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Jen Simmons @jensimmons Brooklyn, New York

Web Technologies Evangelist for Safari & Webkit, at Apple. Member of CSS Working Group.

1,477 Following   65,925 Followers   48,742 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/12/07


@dauwhe I think about this a lot.Thread https://t.co/wLDh0hbZ8e
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @5t3ph I have no idea how “fossil” appeared! Lol. Animal Crossing? @5t3ph I’d write more CSS, but then it would not have to have a few of the same questions as the other people. I wo… https://t.co/N6gDQUgWq8
8/14
2020
@jensimmons Please stop spreading a misleading "report" about neck gaiters. The study found that fleece material is… https://t.co/MKcFz3i6Nu
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsNeed help naming a property that changes how inline boxes are vertically sized. Switches between "fit the text" and… https://t.co/uxTQkBbtnz
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsWe knew this long ago, but finally the U.S. CDC proclaims masks with valves or vents DO NOT STOP SARS-COV-2. Don’t… https://t.co/sa6JX1V7m6Excited about the Safari Web Extensions announcement today? We are hiring - come help shape their future! https://t.co/Bm9H1jALsU
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsIt's Wednesday so you should know that if the minimum wage had grown with productivity since 1960, it would be $22.… https://t.co/ckQeIQkWjK
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsJust spent the last 2 hours phone banking here in Texas. I called a grandmother. She’s 91. Black. She answered so s… https://t.co/cFHcn0YLHu
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8/13
2020
@snorp I literally pulled all the drawers out and washed them in my attempts to figure this out. So, I knew it wasn… https://t.co/9HA2WPorXw @annekasillitoe There is a lot of researching happening, actually. I just can't get into any studies or see a docto… https://t.co/77ZGF02Xlt @zzawaideh It did not! It was `display: block;`.I should have milked this for all the drama! Made ya’ll wait as long as I did!!! Well, except I can’t figure out wh… https://t.co/gfc906qnSWYa’ll are hilarious. What was it? An open container of tofu on the top shelf. Very simple. It'd gone bad of course.… https://t.co/cxxKaLF36GAlso, congratulations to me. One of my big accomplishments of 2020. 🥳 I was about to ask a neighbor to break socia… https://t.co/I1clMlSXNJThere’s been bad smell in my fridge for months now. On multiple occasions I’ve set out to find it. Cleaned out the… https://t.co/JhNMXBfXLb @calgarywebdev On it.“This is bad. This is really bad.” “How did we get here?” “I’m not the person I used to be.” https://t.co/7HuMEucjuZ
8/12
2020
PSA: If your face mask has a VALVE or VENT in it, it’s probably not doing much to protect those around you. The val… https://t.co/uZfXpXAl7T
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsDid you know you can use Safari DevTools to inspect a web page on an iPhone or iPad from your Mac? Do you use this… https://t.co/hVLaRdJMUMFor Mozilla folks looking for a landing spot, Safari and WebKit teams have a number of openings. DM if interested i… https://t.co/yh0TjxwMh3
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsI’m just going to put this here: Safari is still hiring people to work on the Safari Developer Tools...… https://t.co/EFEjxUWtwRStarting the day with the devastating news that Mozilla is laying off 250 people, about a quarter of the company.… https://t.co/mRXYrF7EIU
8/11
2020
Sometimes I email myself stuff — like a Tweet — so it gets in my inbox as a reminder. These days, I’m emailing myse… https://t.co/KG7Jbv28Ph @scotthorn There’s no way you had it in September. Maybe you could’ve had it in November — *if* you live in Wuhan.… https://t.co/v01uYlNMzGToday’s macOS Big Sur beta 4 release adds support for YouTube 4K in Safari 14. https://t.co/ua0qEt1b3V
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @Rumyra Are you in the Body Politic Slack? If not, you should join. It helps to have people to talk to about all th… https://t.co/BuEayxUcIhI hate being this public about my health; I'm a very private person. But #longcovid is serious, brutal, affects you… https://t.co/yJCzwyAOv6
Retweeted by Jen Simmons“Just the flu”????? Brain damage in 55%. Which maps to what me & my friends are experiencing. Wear a mask!! https://t.co/QYsJ7zXi8z
8/10
2020
@captproton Trump’s government refused to allow existing tests (that the rest of the world were using) into the cou… https://t.co/PIfXXWuTZl @captproton To be clear, I don’t have a positive PCR test results from March because I was not allowed to get a tes… https://t.co/JVgVl8YHsl @captproton Unfortunately I, like so many other New Yorkers, don’t have access to doctors / those studies because w… https://t.co/apDJUFsIjn
8/9
2020
This is what is feels like to me when a web team is like “we don’t support [foobar] browser”. Ya don’t? Well, the… https://t.co/tJYSVKMk9WI couldn’t get a test in March in NYC. I was asked that question so many times. The answer I should’ve given was “Y… https://t.co/SjBIOkbcosMore than once this week I was asked by medical professionals whether I’d “recently traveled” to an area affected b… https://t.co/h9M5644wK2 @observer_iam Of having COVID.
