Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

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

February 2014

TomDeNies @RubenVerborgh defending his PhD at the aula in Ghent. The crown on 3,5 years of research! Congrats!

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 10:49 PM, Feb 28th, 2014 via Echofon)

@void_0 Great! While my MacBook Pro had forgotten my screen setup immediately after the update, it worked fine ever since, incl. reboots.

via Echofon in reply to void_0

RubenVerborgh My PhD “Serendipitous Web Applications through Semantic Hypermedia” is now available online!…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 1:01 PM, Feb 28th, 2014 via Echofon)

~RT @RubenVerborgh: Glad that I crossed paths w/ @tomayac & @sethvanhooland [……hz Couldn’t agree more, friends+research

via Echofon

Started incorporating @JSHint commit hooks into my Git workflow, following a best practice of @RubenVerborgh…

via Echofon

Addendum to my prev. tweet…: 2/28—PhD defense day!—also happens to b@RubenVerborghgh’s birthday! Gelukkige verjaardag!

via Echofon

Today’s the day of @RubenVerborgh’s defense! Wishing you all the best, cand. Ph.D. Verborgh!… (req. FB login)

via Echofon

@HeidiTworek Hi Heidi, happened to catch your tweet… Apparently things’re going well for you in…5X Congrats! Tom

via Echofon in reply to HeidiTworek

@void_0 Same here. Thought someone had messed with my marked screen cables, but it’s indeed a bug in 10.9.2.

via Echofon in reply to void_0

Today’s is truly genius:… Make sure to bookmark this URL, it always points to the correctly rotated version.

via Echofon

Newsweek Half of all edits to Wikipedia are made by bots — and that’s a good

via Sprout Social (retweeted on 9:06 AM, Feb 26th, 2014 via Echofon)

seen via obviously dominates Twitter w/ 10.9.2 & 7.0.6 finally released.

via Echofon

brucel “Nothing terrifies me more than an app … in desperate pursuit of revenue w. full access to everything on my…Qq

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:24 AM, Feb 25th, 2014 via Echofon)

The ! program makes interesting datasets for non-commercial use available:

via Echofon

RT @somebitsLinks: Apple’s SSL bug: Simple typo; bad thing is no code review nor testing caught it // if (cond) {…}

via Echofon

‘use strict’;—Improvet by enforcing strict rules. One of the better articles on the…Y

via Echofon

WikiLiveMon Candidate: [Edits: 13, Editors: 8, Langs: 5, Stories:…,…]

via Wikipedia Live Monitor (retweeted on 11:29 PM, Feb 19th, 2014 via Echofon)

The bot @mediagalleries is back—it posts media galleries auto-generated for@WikiLiveMonns candidates. It was down due to a bug…

via Echofon

Hijacked plane story. Twitter custom timeline via @chabotc…. Media gallery via

via Echofon

RubenVerborgh In , you don’t just do.
You always try, then catch—knowing you’ll never catch anything.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 2:39 AM, Feb 17th, 2014 via Echofon)

—Get Accepted or Die Tryin’… Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data // C@hfmuehleisense@RubenVerborghrg@pchampinpi@benoit_encellell@yprierie

via Echofon

hfmuehleisen Breaking news picture galleries based on edits as @Twitter feed: @mediagalleries by @tomayac!

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:59 PM, Feb 14th, 2014 via Echofon)

From of @CommonCrawl: “We strive to be transparent in all of our operations.”—Any info on the crawl strategy? Vague…

via Echofon

@rtroncy @silviapfeiffer Not a single one… We’re working on a paper at the moment.

via Echofon in reply to rtroncy

@silviapfeiffer .srt: 390; & dynamic stuff that may be (/includes/assets/vtt/?f=/2013/CLIP_JBU_LR/) or not (/videos/1095/captions).

via Echofon in reply to silviapfeiffer

Of the 1,456 <track> (…), distrib. of src attrib: matches /.(web)?vtt$/i: 66, other: 1390. @silviapfeiffer

via Echofon

Of the 1,456 <track> (…), distrib. of kind: captions: 915, subtitles: 525, chapters: 2, (rest invalid). @silviapfeiffer

via Echofon

Stats from @hfmuehleisen’s & my recent @CommonCrawl analysis on the Winter 2013 dataset: <video>: 2,963,766; out of which w/ <track>: 1,456.

