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Amelia Bellamy-Royds @AmeliasBrain Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Writer, web developer, & web standards developer. Opinionated human / walking SVG encyclopedia. Sorry for the delayed reply. AmeliaBR on CodePen/GitHub. She/her

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Joined Twitter 4/1/15


No one should have to die feeling anxious about the historical implications of their death.
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9/19
2020
@jina Tom, Eugene, Bitch, and Bitch who ain't got time for this @fantasai Congratulations on all your hard work having a lasting impact. And on that cake disappearing quickly… @Lady_Ada_King If it was sporadic/inconsistent failure & a data URL fixed it, maybe it was a timeout issue? E.g., t… https://t.co/47HvcXN9nQSparrow would like you to know that while they are very good at camouflage when on the ground or in a bush, they ar… https://t.co/ldZSp1hk5n @keithjgrant Enter to edit plus escape to close, I think. Ideally with clear instructions. So if they're just tabb… https://t.co/0PXJQj5G4L @Una I was expecting more carrot-munching from your video introduction. But mellow Disco is alright by me, too.In case anyone still needs to hear it: Don't blank out or obscure parts of your captions / transcripts unless you'r… https://t.co/dufmm7pvxrWhen Canadians are asked by their gov't if they want to "rate this dataset", instead of stars, they use... maple le… https://t.co/QcPir46yr6
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-Royds @stommepoes oh my 🤦🏽‍♀️ That is just too twee. @tkadlec @brucel I'm going to need an update to the page weight size, indicating how many sausage rolls someone cou… https://t.co/ATOS4ejERG @MikeMJHarris What are the tall ones? They look like corn, but it's a little late in the season for that! @ericwbailey I'm sorry, I'm still stuck on “shut down a legacy product…launched in March 2019”. I know 2020 is the… https://t.co/jnTrdRI8LBNow, the visualization isn't perfect — those dots just overlap themselves into oblivion on the original zoom level… https://t.co/Pefsq5rU6VAnother nice data viz best-practice from CBC Alberta: You all know not to use chloropleth maps (regions shaded on… https://t.co/lkjjvjLPTe @Kehyslop I hadn't realized they were still using them. When I got tested (in Alberta) way back in April, they were using throat swabs. @meyerweb Reading the yellowthroat description, that's probably not it. It may have been rainy this year, but I'm n… https://t.co/Skqv8U9iMd @meyerweb But there are also a couple types of yellow warblers in this area which look similar, either both sexes o… https://t.co/0xG79Y0Y1V @meyerweb That was my first assumption, but even female goldfinches usually have more yellow on the head. But again… https://t.co/WS2vG0UUmM @glecharles @TzviyaSiegman That's an interesting comparison. And yes, grabbed one of my O'Reilly books & the copyr… https://t.co/DqaCSZZCWn @_beauhaus I say this with absolutely no intention of egging on anything… “Well, don't stop now!” @geekgalgroks Ouch. When the only thing more frustrating than your job is the two months you spent trying to get co… https://t.co/7u3jDW08V8Both Jenn & Ms Swift's comments on the topic (quoted & nested-quoted tweets below) are also very good. Even if you… https://t.co/Gp8mp2ueWEI'm so glad this story has a happy ending (in less than 24 hours!). The rest of the class & probably department ar… https://t.co/6U6SWEC7r3 @sxywu @hellonearthis @KaThompDev It's not a company van, the arrangement with the delivery driver is like an Uber… https://t.co/y7mxyWp71w[This is a master example of using a tweet thread to present structured information with data leading to insights.… https://t.co/mv2bj8hFu6
9/18
2020
The nuthatch (or a friend) giving a speech from a telephone wire a couple weeks ago (transcript: cher-chip chip chi… https://t.co/zbkOUZdxnH“Oh hello little nuthatch! Oh, are there some interesting things caught in that spider web? Oh, I don't think the s… https://t.co/hqAKXNlp7D(Although, then again, that might be *exactly* how this particular driver would have responded to the situation, if… https://t.co/tspYuQykNQI mean: how many engineers are trying to figure out how to encode the correct behaviour for “a police car comes up… https://t.co/u9OKdP08njProduct designers: How do we algorithmically encode the safety trade-offs humans drivers make? Actual drivers: My… https://t.co/4KgpGCzVau @MikeMJHarris Yes, still mostly green around here, although the elm trees are turning golden (background below). W… https://t.co/MOiZgDw8cc“Oh, hello! Hello little warbler. You're so tiny. So good to see you. Will you stay there while I go get my camera?… https://t.co/esjMU2manlStill so ecstatic that we are able to work with the rest of the @csswg to standardize styling for forced color mode… https://t.co/31ANVmTjlh
