September 1st, 2010

anime - beck - koyuki - guitar

LJ and Random shiny...

In regards to the latest LJ debacle (best explained here), blamebrampton's post and furiosity's comment on the news post sum up my thoughts pretty nicely.

Though since its possible to track visitors with lj stats and friending is never private, I guess the only thing left was being able to know who said what where and maximizing cross-posting potential to include comments as well (which would be aimed primarily at social network users?).

Still, LJ as usual manages to implement new policies without really considering its userbase >_>

Anyway, since the flist is currently flooded with DNW posts thanks to the latest bout of LJ induced rage, its probably as good a time as any to post some links to random shiny stuff on the web that caught my eye over the summer:

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If LJ's headers/banners annoy you like hell, you can install this script on Opera or Firefox (with greasemonkey) to default to the lj anniversary blue header. Since the links were still showing up in the wrong color on Opera, I switched out the banner for this one I just whipped up and voila!

Found the script via eruthros' post which also points out a script that disables the facebook/twitter options for comments. 

Another nifty link pimped was an old macro by astolat for authors to easily convert their Word files to html format. It made me wonder how authors normally convert fics these days - surely there's a tool that replaces Word's clunky formatting for easy posting on lj >_>

My dream though would be favorite authors saving their fics in RTF for easy conversion to ebooks so long time fans could read them on the go (especially when the internet is not available on vacation)
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