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@CSSWG Invited Expert. @OReillyMedia author (ETA 2014). Ex @W3C staff. Made @prismjs @dabblet @prefixfree. Passionate about standards, code, design, UX, life.

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Proving really difficult to order duvets or towels in a color resembling #f06. Pink berry, fuchsia, magenta, everybody calls it sth else!Why do people apologize for emailing “out of the blue”? Isn’t that the whole point of email?@LeaVerou When I left school my maths teacher told us all "Save money on everything you can, except mince and toilet paper"
Retweeted by Lea VerouI wonder who’s more weird: Me buying toilet paper on Amazon, ranked by rating, or the people who actually wrote these ratings…So cute. @adamcatlace loves my deer hide rug! http://t.co/BVWBG1PShw
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8/20
2014
I helped: I weighed the ingredients! :p RT @juliancheal: Made chicken liver pâté for the first time ever. Was so good http://t.co/LpICGN7nb4I'm not sure that fella should have his hand there but hey the kid seems to be enjoying it. http://t.co/r8Zi2OC9GE
Retweeted by Lea VerouGreat programmers delete code. Great interface designers delete UI.
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8/19
2014
@floydophone @karavas @dabblet Hi there! Facebook is blocking @Dabblet URLs AGAIN :( Any chance you could help this time too? Thanks!
8/18
2014
The Part of the Plane You Never Get to See: What Do Cabin Crews' Chillaxation Spots Look Like? http://t.co/md1zXsHCco
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8/17
2014
@brucel I’m so sorry. My deepest condolences :(@plhw3org Happy birthday!!“X to Close” The origins of the use of the [x] close button in UI design. https://t.co/N6WNcT8jLn Some pretty awe-inspiring history there.
8/15
2014
@PredBeau LOL I think we have an epic case of missing the point entirely. /@brucel@georgeharito @geekyjohn Not consciously.So this just appeared today. I have no idea where it came from. #lolwut Go home OSX, you’re drunk! http://t.co/suH8uNi5L6
8/14
2014
@dudemullet Well, you’re missing out on an amazing article because of that.@ricricucit Well, it was also @bylukemalone’s thesis at @MAcolumbiajourn.The point that society likes to think of itself as vigorously anti-paedophile but does little or nothing useful about it is important.
Retweeted by Lea Verou“You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do?” https://t.co/GjuZnqsTXo Thought provoking, fascinating read.
8/13
2014
@modigy @michaelsharer Missing the point a bit. Nobody told u to change the visuals, there are ways to save on weight AND keep the same look@mattwilcox @sil s/winter/summer/@sil @mattwilcox And yet I find it very confusing when I travel to south hemisphere countries… “Ok December is winter. What’s March again?”@sil I’m saying, IF it ever happened (and that’s a big IF), early adopters would be entire countries, not people. What One World Government?@sil I assume it would be done per country, not per person, so there would be no such thing as individual “early adopters”.@sil What does that experiment prove? That living in a different time as anyone else around you makes life hard? Relevance?@sil It’s a theoretical argument anyway, so backwards compat doesn’t matter. It’s not like it’s could happen anytime soon, hence the “but…”@sil All these are just existing conventions. “Midnight” is just a word. We could call it something else.The case against time zones: They're impractical & outdated http://t.co/y4DLx1FPMm by @mattyglesias Interesting idea, but…Just five more minutes. I don't want to wake up yet. http://t.co/qP2RzkVdMa
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8/12
2014
100% men. "Corners of the world where women have yet to tread. Shine a light." http://t.co/HE6qLf25qW
Retweeted by Lea VerouInteresting read, especially the part about i18n: How Limitations Led To My Biggest App Store Success and Failure http://t.co/6nDEQ4xyC7@vhgalvao E.g. I type: js "foooofooo".match(/fo+/g) Alfred returns: ["foooo", "fooo"] Return copies to clipboard (or runs it in a browser)@vhgalvao Same things as what you can do in a browser console, minus all the APIs. Basically, Ecmascript.@ouebdave @_mestevens That would be a temporary problem. Eventually, a much more fair & balanced (than today) equilibrium would be reached.@_mestevens @csuwildcat Yeah, I love that quote. It’s one of my favorites.@jongold @scott_riley Of course you can. There was a WebKIt bug, but was fixed ages ago.@kkaslis Oh, I assumed that by “US immigrants” you meant American immigrants in other countries.@timseverien Yes, but they also weren’t using the resources that tax goes to for all these years.@kkaslis Interesting. So there are more Americans in the EU than Europeans in the US, and yet the US has the strictest immigration policies.@kitchencolors #f06@timseverien The whole idea that natives should be privileged over expats just because they happened to be born there is irrational.@kkaslis You actually added all the EU countries in both pages?.@_mestevens Humans are irrational & rarely question what feels good. Belongingness is a primary human drive and borders fulfil that need..@_mestevens Totally agree. IMO being able to live wherever you want should be a basic human right. But I’m in the minority on this. :(@skoua You don’t, but same applies to visas.@_mestevens Completely agree, but not sure what it has to do with my tweet?@chris__martin Are you being sarcastic or you actually think that’s a real concern? Sorry to ask, but you know, Poe’s law.@kkaslis Doesn’t matter, EU is the same when it comes to immigration. Americans get an EU visa, not a Greek visa. So that would be EU too.@nomothetis And if your person wanted to go back, you’d have a deadline to find another one, or be deported. Cruel, but so are visas.@nomothetis Not really. Many Americans want to move to the EU, many Europeans want to move to the US. Win-winDon’t understand why countries don’t have “immigration treaties”: Find a person that wants to move to your country & you can move to theirs.What Kind of Logo Do You Get for $5? An epic tale of deception, stolen artwork, and crappy logos https://t.co/Zdjfvghkml Fascinating read.
