Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

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

January 2016

@phaase LOL, couldn’t agree more :-)

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jeffposnick @surmair @addyosmani Is this like when you search for Polymer & you realize the results don’t make sense without a PhD in organic chemistry?

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shit_hn_says Why don’t they just host GitHub wherever the status site is hosted?

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@philostar Works on desktop, thanks. Now need to play with it in more detail…

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metromoxie Starting in Chrome 50, geolocation will not be available in insecure contexts (i.e. only HTTPS embedded in HTTPS): codereview.chromium.org/1530403002/

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@eswc_conf paper reviews—What was the sample entity pre@BarackObamaa was@POTUSS & what will it be post?dbpedia.org/resource/Barac…V

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@philostar Thanks :-) Not sure what is wrong, though, but I get redirected to a blank screen after the OAuth dance..pic.twitter.com/8rRTQTScS6S6

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cramforce Blogpost about how AMP maintains high performance when a page decides it requires 10-20 analytics providers
amphtml.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/ana…

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rauchg Macdown is awesome.
🔹 Free & OSS
🔹 Live side-preview
🔹 GitHub M↓ + syntax highlighting
macdown.uranusjr.com pic.twitter.com/z1GSe6rHEQ

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:36 PM, Jan 28th, 2016 via Echofon)

WikimediaCH Anonymous edits vs. registered users vs. bots : see who edits Wikipedia the most buff.ly/1PjkWhP pic.twitter.com/HJ3yPOXfsq

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mathias Take any Facebook/Instagram photo URL.

👉 append `.txt` → ASCII art
👉 append `.html` → colored ASCII art

E.g. scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e3…

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DeanoHume How to create a really, really simple custom offline page using Service Workers bit.ly/offline-page pic.twitter.com/qy8A74QK2O

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:19 PM, Jan 27th, 2016 via Echofon)

@rakugojon I’d be interested, but am limited time wise :-/ On a positive note, tho, my code’s open github.com/tomayac/wikipe…. Hope this helps!

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AMPhtml AMP: What about ads? amphtml.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/amp…

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@philostar Good luck with your company. I would be most interested to get in the trial if this is possible at all?! Thanks!

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jaffathecake The streams API is a new primitive with massive potential, from transcoding video to serving content *really* fast

jakearchibald.com/2016/streams-f…

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mahemoff “Debugability is hugely important, and I think we may not give it the importance that it deserves.” medium.com/ben-and-dion/w…

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@vambenepe On a positive note, you’d get an äöüÄÖÜ for free, plus even an ß. There’s no saying “nein” at this point :-)

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@vambenepe Then funny enough a German QWERTZ (Mac) keyboard may fit. All accents easily available as well as coding characters {}[]();,!.

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mbostock Escape callback hell 🔥 with Queue.js! Version 1.2 adds queue.abort and a much-improved README. github.com/mbostock/queue

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ChristopherBlum Reverse engineering of Nest devices experimental-platform.tumblr.com/post/137835649…

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printminion Cool feature in Google Chrome v48.
“open link in different chrome profile” I suppose ;) pic.twitter.com/AQi5RGtVnL

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:23 AM, Jan 23rd, 2016 via Echofon)

addyosmani @kangax An early version of DevTools CPU throttling is available in Experiments > hit shift 6 times > CPU throttling pic.twitter.com/y8j8yOgUKj

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@tomayac Hmmm, seems like j2objc.org is the working link, the blog post disappeared. (CC: @bsletten)

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J2ObjC released: Java-2-Objective-C compiler so that Android & iOS apps can share the same logic (excluding UI code) google-opensource.blogspot.com/2016/01/j2objc…

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mahemoff An email that evolves as you forward it by @HTeuMeuLeu. Genius hack based on mail services morphing the html medium.com/@hteumeuleu/su…

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GundersenMarius I love this diagram in the WHATWG spec. It explains it much better than words could pic.twitter.com/RflCT5JIGu

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@denormalize Haven’t used Electron before & have no insights into how it handles sandboxing. Are you referring to github.com/atom/electron/…?

