we got the loading of the blist.xml at start up working now. makes it so that i can get online with oscar for the first time in a couple weeks. very nice. it takes forever and a day to see something outside of the terminal to show gaim's running now though, we'll have to change that. but loading the blist.xml only once is such an improvement, i think its worth the increased delay in startup. while i'd of course like to see that delay reduced, i'm not sure how it could be accomplished. now that i can get online again, and also now that we don't have to worry about editing only parts of a given person, we can start moving forward again. on the downside, i think i may have introduced some bugs with blist possition, and i know i introduced at least one with signing an account off.