8/7
2020
Remdesivir manufacturer, Gilead, just set the price for the COVID-19 treatment: between $2,300 and $3,100 per patie… https://t.co/hL8oQV8ntf
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @wlyhdg @saronyitbarek I don’t know how the story ends yet, though. 😔 I still don’t have a grip on reality. Or the… https://t.co/b2AP9urgIN @saronyitbarek I finally realized I’d dropped it. And found it. Or I thought so. But then it wasn’t in my hand. Was… https://t.co/ijN4jHOfnS @saronyitbarek I write these tweets like I knew what had happened. But in reality I was deeply confused. I knew one… https://t.co/HddzTLLwDX @saronyitbarek I was so excited that I’d found it. I picked it up. And it slipped out of my hand. And disappeared.… https://t.co/9uu1Rq3Agg @saronyitbarek I lost one AirPod. It was in my ear. And then it wasn’t. I felt and heard it drop to the floor. But… https://t.co/esGqEiBtuUToday is five months.I went long on how Biden's VP selection process has played out so far: https://t.co/144hBnZQSO
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsI loved making videos for Layout Land & Mozilla Developer. All of those videos were made with @Ryanne and… https://t.co/fQ7mgTR8tnI'm looking at these school openings and I'm so worried about students, about teachers, about bus drivers, about ca… https://t.co/4DaAsXQLys
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8/6
2020
I hope you listened to me and switched from Chrome to Edge or Safari or really anything else… https://t.co/g2BlckYbCv
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsHoly shit, this movie was so good. "Crip Camp" is about disabled Americans and the civil rights movement they start… https://t.co/Vau70xMIHj
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8/5
2020
@hanabel Actually ya’ll were my first thought. 😁 And you don't have to be ”freelancing” actually. I guess I just me… https://t.co/h7kz2i2wCm @JoelGethinLewis Well, or I should say mostly I use element selectors (like `article`)... but I’m not writing produ… https://t.co/3uCDQSASS1 @JoelGethinLewis Well, IDs have a weight of 10x what a class has in the calculations for the cascade. If every uniq… https://t.co/4CaIf6eX82This is terrifying. https://t.co/87Zf9Uk2De
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsHey my Drupal friends — who’s still building Drupal websites, freelancing, and is looking for a cool, smaller proje… https://t.co/iVgO4ERtwRThis is beautiful—Jazz as a model for a truly inclusive democracy. https://t.co/8d4kjsZ5BE
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8/4
2020
Opening for part-time contract PM, possibility of contract to hire. Kind, collaborative team environment, we love t… https://t.co/NjiyZ1fz6x
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsHave you ever wondered what kind of person you’d be in a crisis? Watched an action movie (years ago), imagining you… https://t.co/xv0WMuGkv7
8/3
2020
CSS Grid, you are one sexy beast. https://t.co/DJdpIPloBl
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @teacherbuknoy Yes. They were banned in San Francisco in April. https://t.co/irxO9GKsK5 @LAFlasher 🤦🏻*Do not use masks with *valves*. Values welcome. Especially moral values that honor making a bit of a sacrifice y… https://t.co/GZXzSxJPkWI’m so glad to see NYC finally banning masks with exhalation valves. They are DANGEROUS. They make exhaled droplets… https://t.co/5UrIWBxORjDon Milton’s examples of droplet differences are a little high class. If it helps anyone else, I find it useful to… https://t.co/JeyP9nww1g
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @covidpath @edyong209 @zeynep I live in British Columbia, Canada. Our top doc says a similar “wide open spaces, few… https://t.co/IRWQGK64BY
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @edyong209 @zeynep It's interesting that Japan caught onto this quickly back in March with their 3 Cs thing. https://t.co/lFLdG8Hqvr
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsVentilation in July is like masks in March. There's accumulating evidence AND many practical steps to take. Some ar… https://t.co/cwtn3XmK9m
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsMyocarditis is widely reported in my support group. I'm lucky I've only dealt with tachycardia. Rodriguez is a 27 y… https://t.co/ODc4ohgt7H
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsOfficials Warn Defunding Police Could Lead To Spike In Crime From Ex-Officers With No Outlet For Violence… https://t.co/XtjPptd8Zm
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @johnwilander Hey Happy Birthday!
