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.
The comics aggregator is now accessed over SSL at the new URL https://comics.kamens.us/.
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.
For those of you who use my comics aggregator, please note that it now supports Bloom County 2015.
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 »
Recently, I wrote about why my comics aggregator stopped supporting comic strips distributed by the King Features Syndicate. In a nutshell, King Features changed how their comics are distributed in a way that (a) makes it much harder for my aggregator to scrape them, and (b) makes it 100% clear that they don’t want people… Read More »
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 »
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. 🙂