Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

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

December 2015

somebitsLinks Twitter outsourced Mac app: Well that’s crazy; engineering team not building the desktop client dlvr.it/D8VH2F

via dlvr.it (retweeted on 7:24 PM, Dec 31st, 2015 via Echofon)

$AMZN donates profits from Patriotic “Europeans” Against the “Islamization” of the Occident hymn sales: amazon.de/gp/product/B01…

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mahemoff Apple ][ watch instructables.com/id/Apple-II-Wa… via HN pic.twitter.com/x2vcBnrkb8

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:38 PM, Dec 30th, 2015 via Echofon)

danwrong @stilkov SSE is hugely underused/underrated. It deserves more attention.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 5:37 PM, Dec 30th, 2015 via Echofon)

addyosmani Octo Linker links up dependencies, require() & ES2015 imports across packages on GitHub chrome.google.com/webstore/detai… 👌 pic.twitter.com/LcB7uMoVPI

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:34 PM, Dec 30th, 2015 via Echofon)

olizilla tldr-pages.github.io
Beginner friendly man pages, focused on the common use cases, and all in markdown!

this is a good thing.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:44 PM, Dec 29th, 2015 via Echofon)

ArtemYarulin Live coding for andorid, ios and browser with and . Plus real time state sync between :) pic.twitter.com/xp9xiB40qu

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:42 PM, Dec 29th, 2015 via Echofon)

narphorium The possibilities are endless (and hilarious) when anyone can apply to their small business youtu.be/02S06dG2clU

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:51 AM, Dec 29th, 2015 via Echofon)

dalmaer ★ Web Components Are Dead? Or are they slogging away at becoming an overnight success?
medium.com/ben-and-dion/w…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:01 PM, Dec 28th, 2015 via Echofon)

@tomayac @navelpluis So glad we moved on from the late 90ies browser optimization techniques: if (navigator.appName.indexOf(“Mac”) == -1) {}

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Rereading @navelpluis’s ’98 “Web Graphics”, the book I learned the basics of Web coding with amazon.de/gp/product/382… pic.twitter.com/GURFbZIHHZ

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RubenVerborgh After years of work, “The Pragmatic Proof” is finally accepted for publication—and readable online on arXivruben.verborgh.org/publications/v…9

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 2:32 PM, Dec 28th, 2015 via Echofon)

codepo8 Detecting AdBlock without an extra HTTP overhead christianheilmann.com/2015/12/25/det… read height of an element with class adsbox pic.twitter.com/tSzfiXGTEj

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:31 PM, Dec 25th, 2015 via Echofon)

@RubenVerborgh Last pointer before I STFU ;-) Ruby wrapper apparently lives here github.com/stereobooster/…. Merry Christmas :-)

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@RubenVerborgh But IE bug indeed. The spec is clear on the fact that it may be omitted… FWIW, savings IMHO aren’t worth the ambiguity peril.

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@RubenVerborgh A p elem’s end tag MAY (not should) be omitted if the p elem is immediately followed by an […] asidw3.org/TR/html-markup…HX6

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@RubenVerborgh Also, why maintain your own when there is @kangax’s kangax.github.io/html-minifier/ with customizable “minify aggressiveness”?

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@RubenVerborgh Always close them <p>-s and <li>-s :-)

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Wikipedia What happens when you search Wikipedia? blog.wikimedia.org/2015/12/23/sea…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:57 AM, Dec 24th, 2015 via Echofon)

@ReaderMeter @edsu @harej My wikipedia-edits.herokuapp.com has Wikidata (toggleable [is this a word?]) and works quite well on mobile as well.

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aaranged How to generate a Google Knowledge Panel without using the Knowledge Graph API when you know the Freebase MID - bit.ly/1JvLapv

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:51 AM, Dec 24th, 2015 via Echofon)

somebitsLinks Netflix per-title encoding: Netflix is getting a bit smarter about its video encoding. (But why not go full VBR?) dlvr.it/D57wM8

via dlvr.it (retweeted on 8:11 PM, Dec 23rd, 2015 via Echofon)

@csarasuagar Not as far as I can tell. Posting to +Freebase on Google+ (or through whatever medium the usual suspects directly) should work.

