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The blessing of timeSDk Updates
Thurs 03 Jun, 2010.
Time has been the major factor to negotiate in creating SomethingDark webmagazine; we realised at the beginning it was a mammoth undertaking for two people in their spare time, and the clock certainly hasn't been favourable... until now.
Aside both of us going through significant life changes during SDk's development, it has also provided the opportunity to discuss and then test new ideas regarding the implementation of the magazine – ironically, something the prolonged development period has helped.
Whilst on this topic, the latest is the decision to switch the programming language in which SDk is developed, as well as the implementation of new page-caching techniques, to make the website as efficient as the latest technology will allow. Obviously such radical decisions take a while to implement, but a total re-write of the underlying structure of the website by Chris is almost complete, taking the whole webmagazine out of a beta-style implementation full of ideas and hacks, and turning it into a complete, well-oiled machine.
This time has also allowed Daryl to explore some very current, culturally significant and striking elements of creativity, pushing boundaries and the variety of work and reviews SDk will contain.
All this has culminated in a three-day stint planned by the pair next week to get the webmagazine to launch stage. The hour approacheth.