LJ sync



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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2008-09-13 23:27:24

I finally got around to writing the LiveJournal blog sync thingy that I've been meaning to write for a while. Entries from my blog will now automatically get cross-posted to my LiveJournal account ([info]stak). Older entries on my LJ account will remain as-is, and new entries (starting from this one) will be restricted to LJ users I've added as friends. For people who have an account on this website, permissions will get carried over, so if you can't see restricted posts on this website, you won't be able to see them on LJ either. If you are on my LJ friends list but don't have an account on this website, I arbitrarily put you in a group so you will be able to see some subset of my posts. In practice this matters much less now since I rarely ever post to the more restricted categories. Also, protect-o-vision won't work on LJ because the only way I could think of to implement it there was too complicated to bother with.

As usual, let me know if things don't work properly. Also, thanks to [info]tridium, since my handling of comments on LJ posts was copied from him :)

Posted by rohan at 2008-09-14 09:29:57
Should people stop using the stakface account then? is the only difference the protected entries thing?
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Posted by stak at 2008-09-14 11:42:04
The differences are: (1) the stakface syndicated account will not contain protected entries, whereas the LiveJournal account will, and (2) the stakface syndicated account still shows every comment as a separate entry, whereas the LiveJournal account doesn't. In general, yes, I recommend not using the syndicated account any more; if comment notification is an issue I can add something here to send you an email (or something to that effect).
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Posted by kroshka_moo at 2008-09-17 14:16:07
Meant to praise the organization of your blog (I guess you just wrote the basic code yourself?) and then forgot :) Now that I remember - it's lovely, being both minimalistic and functional (I do have a certain bias for that look :)).

With all the ad attacks, LJ is, sadly, not the place to be any more, and I should really be following your example.
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Posted by stak at 2008-09-17 21:49:53
Thanks :)

Yeah, I wrote all the blog code (and the rest of the site, with the exception of the facebook API code and the OpenID library) myself. Best way to get what you want is to do it yourself, no? :) I also dislike all the ads and visual noise on LJ, but at least the ads don't show up on my friends page, which is pretty much the only page on LJ I go to.
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Posted by zain at 2008-09-20 22:55:46
what category am I in?
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Posted by stak at 2008-09-21 00:15:51
The one I put you in. :)
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