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Sunday May 22, 2005
09:52 AM


[ #24820 ]

In one of those weird synchronicity things that happens now and again, several friends have recently complained at me that they'd like an online journal kind of thing, but don't want to use one of the big popular sites. Apparently livejournal's Whiney Emo Fucktard stigma is more widespread and mainstream than I thought.

Naturally all this planted the idea firmly in my head: I must help my friends by crafting a non-sucky, lightweight journalling platform. So that's what I'm doing this weekend, even though I hate web programming. Of course it's really simple (unlike the nightmare of forms processing that is kdict), so it doesn't hurt too badly so far.

In other news, K has decided that she wants an app similar to the One PIM To Rule Them All that I've been meaning to write for some yeard now, only she wants it as a Cocoa app, and while I find Xcode and Interface Builder to be completely awesome tools for GUI app building, I don't know ObjC and am fairly put-off by the brief glances I've taken at the docs for it. Maybe this Camelbones thing will hurry up and get done.

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  • Why not just use MovableType or WordPress or TextPattern or…? There are also a variety of sites that use the LiveJournal codebase, plus Blogger, and its free hosted service, BlogSpot.

    Of course, there’s good reason to want to roll your own anyway. Just saying that you should at least take a look at the options before you decide to spend more effort on a problem that’s been solved so many times before.

    • Believe me, I know but: 1) Some people want some pretty specific things. 2) It'll probably be faster to write it all from scratch than rewrite someone else's 3) Most prefab solutions come with gobs and gobs of crap that none of the people i'm doing this for want or need.
  • Anti live journal would be "eviljournal", right?