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LJ in a feed reader

Now that Liferea supports remote OPML files (this in version 1.4), I've set up my livejournal feeds to automatically come and go based on my friends list. I wrote a little CGI script that transforms the LJ FOAF file into an OPML file (including the authentication that's needed to read protected LJ entries.

The code's at http://dinhe.net/~aredridel/projects/ruby/ljfoaf-to-opml/ (GIT repository), if anyone wants to adapt it. It's obviously not secure, but it should work in a pinch.

I also discovered that there were about 150 journals that I wasn't reading because my manual process managed not to add them. I'll be keeping up with people better now. Sorry about that, folks.

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ftmichael
Sep. 6th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
Paid and permanent users can also create an RSS feed of their friends page.
lypanov
Sep. 14th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
sweet. thank you michael and ari for original post!!!!
finally i won't think every once in a while "oH!!! CRAP! haven't read livejournal in a month!"
dykotez
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
I apt-got liferea for Ubuntu based on this post, and have replaced Google Reader with it - I like it (for now). Google Reader has lots of nice keycuts, but I'm kinda over living my life in webapps now.

*goes back to facebook*
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