The Google AdSense ads I show on the comics aggregator don’t come close to covering my costs maintaining the aggregator; every once in a while I get a direct-deposit from Google that’s enough for my family to get takeout. Nevertheless, one of my paid supporters reached out today and commented that he’d rather not see… Read More »
The Comics Aggregator previously used Bitly to generate sharing links for comics pages. Unfortunately, Bitly has recently changed their pricing model, and the aggregator’s use of the service has gone from being free to costing $35 per month. I can’t afford to spend that on a feature that I personally never use, so I’ve turned… Read More »
The AARP sends a “hard sell” to members which is deceptive, offensive, and insulting. Isn’t the AARP supposed to protect seniors, not take advantage of them?
What started out as a simple message archiving task turned into many hours of debugging, fixing, and cleaning up the old archives. Both frustrating and fun at the same time.
The absurd saga of how a straightforward, common oral surgery plays out in the United States.
They seem fine for basic filters, but for anything complicated their claims of OEM-comparable quality are suspect.
My comics aggregator now includes the Comics Kingdom comic Beetle Moses. As a reminder, you need a Comics Kingdom subscription to read its comics through the aggregator, as documented in the user guide. As always, please feel free to reach out if there’s a comic or column you’d like me to add to the aggregator.… Read More »
The comic strip The Lockhorns, which was previously hosted on Comics Kingdom, has moved to GoComics, so my comics aggregator has been updated to reflect this and the strip is once again available there. Note that a paid subscription is required to read Comics Kingdom through the aggregator (as per the user guide) but not… Read More »
Never fear, comics aggregator users who have noticed that Brewster Rockit has been missing for the past few days! I have it on good authority (the author himself!) that it will return shortly: Actually still trying to figure out what’s wrong, but this happens occasionally (this isn’t the first time) and it’s usually a clerical… Read More »
About my struggle to get good therapy for a family member paid for by health insurance, with delays and difficulties caused by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in particular and the business model of health insurance in general. This highlights the challenges many families face in accessing timely and affordable therapy.