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palewire / Five ways your data app can catch the big news hook.
It meant staying late at work on a Friday night, busting ass most of my weekend, and putting more faith in memcached than most IT people are comfortable with, but the result was that when the government finally did cough up the fatality list we were ready to immediately publish it as a linked database that, over time, has been filled in by further reporting to include greater detail, photos, and more than 1,600 user comments, many of them extremely moving.
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september 2008 by tysone
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