elusiveat: (Default)
2009-11-12 09:52 pm

Progress report

To do:
1) Create a public-persona username on dreamwidth. Done: http://myfirstname-mylastname.dreamwidth.org
2) Create LJ syndication of public-persona dreamwidth blog. Done: http://syndicated.livejournal.com/myfirstname-mylastname/
3) Make elusiveat.dreamwidth and elusiveat.livejournal into friendslist/accesslist-only accounts. Revision: Leaving posts relevant to LJ -> DW switch unlocked.
4) Cross-post recent public journal posts to new public account.
5) Publicize new account via Facebook.
6) Post future public posts to new account ONLY. Continue to post personal (locked) stuff to elusiveat accounts.

Please comment if you have any thoughts, concerns, or input. If all goes well, I will probably be using elusiveat as a dry-run for potential public posts, and will be soliciting feedback on specific posts at that time.
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2009-11-12 02:23 am

dreamwidth, OpenID, and comments with links

So, the Dreamwidth folk seem to be of the view that if they permit OpenID commenters to include html hyperlinks then the site will be taken over by spammers. If you have an opinion on this, you might want to take a look here:
elusiveat: (Default)
2009-10-27 09:48 pm

OpenID on Dreamwidth

It's actually very easy to get logged onto Dreamwidth using OpenID. (Although as Squirrelitude notes there are apparently some bugs regarding RSS subscriptions through OpenID.

The following steps are actually rather self-explanatory after you get past step 2, but I included all of them just in case.

Here's what you do:
1) Go to http://www.dreamwidth.org/update
2) Click on the link to the right of the log in text box that says "Log in with OpenID"
3) This takes you to a page with a bit of information about OpenID and what it is. Enter your OpenID URL in the textbox (if you're using LJ for your OpenID, you should be able to use username.livejournal.com.
4) Click the "Login" button, which redirects you to livejournal.com, where you can log onto your account to confirm that it really is you trying to log on to Dreamwidth.
5) Click one of the "yes" buttons.
6) (Optional) Comment here to confirm that it works!
elusiveat: (Default)
2009-10-18 08:57 pm

Adventures in blogging (remarks and questions)

1) I'm going to try in earnest to switch over to Dreamwidth as my primary blogging site.

2) I have three invite codes for Dreamwidth accounts. Comment if you would like one.

3) I am also trying to start actually using an RSS aggregator so that I read blogs outside of DW/LJ, rather than just pretending I'm going to.

4) What blogs should I subscribe to? What non-LJ blogs do you guys have that I should be reading?