johncoxon: ([Me] Renovation)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] manu at LiveJournal app for Android, v. 0.4.1

The next year (second quarter roughly) we'll release a new application for iOS and Android - it turned out that it's easier to write a new app than to fix all existing bugs. I'll announce the new app in this comunity.



I suspect that one of the reasons that LiveJournal is doing quite badly is a surfeit of good mobile apps for the service (and this is also one of the reasons I'm reluctant to move to Dreamwidth). So hooray for this!

Dreamwidth

Mar. 31st, 2011 11:33 am
johncoxon: (Default)
It is possible to connect a LiveJournal account to your Dreamwidth account for the purposes of crossposting and the like. Does this mean that one can input one's LiveJournal account, have Dreamwidth look at your flist and then present them as a list of Dreamwidth users to be added/followed/whatever?

Also, are there any decent journal themes over there yet?

If you want to leave a Dreamwidth username in the comments I'll add you to my list.

Dreamwidth

Mar. 31st, 2011 11:33 am
johncoxon: (Default)
It is possible to connect a LiveJournal account to your Dreamwidth account for the purposes of crossposting and the like. Does this mean that one can input one's LiveJournal account, have Dreamwidth look at your flist and then present them as a list of Dreamwidth users to be added/followed/whatever?

Also, are there any decent journal themes over there yet?

If you want to leave a Dreamwidth username in the comments I'll add you to my list.

Dreamwidth

Mar. 31st, 2011 11:33 am
johncoxon: (Default)
It is possible to connect a LiveJournal account to your Dreamwidth account for the purposes of crossposting and the like. Does this mean that one can input one's LiveJournal account, have Dreamwidth look at your flist and then present them as a list of Dreamwidth users to be added/followed/whatever?

Also, are there any decent journal themes over there yet?

If you want to leave a Dreamwidth username in the comments I'll add you to my list.

GIP

Sep. 26th, 2010 05:24 pm
johncoxon: ([LICD] iRon Man)
I think this is the proudest I've ever been of an LJ icon. At last, I have an Apple userpic!

GIP

Sep. 26th, 2010 05:24 pm
johncoxon: ([LICD] iRon Man)
I think this is the proudest I've ever been of an LJ icon. At last, I have an Apple userpic!

GIP

Sep. 26th, 2010 05:24 pm
johncoxon: ([LICD] iRon Man)
I think this is the proudest I've ever been of an LJ icon. At last, I have an Apple userpic!

Moodtheme

Sep. 15th, 2010 01:27 am
johncoxon: (South Park Jayne)
I have a new Christina Hendricks moodtheme, created by [livejournal.com profile] coquette_moods :)

Moodtheme

Sep. 15th, 2010 01:27 am
johncoxon: (South Park Jayne)
I have a new Christina Hendricks moodtheme, created by [livejournal.com profile] coquette_moods :)

Moodtheme

Sep. 15th, 2010 01:27 am
johncoxon: (South Park Jayne)
I have a new Christina Hendricks moodtheme, created by [livejournal.com profile] coquette_moods :)
johncoxon: (LJ Masturbation)
I have a permanent account on LiveJournal. That lets me have lots of icons, it lets me post polls and it lets me do a few other things I can't remember off the top of my head but which are nifty. If I move to Dreamwidth, I'd have to pay $35/year to get those features back. As it stands, Dreamwidth don't have enough unique and awesome features. Sure, they're on their way – I quite like the way LJ cuts are handled on Dw, for instance – but it's just a slight polish here and a slight refinement there rather than anything that makes me drop my cereal bowl and go "OMG WANT" (and those who know me really well will appreciate just how easy it is to trigger that response!).

There are also missing features. For instance, there's no mobile app that I have been able to find (there may be one on non-iOS platforms, but none in the App Store). I stopped using LiveJournal as much as Twitter purely because I couldn't update easily from my iPhone, and LiveJournal.app isn't perfect but it's a huge step in the right direction! Another one is the way that you type tags into entries on Dreamwidth – LiveJournal has vastly improved the way they do this, and so Dreamwidth feels like they're lagging behind. Also, I'd be worried that I'd lose half of the people I read on LJ in the transition purely by not knowing their Dw handle. Now, I sync my LJ account to my Dw account periodically to make sure it stays the same in case I ever want to switch – but is there any way to search for me based on the LJ account I sync with it? So someone could search for [livejournal.com profile] johncoxon and find [personal profile] johncoxon?

