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bloglines-style client for reading LJ [Apr. 25th, 2006|10:22 am]
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[jphekman]
I want to be able to read locked posts in bloglines, and I want bloglines to support cut tags. Neither of these things are ever going to happen, so I'm thinking what I really need is a client for reading LJ that formats my friends list like bloglines does.

I don't believe such a thing exists. In fact, I don't see any clients for reading LJ, only for posting -- am I wrong?

I'm considering writing a Firefox plugin. You'd choose "open friends list" from a menu item, and it would open a new tab/window and display your friends list formatted in frames like bloglines does. Items would be able to be "kept new" (which I believe means I wouldn't be able to use greasemonkey, because I'd have to go make requests directly to LJ, not just reformat the existing presentation of the friendlist).

Am I off track at all? Any suggestions?

Thanks all!
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From: johnnysoftware
2006-04-29 11:17 pm (UTC)

some programming tips/resources for reading/reprocessing blogs from feeds

Take a look at this list of blog feed-reading tips. It might help give you some ideas if you want to write a quick-and-dirty Ruby script to do it for you.

Seems like they were wrestling with the same problem over there.
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[User Picture]From: jphekman
2006-05-01 01:39 pm (UTC)

Re: some programming tips/resources for reading/reprocessing blogs from feeds

"They" are me. Thanks for all your suggestions!
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