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January 6th, 2009

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"Garfield Minus Garfield" is beating XKCD for Best Online Comic. Dilbert is way behind. Get involved; vote here:


Rumor has it that much of the SF staff of Livejournal has been laid off. This may not be good for LJ as a whole. Back up your blogs. Just sayin'. I like LJbook, myself, but it seems to be busy. LJArchive has also been known to work. My suggestion is that you change your LJ password before and after you use these, though.

There's also a nifty Python script called "LJDump" that you might want to use if you know how to run a Python script. The main problem with ljdump is that it seems to dump *all* your blog entries, in order, in one directory, but without naming them by date or anything. So, you end up with "L-1,L-2,L-3..." and so forth. It dumps it in XML/plain text, so if worst came to worst you can at least read them. So far, it also seems to be grabbing comments. More info here, for the geeks in the audience.




I'm still sick. GRR. I'm partly back to work, though.

ETA: Another link with info about the LJ thing: http://community.livejournal.com/no_lj_ads/83519.html (via diachrony. Thanks, babe! )

Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted

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Date:January 6th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
The problem with LJ Book (an excellent tool, IMO) is that it only seems to allow something like 3 users (or 5? I don't remember) to use it at a time. Obviously unworkable when something like this happens and everyone's trying to back up at once.

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Date:January 6th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I actually like the Python script because it dumps everything in plain text so I can potentially do something with it later. And, of course, the Python script doesn't make me send my LJ password to some website. :-)

I do like the LJBook PDFs, though. They look really nice.
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Date:January 6th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Date:January 6th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Date:January 6th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Bookmarking this so I can find these links again and do it when I get home...
Thank you! :)

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