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aemkei Recap of , Berlin: youtube.com/watch?v=KzOO9r…

– and the refugee hackathon we organized in Hamburgyoutube.com/watch?v=9o5iFS…PC

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 4:33 PM, Dec 22nd, 2015 via Echofon)

rauschma “Tree-shaking versus dead code elimination” by @Rich_Harris
medium.com/@Rich_Harris/t… /cc @amasad @sebmck

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 10:49 AM, Dec 22nd, 2015 via Echofon)

djsmith42 Clever hack from a fantastic writeup of ES6 language features: 2ality.com/2015/02/es6-sc… pic.twitter.com/f1UsYiNX3e

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:37 AM, Dec 22nd, 2015 via Echofon)

rauschma .@tjvantoll: “Studies have shown that using ~45–75 characters in a line of text produces the most readable articlestjvantoll.com/2015/12/21/tec…KE

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 9:56 PM, Dec 21st, 2015 via Echofon)

xto6—An ES5 to ES2015 transpiler (or “upspiler”) w/ a promising roadmapxto6.js.orgwt

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@aaranged @sergio_redondo s/Italian/Spanish :-) Appreciate the reverse-engineering…

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Great write-up and link collection on Google’s new Knowledge Graph Search API compiled by @aaranged: bit.ly/1Yn6xFM

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@nicolastorzec “Quietly” means via Google+ announcement ;-) plus.google.com/10993683690713… It’s the new “soft-launched”…

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Rich_Harris I wrote about Google’s AMP project, and why the news industry should tread carefully medium.com/@Rich_Harris/d… Now just have to not get fired

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:16 AM, Dec 19th, 2015 via Echofon)

: Evolution of on the Web, by R.V. Guha, @danbri , S. Macbeth: queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=…

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googleresearch After 4 years of schema.org, “Structured data markup is now a core part of the modern web.” - goo.gl/L3zdXl

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:38 PM, Dec 18th, 2015 via Echofon)

rauschma More on references by @kangax: perfectionkills.com/know-thy-refer…

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 8:32 PM, Dec 18th, 2015 via Echofon)

ChromiumDev We improved the “randomness” of JavaScript’s Math.random() in Chrome: v8project.blogspot.de/2015/12/theres… pic.twitter.com/sOACQUSEqL

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:32 PM, Dec 18th, 2015 via Echofon)

Google has launched the Knowledge Graph Search API, replacing the deprecated Freebase API: g.co/KnowledgeGraph…

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LeaVerou New blog post: My positive experience as a woman in tech
lea.verou.me/2015/12/my-pos…
Because the positive stories need to be heard too :)

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 5:23 PM, Dec 18th, 2015 via Echofon)

Google Apps Scripts just got an order of magnitude more awesome: googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2015/12/advanc…. Finally you can write Apps Scripts via CLI :-)

via Twitter for iPhone from Hamburg, Deutschland

Proposal for a Background Sync API that, when offline, queues to-be-sent data until connectivity is reestablished: developers.google.com/web/updates/20…

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OpenType features & how to (theoretically, in too many cases) use them w/ CSS: practice.typekit.com/lesson/caring-… (via css-weekly.com/issue-193/)

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ChromeDevTools Ever tried to paste JSON into the Console and saw it fail? We’ve finally fixed it (in code.google.com/p/chromium/iss…) pic.twitter.com/I3JCScfEml

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 6:28 AM, Dec 16th, 2015 via Echofon)

hatnotable Ever wondered what the @Wikipedia community was reading?

Now we know: The Hatnote Top 100. blog.hatnote.com/post/135182048… pic.twitter.com/KeiAYwxJXf

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:21 AM, Dec 16th, 2015 via Echofon)

@DesertTrumpet @WikiLiveMon This would be nice indeed, but then there would have to be individual Twitter bots for each user. Impossible :-/

via Twitter Web Client in reply to DesertTrumpet from Hamburg, Germany

@DesertTrumpet @WikiLiveMon Soccer/Wrestling’s what many people edit on Wikipedia, cf. our paper for the methodology arxiv.org/abs/1303.4702

via Twitter Web Client in reply to DesertTrumpet from Hamburg, Germany

wikidata Wikidata: Knowledge from different points of view - a Signpost op-ed by @nightrose: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia… pic.twitter.com/2HqeeEg4JM

via Buffer (retweeted on 11:02 AM, Dec 13th, 2015 via Echofon)

narphorium “Inside Deep Dreams: How Google Made Its Computers Go Crazy” by @StevenLevy medium.com/backchannel/in…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 12:02 PM, Dec 12th, 2015 via Echofon)

onyxfish The Quartz guide to bad data: my 6,000 word reference to data problems I’ve encountered over the last 6 years. github.com/Quartz/bad-dat…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:55 AM, Dec 12th, 2015 via Echofon)

