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Eric Lawless @eplawless Los Angeles, California

Software Architect on League of Legends @RiotGames. Previously @Netflix. Into web and game development & helping people learn.

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Joined Twitter 10/14/08


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Retweeted by Eric Lawless @Hotel511 @AOC You do seem confused though.WANTED: Experienced Product Manager with a background in mobile to help bring the League Friends app to the next le… https://t.co/ZZTFK5lvp0
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @LxFrancis @floofstrid Yeah, I feel that. Maybe the better approach in our lifetimes will be to jam machines into our brains. @LxFrancis I wonder if we're separable as people from our brain chemistries5 hours in and I've hit the dreaded "bring out the real-life crate of spheres" point in debugging the renderer... https://t.co/cZwNXx4pdO
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2/16
2019
My ol' boss kept a recording of an experimental radial menu I did for Brink, which I thought was lost. I was trying… https://t.co/nyaoyQGk2U
Retweeted by Eric Lawless"You gain trust in drops, you lose it in buckets" -Kevin Plank
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Retweeted by Eric Lawless @rauschma I wrote an article about the bug in this and every other implementation of that port scan: https://t.co/sGx2tkMepx
2/15
2019
@ken_wheeler Join us in graphics hellYES. *This* is your management problem. Standing up stubbornly for engineers to get real engineering time allocat… https://t.co/VhMYuBVpGk
Retweeted by Eric LawlessThe collective response of the Mario Maker community summarized by one reaction: https://t.co/ilRTYRjmFd
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2/14
2019
Jules Glegg isn't just a Software Architect at @riotgames. She also invests time in mentoring fellow Rioters. Here'… https://t.co/jKEVO22tes
Retweeted by Eric LawlessWe're sorry to hear about the news of recent layoffs at Activision Blizzard. As a company full of lifelong Blizzard… https://t.co/5aiqDI6W6y
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2/13
2019
New blog post: "Cache tables" https://t.co/IAvv3M6hnp Nothing new, just trying to spread awareness. :)
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @LxFrancis You should reach out to @riotjulesfern about the project she's working on.We’ve updated the wording we send to the Front End Engineer candidates to better reflect the Facebook interview pro… https://t.co/vMkGVjBrAK
Retweeted by Eric Lawlessno one told me that there was a League of Legends character that's like Garnet but made out of two dudes, and evil
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @doomquasar Have you read the comics we've been putting out with Marvel? https://t.co/ZvSOH078DJSo my casual dismissal of "yet another Battle Royale game yawn" is being proven quite wrong. Apex Legends is Blizza… https://t.co/GA2ukzZFkW
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2/12
2019
Inspired by @IanColdwater's tweet telling people how to respond to "What are your salary expectations?", I asked a… https://t.co/X79acBt1Gg
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @shanisebarona All privilege is luck; not all luck is privilege.
2/10
2019
@AndrewStellman C++ is probably the most complicated and difficult to master programming language that exists. But… https://t.co/baWW2iMGgx
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2/9
2019
@awbjs @rauschma yep, though I know I'd balk at the ergonomics there and fall back to the bind approach @awbjs @rauschma The unfortunate part of the getter approach for e.g. react is that multiple accesses don't provide… https://t.co/NaU4dxodzw⌨️ Do you stream programming on @Twitch? Do you use 🆚 @code? Enable your viewers to better pair program with you u… https://t.co/mjcWNwc966
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @kurtiskemple Be careful of over sharing, cynacism, or being critical around your team. You set the tone, and if… https://t.co/uSx34j3Vm7
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @MeanMisterKien I cited it as the game I was playing most when I interviewed at Riot in 2016, we got into crop economy spreadsheets.
2/8
2019
I regret to inform you that JavaScript dates. https://t.co/Vz4QnqzR3G
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2/3
2019
Tell me about a tool you use in reverse engineering that others might not know about. I'll start. hexdiff - a rea… https://t.co/0CmZbAeRuA
Retweeted by Eric LawlessA guide for Europeans following American politics, translating common terms: "Extreme left wing" = center left "Lef… https://t.co/NvcJSI1Muw
Retweeted by Eric Lawless"How did you know who horseJS was?" "Well, it was a dude who talks about Ember, and there are only two of those. A… https://t.co/tdq7Yc1Q0P
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2/2
2019
Imposter syndrome: I am surrounded by beings of impossible, cosmic intelligence Also imposter syndrome: I, an inco… https://t.co/hwHdHGUVvn
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @seldo Happens in Ottawa every year about this time. If you go outside you need a face mask, or you're gonna have a bad time.Know your JavaScript operators! = Assignment === Equality == Just fuck me up
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1/31
2019
@DG_Rand @timsoret @GordPennycook What are the criteria for hyper-partisan? It seems strange that Fox hasn't crossed that threshold.
