Instant Funnies: RSS Cartoon Delivery

Want to have your daily dose of cartoons sent to you every morning? I made my own cartoon RSS feed system last night. Rather than wait for Tapestry‘s David thomson to add more strips, I wanted to build my own feeds, and I made the code pretty generic, so adding new strips is usually a two minute job.

So despite what I said earlier, here’s my own list of links: The Instant Funnies. Like David, I am not a lawyer, and while I am pretty sure that under German law, this server is not hosting anything illegal, I may be wrong. In which case I don’t mind being corrected.

My feeds currently cover only the list of comics that I read and that aren’t on tapestry. Also, some strips like Sluggy Freelance are a pain to feed, because of the crazy sunday format. That aside, adding feeds for most strips is easy, and I feel generous enough: If you want your favourite strip added to the list, and it’s not on tapestry already, drop me a line, address is at the bottom of the feeds page.

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3 thoughts on “Instant Funnies: RSS Cartoon Delivery

  1. i did the same thing with RoseIsRose and RudyPark – took me a while to create a generic feed routine, but now its fairly easy to add new ones. All done from a dos prompt too!

  2. In my case it’s not a DOS prompt, but a short python script that reads a small config file containing URL pattern, Name of the site, etc. and stuffs that into a SQL database which the feed generator (also python) uses.

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