On Jan 14, 2006, at 8:50 AM, Christian N. wrote:
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Christian N. firstname.lastname@example.org http://
I won't be in the office until tuesday but I will post a sample
then. The url of the newspaper is http://yakimaherald.com . The whole
site runs on rails. And I have a ton of ruby code that ties together
the different departments as well. Lots of text processing between
classified/newsroom/web. Also our entire intranet runs on ruby.
Circulation/accounting/prepress/surveys and employee reviews.
Obituaries are a big traffic draw to our web site as well. Thats why
we are working on a better system. Right now the obits don’t make it
online until the day after they are in the paper and thats not right.
So instead of letting the obits make their way through the newsroom
database system, I am going to bypass it and send it straight to the
web instead. The format of the text is from an MacOS9 machine so it
has \r for line endings and uses curly quotes and a few other chars
that don’t translate well to being displayed on the web. The database
that i pull them out of is an old proprietary BaseView db and the
company is not very forthcoming in helping us use the system in ways
they didn’t envision already.