January 21st, 2007

Dragon's Eye

Friends RSS

Through a less than enjoyable combination of page scraping and cron jobs, I have managed to successfully craft an RSS feed of a livejournal friends page.

http://3dgo.net/lj-rss will provide you with a form that allows you to put in your email address, LJ username, and LJ pass. After confirming your email address actually exists, the script will make an attempt to generate your feed. Most likely it will fail. If you check back at the address it gives you after about 15 minutes, you should have a real live feed of your friends page.

The password is not actually required unless you want friends-only posts to be included in your feed. So, if you are uninterested in sharing your password with me, but you still want public friends posts, go for it. A dynamically generated image is added to each entry which will show the current number of comments the entry has recieved.

If you find any problems with anything, let me know and I will attempt to correct them.

Source is available here: http://squircular.com/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=cat16

*Edited 3/21/07: Comment Count now available