Today’s Notes

I upgraded my blog to WordPress 2 last night, and now I’m trying to get Dave Winer’s OPML editor working with it. It seems to be working, I was able to do a test post. Now I’m experimenting with it a bit more.

I’d tried to get it running with WordPress 1.5.3, but had given up when it didn’t work. I’d assumed I needed to use a more recent version. I now realize that I’d missed a setting. I think it was probably trying to connect to WordPress.com.

Hmmm, the OPML editor seems to be munging my textile markup. Bummer. Paragraph spacing with my stylesheet also looks horrible. Looks like a break is getting inserted after each paragrah. I’m not sure why. Seems to be an intereaction with Textile, because it goes away if I disable the Textile plugin.

In other news, It’s almost a month after the launch of Oblivion, and I’m still contemplating doing an upgrade to my nearly brand new 3D card.

I’ve got a eVGA 7800gt now, and I could upgrade to a 7900gt using eVGA’s “step up” program for only about $60, but it’s pretty clear that Oblivion is running better on ATI cards at the high end and down into the mid-range.

I’d originally contemplated getting an x1900 xt, but it’s pretty clear at this point that a x1800xl would do the job nicely. The x1900 gt should be announced next week, which might also be an interesting option.

If I go that route, I’m going to have to eBay my existing card, which is more of a hassle. I’ve considered doing the trade-up and then selling the brand-new card on eBay, which is even more of a hassle, but might cut my economic losses.

In still other news, I’ve been banned from the official Oblivion forums for a day because of a post I made pretending I was an infant who could do nothing but cry. It actually feels good to have expressed myself, but it hardly seems fair that people who behave similarly don’t get the boot. They’ll make multiple posts asking vague questions and then expect other people to do all the work of figuring out what they are really asking asking, much like a baby who cries until their parents figure out what they want. Only these posters aren’t babies, and the other forum members aren’t their parents.

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