8/11
2014
Fascinating post by @tabatkins about how our eyes see colors http://t.co/6Og8tP4DiK Totally agree with his conclusion at the end ;)@bendihossan @hayles @juliancheal @gregkare It was late, so it would be used again in the morning. By then, chlorine would’ve done its job.Surprised nobody has made an @alfredapp workflow to run JS. Would be really useful for quickly testing expressions, regexes etc.@hayles @juliancheal @Bendihossan @gregkare Am I the only one who thought it was cute? Wish more couples their age were so …adventurous!“Friends and colleagues… ask my wife how she balances her job and motherhood. Somehow, the same people don’t ask me.” http://t.co/9LJNiObi2G
Retweeted by Lea VerouThere are 10 types of people: those who understand binary, those who don’t, and those who didn’t expect this joke to be in base 3.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@murakamishinyu I see. Thanks! /cc @sanderskMissed the part where I’m supposed to debug a stranger’s code if he tweets at me.
Retweeted by Lea VerouWhy Nigerian scam emails are so poorly written. http://t.co/yYFCmWN2uX
Retweeted by Lea VerouA prgrmr started to cuss Because getting to sleep was a fuss As she lay there in bed Looping round in her head was: while(!asleep()) sheep++
Retweeted by Lea Verou@thebabydino @chriseppstein FWIW, this also bothers me to no end.Thanks @myhermes for delivering my parcel so it's 20ft high stuck to the roof! Great care taken! #Hermes http://t.co/zN4IhCq95d
Retweeted by Lea Verou@MurakamiShinyu Sorry to bug you, but not sure who else to ask. Is there any example anywhere of text-shadow *with blur* that works in AH?
8/10
2014
@saardagan There will be a secret on vertical centering (haven’t written it yet), but the book is targeted to intermediate-advanced CSS devsToughest OCD decision of my life... http://t.co/x6yAKazR8z
Retweeted by Lea Verou@jorgecerda Who doesn’t use emoticons in emails?!The hardest part of writing a book: Avoiding the use of emoticons. ;) #CSSSecretsBook@irobot83 @facebook you can set that in the settings. But wifi != free. It could be from a mifi or tethering.@zivcjs @facebook no you can turn it off on mobile too. It tells you how of u click Learn MoreLOL thnx @facebook for being mindful of not wasting my pricey mobile bandwidth. I could've been on data roaming ffs! http://t.co/K96gaeLGmJ
8/9
2014
"Please use our browser to free us all from Google!" - browser vendor who gets most of its money from Google
Retweeted by Lea VerouDept. Of What The Actual F: Google adds vendor prefix, but randomly to some installs https://t.co/4CLQr0e31K
Retweeted by Lea Verou@mpopp75 @adamcatlace LOL, I see now. That’s really funny!@mpopp75 @adamcatlace Not sure I understand what you mean?Such hangover. http://t.co/BR7Ad6pId4
Retweeted by Lea Verou@dmathisen36 It was decided that it will be rgb(x)/rgba(x, a), which is what the vast majority of authors voted too.@martycoop Probably best to use CSS WG Invited Expert, more relevant to the article.
8/8
2014
Just found out that code I wrote for http://t.co/rAhoJSL9mF is now in @Firefox, for its dev tools! :) Exciting! https://t.co/shIR8NSVLc@diffkid @YBReview Yeah but the monospace variant doesn’t look as niceThe current trend is that pair programming is TEH HAWTNESS. Not for everyone, it seems… http://t.co/sZAAFvuJM1 by @b0rk, via @pgbovineI was really tempted to adopt Input for all my coding needs, but damn, I can’t give up vertical alignment. :( http://t.co/FHvf1F6LUd
8/6
2014
@LeaVerou @MIT Well, at least we know you don't need a pacemaker.
Retweeted by Lea VerouSuch scare! Got email from @MIT that my fellowship was cancelled. Turns out it was a clerical error. Still reeling from the adrenaline rush!So simple your mother could use it. via @perryhewitt http://t.co/uMOQ7bzD0F
Retweeted by Lea VerouIt's funny because it's true... http://t.co/DvZAgLAIwM
Retweeted by Lea Verou@joshriggs Companies have a vested interest in letting more immigrants in. It’s the people who think that they’re gonna steal their jobs etc@damko @LeaVerou @philsturgeon http://t.co/e5g2khdpUW
Retweeted by Lea VerouExtremly well done explanation and visualization of Markov Chains http://t.co/FzhOYLsYNB
Retweeted by Lea VerouThe poetry of @brucel brings tears to my eyes: "Vendor prefixes are like skidmarks on the underwear of web standards" http://t.co/jTkRAYrVXR
Retweeted by Lea VerouHm. Non-monospaced fonts for code editors. My gut reaction is “whhhaa” but they do bring up interesting advantages. http://t.co/tHZFoNB7qe
Retweeted by Lea Verou@seb_ly @LeaVerou @philsturgeon it's like they just don't want talented people to fix their economy. Ironic, for a country of immigrants.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@marthavalenta (unless you get like $500K+ in funding AND create 10 new jobs or something like that. So still dependent on investors.)@marthavalenta Actually, with the current US immigration rules, there is NO VISA for entrepreneurs. It’s basically “be an employee or GTFO”@LeaVerou @Ocramius @philsturgeon Ugh! FACT: Immigrants in the USA are more likely to be job creators. I *thought* we were all about that.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@Ocramius @philsturgeon Which is so fucking ridiculous for a country BUILT BY IMMIGRANTS.@Ocramius yeah this is so hard. I'm trying to give the USA thousands of dollars a year (month!) and they don't seem to want it.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@philsturgeon are the US a place worth all this mess? They really try hard in telling you "we no likey immigrants" :|
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8/5
2014
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