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-Royds @soMelanieSaid Especially when the tweet that is getting dunked on is an exact copy of one that was being shared (&… https://t.co/BnNGEcLWma @_eddieantonio There does not *appear* to be a cat in my apartment, so I must assume that I have been passed over f… https://t.co/wvqhwsKiuR
9/17
2020
So… I went outside to yell at the cat from next door for stalking birds, had a nice chat & pet with the cat, got di… https://t.co/os4exZeSey @DanielleAlberti Grown yourself, or farmer's market score? @briankardell @csswg I really wish those could be turned off. It's really painful when a few people are staying on… https://t.co/4guk7k1WRv @electric_g Look, Giulia, goalies aren't expected to be able to skate more than 2m at a time. It's strictly discouraged. @soMelanieSaid @Joanmarie Well, that sounds like *someone's* poor planning, but maybe not your own.(I mean, that's the takeaway if you're a web developer. If you're an ordinary human being, the takeaway is “never p… https://t.co/8RVRwDsqhN @anatudor Oh yeah, I definitely wiped my screen a couple times before realizing it. And then I got used to it, but… https://t.co/Sadd7SruRMPS, if you really don't have time to read it (but you should), the takeaway is: If your website has a “light” log-… https://t.co/CdyreL3N8RThe author's credentials as an impish computer trickster are clear from the background image of the blog: dust on a… https://t.co/JdSCPLrqut @briankardell Of course, Brian! First Monday of September is Labour day. That was this week, wasn't it? @_eddieantonio They're a magical fruit, Eddie. @briankardell 🤷🏽‍♀️ It's always confusing what day it is on the week when Monday is a holiday. 🤦🏽‍♀️Follow this @w3c Workshop aimed to define a native Map viewer for the Web platform. Long and interesting agenda wit… https://t.co/nMQlUcBy8e
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-RoydsOnly about 20 hours away now… (starts at 00:00UTC Thursday, which is Wednesday evening in the Western hemisphere) https://t.co/pHIOZyR9zn
9/16
2020
@TatianaTMac (They no longer do this, but @CSS-Tricks newsletter used to be the most absurd for me, because the new… https://t.co/K9JXrQdXSs @TatianaTMac In particular: it is soooo confusing when the email “from” is a name of someone I don't know instead o… https://t.co/AJiXmrf9Lp @brucel That's a really problematic headline, though. Although I realize they didn't have room for “face masks inc… https://t.co/i3UstNGCSJ @svgeesus @tabatkins @csswg Are… you two bikeshedding over which parts of a CSS discussion count as bikeshedding vs substance?My wife is launching her site so I figured we could have fun with her coupon codes to settle a long time debate onc… https://t.co/Q6iAHsB461
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-Royds @prushforth Sure, but that's not really the point here. Even if you like the feature of uploading your route maps… https://t.co/89maVKyXoz
9/15
2020
FYI if you use the Strava app, check your privacy settings! And let's put more pressure on app makers to eliminate… https://t.co/rFI2Qn1GrMI know I won't shut up about my mom, but … I won't shut up about my mom. Please share her story/spare a RT so othe… https://t.co/wvPrcJBpcS
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-Royds @HenriHelvetica @jonsneyers @kornelski @PascalMassimino FYI, since this is still being shared… https://t.co/K7l5EbEyAj @zachleat @hotjar A <noscript> element that works as universal HTML support switch would be nice to have, but alas,… https://t.co/y69PMZebMC @cssinate Look Paul, you still live in Ottawa, you can afford to argue endlessly over which bagel bakery is better,… https://t.co/oD7x6rrPmE @stephaniehobson On the music side: the ukulele's overrated, definitely time for a mandolin renaissance. @stephaniehobson I really don't use my (cooking) mandolin as much as expected. It's a bother to set up & clean, and… https://t.co/8XprdutHgNA reminder: just getting through each day is enough. With everything going on right now, it's okay to not be okay.… https://t.co/p4XTPqsbFN
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-Royds @swyx I was more suggesting that you add more explanatory labels (today, this week, this month) rather than drop th… https://t.co/XP8dvhyPIx
9/14
2020
