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Tuesday May 19, 2009
09:12 PM

I'm considering moving to DreamWidth

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Skud mentioned this in her blog.

DreamWidth is a reboot of LiveJournal with what looks like an awesome (and far more diverse than usual) community.

The only downside is that use.perl.org has never been tagged as a "social networking" site in my corporate nanny filter, and DreamWidth is.

I wonder if the DW guys could spin up a "blog.perl.org" domain...

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  • I would SO head to DreamWidth to do my Perl stuff if I could afford it (which I can't) or if an invite code fell into my hands.
    --
    The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check http://strawberryperl.com for it.
    • Gimme your email address and I'll shoot an invitation your way.
      --
      Kirrily "Skud" Robert perl@infotrope.net http://infotrope.net/
      • perl@csjewell.fastmail.us (csjewell@cpan.org)
        --
        The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check http://strawberryperl.com for it.
        • Sent!
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          Kirrily "Skud" Robert perl@infotrope.net http://infotrope.net/
      • Well, few things I would like to mention here
        First 25$ a year is not much (The premium account is 40$ a a year but the difference is not that big anyway, so you may save the extra 15$)

        And apparently Dreamwidth seems to be trying to create or attract a community of serious bloggers who are willing to pay for their services.

        So anyway, if you are serious about blogging 25$ doesn't seem that much. And its what will keep them floating!

        Although thinking about a bit more, if you are a serious blogger, you should p

        • Also worth noting that you don't have to keep paying to keep your account. You can pay as little as $3 for one month, then when it expires, you revert to free account status -- you can still use it, but you have fewer icon slots and other features like that. It's perfectly usable in that state, but they limit some of the cost-intensive things you can do. Or you can sign up with an invite code. I have a handful of codes and can get more.
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          Kirrily "Skud" Robert perl@infotrope.net http://infotrope.net/
          • Unfortunately, when your annual income is something like USD $50.00 - $200.00 (no K in there) a year... (and 10% of that is paid as tithing) free stuff/stuff you only pay for once is more of a neccessity.

            I like what DreamWidth is doing, and I'll pay for them if I get any money at all, but I just do not have it right now. (I have GOT to start looking for some telecommute work after my family's garage sale is done this weekend.)

            --
            The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check http://strawberryperl.com for it.
            • Fair enough -- though I suspect that most people who use use.perl.org or would like an LJ are not in that situation.
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              Kirrily "Skud" Robert perl@infotrope.net http://infotrope.net/
  • I was looking at it for another reason as well. Help in being a better Perl programmer as they do mentoring for volunteers. I haven't dropped into their IRC room to check it out as of yet.