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bizarre [Jun. 4th, 2002|11:21 am]
I just stumbled across the site "Logjamming.com", which is actually a hosting site for those Other Inferior journalling services.

It's especially funny that they recommend domainmonger.com for DNS, too, because LiveJournal's creator bradfitz helped marcuso set up that site, and now marcuso runs freevote, which is the site that made Brad enough money to be able to put the initial investment into LiveJournal.

[User Picture]From: poggs
2002-06-04 11:27 am (UTC)
The logo on the left should be stared at for more than half a second, otherwise it looks like... Mr Hanky.
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From: piman
2002-06-04 11:29 am (UTC)
The name's from the movie The Big Lebowski, I don't think it has anything to do with LogJam.
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From: compwiz
2002-06-04 11:33 am (UTC)
um, he never said it did..
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From: evan
2002-06-04 11:36 am (UTC)

Yeah, I just thought it was sorta amusing, considering I picked "logjam" because it had the LJ acronym and not because I thought it was an especially good name for something to do with LiveJournal...
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From: compwiz
2002-06-04 11:40 am (UTC)


heh, well it did happen to have the word "log" in it.
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From: piman
2002-06-04 11:47 am (UTC)
I realize that, I was just pointing out a useless bit of trivia.
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From: compwiz
2002-06-04 11:35 am (UTC)
I wonder why they even recommend it, http://registrar.godaddy.com is half the price per year..
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[User Picture]From: tydel
2002-06-04 01:00 pm (UTC)
Because DomainMonger is god *jedi mind trick*

Yeah, well, Brad is trying to forward some traffic to Marcus, because he's a good guy and deserves it :)
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From: compwiz
2002-06-04 01:06 pm (UTC)
heh, I'd hardly buy something out of pity because the person is "a good guy" even though it's not cost-effective and I have no experience with the actual service.
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From: (Anonymous)
2002-07-18 01:33 pm (UTC)


I'd argue that Movable Type is in no way inferior to Live Journal... Though it is of course a different type of service since it resides on your server, so it's hard to compare. pMachine is inarguably more powerful and customizable than either MT or LJ. Grey Matter, however, kind of blows. Personally, I wrote my own since none really fit what I wanted in a blogging tool. pMachine is close, though... It's really quite impressive.

Again, though, it's hard to compare a site-based solution like LJ to a script-based solution like pM or MT. Different tools for different jobs, really.

Josh Sisk

P.S. : We recommend DM because thats who we started recommending when we started the service, many moons ago. They were just about the cheapest then. Now we recommend them simply because they have always been easy to deal with.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-08-09 07:39 pm (UTC)

Re: domainmonger

I wrote my own "blogging tool" years back (before I'd even heard of the term "weblog", in fact). I called it Grey Matter after the site it was going to power. Imagine my irritation when Noah Grey comes along a few years later and releases his own "blogging tool" called GreyMatter.

His name is Grey, though, so I guess it's fair. My software is now called JT, as I entertained the idea of using my surname like Noah did for only about five seconds, and one of these days I'll tidy up the loose ends and release it… just like all those other things I always plan to finish and never do! :)

I tend to think, though, that any open-source tool you run on your own server is infinitely customizable, because you have the source and can change it any way you like.

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