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weather: mainly clear
outside: 2.6°C
mood: almost amused
Repro Steps:

  1. Download "livejournal-client.xls".
    1. Optionally scan for viruses... "Written by brad, by hand, during a long, boring meeting" is probably enough that most people (myself included) would trust as virus-free, but scanning MS Office documents with macros is a good habit to get into anyway.
  2. Double-click the file to open in OOo Calc.
  3. Click "Enable Macros".
  4. Type in username and password in the respective fields.
  5. Double-click the grey area (I couldn't figure out what else to do with the grey text area to make it act as I expected).
  6. Paste test text in.
  7. Click "Post to LiveJournal".
  8. Wait 10 minutes.
  9. Refresh main journal view.

Expected: Post appears at the top of journal recent view.

Actual: Nothing happens. No errors, nothing that indicates anything happened. No new post in journal.

Notes:

  • I have WinXP, SP2
  • No versions of Microsoft Office have ever been installed on this machine
  • OpenOffice 2.0 is installed with ActiveX Controls
  • I installed MSXML 4.0 separately because I saw something about that in the macro code. At first I installed the Parser only, no SDK, shut down Calc, re-opened it and it still didn't post. Then I installed the SDK and tried again, it still didn't post anything to my journal.
  • My firewall didn't say anything about blocking anything outgoing from OpenOffice Calc or to LJ or anything that looks like it might have been trying.

Ah well, it would have been fun =)

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( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
xinit
Dec. 17th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
Wow... if anything says "Bad Software Idea" to me, it's an LJXLS..


:D
bride
Dec. 17th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
Hahaha =D

Naw, c'mon, it could be cool if it worked in OOo ... XD
xinit
Dec. 17th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Cool would be one written in LOGO.
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xinit
Dec. 17th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Well, I was thinking more of the Turtle end of LOGO than the actual language...

But for Cool But Useless points.... COBOL...

TAKE THE VALUE STORED IN USER_POST_BODY_TEXT ...

qmrq
Oct. 20th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC)
LOGO 0wnz j00
pne
Dec. 17th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Somebody got it to work... but I don't know what they had to do.
bride
Dec. 17th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
No, it looks like he was joking =P
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