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Twitter ate my LJ; giving LJ2ME a try

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Just like many other people, it seems that I've let twitter devour my blogging habit (if ever I really had one, that is, which is debatable). There have actually been a few times recently when I decided to not broach a particular topic because I couldn't think of a reasonable way to fit the thought into 140 characters... and frankly that's just crazy talk. I'm going to try building blogging back into my online habits, and I'm not waiting for any silly new year's resolution timing to do so. Since I spend more synchronous personal online time on my mobile these days than on my main machine, I've got to find a tool that will if not take advantage of that fact, then at least not be hobbled by it. LJ2ME is my first attempt at finding a tool for this purpose. It's pretty raw so far, but it looks like it might get the job done. My next try will probably involve figuring out how well Opera Mobile can render LJ. One way or another, though, I'm getting this thing back on track. Hello, world!
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In bed
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On December 11th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC), quotation commented:
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On December 11th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC), quotation replied:
Also, instead of using a task-specific client, consider instead http://www.livejournal.com/manage/emailpost.bml?mode=help
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On December 11th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC), ben_zine replied:
considered and rejected, I'm afraid

I actually looked into that, and I really, really like the idea, but I can't use it because I refuse to post via unencryted email, and I know no easy way of integrating GPG with the S60 Messaging client. I can do so via mutt+gpg+PuTTYs60, but at that point why bother uselessly hopping through extra hoops?

After testing several options last night, I think I'll end up using a combination of LJ2ME for composing short bits in transit and posting asynchronously when I reach a destination with WiFi (usually home or the office), and writing long(er)-form content in EasyEdit and pasting it into the standard post interface via Opera Mobile.

I'm still looking for a good way to read threaded LJ comments on my phone's tiny screen. Got any suggestions for that purpose?

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On December 11th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC), quotation replied:
Re: considered and rejected, I'm afraid
I get to threaded comments in MicroB from http://www.livejournal.com/mobile/friends.bml which takes me to http://ben-zine.livejournal.com/11010.html?format=light so that I never see the poster's style/theme.
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On December 11th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC), ben_zine replied:
viewing threaded LJ comments on tiny screens

That's what I'm doing too. It's better than nothing, but not really what I'd call ideal. Thanks for the confirmation.

The search continues!

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On December 11th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC), nighthawk21 commented:
welcome back ben
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On December 13th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC), ben_zine replied:
Thanks!
Thanks! If nothing else, all that time away has really hammered home what an excellent system and what a great community LiveJournal is and has.
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