Andertoons Daily Pets Cartoon Code Has Changed

A few days after my programmer leaves for a month long adventure motorcycle trip (they have covers on the bars to keep their hands from getting cold; how adventurous can they be?!), some problems have arisen with the Daily Pet Cartoon code.

I think I’ve repaired it here, but there’s doubtless some blogs out there with old/bad code that won’t show the cartoons.

My guy will be back in in July, and will doubtless knock out some sort of fix quicker than I can say “fix,” but in the meantime, if you’re really jonesing for that daily pet cartoon in your sidebar, please go get the new code from here and update your HTML accordingly.

What’s there now is working. I’ve tested it pretty well.

Anyway, probably no one will read this. Or notice the problem. Or care that I’m alive…


Hold me!

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That’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout!

Daryl Cagle launched 200 editorial cartoon RSS feeds.


I’d like to elaborate, but that’ pretty much says it all.

Just for fun, I checked for feeds. Nada. Zippo. Zilch. Kinda.

At first I was sort of excited with the RSS symbol in my URL bar:


Clicking it and adding it to my feed reader, I was still hopeful:


But then, bitter disappointment. The actual feed content (highlighted in orange) is just text. It’s not even a link as far as I could tell. I had to click the feed’s title (underlined in blue)…


…to get to the cartoon in my browser:



Let’s compare that with Cagle’s Clay Bennett feed:


I clicked on the 6/1 cartoon and got:


Yep, cartoon right in the feed. As it should be. And some nice stuff at the bottom of the feed to boot.

Even better, click the cartoon or the title and you get:


Oh yeah, that’s the stuff.

Syndicates, you’re already way behind here. Time to take a chance and get some real RSS. Trust me, you’ll be happy you did.

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