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Ladies supporting #WomenAgainstFeminism should give up their right to vote. It was a bunch of feminists who won that right anyway.
Retweeted by Lea Verou#WomenAgainstFeminism is one of the most bafflingly ignorant things I've seen in a while.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@IEDevChat What about the CSS resize property? Not listed in http://t.co/tDNLLofDvI but still not supported: http://t.co/XjCdFPMbIL :(@timseverien @csswg This has been proposed and @tabatkins had some pretty good arguments against it. Read the thread I linked to.@nico3333fr @iamvdo That doesn't solve the issue of specifying grays and is impossible to disambiguate. But #rrggbbaa is already planned.
@pkrautz Quite a lot, but you’re asking the wrong person :) Also, preprocessors are not the same as a GUI.@pkrautz SVG has failed at being human readable/writable as well. Look at CSS/HTML for example. Millions of people write them by hand.@pkrautz My point is that hardly anybody writes MML by hand.@vasilis It has been recommended in the list, the reply was that lightness is a quality of a color, not a color per se. Also, too long.@pkrautz MathML is far from being the defacto standard for anything. All the researchers I know use LaTeX.New blog post: Help the @csswg name a function for grayscale colors! http://t.co/SPvn7KvBHtYup. https://t.co/H8vGylZUIy http://t.co/6HUo31wceu
Retweeted by Lea VerouIn 10 years, I have not found a more effective picture to explain software security. #swsec http://t.co/ondb5fV6FY
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Quiz: Which one of these fridge items is not like the others? http://t.co/G2YwGvd2eG
Retweeted by Lea Verou@overflowhidden @adactio @markboulton @brucel @rem @andybudd @lukew @csswizardry That’s as vague as “What’s a fair fee for a web developer?@fremycompany After 2007. I had used the previous one too (briefly) and yeah, HUGE improvement.@fremycompany I spent a lot of time on it during my undergrad years, but haven’t used it since.@dotmariusz @fremycompany Regular MathML is slightly better: <math><mi>2</mi><mo>+</mo><mi>3</mi></math>@fremycompany Yes, for simple math it’s much better. For anything more complicated it gets worse than LaTeX.@fremycompany That’s a really good GUI, but the language is not much more readable than LaTeX, from what I remember.@edwardbenson @fremycompany Interesting problem though.@fremycompany We need something that people can actually write &read. MathML is a joke. LaTeX is concise, but cryptic. Nothing in the middle@edwardbenson @fremycompany And this is exactly why SW has not succeeded. :(.@fremycompany <m:math><m:apply><m:plus/><m:cn>2</m:cn><m:cn>3</m:cn></m:apply></m:math> to write 2+3?!?!?! Is this a joke?!@fremycompany I’m not familiar with the distinction, any pointers?@chriseppstein I meant data, not content, sorry.@chriseppstein Much less content and much more markup.@edwardbenson Yeah but it still requires LaTeX or MathML as input, non? Neither of them is particularly usable, IMO.@christiansonne Nope, unfortunately. :/@christiansonne latex is pretty awful too, but for different reasons.And the argument about MathML being semantic is moot when e.g. there no distinction between functions and variables and they’re all <mi>.When it comes to mathematical expressions, the Open Web Platform has failed us. MathML is so verbose it’s ridiculous. Markup/data ratio → ∞.@thebabydino We need to stop it! For this cute puppy!@facebookistan Yeah, it does :D :PEvery time you refer to CSS properties as “CSS attributes” or to CSS declarations as “CSS commands”, a puppy dies.
@hamstu Hopefully soon! :)@joeaugie http://t.co/NGmCuqGOinUnbelievable that people are preordering my book even though there is no cover/preview yet & the descriptions need updating. Thank you guys!@kseso Anybody who visits the pen will see the credit on the bottom though ;)@kseso That’s pretty cool! I’ll add it to the blog post!I just pre-ordered: ' #CSS Secrets' by @LeaVerou Reply w/ #AmazonCart to add this via @amazon http://t.co/QfJLoWrA8O
Retweeted by Lea Verou@gregwhitworth Thanks!! *blush*New blog post! Image comparison slider with pure CSS http://t.co/0w2oFJxlEJ /cc @dudleystoreyAnyone tried @textual? Is it worth switching from Colloquy?@sarasoueidan @estellevw @csswg You can subscribe to the list, but not specific threads only :(@mathias https://t.co/BB9yXNmiVk But man, I hate their bug tracker so much.
@sarasoueidan @estellevw In any case, I posted to the @csswg list about it, just in case. http://t.co/QF3hCm6bpg@sarasoueidan @estellevw So? The resize property has nothing to do with JS or focusability.@viki53 @goldenapples Exactly.@estellevw @sarasoueidan Also, if you look at the bug reports, the behavior is certainly buggy.@estellevw @sarasoueidan What does selecting have to do with it? They are able to interact with the mouse, e.g. having a separate cursor.Always amusing when you test something and it turns out to be buggy in every browser you try it in. Case in point: http://t.co/YhKOd8Xt53@shanehudson @integralist Currently 6 months overdue. :P@skaterdav85 http://t.co/FzI7I9NZZO@integralist Yay! I know how that feels.Starting to feel like I might actually finish this book soon. 162 pages done so far! :)@brntbeer Glad to hear it! Is there any way to opt in to filename search now? It’s basically impossible to see how many @dabblet s exist :P@github Does Github Gist search also look in filenames? Doesn’t seem like it..@adobejulee Well, @juliancheal responded by actually closing his screen. Then of course, @adamcatlace fell on him. It was hilarious.’Nuff work for today Julian. Now close that screen and play with me! http://t.co/z5xRGOx5tc
Retweeted by Lea VerouI have ~10 apps in my iPhone that let me check in to @Foursquare. Ironically, the Foursquare app is not among them anymore. What a fuckup.