1/29
2019
TFW you’ve clearly never been in software development https://t.co/o8Pu7jJjX6
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1/28
2019
3 weeks after the #GoogleWalkout, Google lobbied the NLRB to remove protections for employees using company email t… https://t.co/LZaFv3gJkl
Retweeted by Eric LawlessNow this I strongly agree with. But: CSS, HTML, JavaScript are just implementation details. To me, what makes the w… https://t.co/KGIUZiuYiv
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1/27
2019
📝 New on Overreacted: Why Isn’t X a Hook? https://t.co/vTA8gfDEJ0 https://t.co/5DSxGu8gVD
Retweeted by Eric LawlessUnity abandons their MonoBehaviour visual scripting to focus on ECS visual scripting. Wow that's pretty bold! I'm r… https://t.co/xo5IgtWTee
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @TheJare So, growth is the same in both cases. Is i cost? @codehitchhiker ⚰️ @codehitchhiker 3-4 months from now each of the people in this class will have written their own Minecraft mod. We… https://t.co/z226VUiJMR @codehitchhiker FWIW I don't think they're trying to gatekeep, they just don't want to minimize how difficult it ca… https://t.co/uBc4L4lCo1 @codehitchhiker My ad-hoc class of product managers and delivery leads are one session into learning Java, but they… https://t.co/k1rmzzZ3eM
1/26
2019
me: I have 20+ years experience building websites I think I am very okay at this additionally me: I didn't build w… https://t.co/9ldYKuM8Ln
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1/24
2019
Hey everyone! I'm planning to start a blog where I can answer more general questions about design and the game indu… https://t.co/2fGqr3MmGC
Retweeted by Eric LawlessThe ultimate test of your knowledge is your capacity to convey it to another. https://t.co/JCLFDMPUg9
Retweeted by Eric LawlessIf you told me that setting a sprite’s color in Unity couldn’t happen off the main thread, I would already be angry… https://t.co/mUvy6vb3k3
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1/23
2019
OH: "You know what DevOps expression I hate? 'Move fast and break things.' How about we don't do that. How about we… https://t.co/D7kPBAtRmE
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @SwiftOnSecurity I once attended a seminar by Mark Graham Brown where he coined the term "Chicken Efficiency" and i… https://t.co/ltwyjnw4n9
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1/22
2019
“You’re right, there’s probably no point in your wasting your valuable time learning what the problems and state of… https://t.co/ikobI1SpSq
Retweeted by Eric LawlessI have regular nightmares about never being hirable again as an engineer. I tell myself someday honeycomb will be… https://t.co/hldibB92fx
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1/21
2019
@roleparadise Browser is the #1 VR app. Watching video in browser, both conventional flat and 180/360/stereo immersive, is very popular.
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @Carl_Sagan42 hey, thanks for continuing to entertain :) @rauschma @awbjs The mental model I've kept is that you're passing pointers, not references, by value. "By identity… https://t.co/PJ6l8S1lvHI’m a video game producer, you may know me from my greatest hits, including “Please update JIRA before you leave to… https://t.co/hwPiAVw3XT
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1/20
2019
I wrote a blog post! The title is "Is C++ fast?", and in it we'll see what happens to simplifier.cpp as we graduall… https://t.co/jFaSYHnMiE
Retweeted by Eric LawlessMom: Dad said you invented a thing? ESLint? Me: Yes. Mom: What is it? Me: It finds and fixes problems in JavaScript… https://t.co/vbvlAQLeiz
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1/18
2019
Why programmers like cooking: You peel the carrot, you chop the carrot, you put the carrot in the stew. You don’t… https://t.co/mvBsVQIf0Y
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1/17
2019
@tabatkins Use case for this is an experiment with RTL automation: selectively mirror containers, then mirror all the text nodes back. @tabatkins Oh fancy, I hadn't seen that proposal. Gotta read up on the working drafts... @tabatkins That's what I figured - thanks @tabatkins Hello! I have a question about a CSS crime I'd like to commit. Is there a pure CSS way to select all ele… https://t.co/HRGFATChti @brave @PCMag Did you folks end up moving to an opt-in model for creators?
