed finding it and reading about what you had done, and how you had done it.
It does sound as though FWTools is the way to go, and I think it's very cool that you showed up here to add that advice, provide some tips, and offer the op further help.
I'm also grateful for your general assessment of the viability of running postgres in a "production" environment on a DreamHost shared server. That is very useful information and will probably save me considerable frustration. I had already vowed to myself I was gonna use your post as a guide for a postgres install, as an educational exercise, and now I won't be expecting too much usability and will be less frustrated when procwatch kills the old girl. Thanks!