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Has everyone seen this: LJToys.

It is, essentially, a counter that works within your livejournal, and takes into account those people reading off friendspages. Unfortunately, it requires you to use the mood icons. Personally, I've never felt the need to use mood icons, but I rigged up this thing, so you're just going to have to pretend they're not there. Also, as some of you may note, I've stripped back the friends section of this blog--there's nothing personal in it, it was just getting unmanageable at its size. I've pretty much just kept my real friends (and the people I know and like), and a couple of livejournals I've been reading here, and can't be fucked shifting over to my bloglines account.

Anyhow, as a last bit of something, there's been a bunch of new people come to this blog in the last couple of months, and if I don't know you, hey, feel free to introduce yourself.

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elenuial
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
Actually, you can post a tiny invisible image in each of your posts and it'll have the same effects. S'what I do.
benpeek
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
that sounds like a lot of work. i could just click the icon button and make jokes with them, which suits my laziness :)
elenuial
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
I was even lazier and didn't bother to figure out how mood icons work... I guess it'll cost me in the long run.

Still, LJToys is neat. Good for stalking.
benpeek
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
it's actually real easy to set up. the site guides you through it like your five--which is good, cause i am five years old, really, with this shit.

i love that you can get stalker notifications.
cheerselfears
Mar. 2nd, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I was getting these odd graphics in my friends page view - now I know what that means!
benpeek
Mar. 2nd, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
i am hear to bring all your answers to you, like a knowing jesus, for half price.
cheerselfears
Mar. 2nd, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Sounds like I got the better end of the deal.
in_the_blue
Mar. 2nd, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Here, I'll feel free to introduce myself. I'm Gwynne, I'm a friend of mme_publisher; I've known her for about six years. She kept telling me "read Ben Peek's journal" but I'm stubborn so I never would (because yeah, yeah, the last damn thing I need is another writer on my LJ friends list)... and then I read your book because she stopped taking no for an answer.

Twenty-Six Lies is a pretty delicious book, and that's why I'm here, finally, after all of Deborah's prodding.
benpeek
Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
hey there :)

deb's like a crack dealer, isn't she? lovely, but oh, when you need a quick fix, always holding the bag away from you...

anyhow, i'm glad you liked the book. and welcome to the blog, too. it has its moments.
billyabbott
Mar. 2nd, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
Another introduction: I'm a random person who can't remember how he found out about your blog. Still waiting for my next trip to the US to find a copy of 26 Lies as finding your books in the UK isn't all that easy at the moment (although it seems amazon will sell me Black Sheep themselves and a couple of marketplace guys will sell me 26 lies...which shows how effective my research is). Anyways, keep up the good work.
benpeek
Mar. 2nd, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
hey, man, good to meet you.

yeah, 26lies is always going to be a bit difficult to find round. if you ask for it, i think a bookshop should be able to get it in--but otherwise, i guess it's the american deal, or buy online.
lokilokust
Mar. 2nd, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
have i somehow offended you?
benpeek
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
nah, man. nothing of the sort. it's just about making the whole thing managable. you're more than welcome here.
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benpeek
Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
you do have to create an account first--one with a different password to your livejournal, obviously :)
bodhichitta0
Mar. 2nd, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
I don't get to my e-mail for like two days and amazon canceled my order for Black Sheep and now I have to reorder it. Not that it's a huge amount of work. Just annoying!

I don't like the mood thing either. It's silly.
benpeek
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
frankly, i'm surprised they didn't cancel your pre order ages ago. heh. anyhow, the book should be out this month some time. i swear.
exp_err
Mar. 4th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
Spy tools. I'm a little uncomfortable with it.
benpeek
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)
it were your friends who showed me it.

they're bad people.

:)
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