When I originally set up Octopress, I set it up on my Mac laptop using rvm, as recommended at the time. It worked very well for me until just a few minutes after my last post, when I decided to sync with the upstream changes. After merging in the changes, I tried to generate my blog again, just to make sure everything worked. Well, it didn’t, and things went downhill from there.
As is customary for those who’ve converted from WordPress to Octopress, here’s a quick post about my experience converting this blog. Getting the blog up and running was a cinch, especially with a good example to examine when I had questions. Converting old entries To convert my WordPress entries, I turned to exitwp. It worked pretty well, but I ran into two issues. The first was that the YAML blob at the top of the converted posts wasn’t formatted correctly.
As promised earlier, here are the goals I have set before myself to complete by the end of 2008: Run 500 miles - Yup, that’s right. I plan on running five hundred miles this year. I’ve often called myself a running rhinocerous in comparison to my gazelle of a wife, but my last run (a half marathon in San Jose) helped me to finally get over the “less than totally enjoyable” experience I had during my first marathon and consider long distance running a sport I can do.