|Posting to LiveJournal from Excel
||[Dec. 15th, 2005|05:05 pm]
I'm sitting in an all-day meeting and I made a joke to our business manager about posting to LiveJournal from Excel.
So to complete the joke, I had to implement it for him:
I made it a journal:
P.S. This is my first Visual Basic since like... 1995 or 1996? I think the last time I used Excel prior to this was when I wrote Tetris, but I lost that?
P.P.S. ... rebooting back into Ubuntu now.
i have to say that is pretty damn hilarious
that said, im back to Ubuntu now as well
this is why I miss the "recent clients used" field on the userinfo. Now how am I supposed to get LJ indie cred?!
2005-12-16 09:22 am (UTC)
I liked that, I could make by userinfo page blink for a while. :)
I'm pretty sure my employer
would have to declare bankruptcy. Oh wait, they already did!
aw, I was hoping to see spreadsheets.
This is simultaneously a work of jaw-dropping genius and a crime against nature.
Oh, and it also doesn't work on Excel for Mac OS X, which apparently doesn't have AJAX support.
That's... that's just wrong.
2005-12-16 02:25 am (UTC)
Works great in OpenOffice.org 2.0!!
2005-12-16 06:53 am (UTC)
Are you fucking kidding me? That's amazing, if so.
2005-12-16 06:38 pm (UTC)
Well, no. But I can't help wonder if OO.org2 has access to XMLHttpRequest. But who knows what it would take to make the VB portable enough for OO Basic.
Mine too. :)
Nor on OO.o 2 in Ubuntu. After enabling macros, it crashes and starts document recovery.
Wow, you can post to livejournal from excel now. I wonder if anybody's ever used their phonecall in jail to make a livejournal phonepost.
If you're out there, and you're reading this... and presumably out of jail -- inquiring minds want to know.
LJEE LiveJournal Enterprise Edition, so needed!
But does this enhance the user experience, or enable communications?
it enhances user communications in enterprise environments™. DUH. ;)
Clearly it makes it more compelling. Or I'm taking my ball and going home.
2005-12-16 07:37 am (UTC)
2005-12-16 09:05 am (UTC)
Doesn't work from Gnumeric
(Not that I'm surprised.)
And people ask why Linux isn't ready for the desktop yet.
2005-12-16 02:04 pm (UTC)
i'd just like to say that LJ should have given EVERYONE 3 extra pictures not just Free users. Early Adopters have gotten squat!
thank you for sending me and the rest of the Early Adopters to the gym to play basketball while everyone else gets to open presents and eat cookies.
2005-12-17 12:44 am (UTC)
The point of early adopter accounts was to grandfather you guys into the options you had at the time we took a bunch of advanced features away from the new users.
Plus we've taken pains to always retain your special status everywhere, like on the userinfo page, much to our documentation/support/maintenance hell. We'd much rather remove that feature.
So don't say we don't think of the early adopters. Complain more, though, and we can just remove the whole concept.
The biggest problem is most early adopter accounts in use today are just stolen accounts. I'd almost think that about yours if you didn't have some early entries. You only have 14 friends and none of them are also early adopters? That looks really questionable. I'm an early adopter, and a huge chunk of my friends list is also early adopters, as is all theirs.
In any case, lots are just stolen, so why keep raising the incentives to steal them more? Also, mentioning them in news would confuse people, wondering why they aren't early adopters. etc, etc.
Hi, just a silly little lurker here that couldn't help but comment.
Personally, the EA status itself is the part that matters the most to me. I paid for my account (and will continue to do so) because I felt that after years of great service, I owe you guys that much. I was extremely
excited that the EA status stayed even after I paid...Thank You!
Just because you can
do something doesn't mean you should
. See: emacs
for a whole bunch
of examples. Hmmm... anybody got a client that runs in TOPS-20?