The policies of various smart TVs, set top boxes, and streaming devices analyzed: thewirecutter.com/2015/12/your-p… (via @AfterPad)

via Twitter for iPhone from Hamburg, Deutschland

albertocairo Move slow and fix things

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 8:21 PM, Dec 11th, 2015 via Echofon)

arturitu I wrote for @awwwards about > “Do Websites Dream of Virtual Reality?” awwwards.com/do-websites-dr… pic.twitter.com/IinjQ1Vtkd

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:17 PM, Dec 11th, 2015 via Echofon)

Ted Cruz paid Turkers to harvest millions of Facebook users theguardian.com/us-news/2015/d… Cambridge Analytica youtube.com/watch?v=lBgHrn… (via @edsu)

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~RT @shadow_hayato: Blink’s started to support Shadow DOM v1 […codereview.chromium.org/1489433002/A1 // About time. Shad{y, ow} DOM is very confusing.

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Today, the printer asked me if I had tried “turning it off and on again”..wpic.twitter.com/MtGMN4BsHRHR

via Twitter for iPhone

Interesting op-ed by Andreas Kolbe: “Whither @wikidata?”-en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia…1

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rauschma My slides are now online: “From ES5 to ES6 (ES2015) and ES2016”
speakerdeck.com/rauschma/from-…

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 9:52 AM, Dec 9th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

rauschma Forstall pitches iPhone project (wasn’t allowed to be specific): “You’ll have to … work weekends for years” Shuddebgr.com/2015/12/07/app…iz

via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 8:34 AM, Dec 9th, 2015 via Echofon)

gauravseth ANNOUNCED: At that we’ll be submitting a PR to @nodejs /w , along with Chakra OSS pic.twitter.com/xy6rnhQhfY

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:23 AM, Dec 9th, 2015 via Echofon)

Much needed CSS (Web-) font-display property (tabatkins.github.io/specs/css-font…) now implemented in @googlechrome Canary: plus.google.com/+IlyaGrigorik/….

via Twitter Web Client from Hamburg, Germany

mahemoff Several Node projects had NPM and Github credentials in open repositories. github.com/ChALkeR/notes/… via HN pic.twitter.com/eLD0AnK9YP

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:36 AM, Dec 7th, 2015 via Echofon)

somebitsLinks Replacing Sawzall: Google replaces its internal log-analysis language with a Go library dlvr.it/CxBLlB

via dlvr.it (retweeted on 9:03 PM, Dec 6th, 2015 via Echofon)

rauschma documentation.js: like JSDoc, but:
– Based on Babel
– ES6, Flow type annotations
– Infers types
– Out: HTML,.github.com/documentationj…Xm5QqnbY

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 11:55 AM, Dec 5th, 2015 via Echofon)

@Paul_Kinlan …and by “entry-level” (in 2015, in Germany) Web hosters mean managed hosting w/ 1 domain, PHP, and MySQL. Missing SSL :-(

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@Paul_Kinlan Not specifically picking on 1&1… When all entry-level (school kid affordable) hosting packs offer SSL, then we’re talking… IMHO

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kaodro Pretty well researched article: Wikipedia has a ton of money. So why is it begging you to donate yours? wpo.st/68_u0

via Mobile Web (retweeted on 11:04 AM, Dec 5th, 2015 via Echofon)

As much as I 👏 the trend to “HTTPS all the things”, it’s incompatible w/ managed HTTP hosting packages à la 1&1 where the +’S’ costs big €!

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@dret They’re already here! Check the redirects to the Wikipedia “Car” article dispenser.homenet.org/~dispenser/cgi… (not recognized by Twitter’s parser)

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Technically fascinating new mobile app ad format that allows for streaming trial runs that work w/o installation: adwords.blogspot.com/2015/12/trial-…

via Twitter for iPhone from Hamburg, Deutschland

In-depth blog post on Facebook’s approach to video live-streaming: code.facebook.com/posts/16530744…

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Infodisiac Major Wikistats upgrade: more and cleaner trends ow.ly/Vs0Fd pic.twitter.com/FGI1UNm5jM

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@ph_singer @JoopHox That’s what I thought. From my quick tests, I didn’t see a strong trend. But then, what’s a “Christian” country anyway…

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Gave an intro to JavaScript to the Google Hamburg office today powered entirely by the great @ChromeDevTools console developers.google.com/web/tools/chro…

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vambenepe Google Cloud Vision API is now in Preview: googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2015/12/Google… Example: AeroSense processing drone photos to recognize what drones see.

via Echofon (retweeted on 9:57 PM, Dec 2nd, 2015 via Echofon)

@JoopHox Could you provide some context to this statement, please? According to what data source? Thanks.

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