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/.
TL;DR if you suddenly start getting “uninitialized constant” errors and your jobs aren’t running, then check and make sure you haven’t accidentally connected the wrong app to your Resque queue.
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.
Much has been written about the fact that Zynga is evil. From my own experience, I’d like to add massively incompetent and law-breaking to the list of adjectives that accurately describe them. A number of days ago, I decided to give Words With Friends, a Scrabble™-like game, on my smart-phone. I was bored, and I wasn’t… Read More »
November 26, 2014 Regal Entertainment Group 7132 Regal Lane Knoxville, Tennessee 37918 Fax: 1-865-922-3188 To whom it may concern: I’m writing to you to complain about Fandango, the vendor you’ve selected to exclusively handle on-line sales of Regal tickets. I have been forced to escalate my complaint to you because of Fandango’s completely inept handling… Read More »
Raising money for a worthy charity is a good thing. Raising awareness about a (currently) incurable disease that afflicts 30,000 people in the U.S. and many more worldwide, is a good thing. Encouraging people to think about the needs of others is a good thing. Doing all this using social blackmail that is guaranteed to… Read More »