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May 13th, 2003
10:04 am


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Well, the script seems to be pretty popular. Popular enough that it's ground jmac.org to a virtual standstill. I'm still logged on, so I'm able to get commands through, although slowly. I removed the script, so hopefully jmac.org will return to normal shortly.

I feel pretty stupid. Learning experience, I guess. I called prog, and he didn't seem too upset. Of course, I have rarely seen him upset about anything, and I did get him out of bed with my phone call, so he was probably pretyt groggy, too.

I also realized that there's most likely a way to do this that is much friendlier to LJ's servers. I'm going to rework the script to be friendlier and possibly to take up less memory. I'm not sure if I can put it back up on a Web site again, but I can at least distribute it to other people.

Actually, I wonder if I couldn't just add the code to an existing client. Hmm, we'll have to see.

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Date:May 13th, 2003 11:24 am (UTC)
can you send me the source for the script?
i'm just learning perl now and would love to see how to write something like this.

(my email: lj@valschuman.com)
[User Picture]
Date:May 13th, 2003 11:29 am (UTC)
I'll put you on the distribution list for when I release the overhauled version.

This version uses WWW::Mechanize. WWW::Mechanize::Examples has an example dealing with LJ.

The next version will use the LJ Client Server Protocol. I recently found LJ::Simple (on CPAN) but haven't had a chance to look at it yet. I'll likely be using that (or my own version of something like that) for the next version.
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Date:May 13th, 2003 02:56 pm (UTC)
Heh. Cool. (And a "D'oh!" as well.)
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