Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

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July 2016

Evergreen dash showing always yesterday’s top Wikipedia pages by Desktop, Mobile App & Web.…

via Twitter Web Client


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@samwalton9 I toyed around w/ it a bit and it’s fascinating as a dataset. Just added a protocol parameter for https.

via Echofon in reply to samwalton9

Thanks to @samwalton9’s feature request, Wikipedia Tools (…) now have a WIKILINKSEARCH method.

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Email password recovery steps of both @WEBDE & @GMX consist of hints for recovering passwords stored in browsers or a 3.99€ hotline. 👹

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Rainy 🌧 lonely Sunday, but on the bright side time to fix GitHub Issues w/ my Node.js local-reverse-geocoder: 🌍… 🗺

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random_forests Really enjoying this excellent book by @michael_nielsen - many thanks for this!

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:59 AM, Jul 31st, 2016 via Echofon)

@ChromeDevTools @addyosmani Why is type of Service Worker scripts “javascript”, vs. “script” for regular scripts? 🤔

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@slidrio Duh, indeed. Seems like I picked the worst-possible random example ;-) It’s working fine with… 👍 Thanks!

via Twitter Web Client in reply to slidrio

@RobinDrexler @slidrio ?embed 😀 portrait/landscape, 😕 suboptimal screen real estate use.

via Echofon in reply to RobinDrexler

@RobinDrexler @slidrio Thanks for the hint, but I fail to find an “embed” functionality; crucial for my use case (…).

via Twitter Web Client in reply to RobinDrexler

Of all popular slide hosting sites (LinkedIn’s SlideShare, Google Slides, GitHub’s Speaker Deck), Speaker Deck works the least on mobile 😥.

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marissamayer Thank you, @jelenawoehr! I follow you, miss working with you, and miss your posts on d-r :)…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:58 AM, Jul 29th, 2016 via Echofon)

“Man is to […] Programmer as Woman is to Homemaker? Debiasing Word Embeddings”—Paper on Machine-Learned…MDZ [PDF]

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Microsoft’s @codepo8 on why ChakraCore—Microsoft’s alternative (to V8) JavaScript engine for Node.js—…0Q +1

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methode If you’re a news publisher, we put together a short FAQ that might be in your interest when you move to HTTPS.…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:34 AM, Jul 28th, 2016 via Echofon)

Academic Paper Title: Should It Contain Questions—Behold Semicolons; Or Even Dashes? [cf recursively quoted…oFj

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@RubenVerborgh It’s great fun. Downside is that it’s using an elderly WebKit, so -webkit-* & webkit*()it is. But:… 👌

via Echofon in reply to RubenVerborgh

notwaldorf I made a thing that turns an image into emoji pixels! Which you can upload to a gist! 🙆🎉


via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 10:30 PM, Jul 27th, 2016 via Echofon)

@YahooResearch Confirmed working now, before didn’t redirect to… as it does now. Thanks :-)

via Echofon in reply to YahooResearch

A 💧-in (quite literally) Web Component by @notwaldorf that adds emoji rain to sites: Because we can. <emoji-rain>

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.@notwaldorf on building cross-platform consistent <input>s (think type=”range”) w/ Web Components:…. Crucial:

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mathias 🎉 Unicode property escapes are coming to JavaScript regular expressions!…

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 9:44 AM, Jul 27th, 2016 via Echofon)

Great and accessible for newbies (like me) intro to neural networks and how to make use of them in TensorFlow:…

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@andreapernici @cramforce @pbakaus Not yet, but the relevant people have been pinged.

via Echofon in reply to andreapernici

jeffposnick Keep Google Analytics working, even when your web app is offline:…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:01 PM, Jul 25th, 2016 via Echofon)

zeynep Instead of “AKP emails”, Wikileaks dumped private info of ALMOST EVERY WOMAN in Turkey Yes.…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:51 PM, Jul 25th, 2016 via Echofon)

The academic travel ban-@RT_Erdogann—is a shame! The RT in the Twitter handle stands for ReTweet, so the world…5R

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WebKit to finally allow muted autoplaying inline video, as animated GIF is the possibly worst video codec…3r

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Apart from everything is awesome & tremendous corp speak, the core bit is that @marissamayer is “planning to stay”.…

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TL;DR for change <content>→<slot> needed, but @shadow_hayato’s v0→v1 Shadow DOM doc is top:….…

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How SOASTA & Google used Machine Learning to Predict Bounce Rate & Conversions…

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igrigorik how many bytes do we need to encode a 1px image? too many: - interesting under the hood peek at different containers

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:50 PM, Jul 23rd, 2016 via Echofon)

🤔 Am I the only one missing emoji predictions that were introduced in iOS 10 Beta 2, but gone again in Beta 3?

