May 9th, 2003



I should probably eat breakfast and get to work. But I'm working on an interesting programming project, and I'd much rather stay at home and do that than go to work.

Just in case anyone knows, is there an easy way to change all of your old entries to friends only? I know at least one person who changed a journal to friends only, but I also know that the FAQ says that you can't automatically change old entries. Did you find an easier way to do it, or did you just have to change them all by hand?

Even if it turns out there already exists an easier way to do it, this will be an interesting programming project for me. One thing that might make my project slightly easier possibly is a custom view, so I can easily differentiate between the different security levels of entries. Other than the FAQ, does anyone know of anything like a custom view tutorial that exists somewhere?


Made good progress on the project at home this morning. I think maybe 15 more minutes and the basic thing will be done. Right now it's just a command-line script, but I guess I should make a Web page for it so people can do it from there. Then, of course, I'll need a Guinea pig, since I don't want to turn my whole journal friends only.

Made brownies this morning, too, which I'm bringing to dinner at my sister's place.

Watched Veronica Vavoom, Vulcanologist last night with magid at the Boston Theater Works on Comm Ave. It was a lot of fun. The title character's costume allowed for maximum cleavage, which was pleasant to look at, too.

I really feel like programming instead of working. maybe if I get all of the stuff done I currently have on my desk, I'll let myself do a few minutes of programming.

Yeah, well

So it took a bit more than 15 minutes, but I think it's done. I made a test journal, and it seemed to do exactly what it was supposed to do. I think it's pretty good. I emailed the URL to the person I initially made it for. Once it goes through a real test with her, I'll review it for security and then probably put it on lj_nifty. I don't imagine it's something people will want to do too much, so it shouldn't be any kind of horrendous load on the servers. If it does become a problem, I suppose I could pretty easily restrict it to paid members.

So, I'm slacking on my work, but I feel really accomplished. A nice way to launch into the weekend, I think.