@swyx @standardista @estellevw Oh that's nice! (Although it took me a while to figure out the 0d 1m 3m buttons on t… https://t.co/wLv68xlsmf @svgeesus @jaffathecake @smfr I think that's what Simon's warning against? If there are no animations going on, jus… https://t.co/hfgqvf0VqrTwitter is searchable: Use quotes for "exact phrase" Use parens and OR for one of multiple words(either OR term)… https://t.co/tt0P62nWxX
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-Royds @standardista @estellevw And for time filtering… use since: for the earliest date, and until: for the latest date,… https://t.co/BekJkWDUpk @electric_g I really think a lot of the disconnect & weird ideas coming out of the SF tech hubs are because of this… https://t.co/Ri0ejjMTKQ @jaffathecake @DasSurma @smfr The best solution I can think of is to use chained setTimeout instead of set interval… https://t.co/fGkKswlnuV @NicMakesStuff …as one does. @ArneKuilman @mwichary Yeah, there's definitely recent movies like that which do it purely for the retro aesthetic.… https://t.co/TKG37vR6IO @sarahebourne I've been thinking recently how the closest modern equivalent to the “well-regulated” state militias… https://t.co/OAA77StCk4 @DanielleAlberti (That said: I picked up a Jamie Oliver cookbook on discount at the grocery store, and he inserts a… https://t.co/E8FONt2vbG @DanielleAlberti I'd never thought of that particular comparison, but just generally I get so annoyed at the anti-r… https://t.co/D7okNqK91B @LeonieWatson Well, I had somehow managed to last this long in web standards without witnessing that masterpiece, b… https://t.co/GNJ7BcE9nfToday I learned: Use of the English word “shark” for a predatory person (card shark, loan shark) is older than its… https://t.co/LpdrVt3OtS @LeonieWatson @FreedomSci Sharky is an improvement over feminine assistant names, but every voice control system sh… https://t.co/3tSe6FCGEc @lonekorean Setting a very dark OS accent color can help. At least on windows, it means my tab bar is dark, althoug… https://t.co/u9LEtIrIKD @DasSurma @Una deepPink is also pretty good But the non-existent color that always trips me up is deepPurple or da… https://t.co/JBjnjwMsde @dr_jerry Geographically fickle, you mean? As far as which parts of the world get the heat? Because definitely, tha… https://t.co/yqMMkc9zKQ
9/13
2020
@TatianaTMac It helps protect you from mosquito-born diseases? and parasitic people, too… @rachelnabors Yeah… walk away and let them have that empty table. Bet there's a really good donair or curry place around the corner. @TatianaTMac I still have to catch myself sometimes. I'd always used “female” as the adjective for “woman“; gender-… https://t.co/1jUjR8tR1A @marcedwards @jina This would be my guess. In most countries, it's the venue host / broadcaster that is responsible… https://t.co/9UXnVFQUCC @ChromeDevTools @tabatkins c) All top-level grids the same colour, but subgrids a different color, so you can separ… https://t.co/xR2ErMQRVeBut still, with PayPal, you'd think they'd allow their help staff to override the algorithmic filter. I understand… https://t.co/vbCBhDjGDYFor giant, high-volume Internet companies, the cost of getting in trouble with the law is so many times higher than… https://t.co/SJNFFw5AbuUpdate: apparently it was actually the word “tardigrade” that was the problem… 😭 https://t.co/1Z4VqCygkL @KatVellos @jina Some bright Alberta sunshine from last week. (Today is gray, but of the fresh-smelling rainy varie… https://t.co/A25m5JWNzt
Retweeted by Amelia Bellamy-Royds @KatVellos @jina Some bright Alberta sunshine from last week. (Today is gray, but of the fresh-smelling rainy varie… https://t.co/A25m5JWNzt @stommepoes I wonder if it's export from MS Word or something like that. Or just old HTML getting copied around, who knows.
9/12
2020
@electric_g For receiving money from the US, Transferwise's multi-currency account is simple (to the US company pay… https://t.co/XP8fmgzIAw @electric_g Advice: You'll need to get a GST number (if your total consultant billings are more than C$30K/year, I… https://t.co/aUQGFod8BK @Adam_J_Tweets from Ottawa, real (twisty, chewy, fresh out of the wood-fire oven) bagels… 📷shamelessly stolen from… https://t.co/HpAs4ideWI @dauwhe oh noooooo… I forgot you mentioning that the accountants might be cutting your W3C membership. But hey, ev… https://t.co/SNHizgDUty @stommepoes Ah, and this is why we love Unicode. Windows Symbol font displays that character as the registered tra… https://t.co/4hI0DYfDU7Someone express-ship Dave a tiara before the next CSS WG meeting, please. https://t.co/zcMovaRBHm @MikeMJHarris (I suppose I should have said “kale crisps” to be clear — the idea is they bake up dry & crispy! Anyw… https://t.co/5bguZoJA71
9/11
2020

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