Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

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

September 3rd, 2020

DasSurma 📹New HTTP203 with @jaffathecake and me about everything weak in JavaScript.

And by that I mean WeakSets, WeakMaps and the brand new WeakRef & FinalizationRegistry that’s in Chrome84+!

youtube.com/watch?v=uygxJ8…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:16 PM, Sep 3rd, 2020 via Echofon)

@WebReflection @firt @jensimmons @jonathandavis SVG icons cannot be added on the Android home screen for technical reasons outside of the browser’s scope. The browser, IMHO, could take care of the conversion from SVG to something like PNG automatically,

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to WebReflection

@mhartington @firt @jensimmons @jonathandavis To be fair, it’s a working draft w3.org/TR/appmanifest/ and there’s some outsourcing happening w3c.github.io/manifest-app-i…, but the icons parts have multi-implementor support by now: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web….

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mhartington

Snowden Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA’s activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.

And yet that day has arrived. twitter.com/ACLU/status/13…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 8:24 PM, Sep 3rd, 2020 via Twitter Web App)

This more than two years old tweet unfortunately still represents the status quo on the latest iOS 14 beta. Here’s the bug for it: bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?i…. Is this on someone’s radar, @jensimmons & @jonathandavis? Thanks! twitter.com/tomayac/status…

via Twitter for iPhone

@simevidas @KenjiBaheux clarified this on an internal thread:

Private DNS: Android OS feature. Uses DNS-over-TLS. Can easily be blocked (protocol wise).

Secure DNS: Chrome feature. Uses DNS-over-HTTPS. Not easy to block without collateral damage if offe

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to simevidas

@feross @Speakeasy_JS @mikeal @mafintosh This looks _super_ intriguing, but the time is a little prohibitive for my locale. Any plans on rotating through the various time zones of the planet, or (even better) recording the event?

via Twitter Web App in reply to feross

@simevidas @firt I have a local port of Service Worker Detector 👷 (github.com/google/service…) that works in Safari. Hopefully released officially soon.

via Echofon in reply to simevidas

ChromiumDev :focus-visible and the Quick Focus Highlight are new in Chrome 86!

:focus-visible helps developers build more accessible sites with improved focus states.

The Quick Focus Highlight gives users more control over when they see focus styles.

blog.chromium.org/2020/09/giving…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:37 AM, Sep 3rd, 2020 via Echofon)

A recent post by Brave folks claimed that Web Bundles work against ad or content blockers. @jyasskin explains why this isn’t the case really: ⤵️ twitter.com/jyasskin/statu…

via Echofon

TensorFlow 🔋⚡️ Get supercharged with WebAssembly

In the latest update, supercharging the WebAssembly backend with SIMD and multi-threading can get up to a 10x performance boost for free.

Learn more → goo.gle/2YZ1r73 pic.twitter.com/HM3dyliTND

via Sprinklr (retweeted on 9:09 AM, Sep 3rd, 2020 via Echofon)

sw12 A safer and more private browsing experience on Android with Secure DNS: blog.chromium.org/2020/09/a-safe…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:06 AM, Sep 3rd, 2020 via Echofon)

@simevidas Without the market power of Apple who can just require apps to support their relay service, I wonder how long it takes until sites start disallowing “relay.firefox” in emails. It’s not a new concept: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposabl….

via Echofon in reply to simevidas

@cemper @robertnyman @tyohan Oh, misunderstanding here. It’s @tyohan who is moving on from Google; nothing changed for me.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to cemper

@ade_oshineye @Paul_Kinlan Oh, interesting. I’ve been using spectacleapp.com since forever, but it’s no longer being maintained and doesn’t have the magnetic snapping. Intrigued.

via Echofon in reply to ade_oshineye

@robertnyman @tyohan Thanks, @tyohan, for all the impact you had on the local and global ecosystem! Enjoy your next step of taking an office break and whatever comes next! 🤗

via Echofon in reply to robertnyman