Category Archives: Comics Aggregator

GoComics.com fixed (again)

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 »

“Dilbert” banned from comics aggregator

The Dilbert comic strip by Scott Adams has been banned from the comics aggregator. I will not in any way support or involve myself with someone who writes stuff like this. If you don’t see why it’s so bad, please read this commentary. If you still don’t get it, please go elsewhere for your comics. Thanks.

Dilbert was broken, now fixed in comics aggregator

Yesterday, the folks over at Dilbert.com changed their RSS feed, which is what the comics aggregator was using before to fetch Dilbert, so that method no longer works. Therefore, I had to refactor the Dilbert support in the aggregator. It should be working again. Please let me know if it isn’t. And please consider supporting… Read More »

King Features Syndicate comics currently unavailable

The folks at the King Features Syndicate have always made their comics harder to aggregate than those of any of the other syndicates. I had implemented a convoluted workaround involving redirecting requests for images of their comics through the comics aggregator itself, where various special headers were inserted into the request to convince the King… Read More »

xkcd.com added to comics aggregator

I’ve added xkcd.com the comics aggregator. And there was much rejoicing. Alas, because of the architecture of the aggregator, I can’t easily serve up the alt text that Randall attaches to the strips. :-/ As always, feel free to show your appreciation. 🙂