via Echofon

techreview The Shadowy World Of Wikipedia’s Editing Bots

via (retweeted on 5:20 PM, Feb 13th, 2014 via Echofon)

GeppettoAvatars Wikidata’s editing bots are now not just editing but also authoring.… Watch it happening here:

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:40 PM, Feb 13th, 2014 via Echofon)

Bugs that bite-X Finder lets you create file names with a ‘/’…f. Still banging my head.orNIX

via Echofon

An interesting photo gallery layout algorithm used over at @YahooTech described in detail here:… (CC: @Vjeux)

via Echofon

support is incredibly bad: a character’s more than a-zA-Z in the age of .… to the rescue.

via Echofon

WxAnalyst Wikipedia Live Monitor going too fast for me to keep up; it’s as if there’s some major sporting event happening or something.

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 3:49 PM, Feb 12th, 2014 via Echofon)

@seenco Merci! Just realized that maybe the app isn’t UTF8-enabled?! Tried , but… searches for #2014 instead.

via Echofon in reply to seenco

mstrohm Social Curation in Pinterest: Specialization, Homophily, and Gender:…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:29 PM, Feb 8th, 2014 via Echofon)

TwitterData : Оцените самые популярные олимпийские фотографии в Твиттере…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:26 PM, Feb 8th, 2014 via Echofon)

Watching the on a (still) private @WikiLiveMon build, like, literally :-)…

via Echofon

sw12 Search 400+ Chrome developer videos – now with clickable, human-readable

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:46 AM, Feb 8th, 2014 via Echofon)

@StuartJRitchie @JohnRentoul Already exists:, then add a rule to replace “Which books have you read” :-) De rien.

via Echofon in reply to StuartJRitchie

JohnRentoul Joy. My “Whom to follow” Chrome extension works on the new Twitter design… Thx @tomayac

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:39 PM, Feb 7th, 2014 via Echofon)

changing their logo apparently is social media news-worthy :-) (via )

via Echofon

@mstrohm @ph_singer Great paper (RT’ed y’day already)! For arXiv, you should add the DOI (PDF in email “IW3C2 Copyright Release Form […]”).

via Echofon in reply to mstrohm

cramforce Not so subtle Google Doodle

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:57 PM, Feb 7th, 2014 via Echofon)

sklaporte @ReaderMeter Introducing the Wikimedia Data Grants Program: Congratulations, you are accepted, here you go:

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:45 PM, Feb 7th, 2014 via Echofon)

@rtroncy Right in the link—“GitHub warns you when you push a file larger than 50MB. We’ll reject pushes containing files larger than 100MB.”

via Echofon in reply to rtroncy

tip: had committed a file too large for @github some local commits ago. Mess :-( BFG Repo-Cleaner to the rescue…

via Echofon

ph_singer Preprint of our paper about Reddit’s evolution (out- vs. self-reference) is online:…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:01 PM, Feb 6th, 2014 via Echofon)

@seenco Use the pushState API… to switch between All/Photos/Tweets on Seen pages. Let me link to each section. Merci!

via Echofon

@seenco Small typo on “When relevant and treDNing topics are detected”

via Echofon

wsREST We’ve just sent out notification for… Congrats, looking forward to seeing you all! @WWW2014_Korea

via Echofon (retweeted on 6:24 PM, Feb 5th, 2014 via Echofon)

wsREST We’re collecting last reviews & hope to be sending out notifications on Feb. 5. Thanks to all reviewers for their detailed reviews!

via Echofon (retweeted on 9:30 PM, Feb 4th, 2014 via Echofon)

abursuc Insider advice for getting a job at Google for PhD students…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:57 PM, Feb 4th, 2014 via Echofon)

@LeonDerczynski Thx. Tweets work fine for months now, only permanent archiving in a Google Group didn’t find the placet of G’s abuse filter…

via Echofon in reply to LeonDerczynski

Amazing to what extent is dominated by 2nd-screens, here depicted by for “Auf ewig Dein”. @Tatort

via Echofon

My Track poster “Bots vs. Wikipedians, Anons vs. Logged-Ins” pre-published on arXiv: @WikiResearch

via Echofon

somebitsLinks Yahoo building search?: Rumors of early projects

via (retweeted on 6:53 PM, Feb 1st, 2014 via Echofon)

@tkurz Thanks for your URI parser! Great :-) Tiny remark: s/regional/spatial/i because… @rtroncy

via Echofon