Director of Technology's report, August 2005

Posted by Francis Hwang | Thu Sep 1st 2005 11:52 a.m.

Hi all,

Here's my monthly roundup of big technical things that happened on the
site in the last month:

1. Location by City
We've rolled out selecting location by City. This is selected based on
current populations of Rhizome Members who have opted in to the
Location feature on the country level, and have entered a city as well.
Right now there are cities that can be selected for:

+ Australia
+ Canada
+ France
+ Germany
+ Italy
+ The Netherlands
+ Spain
+ United Kingdom
+ United States

We're planning on reviewing these regularly, to add more cities as they
become necessary.

See the full list at

If you're a Member, you can set your location by going to .

And, of course, if you're not a Member, you can become one at .

2. Front page RSS

If you want to follow the front page in an RSS reader, you can do that

3. Optimizations

Our web traffic has started to climb steadily since we changed our
Membership policy in May, and some of you may have noticed the site
getting a little slower. I'm keeping close tabs on it, making frequent
tweaks to many different pages to speed the site up.

Francis Hwang
Director of Technology
phone: 212-219-1288x202
AIM: francisrhizome
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