January 5th, 2007

gas mask

Non-LJ-Specific Client

I'm looking for a unix client that can post to someplace other than livejournal.com. I'm aware that downloading and recompiling the source and pointing to something other than lj.com is dirt easy, but many of my less technical friends would disagree. I use logjam, but cant see any way to post to anything other than LJ proper, and my vague memory of windows clients mirrors this.

Also, I'd like to see a client that uses the old flat interface (v. XML-RPC and Blogger api), but that seems pretty unpopular these days. If anyone knows a client -- for any platform -- that uses the flat interfaces, it would save me some enormous development time.

many thanks,

[edit:] challenge mechanism for login would also be very nice!

PHP and interests lists

I'm currently writing some PHP that needs to fetch and parse a specific user's interests list, looking for a specific interest. I'm happy to scrape what I'm looking for out of the HTML of the userinfo page if needs be, but is there a 'better' way of doing this? An XML version of the interests list would be ideal for my purposes.

It's just that I don't want to a) spend ages writing code to sift through the HTML of the userinfo page and b) hammer LJ by transferring the whole userinfo page every time.

Any thoughts would be appreciated :)