In 2013 I published my first Chrome extension, XKCDSub, with find-and-replace substitutions to make the news more fun, based on XKCD comic 1288. Earlier this year XKCD 1625 added some more replacements, which I incorporated in version 0.2 and this post on how to make your own Chrome extension.

Last week, XKCD 1679 added even more suggestions. Version 0.3 of the extension is now available in the Chrome web store, and code is on Github.

Here’s an example of the most recent version of the extension in action with this article from the Seattle Times.

before

Before replacement



after

After replacement--more fun!