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Jo Charman has created a LiveJournal
‘syndication account’ for me. As a result you can
see my RSS feed, converted in to a LiveJournal
journal. She says that if you have a paid-for LiveJournal
account, you can add
pdc to your
friends roster. And people can comment on the
LiveJournal pointers to my posts. Woohoo.
Updated (4 March 2007).
Updated URL. Corrected the spelling of Jo’s first name.
I have been scraping the syndicated version of my
feed on LiveJournal in
order to add comments links to my articles (not that anyone
does). They recently changed the format, so that
(a) readers must click through to a second LJ page to find
the link to click read the post itself, and (b) my scraper
broke. But that’s their perogative, and offering a
comment service to strangers who aren’t even LiveJournal
members is hardly part of their core mission, so I cannot fault
them for it!
They have also switched to using ‘cool’
URLs (in the
sense described by Tim Berners-Lee
in his Style
Guide to Online Hypertext) of the form
~pdc/1234.html rather than
talkread.bml?this=that&thother=1234. Apart from
making the URLs shorter, this change means that the mechanism
used to serve the files is now invisible, and can be altered
without having to change the URLs in future. It could even be
(gasp!) static files generated once a night when they scan
my RSS feed.
Yesterday the server hosting our
Picky Picky Game
suffered a hardware failure, and for some reason we have lost
all additions to the object
database since it went live. After
on LiveJournal, enough people found pictures cached in their
web browsers that I have been able to reconstruct
archive of the completed panels (with only a couple of
lacunae), and so we plan to start the game afresh, with the
output of the previous game inserted as Page 0 of its archive.