The comics aggregator is currently unable to display Carolyn Hax columns because the Washington Post RSS feed that the aggregator uses to find out about Carolyn’s columns has been broken for several days. I have complained repeatedly to the Post’s customer service department but they have not acknowledged my complaint or addressed the problem. I… Read More »
When I look at the content of the “Mallard Fillmore” comic strip, two words inevitably come to mind: “ok boomer.” Bruce Tinsley, the author of Mallard Fillmore, has a nationwide platform which he mostly uses to publish endless variants of stupid “get off my lawn!” jokes, as befitting someone of his age. If it were… Read More »
The advice column “Ask Amy”, written by Amy Dickinson, has been removed from my comics aggregator and will not be coming back. Advice columnists draw from three wellsprings: advice, compassion, and judgment. All three have their place, and different responses call for different measures of each one. Good columnists accompany all three with a healthy… Read More »
Some time in the past month, the folks over at GoComics.com made a minor change to their site regarding formatting one-digit dates which broke the comics aggregator’s parsing code when the month rolled over from August 31 (two digits) to September 1 (one). I’ve fixed it. GoComics comics currently available in the aggregator are [email protected], Arlo… Read More »
I’ve added support for the wonderful webcomic “Strong Female Protagonist” to the comics aggregator. I heartily recommend it. I also heartily recommend that you support its continued publication by donating or buying swag (see the links at the top of strongfemaleprotagonist.com). Enjoy!
UPDATE: As of 10:44am Eastern time, GoComics says this should be resolved, and I am seeing GoComics comics in the aggregator. Let me know if you notice any that are still missing. Alas, GoComics.com is missing many of today’s comics. You won’t be able to see them in the aggregator until GoComics publishes them. The… Read More »
I put together a basic user guide for the comics aggregator. Enjoy! Comics Aggregator user guide
The comics aggregator supports several Washington Post columns: Ask Amy, Carolyn Hax, and Miss Manners (let me know if there are any others you want). I just discovered and fixed two issues with this: the aggregator could fail to pick up a column when the RSS feed published by the Post lists articles out of… Read More »
Good morning everybody! GoComics comics broke again this morning in the comics aggregator due to something I missed when I converted the aggregator over to the new GoComics site. The issue had to do with date formatting and therefore didn’t show up until we entered February and the current day of the month went from… Read More »
GoComics rolled out a new version of their web site last night which broke the comics aggregator. I’ve fixed it.