Posts Tagged ‘news’

New amazing Facebook app!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Arto Liukkonen has shown me how he’s nothing like Ross, and has implemented a new Facebook app that looks and feel really good. With this app you can freely navigate the strips:


And read them one by one:


And if you tune the proper settings


you will get Notifications when new strips are published!


So if you find this easier than RSS or coming back to check the site, get the application and get notified when new strips are published!
Don’t forget to come back to the site to check the blog and comment on the comics :-)

Geek Hero iGoogle gadget

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Breaking news! @nagaozen has written an iGoogle gadget that will display the latest Geek Hero comic strip in your customised desktop! Go check it out!

Thanks @nagaozen!

GHC iGoogle gadget

Geek Hero in German

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Hello everybody, I’m glad to announce that thanks to the hard work of the guys from, Geek Hero is now offered in German on their site. They’re just starting, so they’re a bit behind, but will publish the comics faster, in order to catch up soon.

We can consider this as an official and supported translation effort, as they do the translation and I take care of remaking the strips.

So a big welcome and thanks to!

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

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!

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! :-)

New wallpaper

Monday, October 20th, 2008

GH WallpaperEnjoy this fresh new goodie in the Stuff section! As usual, this was created using solely Open Source programs. I copied Randie from one of the comics, exported him to a large size, and opened that in The Gimp. Then I did a few tricks, like duplicating the ink layer and setting a gaussian blur to it, so it looks like he’s glowing. Then I created those radial line using a conic gradient, and applied a rust pattern plus some plasma cloud plugin sweetness to that panel behind Randie. Anyone wanting the XCF file? It’s free of course!