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ESnextNews Understand promises before you start using async/await
medium.com/@bluepnume/lea… ^ar

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assaf Wrap any web page natively without even thinking, across Windows, OSX and Linux github.com/jiahaog/native…

via iOS (retweeted on 8:21 PM, Jan 21st, 2016 via Echofon)

@ReaderMeter Open collaboration FTW indeed. Detected several times by @mediagalleries too, 1st time here: twitter.com/mediagalleries…

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domenic BOOM. <script type=”module”> coming soon to a browser near you. html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/scri… twitter.com/htmlstandard/s…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:27 PM, Jan 20th, 2016 via Echofon)

AMP now has experimental support for paywalls, payments […github.com/ampproject/amp…Xy (vi@cramforcece)

→AMP Reader Idocs.google.com/document/d/1f7…uJ

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danbri .@sideshowbarker re html-tidy.org has anyone built it as JS via Emscripten?

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JohnMu Search Console is turning the AMP up! If you are too, check out the aggregated error reports googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ch/2016/01/amp-er… pic.twitter.com/JCH2LtGZnI

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pudo Stunning piece of media monitoring data analysis on EU reporting of the refugee crisis, from @densitydesign: labs.densitydesign.org/dd11/g4_migrat…

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Wow, MicroSoft™ have made a pull request to move Node.js to @ChakraCore: blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016…

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nelson The future is Dick Costolo posting screenshots of paragraphs of text.
On Twitter.
Forever. twitter.com/dickc/status/6…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:34 PM, Jan 19th, 2016 via Echofon)

ChristopherBlum Support our recent OpenSource project by upvoting it on Hacker News: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=109321…

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exploringjs A new release of “Exploring ES6” is online at exploringjs.com/es6/
This is new: pic.twitter.com/RvrUawV3cE

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 8:52 PM, Jan 18th, 2016 via Echofon)

Interesting attack vector: recognizing speech from phones’ gyroscope signals, JavaScript-accessible w/o approval: crypto.stanford.edu/gyrophone/

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Charting @Wikipedia Pageviews API data’s just gotten ridiculously easy—Read howgithub.com/tomayac/wikipe…V5pic.twitter.com/H7d73VTG9BB

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For , brushed off some dust of my @Wikipedia & @wikidata realtime edit stats app “Bots vs. Wikipedians” wikipedia-edits.herokuapp.com

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Learning how to create Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP⚡️) has gotten a lot easier: amphtml.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/lea…

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Great blog post on the new constants (const): ada.is/blog/2015/07/1… (via @brucel’s Reading List brucelawson.co.uk/2016/reading-l…)

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, thanks for existing & making your usage data avail., which enabled me to build @WikiLiveMon & @mediagalleries during .

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jure The Unreasonable Reputation of Neural Networks
thinkingmachines.mit.edu/blog/unreasona…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:56 PM, Jan 15th, 2016 via Echofon)

holden YES! TIME adds history of wiki into its history of WIkipedia (so many don’t): time.com/4177280/wiki-h… (quotes by @WardCunningham)

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:52 PM, Jan 15th, 2016 via Echofon)

aemkei Great article and beautiful maps by @sensescape and @mapzen about what lines can describe: mapzen.com/blog/lines pic.twitter.com/px2vopX3TD

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lucyamorris The Internet Archive just added 2,300 MS-DOS games to their library. Enjoy! archive.org/details/softwa… pic.twitter.com/6v0wdOIyXl

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I’m not much of a C programmer, but enjoyed this critique & the original piece on “How to C in 2016”: github.com/Keith-S-Thomps… (via @tcurdt)

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FiveThirtyEight The most-edited Wikipedia pages over the last 15 years: 53eig.ht/1P2TFQF pic.twitter.com/lArHv6kqEa

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An open letter created on @github to GitHub for making working with GitHub better: github.com/dear-github/de….

