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24 November 2008 @ 12:17 pm
Now that we have moved out of the Six Apart data center, we have created a new home for our full Atom stream. The previous one contains an aggregate of many different sites' content, while the new one only contains LiveJournal specific.
Old URL:
http://updates.sixapart.com/atom-stream.xml
New URL:
http://atom.services.livejournal.com/atom-stream.xml

We are currently publishing to both streams, but sooner or later (possibly in as soon as a couple of weeks) we will stop publishing to the Six Apart stream, so we encourage you to migrate any tools that are using the old stream as soon as possible. If you notice any problems with the new stream when doing your migration, comment in reply to this entry and we will take a look.
 
 
26 May 2008 @ 04:33 pm
We are glad to announce new LiveJournal service - Jotsky!

Jotsky is an online service for notes and reminders. It makes sure you never forget thoughts or ideas, no matter whether you are in front of your computer or only have a mobile phone in hand. It's an easy way to remind yourself (or someone else) to buy groceries, send a birthday card, or get that long-overdue haircut. It has many uses and new ones are being
discovered every day.

Jotsky is a LiveJournal service - you don't need to register, just specify your username and start using Jotsky!
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Current Location: LJ Labs
Current Music: Beat Goes On - Madonna
 
 
23 May 2008 @ 09:27 am
In the latest news post, theljstaff have encouraged us to post some feedback here about the dashboard...

... and it seems that we can't post here unless we join the community. So I've done so.

The first thing I noticed (and it's first impressions that drive people away from a new feature and ensure they never come back) is that while the content is only about a thousand pixels wide, something is ensuring that the sideways scroll bar is giving us about another thousand pixels of completely empty page width. It's merely an irritation on a regular desktop browser but it's rather disabling on a handheld (such as a 640-pixel-wide pocket PC, one of my main browsers).

Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista exhibits this behaviour.
Opera 8.65 for Windows Mobile exhibits this behavior.

The version of Pocket IE that comes with Windows Mobile 5.0 doesn't.
Firefox 2.0.0.xx on Windows Vista doesn't.
Firefox 2.0.0.xx on Ubuntu 7.10 doesn't.

Any thoughts?
 
 
I have spent a bit of time compiling a series of links:

http://www.livejournal.com/bots/
http://www.livejournal.com/developer/
http://www.livejournal.com/developer/exporting.bml
http://www.livejournal.com/doc/server/ljp.csp.protocol.html

etc.

The problem is that there is no one good place to find all of these things at once. Further (for example) the only way I even found http://www.livejournal/com/bots was by tearing into the RSS feed. There was a lot of self discovery that would have occurred much faster.

In general a lot of the development pages are legacy from probably some of the earliest pages and could use some intelligent and planned redesign to make crafting web 2.0 style extensions for the site a lot simpler.

Just my $0.02 (one half ruble)

P.S. If I've missed a very obvious link.. please forgive my error and just post the link; no flames necessary
 
 
 
 
17 April 2008 @ 05:06 pm
LiveJournal Labs is a new forum for us to work with you, LiveJournal users, to develop new features, applications and ideas. It will also be a place for us to get your feedback and contributions on new services that we are developing. Please play around and let us know your thoughts.
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