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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'>
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    <rect x="0" y="150" width="1400" height="530" fill="#6CC655" />
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    <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>
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</a>

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) ·


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? ·


Logo for IPFS

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 ·


Via Slashdot. Hm, maybe someone at Marvel Comics is reading my blog? About a year and a half ago, I made a suggestion of a $10 monthly charge to read any number of older comics online. Now Marvel comics is doing just that. I’m not claiming my suggestion was original or revolutionary, it’s just good to see the comic book companies finally starting to get a clue.

I took a look at a sample issue and the quality is pretty good on my 19″ monitor. Who cares about the fancy page transitions, though? They use Adobe Flash 9, of course.

I hope DC follows suit because I bet some of those really old issues are impossible to find through any other means.

§409 · November 14, 2007 · Comic Books, Entertainment, Life · Comments Off on Comics Online – Improving ·