Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

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

February 2016

rauschma TypeScript will soon use the type information in JSDoc comments. Awesome; I’ve been wanting this for years.
github.com/Microsoft/Type…

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jeanqasaur Latest blog post: what my PhD was like. Wrote this to give prospective students an idea of what to expect. jxyzabc.blogspot.com/2016/02/my-phd…

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kangax TIL there’s `npm version …` which bumps version AND adds version commit (if running git) AND `git tag`s it. Nice nice.

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Made my Wikipedia pageviews.js client library friendlier (the purpose of client libs) by accepting native Date obj: github.com/tomayac/pagevi…

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Following @puf’s intro to @Firebase talk: firebase.com A cross-device (iOS/Android/Web), realtime, offline-syncing JSON database.

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JavaScript to finally get lookbehind regular expressions support in v8: v8project.blogspot.com/2016/02/regexp…

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Stylelint is a mighty, modern CSS linter: stylelint.io. Now need some time to create a sane default .stylelintrc file.

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igrigorik <link rel=preload> is here! What is it for? Great overview: bit.ly/1S6kQde - take it out for a spin! pic.twitter.com/gO9IHsOuKp

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@mhausenblas It turns out @github “thought” @sadads was a spam bot. Pinging support fixed it. Full story github.com/isaacs/github/…. Strange…

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Yet another new Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets (twitter.com/tomayac/status…) trick: @wikidata -QID($article). pic.twitter.com/JBXAorugZE

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The Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets (twitter.com/tomayac/status…) have learned a new trick: WIKISEARCH($query) pic.twitter.com/WhJ90n6hmM

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bathtype Apple wrapped a span around the word “click” to apply more generous letter spacing, so it doesn’t look like “dick.” pic.twitter.com/oiVj3KV5xJ

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pbakaus Now that AMP has launched, how could life look like after AMP, fixing the web at large? Help me figure it out: paulbakaus.com/2016/02/26/lif…

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@mhausenblas @github I have an Issue that 404s for me, but is clearly there and has an ID. No answer so far. twitter.com/tomayac/status…

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tkadlec Pitching the idea of Content Performance Policies as a standardized alternative to AMP. timkadlec.com/2016/02/a-stan…

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~RT @JohnMu: [P]ost about Search Console reports […plus.google.com/+JohnMueller/p…X2 // If you’ve gon@AMPhtmlml but Search Console doesn’t “see” it.

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miha_jlo Here we have Facebook estimating probability of transitioning from “relationship” to “single” in 60 days pic.twitter.com/n5KcswW51D

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Friendly request for @AMPhtml to allow for <base> (developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/HT…) in AMP ⚡ documents: github.com/ampproject/amp…

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Attached please find my résümก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ xkcd.com/1647/ (CC: @HeidiTworek)

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JigsawTeam Today @sundarpichai announced the expansion of Shield. We use Google infrastructure to defend independent news sites goo.gl/jhhU2e

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GoogleDesign Meet Resizer: a dynamic resource for testing out your responsive UI g.co/design/resizer… pic.twitter.com/20xIiWz30Y

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@github Seems like my repo github.com/tomayac/wikipe… is experiencing a challenge: issue 1 & silky’s fork aren’t shown. pic.twitter.com/Y3Odc4I0vT

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Thanks to @pantojacoder, pageviews.js (JS client lib for the Wikipedia Pageviews API) is now available on @bower: github.com/tomayac/pagevi….

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DasSurma And it’s a proper progressive web app with offline and everything. Source code link at the bottom of the page.

twitter.com/aerotwist/stat…

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igrigorik Delivering Fast and Light Applications with (new) Save-Data header: bit.ly/1Oqgreo - shipping in Chrome 49! pic.twitter.com/pqnExY6CjA

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newsycombinator PeerTweet – Decentralized feeds using BitTorrent’s DHT networgithub.com/lmatteis/peer-…0V

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@rauschma We started thinking about it more concretely recently, mostly in the context of retailers. DM me if interested.

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WikiEval Did you know about @Wikipedia tools for Google Spreadsheets? Just released by @tomayac github.com/tomayac/wikipe… via @WikiResearch

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Started triaging, dealing with, & assigning issues raised for the @wikidata Primary Sources Tool. Sorry for the long turn-around time :-/

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domenic Pretty sweet library for easily and safely creating HTML elements using tagged template strings: github.com/straker/html-t…

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@ReaderMeter @yuvipanda I see—An advanced mode could give the user full expressive freedom, whereas a basic mode could cover public queries.

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@ReaderMeter @yuvipanda Yepp, looking doable. Need to still figure out the OAuth details, but only after the weekend ;-)

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The “Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets” paper has been published on my @googleresearch profile: research.google.com/pubs/pub44817.… (PDF→red icon)

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@ReaderMeter @yuvipanda Cool—I’ll have a look if it quarry.wmflabs.orgk) can be done. As long as it’s an HTTP interface it should work.

