Let me take this very excellent opportunity to say that we are looking to hire a full time "front end" developer. You'll get to work on badass projects like the Obama Town Hall. Ideally, you'd be located in Austin. Find me on Twitter @efalcao to learn more.
We're not lazy or sloppy... It basically boiled down to one server sent down the right header...the production one didn't.
Unicode issues are sorta in the class of "gotcha" issue. They happen, you go "oh shit" and fix them right away. Our "oh shit" moment just happened to come at the most intense possible moment....in front of the president, with so many watching.
Wanted to reiterate once again: We're Hiring! @efalcao on twitter. Early stage startup looking for exceptional talent.