Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @tomayac ever

August 2013

paper on Google’s database that powers : static.googleusercontent.com/external_conte…. Daily bread of my role “Customer Solutions Engineer”.

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kdnuggets New Book: Twitter Data Analytics, guide to data collection, management, and analysis - download free pre-print bit.ly/1co5c5Z

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RubenVerborgh In two weeks, a brand new version of will be released, together with our Using OpenRefine book: ruben.verborgh.org/blog/2013/08/3…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 11:07 AM, Aug 30th, 2013 via Echofon)

@bkeegan I had the same feeling when I read the paper… Also, the name is unlucky.

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@Flickr Things people do w/ the , visualized by . twitpic.com/day4jh

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@cocoanutapps Thanks for making this a free upgrade :-) Really appreciate it. Great work everybody!

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@amrapaliz Hehe, that’s why my work email is tomac@google . com :-)

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Impressive ranked social media coverage from the past 7 days of the (via ) twitpic.com/daqwn3

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cramforce Google Hangouts will move to WebRTC (and support HD) gigaom.com/2013/08/28/han…

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by @MrRio allows you to create files on the client via : github.com/MrRio/jsPDF (MIT license)

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want to use crowdfunded money to buy ads for AdBlock. We have to go deeper. campaign.getadblock.com/adblock-it-s-t…

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krinndnz It’s pretty sweet that you can watch the global knowledgebase assimilating something in real time: wikipedia-irc.herokuapp.com

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, a PHP lib by @csimpkins, revives your as of API v1.1 broken search feeds & more github.com/chrissimpkins/…

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are looking for participants in remote & on-site studies from around the world: survey.googleratings.com/wix/p5092995.a…

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Great TL;DR summary by @bobdc of recent overview paper on its past, present, & future (hi @wikidata): snee.com/bobdc.blog/201…

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Live Monitor (@WikiLiveMon instance) back after planned power shutdown on Sat. wikipedia-irc.herokuapp.com indep’ly avail. on @heroku

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Another scheduled downtime of Live Monitor (@WikiLiveMon) this w/e due to a power shutdown in the office. wikipedia-irc.herokuapp.com

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Ugly code that does what it should: auto-balance (twitpic.com/d9wep2) unbalanced (twitpic.com/d9weij) media galleries for .

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igrigorik curious about how WebP image compression works under the hood? Technical deep-dive to explain the magic: bit.ly/1535mAo.

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@spbail Looks like you’re like-minded to appreciate Whom to follow for Twitter chrome.google.com/webstore/detai… and 37 chrome.google.com/webstore/detai…

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Wentworth Miller es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth… [Edits 5, Editors 4, Langs 4, Stories twitter.com/Fenetta/status…] rights! via @WikiLiveMon

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manusporny Yeah, baby! JSON-LD 1.0 approved by RDF WG for implementation phase (CR): ow.ly/o8qkE

via HootSuite (retweeted on 8:51 PM, Aug 21st, 2013 via Echofon)

aaranged The Day the Knowledge Graph Exploded (+50.4%) - bit.ly/12p6YRa @dr_pete

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: encrypted Web mail w/ support: github.com/toberndo/mailv…. Caveats: external editor, no search, hassle. (via @tcurdt)

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nicolastorzec Data Revision Control: adapting GIT to simple CSV data. theodi.org/blog/adapting-…

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Live Monitor (@WikiLiveMon) back after planned downtime. This concerns the tweeting/emailing instance, not wikipedia-irc.herokuapp.com

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@bsletten @stilkov @manusporny @danbri You mean in the browser or for downloaded HTML docs? For both cases, CSS selectors mostly work OK.

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@bsletten @juansequeda My iPhone 4S front costed me 80€ when I broke it once, the cheapest price was 70€, but the shop seemed too shabby.

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@stilkov @manusporny @danbri Well, you have the right person in the “@-mentions” list of this tweet ;-)

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@stilkov @manusporny @danbri Syntax examples are one thing, people relying on search engines processing all syntaxes another. Sans GOOG hat.

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@stilkov @mfhepp @raymcdermott Saying this as a neutral fact, not judging either tech. Read @danbri’s comment on plus.google.com/10694306299015….

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@stilkov @mfhepp @raymcdermott Careful, the API can be declared dead, per se has a huge ( -driven) deployment base.

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Brown_Moses Here’s my popular post on verifying videos, with a video from Egypt used as an example brown-moses.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/the-pr…

via web (retweeted on 10:50 PM, Aug 17th, 2013 via Echofon)

TwitterEng An inside (and detailed) look at re-architecting Twitter. Plus, a new Tweets-per-second peak: 143,199 Tweets. blog.twitter.com/2013/new-tweet…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 10:46 PM, Aug 17th, 2013 via Echofon)

@RubenVerborgh @MMLab_UGent @iMinds @ugent Congratulations! You guys form a great . Honored to work w/ you! Bedankt.

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@distobj Same here. Bummer the extension is a bit slow, so you still see results pop up before they are gone for good..ls

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Good G+ post by @aaranged raising important questions reg. , , & search engine support plus.google.com/10694306299015… (correct URL)

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Scheduled downtime: Live Monitor (@WikiLiveMon) will most probably be down during the weekend due to a network reconfiguration.

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Good G+ post by @aaranged raising important questions reg. , , & search engine support plus.sandbox.google.com/10694306299015…

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Following @rtroncy’s example, I’ll end paper w/ “If you wish to contact me after reading the review, I’m $name ($email, $twitter).”

