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ALJ [Feb. 13th, 2004|10:21 pm]
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[alexf]
ALJ is a program for exporting complete user's journal including all comments into plain files. Once journal is downloaded, program can check if new entries are available, download them and add to plain file.
Features: Unlike similar programs, like ljsm and "LiveJournal Download", ALJ downloading journal simultaneously in several streams, which makes it slightly faster and also downloading posts with more than 1 page of comments. Since some journals could be really big in size, program breaks plain file into smaller pieces of 1MB, so that IE can handle this files. All parts are linked to each others for easy navigation and program itself can re-use this files for downloading new entries, which eliminates need of keeping original pages received from livejournal web site. Because plain file is at least 2-4 times more compact than original pages, this could save you lots of disk space and reduces searching time through the pages. Program uses IE cookie in your system when its downloading, so it will see your and other people's posts according to your actual permissions.
How to use: enter user name, press Index. After indexing is completed, press Get. You can press stop if you want to stop downloading, it can be resumed later. Program will show you how many total links this jourmal has and how many percents are aleady downloaded. After downloading is finished, plain text version will be in Txt subfolder of the program.
If plain text version is corrupted for some reason, press Restore button and it will be re-created from available downloaded pages.
If you like it, try it and tell me what you think.
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[User Picture]From: wind_spirit
2004-02-29 09:44 am (UTC)
No matter which journal I try to Index it goes through a little process, and it comes up with this:

links - 0 completed 0.00%
Retrieving bin http://........
Bytes: 203

Then it goes back to just:

links - 0 completed 0.00%

And then it doesn't do anything when I say 'get'. I've tried this program on about seven different journals now on two different computers and it always does that same thing. Any suggestions? They're both Windows ME. Don't know if that matters.
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From: thenhewokeup
2004-02-29 02:49 pm (UTC)

The exact same problem, except I'm on XP Professional. When I start to index a journal, it appears to get stuck in a loop for a while when it's retrieving the following URL:

Retrieving bin http://www.livejournal.com/view/?type=month&user=thenhewokeup&y=2004&m=04&usescheme=lynx

This is in itself interesting since it's trying to retrieve the view for a month in the future but regardless, it does nothing after it comes out of the loop. Wish I had more info to report on this but there don't seem to be any logs or any other files generated as a result of its processing. The "current" folder contains nothing except the binary itself when it stops.
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[User Picture]From: alexf
2004-03-01 08:57 am (UTC)
Looks like livejournal website currently forbids using my program. I am getting 403 error instead of calendar page.
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[User Picture]From: yincrash
2004-03-30 11:47 pm (UTC)
you might have violated the bots policy, i'm not positive though.

http://www.livejournal.com/bots/
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[User Picture]From: alexf
2004-04-01 03:12 pm (UTC)

Program is working again and it works very well! :) alj
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