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danbri From my more numerate colleagues: sites.google.com/site/statistic… - statistics addon for google spreadsheets

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@JohnMu I’ve an 11-yo blog w/ legacy (X)HTML à la <img src=”ex.gif” align=”left”/>. AMPlifying it is still ongoing: amp.tomayac.com

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paul_irish TIL: the `let` keyword provides such a big upgrade for the classic for-loop & closure problem. pic.twitter.com/MLiIz5YRac

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Noticing that typically @AMPhtml pages are island w/ all internal links to non-AMP pages (e.g. @guardian amp.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb…). Intended?

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philwalton I just released a new library called autotrack for analytics.js. You should try it if you use GA on your websites googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2016/02/introd…

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vambenepe The Google Cloud Vision API is now accessible to everyone googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2016/02/Google… How can you use image content detection for your apps?

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aaranged From Freebase to Wikidata: The Great Migration [PDF] - bit.ly/1ouaxEp @vrandezo @tomayac @nightrose et al. pic.twitter.com/qRcQ2Ypwb9

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pmika @abursuc Yes, this post fails to mention that many other talented individuals will be leaving the company.

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Classic “off by one” error: “From Freebase to Wikidata” rather than the opposite :-) twitter.com/wikidata/statu…

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Impressive Amazon dataset jmcauley.ucsd.edu/data/amazon/li… I wonder what @felipehoffa can make out of it; @ftrain capitulated newrepublic.com/article/129026…

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@Paul_Kinlan Out of pure interest, how much did you pay? It’s crazy expensive for hobbyists with @1and1: 1and1.com/ssl-certificate

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RubenVerborgh I posted a review on the paper by @csarven, @rhiaro, @SoerenAuer, and @timberners_lee: csarven.ca/dokieli#i-2016… I like the openness!

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jure How to increase Wikipedia article creation rate by 3x across different languages cs.stanford.edu/people/jure/pu…

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@aaranged Let me know your power user feature requests :-)

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aaranged Bears RTing: Wikipedia Tools for Google Sheets bit.ly/24ak2Jc Pictured WIKIPAGEVIEWS function: +1 @tomayac! pic.twitter.com/9BpuUDEiQK

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.@aaranged Thanks for the RT :-) Combined with the charting capability in Spreadsheets, the true power is unleashed: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

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.@tim_cook’s response to the @FBI’s data access request following the 2015 San Bernardino attack: apple.com/customer-lette…

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Impressive tresaure trove of @npmjs scripts to automate the website build process: css-tricks.com/why-npm-script…. Covers JS, CSS, images,…

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Responsive email framework & mark-up language mjml.io Sad that this is needed, but then there’s this medium.com/@hteumeuleu/su…

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Catalogablog Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets by Thomas Steiner. Tools available as open-source on GitHub arxiv.org/pdf/1602.02506…

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stilkov “The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people” – everything’s fine, nothing to see herarstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/…HW

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jure Disinformation on the Web: Impact, Characteristics, and Detection of Wikipedia Hoaxes
cs.stanford.edu/people/jure/pu…

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Updated the Wikipedia Tools chrome.google.com/webstore/detai…. New funcs: WIKIARTICLESAROUND, WIKICOMMONSLINK, WIKICATEGORIES. pic.twitter.com/2tpf4Vbp6H

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@pchampin The best post-intro to read after getting one’s hands dirty with Promises: pouchdb.com/2015/05/18/we-…

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WIKICATEGORYMEMBERS(“en:Category:US presidential candidates, 2016”), WIKIPAGEVIEWS(), ready: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d… pic.twitter.com/pQXUYrEe2C

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And because , the Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets are open-sourced on GitHub github.com/tomayac/wikipe… pic.twitter.com/X91M4U2y67

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Google Apps Add-Ons are thoroughly reviewed—a lengthy but worthwhile process: here the@wikidataA -FACTS() func docs.pic.twitter.com/llGcsdCRfJJ

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The Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets are now available as an official Sheets Add-On: chrome.google.com/webstore/detai…. pic.twitter.com/MKAEozdE4T

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@RubenVerborgh You should make a PR to add <marquee> support for excessively long paper titles… CC@pchampinin

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@kdzwinel @Paul_Kinlan Hmm, not sure I understand the rationale… Even navigator.geolocation is opt-in & IMHO doesn’t need to be HTTPS-only.

