Having finally got access (all be it temporarily, sporadically probably unpredictably) to a windoze machine (hubby's windoze slaptop - he now runs windoze in parallels on his macbook), I have been able to back up all (I think) of my livejournals using ljArchive. This is great because my xjournal history seems to refuse to search part of the history. No idea why. At least, if I use the 'doze machine, I can search the ljArchives. Now, if only ljArchive files could be read in an app on OSX (non-intel dual G5 running 10.4.11) and not require windoze and .NET (a java app or some such that emulates ljArchive?) I would be ecstatic and not need to boot up the 'doze slappy!