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This is a simple quick one, based on the old marnanel-joule, except I can't remember exactly how it displayed information. anita_margarita and mair_aw shed some light on the fact that this tool was darn handy but went extinct in 2011.

SO if you enter your username now, I can get a snapshot of your friends and as the year goes on and lists change we can talk about how to make it better.

Right now the data is in a big table because you all know I like tables :)

The old one had two options... display as a chart, or a graph. Uh, can't those technically be the same thing?

Who's friended you today?

Show me the friends of:

by spacefem


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Mar. 12th, 2015 12:02 am (UTC)
I remember joule! I was hoping somebody would come along and do something similar again.

This is working for me. I'm not seeing dates but I am seeing two columns of checkmarks, which I find a lot easier to read than LJ's blue and green split arrows.

Thank you for doing this!
Mar. 12th, 2015 02:23 am (UTC)
nobody ever friends me... /loser ;)

Maybe it would be useful to have a column on when they last updated?
Mar. 12th, 2015 11:39 am (UTC)
I actually do have that column on the friends table:

but it takes a while to churn through all your friends and grab info about them, so that's why I wanted to have this little quick meme.
Mar. 12th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)

I miss the ljtoys or was it lj_toys? It was awesome.

Mar. 12th, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
I miss joule. That was a nice tool.
Mar. 12th, 2015 04:30 am (UTC)
I didn't go over my results line by line, but I also didn't see anything that looked glaringly wrong.

Didn't this algorithm show your Friends in a circle, with the people you corresponded with most being big circles in the center? People you corresponded with infrequently floated out around the rim as small or tiny dots.

Alas, I don't think I have any of my results still. FanSee
Mar. 12th, 2015 05:20 am (UTC)
I was super tickled to discover that marnanel is on Twitter at @marnanel!
Mar. 12th, 2015 09:18 am (UTC)
(and still on LJ at marnanel ... )
Mar. 12th, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC)
well yeah... but really, does it count as being on lj when your posts are auto-pushed from dreamwidth? kinda calling it in.
Mar. 13th, 2015 07:07 am (UTC)
Great, thank you!
Apr. 2nd, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
Hi! First off, thanks so much for doing this. I really missed having a nifty tool like this for keeping track of new friends with LJ's notifications still being so spotty.

Wanted to let you know that it's stopped working since lj had their server troubles the other day. When I try to use it now I get this error message every time:

You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'http://status.livejournal.org/'>LiveJournal's current status
<' at line 2 query at line 52

Any thoughts?
Apr. 2nd, 2015 11:06 am (UTC)
shoot, apparently livejournal banned my script! I have no idea why and shot them an email, I mean I get that they want me to cache data on my end but I DO, in fact that's why I only allow weekly updates for each user.

Anyway it was working for people yesterday until around 2, timestamps tell the story. maybe they'll get back to me.

until then, I added a manual option, when you get the error I added a line at the top so you can update the list manually by copy/pasting the page that I'm apparently no longer allowed to access.

thanks for reporting :)
Apr. 3rd, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
Looks like it's working again, sweetie, thanks! I'm pointing one of my friends to it who really missed the old tool. :)
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