Let's face it: On any given day, some of the entries on your friends page are more worthwhile than others. To help find the diamonds in the rough, I wrote a Greasemonkey script that collapses the text of all of the entries on the friends page down to a [+] sign. When you click on the [+] sign, it changes to a [-] and expands the journal entry in-line. Click it again, and the entry collapes. Hover over the [+] symbol, and the first 100 characters pops up as the hyperlink's title. Because LJ renders every layout differently, this script works better on some layouts than others. I have dreams of expanding it to all LJ layouts, if someone can explain to me a way to universally find the entry text on the friends page. In the meantime, here's a list of tested layouts and how well they work with this script:
|A Novel Conundrum||NO|
|A Sturdy Gesture||YES|
|Clean And Simple||MAYBE|
Here's a screenshot of some (public) entries on my friends list. The little [+] signs are the links to expand the collapsed text.
Install the script from here:
Of course, you'll need FireFox and the Greasemonkey extension.
Cross-posted to lj_nifty.