@dotproto @chriscoyier Nice work. You can use filter: drop-shadow() for the shadow, since (as you pointed out) box-shadow won't work.@chriseppstein @stubbornella @trek Crass yes, but unprofessional? It’s a personal twitter feed, non?@chriseppstein @stubbornella @trek That’s pretty awful, but not sure it’s sexist. It could apply to having sex with men too.@stordopoulos I’ve flown United Business a couple times before. It’s not the best, but still way comfier than Economy.Just bought my flights to @MIT for next month. I found Business flights at Economy prices!! Never thought I’d say this, but thanks @united!@chriseppstein @stubbornella Thanks! I just RTed @trek’s tweet as I agree with its content but I have no idea what the context is. Obie who?Not sure I can get on the bandwagon of excising the existence of *sex* from the tech community. That seems deeply & specifically American.
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Dear airlines, When “More options” looks like it will expand inline but it instead loads a new page, with all fields reset, that’s broken UXLaughing so much at @adamcatlace trying to catch his own tail.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@tom_livingston Nope, @espressoappWorking outside today, with the sunset as a backdrop. @ Michaelia Hotel http://t.co/GW4WWy2lqSLong overdue, finally a movie is in the works about Alan Turing’s life! http://t.co/9yC3gCFkzn Starring Ben. Cumberbatch as A.T. Can’t wait!@jmendeth When the finger is pointing to the moon, focusing on the finger is rarely a good idea.@jmendeth Please read this: http://t.co/TTZX4IICRM@jmendeth (s)he’s using a generalization for the purposes of the post, because that part isn’t relevant, Mr. Well Actually.Fascinating: Find any string in π: http://t.co/5Ts3SSPBVz How it works: http://t.co/JG1aQ8NGyZ Oh and happy π Approximation Day everyone!!Current status: http://t.co/kUM0RERAIp (IMO it applies to any kind of writing)…6x if you count the time spent shortening the previous tweet.Realized I just spent 5x more time to find a generic way to accomplish a # of similar tasks than it would’ve taken to do them 1by1. #xkcd974
@espressoapp When searching in project, Espresso searches certain binary types too, e.g. .ttc, .ttf.@LeaVerou implements classic Conway’s Game of Life in the browser in our new #PlaybyPlay: http://t.co/11rN67a4go http://t.co/os4TqtBLTW
Retweeted by Lea VerouCongrats @lensco for the @caniuse redesign!! Very nice work.
I proudly announce that my pets, @leaverou and @juliancheal set up a Facebook page for me! https://t.co/E8nako6uMb Purrrrrr
Retweeted by Lea Verou@sarasoueidan @hugogiraudel I meant: if (PrefixFree.Prefix == 'Webkit') { http://t.co/ORAA06MSa2.push('animation'); }@thebabydino @sarasoueidan @hugogiraudel Actually, they work for me too, I just checked your pen. Chrome 35@sarasoueidan @hugogiraudel Basically, Chrome was (is?) mis-reporting that it supported unprefixed animations.@sarasoueidan @hugogiraudel Even in Canary? I believe I saw the bug report being marked as fixed, but maybe I should check again.@sarasoueidan @hugogiraudel A temp fix is http://t.co/ORAA06MSa2.push('animation') AP only includes features from caniuse, so many r missing@sarasoueidan @hugogiraudel That’s a known, reported, & fixed in newer Chrome versions bug, only when Experimental Features flag is on.Oh sh!t, she caught me! http://t.co/f20LZcbeOT
Retweeted by Lea VerouRichard Feynman (1918-1988) American theoretical physicist known for his work in quantum mechanics & electrodynamics. http://t.co/lTf3AVp1Og
Retweeted by Lea Verou@thebabydino @HugoGiraudel I was curious, cause it seemed like a general gripe toward @prefixfree, not specific to that demo@HugoGiraudel Um, why? What's wrong with @prefixfree? @thebabydino @beesandbombs"gay people are ruining the sanctity of marriage" http://t.co/8BgzbWgOag
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Object.observe() is now in Chrome stable! Observe objects & be notified of changes with ease: http://t.co/FhmHcUakHO http://t.co/s9VdWLki06
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@seb_ly @juliancheal Come next year & stay at my hotel @MichaeliaHotel, friends discount applies to fellow geeks :DGetting some rest & Mojitos after hours of fun on this inflatable playground. Man, this is the life. @… http://t.co/wMgCc4C2JiThe bird's nest on our wifi has chicks! They're growing up fast. http://t.co/IHaddzTKBM
Retweeted by Lea Verou@murakamishinyu It’s useful to display an outline without affecting layout, like border does. I’ve needed it in figures a lot.
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