Well, to paraphrase Milhouse, LJFM is back.... in pog form. Thanks to Steve's generosity I was able to retrieve the source code to the LJFM and, after a bit of tinkering, I got the database built out and had the scripts up and running on my new server. So here's the deal: if you like the features of marnanel's Joule the friends-list analyser but hate having to manually run the Joule script every day you should go over to the newly reincarnated LJFM at http://ljfm.black-panther.us and get signed up. The system will take two days to start tracking and notifying you of changes -- this is because the system has to pull down the list of who has friended you on the first day, and has to pull down a fresh list on the second day to compare against for changes.
All of you are welcome to use the reincarnated LJFM, but please don't pass it around too much because I want to keep the load it generates on LJ to a minimum. I think when the site was running on Steve's server he had something like 6,000 users and it definately got LiveJournal's attention in a bad way. I'd like to avoid a similar situation so my server doesn't get banned like Steve's did.
Speaking of generosity, if you like the LJFM I suggest you throw a couple of dollar's Steve's way as a "thank you" for putting it all together originally. He didn't have to share the source code after he got shut down, but he did.
Calling all angels