What would be cunning, IMO, is if Dreamwidth offered cheaper rates to people who had permanent accounts on LiveJournal (maybe even just for a six month period, until you're hooked!) in order to try and entice people who feel they have something invested in this platform to move to the other one. But they don't, and so that's that, for me. Until LJ really do something extremely stupid, I'm here to stay.
johncoxon: (Default)

Somewhat oddly, the new official LiveJournal iPhone client is just the old LiveJournal.app but with a different entry in the App Store and a refusal to auto-correct anything I'm typing. Even more odd is the fact that the old app is still listed....

Although to be fair it does finally have in-app flist viewing and the ability to create polls. Just hope the next gap between updates isn't six months (the gap between 0.5.6 and this one, 0.6.0)!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

johncoxon: (Default)

Somewhat oddly, the new official LiveJournal iPhone client is just the old LiveJournal.app but with a different entry in the App Store and a refusal to auto-correct anything I'm typing. Even more odd is the fact that the old app is still listed....

Although to be fair it does finally have in-app flist viewing and the ability to create polls. Just hope the next gap between updates isn't six months (the gap between 0.5.6 and this one, 0.6.0)!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

johncoxon: (Default)

Somewhat oddly, the new official LiveJournal iPhone client is just the old LiveJournal.app but with a different entry in the App Store and a refusal to auto-correct anything I'm typing. Even more odd is the fact that the old app is still listed....

Although to be fair it does finally have in-app flist viewing and the ability to create polls. Just hope the next gap between updates isn't six months (the gap between 0.5.6 and this one, 0.6.0)!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

LiveJournal

Mar. 5th, 2010 02:28 pm
johncoxon: (Default)
LiveJournal still making stupid decisions. In other news, sky's still blue and Australia is still upside down.

LiveJournal

Mar. 5th, 2010 02:28 pm
johncoxon: (Default)
LiveJournal still making stupid decisions. In other news, sky's still blue and Australia is still upside down.

LiveJournal

Mar. 5th, 2010 02:28 pm
johncoxon: (Default)
LiveJournal still making stupid decisions. In other news, sky's still blue and Australia is still upside down.

Dreamwidth

Oct. 29th, 2009 12:14 am
johncoxon: (Default)

Something about which I am curious: I synced my LJ entries with Dreamwidth and promptly never really switched over. If one day I decided to start using it instead of LJ, would I be able to resynchronise or would I have to delete the current entries and then sync?

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

johncoxon: (Default)
Wikipedia has failed me, so I am asking you guys: Is Twisted Metal by Tony Ballantyne the first in its series?

Dancing

May. 28th, 2009 12:21 pm
johncoxon: (Default)
I have a weakness for this. I'm not talking about the dancing you get in clubs, where people just drunkenly move their hips or their bodies to whichever drum beat is going through the room (although, that is also very good fun, as long as the music's right). I'm talking about street dance groups of the same type as Flawless or Diversity (personally I prefer the latter, because they've got a sense of humour, which you'll see in the video if you click through, but the former are extremely talented!).

I must say that I am guilty of being a bit of an idiot about Britain's Got Talent. Despite having seen some brilliant acts on the American equivalent I still haven't been bothering to watch the British version, and that's evidently a mistake (although to be honest, watching the semi-finals might be the way to go, since I'm not so interested in watching people just be rubbish). Some of the acts in the first semi-final were absolutely brilliant (with the notable exception of Susan Boyle, who is just annoying and rubbish and she got the notes wrong and WHY DOES EVERYONE LIKE HER?!).

I don't think there's much point to this blog entry, just wanted to link people to those videos... I've not been very active on LJ recently partly due to exams but partly because most of the things I want to say fit into 140 characters. Sorry guys!

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