Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

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August 13th, 2021

tomayac I’ve rebooted the 📶 Network Information API based on discussions with @yoavweiss Weiss (who’s currently still on a 🏔) and would appreciate you all’s feedback:
- Motivational doc: docs.google.com/document/d/1RD…
- Explainer: github.com/tomayac/netinf…
- Spec draft: ghcdn.rawgit.org/tomayac/netinf…

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@cramforce @ericlaw @ShitUserStory @samthor Or one that values user experience more than “security”. So yeah, banks are out of the game. 😭

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to cramforce

@cramforce @ericlaw @ShitUserStory @samthor I have something baking along these lines: github.com/tomayac/js-inp…. Feedback welcome. (Triggered by my bank refusing pasted IBANs with spaces between the groups of digits.)

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@ericlaw @cramforce @ShitUserStory See @samthor’s response to my tweet: twitter.com/tomayac/status…. I didn’t know about this.

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@torgo @edent @yoavweiss @w3ctag Sharing the different artifacts around for wide early feedback, and will then ask for a TAG review next.

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@rowan_m First, they came for `SharedArrayBuffer` and I did not speak up, because I was not using it.

Then, they put the Gamepad API behind HTTPS and I did not speak up, because my site was already secure.

Then, they came for our cookies and now this ne

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rowan_m We’re growing the Chrome DevRel team for Privacy Sandbox! I’m looking for an advocate and a writer at the moment. Link below, but feel free to ask me questions or refer a friend.
Come join us - we have cookies (for now)
careers.google.com/jobs/results/1…
And as ever, I have a GIF for you. pic.twitter.com/q4zV5Y3EA6

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@edent @yoavweiss Thanks, I’ll wait for the US West coast to have seen this before touching the document again, which will make it our Monday effectively… :-)

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@dan_jenkins @steely_glint @edent @yoavweiss Note that since auto-detecting can go horribly wrong this would rely on whatever you tell on the OS level: github.com/tomayac/netinf….

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@DanShappir Thanks, Dan! If this ever goes into an origin trial phase, I hope on Wix to give it a shot.

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@edent This is a brilliant recent ! Re: talking to users, I agree, but there’s also the Henry Ford aspect (“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”). It’s a middle ground we need to find.

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@DanShappir Seeing you just liked my tweet ♥️. The use cases are heavily inspired by someone you know well..ghcdn.rawgit.org/tomayac/netinf…h9github.com/WICG/netinfo/i…ln). Hope that’s OK?!

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@edent @yoavweiss Define “normal” 😂. Most people presumably have a concept of apps (or sites) burning through their data. Same for having to wait forever for pages to load compared to smooth experiences. These “normal” people rarely build websites, tho

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@edent @yoavweiss User need: Getting an experience tailored to their current network conditions.

Revealing metered: Thanks for not burning my data plan!

Speed vs. latency: Both are important, for most use cases speed matters a lil’ more.

(Note: this tr

via Twitter Web App in reply to edent

I’ve rebooted the 📶 Network Information API based on discussions with @yoavweiss Weiss (who’s currently still on a 🏔) and would appreciate you all’s feedback:
- Motivational doc: docs.google.com/document/d/1RD…
- Explainer: github.com/tomayac/netinf…
- Spec dghcdn.rawgit.org/tomayac/netinf…

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@dietrich @intenttoship If it works, I’m happy to set up the same mechanism for Mozilla. Or tell a Mozillan how it works. (Essentially: Sign up with Gmail account, App Script that forwards relevant mails to IFTTT, Blogger action that posts new entry when

via Twitter Web App in reply to dietrich

@kennethrohde Check the help: support.google.com/chromebook/ans…. It also has pointers how to download other note taking apps.

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If you’d like for your Web-based note taking PWA to become the “official” operating system level note taking app, help us by stating your interest ⤵️. OS level note taking actions exist, e.g., on Windows or Chrome OS. twitter.com/ChromiumDev/st…

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TLDs—Putting the ‘Fun’ in the top of the DNS:netmeister.org/blog/tlds.htmle

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@jschauma Great blog post, I learned some new things, thank you!

Tiny correction for .ag: It’s mostly used in the sense of Aktiengesellschaft (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aktienges…). Here’s an example: softwareag.com/en_corporate/c….

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@taloppenheimer @Grammarly Congratulations, Tal! 🎈 Thanks for the things you have done while at Google and all the best for the future!

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@FakeUnicode This is one of the reasons Google employees are often told not to speak of “to google” things.

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@DasSurma @slightlylate @jaffathecake @ericlaw is huge in markets like India. What I like is that it’s extensible to other means of transport: wicg.github.io/web-otp/#trans…. Yes, SMS is flawed security-wise. seems like a solution to a

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CharlieCroom Kenneth is underselling this! Adding captions to videos is now possible on Twitter.com; that’s a big deal.

This is a great way for creators to reach a wider audience. An older FB study found that up to 85% of videos were watched with sound off. Captions help! twitter.com/kpk/status/142…

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