1/16
2019
@AdamRackis @jody_lecompte it's more about the liquor bottles
1/14
2019
@LilyPichu the unlocked account you can get through the league partner program should include the pink Lux chroma.
1/13
2019
It amazes me how many nominally capitalist entities are so puzzled by supply and demand. If it's easy to get manag… https://t.co/GCQfukRhjB
Retweeted by Eric LawlessQ: why do JS numbers- A: IEEE-754 Q: ok but when I add- A: IEEE-754 Q: fine but NaN doesn't even- A: Aye. Triple-E. Seven five four.
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1/12
2019
I should have read this before dist upgrading to 18.04 today :)))) https://t.co/AdMjTYOSUF
Retweeted by Eric LawlessAshe and Tryndamere are married. "Well yeah, makes sense to me."" Neeko likes girls. "WhY aRe YoU sHoViNg HeR sE… https://t.co/Ru8fbSYHYC
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1/9
2019
@steida @sophiebits You should check out this video, and then once you've finished you should seriously consider no… https://t.co/08HGlCNMQAthe metaphor i use is, as an engineer you get to use your hands to build a ship. as manager, you walk along the pi… https://t.co/b6pzaGQkqZ
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @Martin_Adams Normally it lasts a month or two instead of a single day, so either the ecosystem is regressing or I'… https://t.co/JtHraYMzWn @Martin_Adams Appreciate the help :) I was using systemd to achieve a similar thing, but I'm giving up on making th… https://t.co/FCnCUxTBx0 @GuillaumeCL "Surely they have this working by now."This is a bad experience and I'm disappointed in the quality of this ecosystem.Setting up a new Ubuntu machine. I want to set up a VNC server to run on boot. The built in one doesn't do that. Th… https://t.co/QzNdC0hZGE
1/6
2019
@amasad Wait, that's actually awesome. @mipsytipsy Thanks for writing this.i wrote a piece on the career choices managers often don't realize they're making, especially around technical lead… https://t.co/4nkBKEduSx
Retweeted by Eric LawlessResignation letter is in. February 25 is my last day. This isn't a reflection on my team, it's a reflection on wha… https://t.co/JMiHpN0wwj
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @jamesmh_dev @coderabbi Fall out of love with complexity. That’s *really* hard because it’s often love of complexit… https://t.co/lMMUDkmuNI
Retweeted by Eric LawlessThread for Junior Developers/Engineers: Bad news - the ability to be a master/elite coder is only the first step… https://t.co/ru2l8fhngc
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1/4
2019
I really hope LLVM/Clang people are paying attention here, because something that would be super valuable in C++ is… https://t.co/dg23pLuJQ1
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1/3
2019
@AdamRackis @brunoksato @sarah_edo @wSokra IMO it certainly needs some help
1/1
2018
@indexzero @bradleymeck My own _personal_ experience with Node's failure was being part of the D&I (later Community… https://t.co/wveLoJKE1L
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12/31
2018
Hill I will die on: https://t.co/ikN7X669B2
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12/28
2018
Happy Holidays! I wrote about my top 10 games of 2018 over at @GiantBomb https://t.co/08Ad6npejH
Retweeted by Eric LawlessMini function of the day: `nextEvent()`. Gives you a promise for the next event of a certain type. Really nice in… https://t.co/4Bpe2hdvAT
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @wickerwaka True - where should we be instead?Sometimes the C++ compiler prints something and I feel like I'm trying to talk to Lassie. What is it, Lassie. Is so… https://t.co/FbK3jABcri
Retweeted by Eric Lawlessplease......Lord Twittere......I have done my very best to compress this PNG-8, it is oh so small, but a pittance o… https://t.co/kwjOPGE9IJ
Retweeted by Eric LawlessWhat I am learning from the (very polite) responses to my c++ rvalue references thread is that almost no c++ progra… https://t.co/ACjSFy1Vuh
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12/27
2018
C++98/03/TR1 - Traditional C++ C++11/14 - Modern C++ C++17 - Postmodern C++ C++20 - Dadaist C++Remember when The Far Side predicted esports in 1990? https://t.co/VJ3PGIWEO8
Retweeted by Eric Lawless @pati_gallardo True! Though I don't think the post-modern C++ stuff in 17/20 is their fault... @pati_gallardo The most successful JS engineers I've seen are reformed C++ enthusiasts :D
12/26
2018

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