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rauschma “10th Anniversary of jQuery” by @jeresig
ejohn.org/blog/10th-anni…

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@maxlath Cool, thanks! Will have a look. Wikidata types are mighty beasts ;-)

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Credit where credit is due: WIKIDATAFACTS() is greatly powered by @maxlath’s simplifyClaims: github.com/maxlath/wikida… twitter.com/tomayac/status…

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I’ve improved my @Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets github.com/tomayac/wikipe… w/ a new @wikidata -FACTS function pic.twitter.com/4RUU14xp1Y

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aemkei The most amazing project we did at @ubilabs for @googlemaps just launched:
g.co/miniaturwunder… pic.twitter.com/hUOLeq30nz

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rauschma OS X – recommended bitmap graphics editor for programmers: GraphicConverter b@lemkesoftft (no frills, easy to uselemkesoft.de/en/products/gr…R5

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stefanpenner if anyone is looking for a great read: code.google.com/p/google-secur…

Explains the current state of computer security…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:23 AM, Jan 13th, 2016 via Twitter for iPad)

rauschma “JS Standard Style”
Don’t like name, don’t agree w/ all choices, love idea: ready-made .eslintrc, .jshintrc, .jscsrc
github.com/feross/standard

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googleresearch Interested in a career in deep learning? Apply to the Google Brain Residency Program at g.co/brainresidency pic.twitter.com/ANWQ0ivoPB

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Only now stumbled upon @maxlath’s @wikidata SDK for JavaScript: github.com/maxlath/wikida…. Great work!

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aaranged Google Implements Direct Knowledge Panel Editing on Desktop and Mobile - bit.ly/1mQQFe6 @mblumenthal

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jure We’re hosting the 2016 Wiki Workshop at @www2016ca (Montreal) and @icwsm (Cologne). Call for papers: snap.stanford.edu/wikiworkshop20…

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@Paul_Kinlan My understanding is that people prefer @Medium for discoverability (like app stores?!), but I prefer my curated RSS feed :-)

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~”[W]e heard [citation needed!] a total of 147 applications had been received […] & eventually 2 will be EU-grantedwp.me/p4s8AU-2wAVl

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Props to @Paul_Kinlan for co-publishing to personal blog & @Medium, e.g., in twitter.com/Paul_Kinlan/st… (must-read post). Don’t let blogs die!

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WikiResearch Machine learning algorithm to predict which words in a Wikipedia article will get wikilinked cs229.stanford.edu/proj2015/329_r…

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otisg Wow, a Bash package manager?! bpkg.io

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suneman United Stats of Words: sunelehmann.com/2016/01/09/uni… A little blog post with links to my favorite finds from our interactive twitter viz.

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Crappy Web practices that need to stop troyhunt.com/2016/01/its-20… Fascinating link from the piece on visitor uniqueness amiunique.org

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somebitsLinks Chinese map distortions: Google Maps in China shows odd artifacts to comply with Chinese security law dlvr.it/DDWgGC

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rauschma If, by end of year, we have full ES6 in browsers and Node.js and ES6 modules in npm, the JS ecosystem will have made a huge leap forward.

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petewarden Colorizing black and white photos using neural networks - tinyclouds.org/colorize/ - once you can understand image content, magic happens!

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Added more funcs to my Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets for categories: github.com/tomayac/wikipe… Updated demo: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

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@Tpt93 And misspellings like en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti…. Valuable (AdWords) keywords $-) if you think global scale…

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@Tpt93 I agree, the data is sometimes suboptimal (as on Wikidata, too). But then also you find pearls like en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti… :-)

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@Tpt93 As I said, redirects are more than aliases: for human-readable see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:W…, via the API it’s en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?acti….

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@Tpt93 Fair enough, you’re right. Still missing redirects, though (en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?acti…). These are more than Wikidata labels.

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@Tpt93 I guess the answer is “because people”. Wikidata’s “Q64” is less speaking than “Berlin” wikidata.org/w/api.php?acti…. Also less API calls.

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Created a couple of convenience functions around for use in Google Spreadsheets github.com/tomayac/wikipe… pic.twitter.com/cbi6FjF4IS

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chiller Things no @twitter user wants:
-Moments
-Non chronological tweets
-Tweets from people we don’t follow
-Promoted bs.
-More than 140 chars.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:07 PM, Jan 6th, 2016 via Echofon)

kevinmarks “how can we improve twitter?”
“what if we got paid to automate astroturfing?”
“brilliant, ship it”
blog.twitter.com/2016/introduci…

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Yay, our paper “From @fbase to @wikidata: The Great Migration” got accepted to the Industry Track: www2016.ca/program/indust… :-D

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WHATWG Looks like 2016 will bring <script type=module> to @htmlstandard. Happy new year everyone! github.com/whatwg/html/pu…

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