Adam Director of Technology

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    • Adam Director of Technology

      The Long Awaited "+1 WTF!"

      2 days ago

      So we're getting ready to add the long awaited & promised +1 WTF!...

      But we need a -1 [word] to accompany it.

      Comment on this journal with your suggestion, and use the mod system to vote on other options.

      In a few days, we'll take whoever has the highest modded suggestion and implement it.

      Some Ground Rules:

      1. Nothing vulgar.
      2. No curse words.
      3. No racial slurs.
      4. Nothing trademarked / copy written.
      5. RT reserves the right to deny any of the submissions for whatever reason, in case we didn't think of an appropriate ground rule to block something we dont like. :)
    • Adam Director of Technology

      Test

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    • Adam Director of Technology

      Changelog 7/27/2015

      2 days ago

      Launched. Now time to fix all the bugs.

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      This is last week's changelog:

      • Feature: Early version of chatrooms are in. (pending full roll out)
      • Feature: Notification display is now grouped by child object.
      • Feature: Games & Groups now have search.
      • Improvement: Removed the "Popular" image and replaced it with the proper popular icon instead.
      • Improvement: Sticked forum topics now have better style (still coming for group forums)
      • Improvement: Frontpage caching now uses keys so we can bust old caches.
      • Improvement: New Profiles for HLS video presets, including 1080p are in.
      • Improvement: Removed Auto-Mention in a reply on the forums.
      • Improvement: Backend CMS now has youtube link support for linking directly to youtube videos.
      • Improvement: Comments are now AJAX, so they no longer refresh the entire page.
      • Improvement: Queue & Favoriate buttons are now AJAX, so they no longer refresh the entire page.
      • Improvement: Episode URL added to episode API.
      • Improvement: robots.txt added so php doesn't handle the request.
      • Improvement: Styles added for checkboxes and radios.
      • Improvement: Styling for images pages.
      • Improvement: Added error messages to the sponsorship work flow.
      • Improvement: BaseModel's hasIn is now smarter about hydrating references for it's relations.
      • Improvement: Created a picture uploader core controller, making it easier for us to create an uploader anywhere.
      • Improvement: Payment handler listeners went online for Stripe & PayPal.
      • Bugfix: Unpublished episodes were leaking into views.
      • Bugfix: Fixed a dumb bug where all episodes in the schedule said "Watch Now, sponsor early screening"
      • Bugfix: Fixed an issue relating to users not being tagged properly after being sent to the store. (Sponsorship
      • Bugfix: Share buttons and WYSWYG editor should play nicer now.
      • Bugfix: Removed the ability to submit a blank youtube URL.
      • Bugfix: Youtube URLs are now regexed to their proper embedable URL.
      • Bugfix: Friends list looks strange at medium resolution media query.
      • Bugfix: Images in groups were not listening to their max width.
      • Bugfix: Launched Manifest URLS for videos & HLS playback.
      • Bugfix: Fixed an issue related the The Know's Logo.
      • Bugfix: Fixed an issue related to a space being in the HLS transcode manifest, which broke ALL mobile playback.
      • Bugfix: Increased the resolution on episode blocks so they look less-bad.
      • Bugfix: Fixed a sponsorship issue with payment provider.
      • Bugfix: Fixed a bug where the creator of the group was not being given admin access to said group.
      • Bugfix: fixed a bug where admins could make others admins, however they didn't have admin access to the group.

      Coming Soon:

      • Single Sign On (Sign into RoosterTeeth; You're signed in on AH, TK, FH, ect)
      • Contact Us & Careers Pages not functioning properly.
      • Private Groups are not displayed on one's own user profile.
      • Migrations (Forum Posts, User Images, User Messages)
      • Notifications directing you to another site. (and by thus, logging you out.)
      • Safari Playback & Caching issues.
      • Shows being displayed in UTC instead of your user-specified timezone.
      • Creating a new forum post redirects you to back to the front page, instead of the page you were on.
      • Notifications direct you to the front page, instead of the page the new content was on.
      • Live Stream "LIVE" bar isn't noticible enough.
      • Search Slugs aren't working & linking properly.
    • Adam Director of Technology

      Top Development / Site Priorities Right Now

      5 days ago

      Hey everyone -- Just wanting to write a little bit of a post talking about what we're working on, to bring you guys up to speed and let everyone know that we're doing about it.

      To start; this is not an exhaustive list, however these are the key bugs & issues effecting the most amount of people. We're going to be actively focusing on these for the next few days.

      Current Priority List

      • Single Sign On (Sign into RoosterTeeth; You're signed in on AH, TK, FH, ect)
      • Contact Us & Careers Pages not functioning properly.
      • Private Groups are not displayed on one's own user profile.
      • Migrations (Forum Posts, User Images, User Messages)
      • Notifications directing you to another site. (and by thus, logging you out.)
      • Safari Playback & Caching issues.
      • Shows being displayed in UTC instead of your user-specified timezone.
      • Creating a new forum post redirects you to back to the front page, instead of the page you were on.
      • Notifications direct you to the front page, instead of the page the new content was on.
      • Live Stream "LIVE" bar isn't noticible enough.
      • Search Slugs aren't working & linking properly.

      I hope to have these most, if not all of these items hit within the next week.

      I also want to remind people to try and keep feedback located in the Official V2 Feedback Thread so we can keep an ear to the ground for the most offensive issues and make sure they are properly prioritized. As much as I enjoy getting 50 emails, 100 tweets, 25 reddit messages, 5 facebook (really?) messages, a ton of RT site messages and user comments about issues -- it's way easier and things get fixed a lot faster if we keep them all in one consolidated place.

      <3 you guys.

