Whilst the Opera/IE hacks for accessing LiveJournal (in the memories section
of <lj comm="lj_nifty">) are all well and good, for those of us partial to
avoiding RedmondO$ the following method works just as well.
Add both of these links to your Personal Toolbar or whatever your browser of choice uses (they work under Opera, Netscape and Mozilla on *nix and RedmondO$, should also work in IE). The first opens a window where one can type in the LJ username and go straight to the journal. It's been escaped so you can't append things like username/friends. The userinfo bookmarklet works by either typing into the box or selecting a username (useful when people use the LJ software's "link to users" feature that doesn't make a proper <lj user="username"> tag).