i recently wrote an aimbot that, when i'm online, uses checkfriends to im me when my friends page updates (this done in perl using Net::AIM and IO::Socket). until a few days ago, the thing was working fine. now, though, about a third of the time, after i send my POST lj either doesn't respond or sends an empty string (i'm not sure which, but i think it just doesn't respond). there's no consistent pattern to this, and it does work fine a majority of the time. i made no code changes that were related to this in my own code.
i've been seeing the posts about recent code changes, and this one in status convinced me that there might be some sort of issue with the changes they made to checkfriends...of course, that post also said to file a support request, and like i said, the support people told me to bring the problem here.
i also posted a comment to one of the lj_maintenance posts asking for bug report comments, but so far, no one's gotten back to me about that.
any ideas, anyone?