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Lea Verou @LeaVerou Boston, MA

HCI researcher @MIT_CSAIL, @CSSWG IE, @CSSSecretsBook author, Ex @W3C staff. Made @mavoweb @prismjs @dabblet. I ♥ standards, code, design, UX, life!

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Joined Twitter 2/27/09

@Earl_GrayT There was a "Something Else" option, but did not allow for any input. @AirbnbHelp I said I asked them and decided not to book! I said that in my first tweet! I just thought you guys wou… @AirbnbHelp Will do once I’m on a laptop but there needs to be a process, I can’t bug you on Twitter every time thi… @Earl_GrayT I've done that, it doesn't allow me to provide any explanation. /cc @AirbnbHelp @AirbnbHelp What should I do if it turns out that a host has selected "Free Parking on Premises" but actually meant… site has been blocked by your ISP @csswg
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@gericci @cluster88 @stevefaulkner I LOVE both Vegemite and (non-AU) Marmite! And no, I didn't grow up with it, I f… story in four acts.
Retweeted by Lea Verou @Vegemite OMG WANT!!! Is there any way to get this in the US or Europe?? @gericci @cluster88 OMG WANT!!!! ❤️#NetNeutrality allowed me to invent the web. If protections are scrapped, innovators will have to ask ISPs for perm…
Retweeted by Lea VerouAs a "known person" in social media and our little world of web stuff it is tough to find out who you really helped…
Retweeted by Lea VerouOmg, I’m overwhelmed with emotion. Doug Jones won in Alabama!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Retweeted by Lea VerouSo, @Storify is dead. Sad, but can’t say I’m surprised — the site had been stagnant for yea…
@tunylund Very. In my country you can’t get a job anywhere that interacts with tourists without speaking English, o… ignore the WHATWG HTML spec. It will only make your life more complicated and your HTML less accessible.
Retweeted by Lea Veroucrib notes: Essentially WHATWG consists of the four western browser vendors, and they write specs explicitly for th…
Retweeted by Lea Verou @nelsm123 @ConstantinC @Doctor_Astro @amyngyn @stubbornella @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi Coincidentally I stumbled on this article today and it exp… @itswebgeekme Ναι, είσαι πολύ μεγάλος μαλάκας. Άντε και στο διάολο τώρα φαντασμένη που νομίζεις ότι κάτι έκανες με μια λέξη που άκουσες. @itswebgeekme You think because you learned to say please and thank you and used Google translate a bit you’ve done… @itswebgeekme Basics don’t get you very far. I’m not expecting everyone to accommodate me, that’s why I’m not speak… @itswebgeekme Um, nope. But I see you’re unable to respond to what I’m actually saying and are using fake outrage. Good luck with that.🙄 @itswebgeekme I don’t see you suggesting anything. What’s your suggestion? Learning every single language? Not comm… @itswebgeekme It’s called a de facto standard. Even in those countries where nobody speaks English, the signs are i… @itswebgeekme Let me guess, your native language is English and you think all other languages are cute and full of… @itswebgeekme Because it’s the international language. It’s not my native language either, I learned it to fucking… @itswebgeekme Care to elaborate?Just a little reminder that it’s about 100 times more important what you build than how you build it.
Retweeted by Lea VerouNever ceases to baffle me how in some countries people can get jobs at international airports without speaking a word of English. @stubbornella @kevdog @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi How so? @kevdog @stubbornella @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi No specific point, just uncomfortable with the log… @kevdog @stubbornella @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi Not every decision you make in life can severely i… @meyerweb @DonaldHines @stubbornella @Kwiet7 @Spacekatgal @mtaibbi That does not make them equivalent. Check out my… @stubbornella @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi Some good arguments for the Blackstone principle:… @stubbornella @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi The punishment is smaller (and even that’s debatable) but… @stubbornella @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi I completely agree in what you’re saying, but I’m not sure… @meyerweb @DonaldHines @stubbornella @Kwiet7 @Spacekatgal @mtaibbi How so? Fairness doesn’t matter there? @Spacekatgal @DonaldHines @stubbornella @Kwiet7 @mtaibbi Nicole is my friend IRL, so I’m well aware of what great p… @DonaldHines @stubbornella @Kwiet7 @Spacekatgal @mtaibbi I’m commenting on the logic. @stubbornella @Kwiet7 @Spacekatgal @mtaibbi What happened to “better for 100 guilty people to roam free than 1 inno…
