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backups for livejournal for you liucky souls with your computers
children of dune - leto 1
Livejournal Bear Slash Redux (yes, i do find this funny as hell)

Backup Services

liz_marcs has a post up with links to lj backup services here for windows and mac users. And I don't even resent anyone who can back up their Ljs right now while I am stuck at work with outdated work rules about what constitutes an emergency. I suspect now that work rules will not understand needing to correct someone who is wrong on the internet is an emergency, which worries me.

And here I thought this would be a boring day. *settles in*

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I ran LJ Archive last night (I tend to do it every couple of days, just because), but I'm still twitchy. Even with posts backed up to InsaneJournal.

Communities worry me. A lot. As do broken Delicious links for fanfic.

I am taking long, deep breathes. And remembering to backup the comms I moderate tonight, too.

If lj goes, so will a load of fanfics. So it wouldn't be just about broken links, but missing fics. Only a fraction of people would actually dig up all their old fic, taken that they would still have them left from a couple of computer break-downs, and upload them somewhere. :(

I was a lemming and went to LjBook, made a 10 € donation to go ahead the free users, and, well, the site crashed on me. Now it's totally down, I think? Not that smart to try to use the service at the same time with the thousands of others. Well, tomorrow I'll try again.

*twitch* I feel you on that.

I took the kludgy route of printing everything to PDF files, and I also ran LJmigrate, and I'm still not feeling like I've got anything backed up. I think I just want a button to click for the magic LJ-restore fairy to wave her wand & and make it all look just like it was before on my screen, you know?

On the other hand, while I'm still twitchy about my own LJ, I do have around 2500 fanfics stored as PDFs (don't look at me like that – I like the Mac 'Print to PDF' option and you'll pry it out of my cold dead hands), so at least I'll have something to read while waiting for the fairies.

Ooh, now that's smart. PDFs lsat forever with good formatting.

LJ Book distills everything into PDFs, apparently. I've heard good things, but it's spitting out encoding errors on mine that I can't yet resolve, so I can't vouch for it myself yet. (I think it doesn't like the Ancient Greek that I threw into a couple posts for reasons that seemed good at the time, which is hardly its fault & likely wouldn't be a problem for people with less pretentious more sensible journals.)

When I saw all the “Bear Slash” I thought it was going to be Elizabeth Bear, for some reason, obviously with her co-author Sarah Monette.

Sadly, nothing so innocent.

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God. Just--so much wrong and was *predicted* at the time. Gah.

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