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smashingmag Dominant Colors for Lazy-Loading Images? Solved. A detailed article.…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:53 PM, Jul 22nd, 2016 via Echofon)

@RubenVerborgh I guess Facebook want to annoy people out of clicking thru to YouTube videos (= loose context) in favor of FB-hosted videos.

via Echofon in reply to RubenVerborgh

@RubenVerborgh WTF? Coming from Echofon (my Twitter client of choice) and opening it inline & Safari all worked OK.

via Echofon in reply to RubenVerborgh

Fascinating to follow the 8-Bit Guy as he explains how old school floppy disks worked… 💾 Highly recommended channel.

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In the future, you might want to add rel=”noopener” to your outbound links for improved performance and security:….

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igrigorik WebP team has been quietly plugging away at improving quality and speed.. e.g: - great to see it paying off!

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:01 PM, Jul 21st, 2016 via Echofon)

If you’re into @adwords API reporting, my latest Node.js library might be for you:….

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Two new exciting Cloud APIs released:… for Natural Language Processing & for Speech to Text.

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Share URLs w/ a Mac by broadcasting them as a Physical Web Eddystone URL Bluetooth Beacon (w/o a physical beacon):…

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rachelnabors Motion Detection with JavaScript:

via Buffer (retweeted on 2:00 PM, Jul 20th, 2016 via Echofon)

aemkei Releasing…


Translate JavaScript to other writing systems!

# ΔYロIᗐコΞ

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 11:45 PM, Jul 19th, 2016 via Echofon)

CloudFour The Business Case for Progressive Web Apps…

via (retweeted on 11:43 PM, Jul 19th, 2016 via Echofon)

ponyfoo 📰 Extra! Extra!
🍰 ServiceWorker: A Basic Guide to BackgroundSync
✍ By @DeanoHume

via Pony Foo (retweeted on 11:35 PM, Jul 19th, 2016 via Echofon)

Happy that theWikipedia Tools (…) have served you well :-D…

via Echofon

An ESLint configuration enforcing the Google JavaScript style by guide (…) by @sindresorhus:…

via Echofon

rasbt Colorizing b/w photos with a deep convolutional neural nets: useful (and impressive).…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:31 AM, Jul 18th, 2016 via Echofon)

Portrait of some of Yahoo!’s earliest “Surfers”, the team who organized the company’s Web directory:… (via @informor)

via Twitter for iPad

ReoCities archives the remainders of GeoCities…, e.g., this note to Yahoo! for adding a page….

via Twitter for iPad

Great post by @Paul_Kinlan on some of his Web dev visions. WRT more bug reports: I like….…

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There is no such thing as free lunch, not even with HTTP/2:… (via @andreapernici, CC: @igrigorik)

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Alexei_Simakov The profound irony of (in hiding) using Twitter to call on his supporters to take to the streets, after trying to ban it for years

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:08 PM, Jul 16th, 2016 via Echofon)

somebitsLinks Facebook diversity comment: More details of disappointment

via (retweeted on 9:54 AM, Jul 16th, 2016 via Echofon)

Moved to Web Sockets w/ the Wikipedia screensaver:…. Speech synthesis depends on getVoices():…

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Improved compatibility of my 💬 Wikipedia screensaver:…. Talking fine now on iOS/Android/PC.

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Interesting @zackbloom post again on the history of image maps:… Subscribe to their RSS feed:

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@ericlaw @igrigorik Duh, thanks. It’s straight in the FAQ even… To me defense, I was on mobile, on desktop now…

via Echofon in reply to ericlaw

Fun game by @flukeout to learn basic to very advanced selectors: (via [subscribe!])

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igrigorik using Zopfli to optimize PNG images: - hooray compression!

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:02 AM, Jul 14th, 2016 via Echofon)

@igrigorik Do you happen to know if this is implemented in ImageOptim (

via Echofon in reply to igrigorik

ericclemmons 🔥 Clean up @github issues with the HTML5 <details> tag —…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:12 AM, Jul 13th, 2016 via Echofon)

CSS variables put to creative use: @zackbloom’s “Communicating Between JavaScript and CSS Using CSS Variables”:…

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Custom Elements v1 is seriously upping the ante, and browser support is coming along nicely.…

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GNUmanth gets a re-write with @polymer special thanks to @shidhincr & @gokul_i 🤓

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:40 PM, Jul 12th, 2016 via Echofon)

The Primary Sources Tool (initially focused on migrating @fbase to @wikidata) has a new owner—Wikidata!…Q.

