As you may have noticed, Broadsheet (the site and the app) has, of late, been more responsive and less – how might one put it – hilariously fraught with technical glitches, clown-shoe edit buttons and malfunctioning comment queues.
For the last two weeks, our beloved old banger of a website was up on blocks most evenings as years of redundant code, outdated plugins and overloaded cache files were respectively tweaked, modernised and dumped into the ether.
The glorious outcome of that process we present to you now: a rorty new V12 twinturbo ‘Sheet – its sleek chassis underpinned by a powerful new SSD server capable of handling the cutest cat video, the most controversial ministerial email leak, recondite cartoon strip or lost Student Leap Card.
We’d like to thank IT wizard Stuart Barlow for his forbearance and skills. A special shout out also to Paul, who helped fix the app. In lieu of links, they’ve asked us to draw your attention (and your donations) to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Thanks to all our readers and commenters for suggestions, feedback and patience.