July 22nd, 2002

  • ibrad

*strangle*

Has anyone else experienced... difficulty, in trying to use the Edit Friends feature of iJournal? I've got both 1.48 and the latest CVS 1.48, and neither one seems to work for me! I select it from the File menu, I get a timebar at the bottom of the entry window, then the rainbow spinning cursor comes, and then it stops and nothing has happened, It's driving me insane, why does it do this, and is it just me?! What could cause this—everything else in iJournal seems to work fine, my cable modem is functioning normally, and my iMac is no speed demon, but things are configured correctly and I seldom ever have issues like this which I can't resolve. This is making me go nuts.

Please help, I haven't touched my friends list in quite a while and I'd really like to do some editing there.. :( I tried it with the 1.46 client I had somewhere, but it only shows those already on your list, d'oh!

Error Reporting Suggestion

Someone recently wrote about bad password warnings from LiveJournal that get reported in iJournal via a sheet.

What can be done about this - aside from the obvious act of me changing my password?

Password checkers aren't perfect and if someone wants to dedicate all their time to brute-forcing my password, enjoy, I could restore my journal from backups in about an hour. Plus, this would be a fairly detectable process: You'd see a lot of similar login hits from the same IP. Due to bandwidth shortages, it would be in the best interest of the LiveJournal folks to detect something like this and block the attacking IP. Thus, I do not desire to change my password.

This brings up another point: We need a different way of routing messages and errors in iJournal. The Console or a log file are two obvious places to send these messages. I find sheets reporting errors like this password warning very annoying and I would love to be able to turn them off (or better, reroute them to a move appropriate place.) Simply reporting "Error: See log file for details." in the status bar at the bottom of the main iJournal window and putting the full text of the error elsewhere could be an optional feature in the Preferences.