KDE4 plasmoid

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Do you use KDE4? Geek Hero reader Razvan Ionescu has contributed code to the Comics Plasmoid in KDE4, and now it’s able to fetch the latest Geek Hero Comic and display it straight on your desktop!

Why don’t you give it a try?

Here’s a screenshot.
Thanks Razvan!

KDE4 Comics Plasmoid for GHC

KDE4 Comics Plasmoid for GHC

Geek Hero Comic – The making of

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Douglas Keech from Fake Life asked if I could publish a video of me making a comic strip, so here it is. Sorry there’s no commentary, but I didn’t have a mike.
As you can see in the video, I usually start off some other strip, and maximise the copy-pasting as much as possible :-)

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

You can find a super high-res version here.

Facebook {app,page}

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Don’t blame me if you don’t use bash and can’t understand the title of this post, but I wanted to promote the Facebook Page and App that I set up. Click on the Facebook link in the menu bar on top of the website, and you’ll be directed to the page. It used to be a group but I figured that a page is a much better way to keep the community connected (at least the part of it that’s on Facebook).

The app you can find here, and can be used to check the latest strip directly from your Facebook profile: just add the app, then go in Applications->Edit and edit it in order to place a box in your Boxes menu. Or, simply, you can checkout the latest strip by clicking on the new item that will appear in your Applications menu: “Latest from Geek Hero Comic”.

From time to time, I might give some previews of the upcoming strips on Facebook only, so come and join if you use it!

No comic today

Friday, February 20th, 2009


Sorry folks, there’s no comic today, but you’ll get it tomorrow.

New wallpapers for Emacs and Vim users

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Well hello dear readers! I thought I might make a couple of wallpapers for you Emacs and Vim users, just so that we can all be friends even if we refuse to understand how anybody could be so foolish and use a different text editor than our favourite. So here you get some Geek Hero goodies:

Stand back! Emacs guru typing.

Stand back!
Emacs guru typing.

Stand back! Vim guru typing.

Stand back!
Vim guru typing.

Hurry and get them in the stuff section!

Also, please welcome Boris in the cast section!

A Google bug?

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Thought I share with you guys something just happened. It looked like for a minute all the Google searches on the Finnish site ( said, for each result, that “This page might harm your computer”. Sorry I didn’t manage to grab a screenshot of the English version, perhaps the bug didn’t affect it.

Have a look at the screen shot, and note how it says “Tämä sivusto voi vahingoittaa tietokonettasi,” that is “This page might harm your computer.”


Planning website layout redesign

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Hello folks!
I have analysed some traffic statistics, and guess what? None of you has a screen resolution lower than 1024×768 (except people coming from iPhone and other little mobile devices — only 0.93% though), so I decided that it’s time to perform some changes on the layout of the website. Really nothing major at all, don’t worry, but I’d like to make the strip larger. So be ready to have an upgrade of all the strip from a width of 730px to one of 900!

Of course if any of you savvy people has suggestions, they’re more than welcome. I may be a software engineer, but, like our Randie, I code C so I’m not that fluent with web technologies like HTML and CSS.

As always, thanks a lot for the help and support, you’re a wonderful community! :-)

No comic today

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Sorry folks, today I’m not able to post a comic. I’m sure that Randie is helping Ted and Annie get rid of their bondages, and then they’re all on their way in the dark tunnel back to the basement where they were working. I wonder what Ross and Bob have been up to! Can you imagine those two left alone with the source code? What atrocities have they committed? :-) You will find out next week!

Updating 5 times this week!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Hello folks! Because of popular demand, Geek Hero will update 5 times this week! This storyline might see a rather unexpected resolution, so stay tuned and be patient. Many people have expressed concerns about how the storyline is not playing nice with the initial concept of an office life comic, and of course not all strip can manage to be funny, if a story is going on. My intent is to give You a little bit of the both worlds, so don’t worry: our heroes will soon get back to the office, and occasionally a short story like this might pop up. In the meantime, you can let me know what your preference is, in the new poll now showing on the right side of the page!
Enjoy this week!

GHC Guest Strip by Reto: CLI email reader

Monday, December 29th, 2008

As I just came back from my vacation, I haven’t had time to make today’s strip, so I’m going to offer a very nice guest strip by my coworker Reto. He says it’s an old joke, but I didn’t know it and it’s really funny, so here it is (click to view larger):

Read mail really fast

Read mail really fast