@edygarDeLima @AnnYRTD I’m flying early :( @deni_deniskina can meet you there! The gift is a #HolyJS hoodie, what’s your size? @edygarDeLima @AnnYRTD Oh no, I only saw this now! I had stopped looking cause I thought you guys had left. Until w… winners of today’s #regexplained competition at #holyjs were @edygarDeLima @AnnYRTD! Are you still here? Come find me for your gift! @regexplained test #regexplained @intjester @_youhadonejob1 OMG 😂😂😂 @_youhadonejob1 Please stop doing this.Why you don’t put Christmas lights on palm trees.
Retweeted by Lea Verou @lkalneus Ok!
@LeaVerou And thank you, Google Translate "Currently he is a research fellow at MIT CSAIL [en] in the Haystack group" oh he is, is he?
Retweeted by Lea Verou @lkalneus I just left and only saw this now :( Tomorrow? @alserz1 Well, the result doesn't win any literature awards, but it worked fine for understanding what the page said in this case. @lkalneus Sure, I'll be at the afterparty! @alserz1 It's not that hard to use Google Translate, I'd recommend it.TIL there is a Russian Wikipedia page about me, and it's actually way better than the English one @SalimMahboubi OMG so cute! 😍 Thanks! Wish it was better quality.Looking for short (1min max) funny & cute videos that require no sound, what are your favorites? Example: @regexplained #regexplained test @phenlix @macher0201 Most studies in psychology in general cannot be replicated, haven’t you heard? @serapath @tabatkins Your privilege is thinking it’s a luxury problem while having no clue of the situation in Gree…
@tabatkins @serapath I have not heard of a tax system where inheritance tax works differently, have you? @didgeoridoo @scottohara The point is the stark contrast between the two @manuelrocr @absurdistwords I don’t hate men. Only assholes like you. @macher0201 I’ve read it! Yes, it’s great. Also read Predictably Irrational by Dan ArielyMajor congratulations are in order to the @Fontlab team (@yyar @adamtwar @thomasphinney +more) for today’s release…
Retweeted by Lea Verou @anildash @varjs invited me to speak at the first @fronttrends back in 2010 when nobody had heard of me. It changed my life. @Aureli1BZH Correct! Somehow they never agree when I point it out though 😛 @wldcordeiro That’s when I realized when I did send papers. Then they found something else they didn’t like, one ev… you noticed how most people demand scientific proof of the highest caliber when it’s about something they disa… @sprog_ch @tabatkins Yeah, same in Greece but who would do that to their parent? These buildings were my mother’s l… @serapath @tabatkins When was the last time you tried to sell real estate on a Greek island? Yeah, thought so. No,… @manuelrocr @absurdistwords The tweet was for those who are familiar with the literature and was wondering what the… @tabatkins That’s not equivalent. If you have buildings it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cash to pay taxes. Inh… @red3blog But that’s too low res for anything bigger than a postcard at 300dpi @red3blog Yeah, I saw. Very weird. I mean, if they don’t care about money, they could give it to charity. If they d… @red3blog What do I have to do get this on my wall?? Tell me and I will do it!!Hooray for original sources! Check out @marcoscrislop at for this gorgeous, truly transformative masterpiece.
Retweeted by Lea VerouFor all who might require it, I offer what is perhaps the finest artistic masterpiece yet known to humanity.
Retweeted by Lea Verou @v1vendi @awbjs I was programming for 9 years when I started my degree, some of which professionally. I never said…