After almost eight years of using LiveJournal, I think it's time to call it quits; since the DOS attack two days ago, I haven't been able to write new posts there or post comments on most journals, or change settings. I can't submit a support request there to ask what's going on since I can't seem to do anything that requires writing to the database. I was already leaning towards using Dreamwidth for everything, but this situation gave me the last bit of motivation I needed. Thanks, LiveJournal!
So I'll be making both public and friends-only posts here from now on. As a test, I've added the OpenID URLs for a few LiveJournal friends to my "circle" on this account. If I've added you, I'd appreciate it if you could try adding the OpenID URL http://tim.dreamwidth.org/
as a friend on the LJ side so I can figure out whether your posts will show up on my reading page here.
If you want to read my posts from the LJ side, you can add http://tim.dreamwidth.org/
as a friend. I'm not sure whether friends-only posts I make will show up on your friends list on LJ if I add you as a friend here. I'll make a friends-only post next in order to test that.
A reminder that if you have an OpenID account (like the one that you already have if you use LiveJournal), you have to log in to Dreamwidth first in order to leave comments on my posts (or anyone else's). With hope it should let you stay logged in so you don't have to do that any time. You also won't be able to comment unless you have a validated email address.
If you read my "other" journal on LJ, I haven't figured out what to do with that one yet, so stay tuned.
-- the user formerly known as catamorphism
P.S. For some bizarre reason, the crossposter still works -- so that's the only way I can post to my LiveJournal account right now. If you have any questions about how the whole OpenID / Dreamwidth thing works, I'm happy to try to answer, though I may not understand it any better than you do.
ETA (Sunday): Looks like this cross-site stuff is more complicated than I'd hope; I'll try to straighten things out tomorrow when I'm not busy rescuing my work computer's b0rked hard drive. (whee!)