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Welcome to object phone. Your call has been placed in a queue.

This post was originally posted on Cooper Hewitt Labs on Apr 18, 2013 I made another small thing. Again, another way for me to experiment with the Collection API, and again, another way to experiment with new ways of accessing the collection. This time, there aren’t many screen shots to display–there is no website to look at. This time, it’s “Welcome to object phone!” (718)…

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Totally cached out

This post was originally posted on Cooper Hewitt Labs on Apr 23, 2012 We do a good deal of cacheing on our web properties here at Cooper-Hewitt. Our web host, PHPFog adds a layer of cacheing for free known as Varnish cache. Varnish Cache sits in front of our web servers and performs what is known as reverse proxy cacheing. This type of cacheing is…

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Building the wall

This post was originally posted on Cooper Hewitt Labs on Mar 29, 2012 Last month we released our collection data on Github.com. It was a pretty monumental occasion for the museum and we all worked very hard to make it happen. In an attempt to build a small example of what one might do with all of this data, we decided to build a new…

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Media servers and some open sourceness

This post was originally posted on Cooper Hewitt Labs on Feb 09, 2012 We use Amazon S3 for a good portion of our media hosting. It’s a simple and cost effective solution for serving up assets big and small. When we moved initially to Drupal 6.x ( about a year ago ) I wanted to be sure that we would use S3 for as many…

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Moving to the Fog

This post was originally posted on Cooper Hewitt Labs on Feb 02, 2012 When people have asked me where we host our website, I have usually replied with “it’s complicated.” Last week we made some serious changes to our web infrastructure. Up until now we have been running most of our web properties on servers we have managed ourselves at Rackspace. These have included dedicated…

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