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: TreeWalker (…) unlike NodeIterator (…) only considers visible nodes. Added to @MozDevNet.

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@RubenVerborgh Maybe @github favored speed(!) (everyone’s issue) over cross-system look & feel consistency (few’s issue [citation needed]).

via Echofon in reply to RubenVerborgh

addyosmani ChromeLens helps develop for the visually impaired. ❤️ the keyboard-navigation flow tracing

via Twitter Business Experience (retweeted on 1:19 AM, Jul 12th, 2016 via Echofon)

sfeir [Interview] : Google’s @addyosmani discuss tools & workflows for developers :…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:15 AM, Jul 12th, 2016 via Echofon)

nicolastorzec Politwoops can display deleted tweets from Politicians but PostGhost can’t display those from popular Verified Users

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:03 AM, Jul 11th, 2016 via Echofon)

The Apollo 11 lunar landing code is now on GitHub:…. Cool accompanying background story:….

via Echofon

Finally managed to read “The languages which almost were CSS”:…. A great(!) history lesson on how standards are made.

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Thanks, @maguay, for mentioning my Google Sheets add-on Wikipedia Tools. Very useful list of add-ons!…

via Twitter Web Client

Good reminder blog post on the mighty console API in Web browsers to ease your debugging:…

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DasSurma A good infinite scroller has a few technical challenges. So we wrote one in vanilla JS and blogged about it!…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:18 PM, Jul 7th, 2016 via Echofon)

Interesting detail of the Firefox search deal struck by @marissamayer in case Mozilla don’t like the buyer of Yahoo:…

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@Paul_Kinlan You meant VoiceXML apps @Business_Kinlan was building I guess?!

via Echofon in reply to Paul_Kinlan

“On modern hardware GIF is the slowest and most expensive video codec. Can we please allow it to be obsoleted?”

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Turning Progressive Web Apps into @electronjs desktop apps:…. @dalmaer’s dream come true?!…

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Blog post by @mikegbabb on data saving opportunities w/ <picture> and WebP:… (via @brucel’s…)

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kdzwinel I made a webpage showing off our small library of UI components. They are pretty, they are open and they are fast 🤘

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:44 PM, Jul 7th, 2016 via Echofon)

Use cases for the :target CSS pseudo-class, e.g., combined w/ <mark> (…) to highlight searches…

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100% support in the latest Safari Technology Preview Release 8:…. Come on, Apple, you can do Service Worker!

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igrigorik handy ServiceWorker 101 infographic! source:

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:24 PM, Jul 6th, 2016 via Echofon)

mozhacks “It works on my machine” isn’t good enough. 43% of your visitors aren’t using Chrome.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:20 PM, Jul 6th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Great write-up by @DasSurma’s on his quest of getting HTTP/2 Server Push (…) to work:…

via Echofon

I have a hard time remembering some more obscure selectors. Turns out the cheat sheet is right in the spec:…

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@andreapernici @pbakaus 🤔 Define “owned”? [offline now, but would like to continue the discussion later]

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@andreapernici @pbakaus +1. An often forgotten aspect of @AMPhtml is its cache: Common denominator, not downgrade.

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@andreapernici @pbakaus All that being said, @AMPhtml is still limited, e.g., I can’t have <base> in (or comments).

via Echofon in reply to andreapernici

@andreapernici @pbakaus The issue isn’t basic static pages, but devs using poorly implemented code, e.g., greedily loading image carousels…

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pbakaus About that “mobile” in Accelerated Mobile Pages: Embracing AMP to build a single, canonical responsive site.…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:42 PM, Jul 1st, 2016 via Echofon)

Maybe not running for “shortest paper”, but @RubenVerborgh & I’re up for “shortest abstract”……

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googledevs New ep. of Machine Learning Recipes: “Train Your Own Image Classifier” by @random_forests:

via Sprinklr (retweeted on 8:54 AM, Jul 1st, 2016 via Echofon)

addyosmani Catch the @ChromeDevTools

Dark Theme 🕶
Security Panel 🛡
& whats new in Elements 🖌

in a new Totally Tooling Tips…

via Twitter Ads (retweeted on 8:44 AM, Jul 1st, 2016 via Echofon)

codinghorror Super impressed with the Win10 emoji set… — can anyone at MSFT tell me if we can distribute it under open source?

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:38 AM, Jul 1st, 2016 via Echofon)

russellsavage Leverage tech in your campaigns with this…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:18 AM, Jul 1st, 2016 via Echofon)