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@jerem (i) It’s probably a silo on purpose and (ii), they’re therefore not using SFSafariViewController (background macstories.net/stories/ios-9-…)

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Impressive use of the experimental CSS “perspective” property (developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/CS…) in this @smashingmag demo: codepen.io/NobodyRocks/pe…

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wsREST Now that our Program Chair is settled and full of great experts (ws-rest.org/2016/organizat…), consider writing a paper: ws-rest.org/2016/call-for-…

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stilkov Doubts about that GitHub study and the way it was presented: slatestarcodex.com/2016/02/12/bef…

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Paper by Mazières & Kohler “Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List”: scs.stanford.edu/~dm/home/paper… (PDF). Background story: vox.com/2014/11/21/725…

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From UIWebView to WKWebView to SFSafariViewController—progress ofS embedded Web views:macstories.net/stories/ios-9-…e &developer.apple.com/videos/play/ww…4

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ReaderMeter Elsevier reports a 99% drop in visible traffic from Wikipedia since we switched to HTTPS. This is how we’ll fix this meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:…

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Cool, they made the gravity waves available as a ringtone: podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2016/… [mp3] twitter.com/sundarpichai/s…

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jaffathecake Chrome is changing how it loads stylesheets, allowing you to load & apply CSS progressively

jakearchibald.com/2016/link-in-b…

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thewikipedian New blog post-@twitterr’s challenges and@Wikipediaa’s aren’t all that different:bit.ly/20Rrt5zZr

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JoshConstine Twitter plans to fix the @ reply canoe character count and .@ problems it says are inhibiting growth techcrunch.com/2016/02/10/twi…

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@bkeegan I read it as they used the Cloud Vision API, not really trained a deep learning model. Was hoping for an interpretation of results…

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~Sci-Hub is an online repo & Web service for reading scientific articles that bypasses paywalls.-en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hubb (via@IgorBrigadirr)

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“Things don’t happen ‘for a reason,’ but you can find purpose and meaning in things that do happen.”-@jhuberr (viaplus.google.com/u/0/+JeffHuber…D)

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Twitter’s long rumored “show me important tweets first” feature’s live blog.twitter.com/2016/never-mis… Seems like turning it on has no effect on API

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mahemoff Wow, Opera looks set to be acquired recode.net/2016/02/09/ope…

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@todrobbins @edsu Yepp, same here for @1and1, apparently there is no obvious way to register Punycode or emoji domains for the mere mortals…

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@todrobbins @edsu Can’t resolve 💣.com ;-) Wikipedia Tools are in final review for official add-on, soon easier to install!

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ph_singer Preprint of poster “Visual Positions of Links and Clicks on Wikipedia” /w @trovdimi @mstrohm philippsinger.info/2016_www2016_l…

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New paper “Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets” arxiv.org/abs/1602.02506 Add some =WIKI* magic to your sheets. pic.twitter.com/vG2xFzGgrv

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Opening a PDF w/ evil Type 3 fonts and exporting the PDF to PDF w/ Preview automagically converts Type 3 fonts to TrueType. @www2016ca

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jeroenbosman @tomayac Care to share your research tool usage by taking this survey? innoscholcomm.typeform.com/to/Csvr7b?sour… RT=nice pic.twitter.com/ziMnR7eGkY

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firstdraftnews Take our new geolocation challenge and and test your verification skills with online maps firstdraftnews.com/resource/test-… pic.twitter.com/uFGF4jrzhM

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hmason tweet.onerandom.com shows you random tweets. It makes it very clear that most people do not use Twitter the way you use Twitter.

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IgorBrigadir Vocal minority “Power Users” already use other tools. The important thing to keep access to is the API. I’ll when the API goes.

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johl „If MediaWiki was re-built from scratch in 2016, what would be different about its software architecture?” quora.com/If-Wikipedia-M…

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bhcarpenter Seriously people. We aren’t idiots. Quit speculating about how we’re going to “ruin Twitter”

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nicolastorzec Utilities that provide functions to enrich Google Spreadsheets’ sheets with Wikipedia data, by @tomayac: github.com/tomayac/wikipe…

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@benestar_wm I’ve an accepted short paper on Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets that has a WIKIDATAFACTS func: lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wiki….

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haoel The right way process JavaScript exception. pic.twitter.com/sMXqHICudI

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mathias On Facebook, everybody is connected to everyone else by only 3.46 people: research.facebook.com/blog/three-and… pic.twitter.com/jwO0x6LF6Y

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Great post by @pistenprinz on how @trivago managed to refactor their : tech.trivago.com/2016/02/02/lar… Be sure to check the links to the tools!

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Wikipedia Randall Munroe at xkcd.com reminds us to read list of common misconceptions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c… pic.twitter.com/VE6jUiSsfH

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PHDcomics How to write an abstract phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1… pic.twitter.com/GqerpbCKtl

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Hacking @AMPhtml on my blog amp.tomayac.com. Not quite valid yet, but noticing a huge speed increase..pic.twitter.com/nXygyhRhJPJP

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ebidel Wrote an article on URLSearchParams, my new fave. So useful! Gets rid of boilerplate code for working with a URL. developers.google.com/web/updates/20…

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As good of a job as Apple’ve done at still allowing El Capitan on mid-2007 iMac, as bad of a job they’ve done at resuming its >6GB download.

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