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algae: a livejournal client for aim. [Feb. 15th, 2005|03:20 pm]
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Using off-the-shelf perl modules, i've thrown together an lj client for aim. It acts as an aim bot and posts any messages it gets to an lj account. All the requirements are stated at the top. To run it, copy it over to your web server, set some variables within the file to appropriate values, and execute. Make sure you have the required perl modules (listed at the top.)

Get the script at http://iannet.net/lj/algae.pl . The test journal is noisetube.

Note that perl is not my native language. The code, put baldly, sucks, and there isn't very much functionality. This is just a proof-of-concept. I plan on adding error handling, more generalised image support, an external config file. . . stuff like that. I also want it to say meaningful things to the user.

Of course, I'd rather not have to turn it into an actual program at all. It sounds like work. If anyone's written a better aim->lj bridge, I would love to hear about it. My web searches didn't turn up anything.

[User Picture]From: kritikal
2005-02-22 09:56 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't have an AIM->LJ bridge per say, but I so have an AIM proxy I've written in python. The idea has also certainly crossed my mind too, so, I'm going to start developing it into my proxy. Keep an eye on my community, kritikal_dev for updates on that. You can hit me up via AIM too to toss ideas back and forth.
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