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@hfmuehleisen Shortcut for fullscreen feels weird to a mouse kid like me. I want the little green button to be my fullscreen affordance :-)

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@hfmuehleisen Combine this w/ (blazingtools.com/right_zoom_mac…) for immediate satisfaction. Thank me later.

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Constructive criticism of @Yahoo’s new weather app that ignores Android patterns: androiduipatterns.com/2013/08/yahoo-… (via @ade_oshineye)

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manusporny The downward spiral of Microdata (people abandoning ship): ow.ly/nXtqO

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somebitsLinks Reporting Snowden: Detailed profile of Laura Poitras, one of the reporters Snowden contacted dlvr.it/3nxv38

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@rtroncy Can you put the boilerplate text somewhere public, so that others can copy & paste it, add their name, and start a revolution?

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@cygri @RubenVerborgh Check this code for the non-Flash way to do it, courtesy of @trello: stackoverflow.com/questions/1752…

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RubenVerborgh Kudos to @rtroncy for putting his name under a review so we can contact him for details. I think non-anonymity gives higher-quality reviews!

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 10:56 PM, Aug 14th, 2013 via Echofon)

@alexmilowski “[…] full headless browser” when all I need is a canvas ;-) But as I wrote earlier, it would’ve been my last resort.

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@alexmilowski Had thought of PhantomJS as last resort, but overhead would be huge. Meanwhile got node-canvas to work: twitter.com/tomayac/status…

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@Paul_Kinlan request.get({url:url,encoding:null},function(err,res,body){img.src=new Buffer(body,’binary’);}); The “encoding:null” fixed it.

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@Paul_Kinlan Strange. Will try to build a minimally non-working example tomorrow. Thanks for your reply.

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@Paul_Kinlan Indeed: github.com/GoogleChrome/C…. Hitting weird issues w/ Cairo: out of memory (PNGs), stream issue (JPGs). Encountered that?

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Failing to move canvas stuff from client to server. Anybody got node-canvas’s drawImage() function to work on 10.5.8?

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Background on removing the APIs webkit.org/blog/2968/last… “Failed to gather support from authors & engine devs”

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sil Responding to @timbray’s tbray.org/ongoing/When/2… because it’s about fear of Google and Facebook, not of random apps: kryogenix.org/days/2013/08/1…

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Wow, @YahooNews is now following @WikiLiveMon: twitter.com/YahooNews/foll…. Improvements for Live Monitor are in the pipeline…

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mahemoff Make any Android device a ChromeCast receiver. I really hope this isn’t pulled from Play store play.google.com/store/apps/det…

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Overview slides on w/ nice illustrations on deal w/ contradicting () facts by @brightbyte: brightbyte.de/repos/papers/2… [PDF]

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Best practices for publishing large dumps by S. Hellmann (); motivated by unofficial dump: lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wiki…

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~RT @ebidel: HTML Imports (<link rel=”import”>) flag landed in Canary 30. Early days w/ bugs. pic.twitter.com/Lpsz5A6NTZ // +1 CC: @stilkov

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“This could be just the beginning.”—Uniting what belongs together.r ⚭@WikiLiveMonnDtwitpic.com/d7cv3vt

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Added xywh.js (spatial) & mediafragments.js (temporal) URI (-s) to @Modernizr Wiki: github.com/Modernizr/Mode…

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@cramforce HTML 4.01 Tables are the new CSS. Extra points for using the valign attribute.

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~RT @WikiResearch: WikiPulse—A News-Portal Based on Wikipediaarxiv.org/abs/1308.11666 //Seems to predatea Live Monitor@WikiLiveMonn

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somebitsLinks Mozilla Persona supports Gmail: Use Persona to log in with your Google credentials dlvr.it/3mnxpP

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A journey into the : bit.ly/148aLyL by @dr_pete. Great compilation. (via @aaranged)

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Impressions from , , & (via ). Apparently Hong Kong’s fascinating for attendants. twitpic.com/d749e7

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@MrGreenH Hi there. Just merged & extended your xywh.js pull request. Thanks, mate! Enjoy your internship at @mahayaco. Cheers! CC: @rtroncy

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Just merged a pull request by “mrgreenh” (a @EURECOM student of @rtroncy) that adds scaled image support to xywh.js: github.com/tomayac/xywh.j…

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@amit_twit Hi Amit. I can recommend openwetware.org/wiki/LaTeX_tem…. It’s a rock-solid, decent-looking thesis template.

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aaranged Action added to .org (.org gets its verb) - bit.ly/1bcsDyB

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~RT @vrandezo: Posted a […] potentially big idea: a multilinguaimeta.wikimedia.org/wiki/A_proposa…p5 // Sounds interesting, albeit NP hard…

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chrismessina Yesterday was my last day at Google. It’s a bittersweet moment, but I’m thrilled about what’s next!
chrismessina.me/b/13865613/lea… !

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tip ahead: inhibit page breaks in the middle of references w/ : tex.stackexchange.com/a/43275 ( CC: @RubenVerborgh)

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edit history visualized as “history flows”: alumni.media.mit.edu/~fviegas/paper…. 2004 CHI paper by @medialab & @IBMResearch (via @nat__gross)

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~RT @fuzheado: @ReaderMeter gives shootout to @WikiLiveMon as community tool created out of scholarly research.

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Listen to by @mhashemi & S. LaPorte: listen.hatnote.com Audible Wikipedia editing activity. Blog post: blog.hatnote.com/post/568563151…

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