JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

More futzing around with Dreamwidth ...

A big con that means I will use DW as a backup but won't actually leave LJ to migrate there ... no image library (yet). It's possible to post images but only via email (which is not my preferred means of posting anything anywhere. But an image can only live within the post it was emailed into ... there's no access to storage to repost, rearrange, share directly outside of posting, etc. I load more images into LJ than I actually post here because I can link to them from outside locations when I wish. DW image hosting is under development (according to their FAQ) but it needs to become reality in a useful-to-me format before I would consider actually moving house. The only exception to this decision would be LJ actually going down in flames (in which case, yeah, I'd have no choice but for the backup to become home). Since one of the main things that seems to be concerning people is the security (or lack thereof) of their financial info on Russian servers and my LJ is, as I've mentioned somewhere, a lifetime account paid for in full long ago when LJ's creator was still in charge, I don't have that worry (if that credit card info is still on file it's more than a decade, two bank-instituted financial carrier changes, and at least one card number change out of date)

Further fiddling about: Goodreads widgets can be added to sidebar but they tend to become distorted due to space allocation. LibraryThing widgets can be added but only the LibraryThing link displays. A shame because, to me, LibraryThing widgets are preferable ... they have a changing display that rotates through one's entire library while the Goodreads widgets have a fixed display that will always only contain whatever books fit the parameters when you set it up (it'll only change if you manually redo and re-add it after your Goodreads account has been updated). LibraryThing's "animation" coding is presumably the reason for their nondisplay ... most likely more than Dreamwidth can handle at this time.

Sideline: Speaking of LibraryThing and Goodreads, I'm planning to take a look at the BookLikes site sometime soon. Site runs slow (for me anyway and it might be a holidays thing), but it does have the attraction of not having any Amazon tentacles in it (Amazon owns Goodreads and now a piece of LibraryThing as well); currently completely independent and free unlimited book space. And who knows, it might have Dreamwidth/LJ-compatible widgets. ;p
Tags: booklikes, dreamwidth

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