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11:28 pm - SO LONG, LIVEJOURNAL!
Howdy, folks. As of Jan. 2012, I've stopped posting regularly here at LiveJournal. It seems that my Tweets, however, will still be cross-posting here.

I'm not deleting this account, but rather keeping it as an archive and reminder of all the many years of awesomeness that LiveJournal provided in my life. Starting here in 2003, I discovered a likeminded community of nerds, weirdos, geeks, gays and bears -- many of whom I am still great friends with to this day in real life.

LiveJournal wasn't my first online community -- I'd been chatting for years before that on AOL, IRC and BBSes -- but it was the first one that felt innately collaborative and very much "real-time" with the events of my life. Other services have overtaken -- and accelerated -- the usefulness and sense of community I originally found here, but they haven't quite replaced it. I'll miss it terribly, but forge onward.

You can reach me at the following interwebs: http://about.me/davecobb/

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From:texwriterbear
Date:January 26th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to see you stop posting here. I know I will definitely want to keep up with the Disney master!!!
Hugs
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From:e_ticket
Date:January 26th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
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The truth is, you see more of me at Facebook than you do here, for at least the last two years!
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From:texwriterbear
Date:January 27th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
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Yes that's true. Plus I get to poke you every now and then ;-)
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From:mrdreamjeans
Date:January 26th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
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Yes, plenty of us still do long form posts and many of my friends have recently returned to LJ after playing with other sites. Good luck!
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From:e_ticket
Date:January 26th, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Who knows, maybe I'll get bored and come back :)
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From:fj
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
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If I whip up some bear drama, will you stay?
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From:dendren
Date:January 26th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
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Awwww... bummer to that sexy man but hopefully will bump in to ya round the internets or at Disneyland gay days or something again before long. Cheers to ya :)
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From:e_ticket
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
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Im glad people still use LJ and that there's still a community here. I just found myself reading my friends list less and less, and my posts were few and far between. It's easy to blame Facebook, but the issue for me had to do more with the lack of current/mobile/open-source tools or my existing LJ -- I hated not being able to back it up efficiently and flexibly (yes, I know there are PDF export tools, but I never found an XML export for my ENTIRE journal that was sufficient).
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From:dendren
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I do wish there was a decent tool for backup purposes. There used to be one that worked nicely but it pretty much crash and burned a while back.

I miss the larger community that was here a few years back when LJ was at it's peak. I credit LJ with pulling me out of my shell and bringing a whole lot of wonderful guys in to my life, plus the occasional lay LOL There are still a handful of us here hanging on tho, so that's cool :)
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From:fj
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Hate you too, bitch. Leave. I find a new friend to follow anyway: davecobb.
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From:e_ticket
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
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LULZ!
(and what is that RSS feed, anyway?)
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From:fj
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
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You. I just made the syndicated account for LJ. Hasn't updated from your blog yet.
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From:e_ticket
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Thanks!
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From:e_ticket
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
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I wonder -- can I syndicate my Wordpress blog right into my e_ticket account? That way I can delete this whole thread and nothing really changes, yet I get the flexibility I want from WP...?
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From:fj
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Nope. The e_ticket is firmly locked into a database with all your entries in it, and it can't go from one history to another. Your options are

1) Change the journal name from e_ticket to something else, wait 6 months until the name e_ticket is released, rename the syndicated davecobb feed to e_ticket which, oops, is not an available facility for LJ.

2)Use http://ifttt.com/ (If This Then That) to auto-post your WP entry into your LJ.
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From:fj
Date:January 26th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
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I speak to soon, seems ittt doesn't have an LJ channel yet. Maybe you can petition for one.
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From:quirkstreet
Date:January 26th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Nothing has quite replaced what this was, but it isn't what it was either. Makes sense to move on. Meanwhile, great memories!
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From:martini_tim
Date:January 27th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I read this entry with great sadness. You were one of my first LJ friends, and the first one I met in person. It's truly the end of an era.

This site does an extremely good PDF backup of LJ (and WordPress and Blogger):

http://www.ljbook.com/

I backed up my LJ in 4 minutes to a 158Mb PDF, with all photos and comments included.
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From:e_ticket
Date:January 27th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)

WordPress

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I'm still investigating options, actually -- I'm definitely not using my LJ as a "front-end" anymore, but I'm finding that WordPress may have options that end up aggregating my content from elsewhere to here. We'll see. :)
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From:owenthomas
Date:January 28th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
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I'm quite bummed about the exodus of bears from LiveJournal, because now it really will just be the teenage girls.

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