Director of Technology's report, December 2005

Posted by Francis Hwang | Tue Jan 3rd 2006 12:42 p.m.

Hi all,

Haven't done one of these in a while. The reason now should be, I hope,
fairly obvious: We rolled out our redesign in December, which was most
of what we were working on for the last few months. It's a fairly big
project. By my account, Design & Production intern Jason Huff and I had
to edit more than 150 PHP files by hand to do this.

(On a technical note: ob_start, register_shutdown_function, and
"php_value auto_prepend_file" are three obscure PHP features that
helped ease the pain quite a bit. More notes are available at if you're interested.)

The big rollout is done, and everything major seems to work, but this
should be considered a work in progress. Please feel free to report
bugs to me, or just suggestions.


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