LJProxy: From friend-locked LiveJournal posts to Google Reader

I have been on Live­Jour­nal since 2001.  I have had a Per­ma­nent Account since 2005.  Many of my friends have used it for sim­i­lar amounts of time.  In the past few years, I have migrated my post­ing and read­ing off of Live­Jour­nal.  I do most of my blog read­ing through Google Reader, but still have a num­ber of peo­ple I want … Continue read­ing LJProxy: From friend-locked LiveJournal posts to Google Reader

Goodbye, my LiveJournal friends, for-EVAR!

Yes, this post’s title invokes and evokes rule 1 of the Blogdonts that sub­sti­tute posted years ago: 1. [Do not] announce your depar­ture or hia­tus to the world. “Goodbye my Internet Friends Forever” is always a mis­take. If you want to leave or go on a break, just do so. When you announce it, peo­ple feel that you’re … Continue read­ing Goodbye, my LiveJournal friends, for-EVAR!

Tagging the 2001 archives

I have had a blog for a while — since 2001, to be exact. It was not always WordPress, but started out hosted on LiveJournal. In April of 2007, I migrated the posts (but not the com­ments, unfor­tu­nately) to the new sys­tem. The migra­tion went as best as could be expected, but I later learned that a lot of for­mat­ting … Continue read­ing Tagging the 2001 archives

Migrating from LiveJournal to WordPress

As many peo­ple no doubt are aware: LiveJournal laid off over half their staff. 20 out of 28 peo­ple were let go. Consequently, I have read a lot of people’s LJ blog entries that are hys­ter­i­cal freak­outs. I’m not sure it’s time for peo­ple to freak out yet, but it prob­a­bly is time to think about a pos­si­ble … Continue read­ing Migrating from LiveJournal to WordPress

LJ Cleaner Greasemonkey Script

If any­one is inter­ested, I wrote a Greasemonkey script that removes Delicious and Twitter cross-posts from your LJ friends page. It does not com­pletely remove them, but col­lapses them into a sin­gle place­holder line. You are then able to click through to the post and see the con­tent. In that way, it’s like an enforced lj-cut tag. The … Continue read­ing LJ Cleaner Greasemonkey Script

Another LiveJournal Account Change

So this whole OpenID-through-LiveJournal thing isn’t work­ing out. To their credit LiveJournal has done a lot to sup­port OpenID, but they’re not doing enough. Their OpenID sup­port is still half-baked. I thought I would show my sup­port by being an early adopter and bear­ing with it, but that has not worked. (Skip to the next para­graph to avoid … Continue read­ing Another LiveJournal Account Change

In which JiveUrinal is asymmetrically f’ed up

LiveJournal really con­fuses me some­times. I read and com­ment on people’s jour­nals using my netninja.com OpenID account. My actual blog gets syn­di­cated there by the brianenigma_rss pseudo-account. It seems that LiveJournal, even though it is act­ing like an RSS reader, allows peo­ple to com­ment on its local copies of RSS arti­cles. This morn­ing, Kim pointed out … Continue read­ing In which JiveUrinal is asym­met­ri­cally f’ed up

LJ Comments

Dear LiveJournal peeps, There are many of you (I’ve specif­i­cally run into this with sakkara­noush and torgo_x) who have jour­nals that don’t allow OpenID peo­ple to leave com­ments. You’ve friended me and so I can see pro­tected entries, but I’m unable to write a com­ment. Looking through the FAQ, I see this info: Currently on LiveJournal, OpenID com­ments … Continue read­ing LJ Comments

LiveJournal and OpenID

Well, I think I’m tak­ing a huge step that I’ve been con­tem­plat­ing for a long time and finally decided to jump into. Those of you on LiveJournal might notice a new friend request later this week­end. That request will not be from a reg­u­lar user, but one with a weird lit­tle orange “I” next to the name: The name asso­ci­ated with … Continue read­ing LiveJournal and OpenID

Micro Blogs?

Dear Internet, I am not cer­tain that I under­stand why peo­ple have both a blog (e.g. LiveJournal) and a microblog (e.g. Tumblr). Why not just make small posts in your reg­u­lar blog? Sincerely, Brian P.S. For the pur­poses of this post, I am con­sid­er­ing Twitter to be less of a microblog and more of a com­mu­ni­ca­tions medium (because every­one pretty much … Continue read­ing Micro Blogs?