January 18th, 2004

Mechanical

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I've written a program (a hack, really), that will take a particular LJ username and return a list of that username's friend's interests, sorted by the most common interests. For example, 'publius_ovidius' returns something like:

        dancing 21
         movies 19
        reading 18
            sex 17
       portland 16
          music 14
         travel 14
         etc.

However, there are a couple of problems with the program. First, it's highly dependant on the structure of the LJ HTML, thus making it fragile. Are there RSS feeds or something similar of the full user info page?

There are a few other "issues" with this script, but I don't want to keep working on it until I know how to play nicely with LJ.

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