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Glad to see that this LiveJournal continues to shape opinion, as Simple Minds have clearly been reading it lately: they've just finished a tour of gigs based solely upon their first five albums, and a boxed set of same to accompany.

Bit late to post this, sorry, but you can still catch them at T in the Park this summer…
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Glad to see that this LiveJournal continues to shape opinion, as Simple Minds have clearly been reading it lately: they've just finished a tour of gigs based solely upon their first five albums, and a boxed set of same to accompany.

Bit late to post this, sorry, but you can still catch them at T in the Park this summer…

Pingback!

Nov. 3rd, 2011 03:13 pm
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How exciting: I just got a comment from [livejournal.com profile] pingback_bot, on this post. I had not been aware of the existence of such a bot before, but it seems a good idea. Explanation here.

(Well, it was exciting to me. But I dare say some of you have known about it for years, and had thousands such comments?)

Pingback!

Nov. 3rd, 2011 03:13 pm
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How exciting: I just got a comment from [livejournal.com profile] pingback_bot, on this post. I had not been aware of the existence of such a bot before, but it seems a good idea. Explanation here.

(Well, it was exciting to me. But I dare say some of you have known about it for years, and had thousands such comments?)

Games?

Feb. 4th, 2011 12:53 pm
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I wait with slight terror to find out which of you are going to be getting heavily into these.

Desperation or genius on LJ's part? You decide.

Edited to add: I should have had a sweepstake on who would be the first to crack and sign up.
Impulsiveness, thy name is [livejournal.com profile] kauket...
(Yes, the games page helpfully tells you which of your friends have signed up for stuff.)

Games?

Feb. 4th, 2011 12:53 pm
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I wait with slight terror to find out which of you are going to be getting heavily into these.

Desperation or genius on LJ's part? You decide.

Edited to add: I should have had a sweepstake on who would be the first to crack and sign up.
Impulsiveness, thy name is [livejournal.com profile] kauket...
(Yes, the games page helpfully tells you which of your friends have signed up for stuff.)

Ad hominem

Oct. 27th, 2009 09:13 am
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A little while ago LJ introduced a feature allowing paid members to display Google Adsense ads on their journals. Here's their post about it.

I use ABP to block such ads from all my browsing, so I have no idea to what extent it's been taken up, but I am slightly curious. Do any of you have any idea? Are any of you displaying such ads yourselves?
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Interesting post re economic gubbins from [livejournal.com profile] catharticmoment, who has just joined LJ and is known to many of you from the glory days of Hezbollah and the like. (Drop me a line if you feel you should know them but can't work out who they are.)

Miscellanea

Jun. 6th, 2007 06:40 pm
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Pollscraper )

Trolleyjammer )

Logobitcher )

Pinkdisser )

Flagbrander )

Birdwatcher )

Brainstormer )

Boynamer )

Boynamer II )

Lasteviller )

Pelicanner )
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Almost certainly, more than mine:


My blog is worth $3,387.24.
How much is your blog worth?

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This is quite interesting I think, it's an inversion of the PageRanked friend finder I posted about a little while ago. If you cross-reference it with your own friends list, it becomes "who really should have friended you back, but hasn't". Bastards!
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This thing from Microsoft claims to predict demographics based on search terms used and urls visited. It reckons for example that if you're reading this journal you're 51% likely to be male and 47% likely to be 24 or under, whereas for LiveJournal as a whole the figures are 54% and 49% respectively, and for [livejournal.com profile] venta* it's 50% and 45%. It also throws up different results for individual posts, althoug some return no result.

No clue as to where their base data comes from, maybe from evil monitoring within people's Internet Explorers?



* (Picked purely at random as I happened to have her journal open at the time.)
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This is quite fun, or so I think anyway. The first one whom I don't know IRL is [livejournal.com profile] thecesspit at 14.
Commenters counts )
Thanks [livejournal.com profile] jiggery_pokery for pointing me at it!
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This is quite interesting I think:

http://www.unifr.ch/physics/mm/work/lj/find_friends.php?name=undyingking&sort_type=on

It's like my FriendFinder only it uses a PageRank-like algorithm to weight 'votes' for suggested friends. It throws up a weird artefact right near the top, with the mysterious [livejournal.com profile] annedick hideously overpowered thanks I guess to being one of only two friends of Thomas Disch.
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On a more positive note, though, the author of one of the ten most important books in the history of SF and fantasy* was this morning seen to say, about an observation of mine re the later, rather depressing Moomintroll books: "I think you are absolutely right and I hadn't thought of that."

In my current migrainous and frustrated-by-lots-of-ringing-round-unhelpful-people state, I'll cling to that affirmation.

---
* According to a well-known and highly authoritative 'good reading guide'.
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Thanks to the esteemed [livejournal.com profile] jiggery_pokery for linking to this great story about the far-sighted Chinese government's endeavours to stop people spending too long playing online games: "After three hours, the number of in-game "experience points" for, say, killing an opponent are reduced by half. After five hours you do not get any at all. It is called the fatigue system." Although I guess in what we laughingly refer to as the free world there would be strong feelings against the implementation of such a system (otherwise known as "gradually sucking all the joy out of it"), I could see a similar sort of thing on consoles being pretty popular with parents.

On a completely unrelated note, who has the oldest LiveJournal? I know some of you lot have been on here for yonks, but how many yonks? -- when was your first entry? And has your journal worked out the way you were expecting back then?

Popularity

Apr. 3rd, 2006 09:23 am
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This toy uses quite a clever bit of LJ analysis:

[livejournal.com profile] undyingking 's LiveJournal popularity rating is 3.42/10.
[livejournal.com profile] undyingking is more popular than 94.6% of all LiveJournal users.
[livejournal.com profile] undyingking is more popular than 65.8% of their mutual friends.

How popular are you?
LJ Popularity created by [livejournal.com profile] thehumangame.
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Excellent, this seems to be OK now. Lots of thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wimble, no thanks to [livejournal.com profile] chrisvenus ;-)


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TagClouder

Mar. 2nd, 2006 12:47 pm
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I've added a feature to the TagClouder such that it now offers you the raw HTML to paste into your own page, etc. Unfortunately it comes out like this:


books car

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Presumably LJ is stripping out the <style> ... </style> for security reasons or some such... any thoughts for ways round this? I could go back to doing it with text attributes I suppose, but that seems a bit retrograde...
Any thoughts about this or further improvements welcome!


Edit: now a trial with no internal style spec, but linking to an external stylesheet:
books car

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Bah, no better.


Edit: now a trial with inline style:
books car

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oho! -- that looks more promising. Unfortuatnely it involves hacking into the <a> tag, which I'm keen to avoid doing as it will require all manner of hideous regexping. And it this way really any better than using <font>?

Timeouts

Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:25 am
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I've been getting a load of server timeouts on LJ in recent days -- anyone else on a free account seeing the same thing? People on paid accounts, are you seeing a rise in your "I've leapt onto the server ahead of X number of freeloaders" stats lately?

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