ljgrabber

I haven't posted this before, but it's been accreting over several years: my perl code for keeping a backup copy of my Livejournal. There are others. This is mine. ljgrabber.

Running it the first time:

   ljgrabber.pl -v Download everything to ~/Documents/LJ/
ljgrabber.pl -v --lock --before 30d   Lock all of your more-than-a-month-old entries to disallow new comments. This helps with comment-spam.
Running it nightly from cron:

ljgrabber.pl --since 2d Download any entries modified in the last two days.
ljgrabber.pl --lock \
  --before 30d --since 33d
Lock any entries modified between 30 and 33 days ago (the range is so that it doesn't have to examine every old entry, only the ones that have just expired.)

It doesn't back up comments.

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dnalounge update

DNA Lounge update, wherein photographic evidence is presented.
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Bigwheel 10

The rain made it even more epic.
But I hadn't realized that it was physically possible to get that wet.

Previously.

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Surinam Toad has BACNE with EYES.

This is truly one of the most disgusting things I have heard of, and in this statement I am considering the octopus whose penis-tentacle breaks off, as well as various animals in posession of what is termed a "torture phallus".

Surinam toad:

The partners rise from the floor while in amplexus and flip through the water in arcs. During each arc, the female releases 3-10 eggs, which get embedded in the skin on her back by the male's movements. After implantation the eggs sink into the skin and form pockets over a period of several days, eventually taking on the appearance of an irregular honeycomb. The larvae develop through the tadpole stage inside these pockets, eventually emerging from the mother's back as fully developed toads, though they are less than an inch long.

You really have to see the full sized image to grasp the true horror of this.

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