      -- Adam

      PS

      In the last 72 hours, we've launched

      • Notification Grouping
      • Videos with quotes in title broke player
      • Fixed transcoding problems causing new videos not to play on mobile.
      • Fixed HLS problem on Android causing videos not not be playable on mobile
      • Fixed ad playback for non-sponsors.
      • A plethora of performance tweaks allowing the site to stabilize & average under 1000ms load time (our goal is to have this substantially lower once we can circle back to performance after a bugfix round)
      • And several key backend & CMS related issues for staff.
    • Adam Director of Technology

      Another Day, Further optimization

      5 days ago

      full 24 hours; average latency staying under 1000ms load times.

      Development Manifesto coming soon.

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    • Adam Director of Technology

      Notification Grouping In!

      5 days ago

      • Notifications should be much less verbose now!
      • Let's Plays should be fixed for playback.

      (lots of little fixes going in in between big ones, but I wanna let people know the moment big things go in.)

    • Adam Director of Technology

      The first full day; and only one "bad" event.

      1 week ago

      Still lots of bugs in the code, but server-stability wise; pretty good first full day.

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    • Adam Director of Technology

      Facebook Login

      1 week ago

      Facebook Login for AH.com should be fixed -- still working on a fix for FH and TK. Stay tuned.

    • Adam Director of Technology

      Got 14 hours of sleep.

      1 week ago

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      Lets kill some bugs.

  • Comments (1585)

    • muscles72

      muscles72

      46 minutes ago

      Just to let you know part two of CAH RTX addition links to part one and not part two I know you probably have a hundred other problems right now after launching the new site but I just thought I'd let you know

      And thank you for all the hard work on the new site and keep up the good work

      Actully I descovered that a few of the CAH links lead to the wrong CAH video The Stream after the RTX one plays the video of the first stream

    • mattbrow89

      mattbrow89

      2 days ago

      Adam.


      Thanks for all the hard work you put into this new awesome new site


      Thanks <3

    • NotJustified

      NotJustified Archleone

      3 days ago

      Adam.

      This new site. It fairly boggles the mind. The cats pajamas, the bees knees, and... some other thing. You and your team have done something really cool.

      Also...
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      Figured I'd make a joke out of it

    • gi_goku

      gi_goku Anime Fan

      3 days ago

      Dear Adam,

      I want to thank you and your awesome team for working so hard on the new site. If I was not so broke as I am I would offer to to buy you and your entire admin and tech crew a round of drinks. Would a case of cold soda work?

      • gi_goku

        gi_goku Anime Fan

        3 days ago

        This would be at RTX

    • Shepsus

      Shepsus

      4 days ago

      Question for you, low priority:
      I'd like to be able to reply to people who have replied to me in comments. I enjoy discussion. Is this something that is coming?
      I see the option to reply to people's comments, but not the option to reply the reply.

      • zogman1

        zogman1 Aragami CPU

        3 days ago

        Click reply in the original comment.

    • user-55b3a150c6508

      user-55b3a150c6508

      5 days ago

      my roomate's step-mother makes $76 an hour on the laptop . She has been out of work for six months but last month her paycheck was $17863 just working on the laptop for a few hours. pop over to this site ;;;

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    • Blood_XIII

      Blood_XIII

      5 days ago

      Hate to bug you again, but... I seem to not exist on the site or something XD

      Clicking on my profile or trying to get to my profile via URL leads to a "Whoops, looks like something went wrong" error. I've had other people notifying me of such as well for my page, so it's not just me that can't get to it XD

      • zogman1

        zogman1 Aragami CPU

        3 days ago

        I get that too :/

    • Blood_XIII

      Blood_XIII

      6 days ago

      Probably a pointless endeavor, but any chance you guys could restore the original Blip player OR use an HTML5 player for videos? The JW player keeps giving me odd errors at times AND with my lack of internet at home I like to use add-ons to download all of RT/AH's videos when I'm online to view AT my home later on, and JW as of now has no real way to allow such.

      Again though, I understand it's a total stretch and very much a personalized problem, just figured it couldn't hurt to ask~

      • Adam

        Adam Director of Technology

        6 days ago

        http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/maker-studios...

        No to Blip, but I'll look into why you're getting flash instead of HTML5 -- we shouldn't be using the flash player at all.

      • Blood_XIII

        Blood_XIII

        6 days ago

        Well I'm DEFINITELY getting Flash, because if I disable Shockwave in my Firefox plugins to try FORCING the JW player into HTML5, I get this message:

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    • Julia

      Julia

      6 days ago

      Hi Adam! I just wanted to drop by and say how absolutely awesome you and your team are. If I am able to find you, I will bring you the best coffee (or beer) at RTX.

      YOU ALL ROCK!

      • Adam

        Adam Director of Technology

        6 days ago

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    • Ertzel

      Ertzel

      6 days ago

      Hey Adam.


      I'm sure you guys are aware of this by now, but just incase no one else has reported it assuming other people have, with the new website, its not properly escaping videoTitle's in the javascript section of the code. This causes any title with an apostrophe (') in it to cause javascript error "Unexpected identifier" which results in the video not loading.

      Currently I've only seen the issue happen on the Achivement Hunter section of the site, but I assume this issue exists across the whole site and just hasn't had any other titles with an apostrophe in them yet.

      Right now anyone who knows how to access the source and console can just post the fixed javascript code into their own consoles and then the video loads fine, but a lot of people either don't know how to do this or that it even works so they are left with broken videos.

      An example of the issue is LET'S PLAY: LET'S PLAY MINECRAFT - EPISODE 165 - JULY UPDATE PART 2 on line 1445.

      (Sorry, I wasn't sure where else to report this so I figured you would see this comment)

      • Adam

        Adam Director of Technology

        6 days ago

        This should be fixed.