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Hey, if you are into Comic Books or Superheroes, I started another blog here. That blog takes the place of this Google+ Collection that I was occasionally posting to, but I decided to own the data this time and start at the beginning… so far I’ve made it to the debut of Superman… it should be more interesting going forward 🙂

Feedly has some buttons you can add to your blog here, but I wanted one that didn’t involve a network fetch unless the user clicked it, so I made one (thank you inline SVG):

<a href='https://feedly.com/i/subscription/feed%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.codedread.com%2Fcomicbooks%2Ffeed%2F' target='blank' title='follow us in feedly'>
  <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="70" height="30" viewbox="0 150 1400 530">
    <rect x="0" y="150" width="1400" height="530" fill="#6CC655" />
    <path fill="#6CC655" d="M111.615 420.945L297.64 234.92l186.025 186.025L297.64 606.97 111.615 420.945z"/>
    <path fill="#FFF" d="M201.837 622.782L64.179 484.193c-16.742-16.742-16.742-53.017 0-68.829l197.187-198.117c15.812-15.812 51.156-15.812 66.969 0L526.45 415.364c16.742 16.742 16.742 53.018 0 68.829L388.792 622.782c-8.371 8.371-21.393 13.952-34.415 13.952H234.392c-12.092 0-24.184-5.581-32.555-13.952zm125.567-53.947c2.791-2.79 2.791-8.371 0-11.161L300.43 530.7c-2.79-2.791-8.37-2.791-11.161 0l-26.974 26.974c-2.79 2.79-2.79 8.371 0 11.161l21.393 20.463h22.323l21.393-20.463zm0-114.405c1.86-1.86 1.86-6.511 0-8.371l-28.834-28.834c-1.859-1.86-6.51-1.86-8.37 0l-83.712 83.711c-2.79 2.791-2.79 9.302 0 12.092l19.533 19.533h22.323l79.06-78.131zm0-113.476c1.86-1.86 2.791-7.441 0-9.301L299.5 303.749c-1.86-1.86-7.44-1.86-10.231 0L148.82 444.198c-1.859 1.86-2.79 7.441-.93 9.301l22.323 21.394h21.393l135.798-133.939z"/>
    <text fill="#FFF" x="600" y="500" font-size="250" font-weight="bold">Follow</text>

Obviously replace my feed link with yours … unless you want to send me random subscribers!

§1194 · January 17, 2019 · Comic Books, Entertainment, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · (No comments) ·

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I may have more to say about RxJS some other day, but it’s something I’ve been learning since switching jobs at Google late last year to work on a pretty large Angular app. I found it to be a steep learning curve with RxJS and Observables and functional reactive programming in general, but in this case learning RxJS is exacerbated by a lack of good, comprehensive documentation.

However, I did learn that the RxJS team has put together a pretty comprehensive set of docs for RxJS 6. For whatever the reason, they are located at https://rxjs-dev.firebaseapp.com/.

§1175 · October 26, 2018 · JavaScript, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on RxJS ·

Logo for the OPML file format

I’ve been hacking more on kthoom and I want to upgrade it so that it can load reading lists (think playlists-for-comic-books). Anybody have any thoughts on a decent file format? OPML? A custom JSON file format?

This is a pure client-side web app, so a couple caveats here:

  • I would like to be able to load Reading Lists from anywhere
  • It should be able to refer to files using any sorts of shareable links (HTTP, IPFS)
§1164 · February 7, 2018 · Comic Books, JavaScript, Questions, Software, Technology, Web, XML · Comments Off on Reading List File Format? ·

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Happy New Year! Inspired by jfmherokiller, I updated the kthoom comic book reader to allow for fetching comics books over the InterPlanetary File System.

I still have lots to learn about IPFS. I have some code locally that lets you put books up on the IPFS, but I haven’t committed that yet as I’m still working out the concepts and debugging things…

§1127 · January 3, 2018 · Comic Books, JavaScript, Open Source, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on InterPlanetary Comics ·

Logo for the kthoom comic book reader

I use my open source comic book reader, kthoom, quite a bit (more than I probably should!). Every once in awhile, I’ll come across a comic book file that kthoom won’t open and I’ll delightedly set some time aside in the evening/weekend to work on fixing the JavaScript. Hacking keeps me sane. Read the rest of this entry …

§1115 · November 1, 2017 · Comic Books, Open Source, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Comic Book Archive files with RarVM in JavaScript ·