8/2
2020
👇🏼 https://t.co/Ho4h42INMW“people infected with SARS-CoV-2 exhaled 1,000–100,000 copies per minute of viral RNA” Thousands of copies. Every… https://t.co/paQ7ctv4sY
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsThis has me shook. She got sick the first week of April. In hospital for 2 weeks. ICU. Intubated. Sent home in la… https://t.co/dXBHmmV2BYCOVID-19 is not “the flu”. https://t.co/PXooXHDdqp
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsThis is possibly the best thing I have seen on Twitter, ever. To all the anti-vax, anti-mask, anti-everything peopl… https://t.co/taQyTd9vwu
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsWe need to stop this false view of COVID as either death or recovered. A 25 year old with lifelong lung problems. C… https://t.co/NM2flDrZbl
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8/1
2020
@fvsch You aren't botching me! You are helping me do my job. So thank you. Vote away everyone! We are listening.....I’m making a careful list of all the CSS I think Safari should prioritize for implementing soon. So far, half the t… https://t.co/7Z3IqepJJEI love representing thousands of immigrants from Bangladesh here in Brooklyn. My heart is breaking for their homela… https://t.co/6BwzDA8vzk
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsWe urgently need to focus on ventilation. Six months into a respiratory pandemic, we're still not given sensible an… https://t.co/UrgAMWcnYA
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7/31
2020
i’d like to make an a distinction between being inclusive and eliminating exclusivity. And you may be thinking, but… https://t.co/SHuZtKerEN
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsMan, a lot of shit has changed in CSS since the last time I seriously used it. This grid templates stuff is freakin' magic, wtf.
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7/30
2020
Remember when a Google search used to lead you somewhere? Now it increasingly just keeps you on Google. In fact,… https://t.co/dIMwpqJqkK
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsSo if you get kidnapped by random people in unmarked vans nowadays, you're supposed to just submit, in case it's ac… https://t.co/aCZSLIVQRa
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsI wrote a book about concentration camps all over the world across the last century, and it turns out that getting… https://t.co/g6DBLnlcsT
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @dlichaw Me, too. What is NYC if we can’t go to all the “other living room” spaces. @YoshiYoshums No, it’s *worse* now then at any time in my life. I quit CS in 1986. The late 80s were the least-sexi… https://t.co/aMy1brRx3fWhat programming made me quit CS programming? The cultural kind where guys think it’s “funny” that a girl would wan… https://t.co/DU2i9DCslJThis 👇🏼. People are literally risking their lives / their family’s lives to help us with food & rides & such. I’v… https://t.co/gO9QAV13JUthis is...kidnapping https://t.co/iT7SDb5RWx
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7/29
2020
@AnkaraCode Wow, this blew up a bit. Sorry I didn't realize the new Twitter algorithm /threads would make this such… https://t.co/m6dekROjd8 @AnkaraCode What do you hate about CSS Grid? How could it be better? @rob__gordon @jensimmons Kinda wish Jen had asked "and what do you expect it to do?" :) Current proposal is behave… https://t.co/OvwWI7Wrj6
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7/28
2020
You know how `height: 100%` doesn't do what you want it to do? How about a new thing, `height: stretch`, that does?I like working with a giant pile of *super* smart people.We also need to accept that tech companies profit from failing to invest in security, accessibility, and moderation… https://t.co/2MPOhug9W5
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsSettle in, everyone. Settle in. https://t.co/z6tYQD7nSi
Retweeted by Jen Simmonspublish this whole thread on the front page of every newspaper, on every website, on every device for the next week. https://t.co/DCxZVcBPyb
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsAt this point, we need a 6-8 week, coordinated nationwide shutdown while the feds invoke the Defense Production Act… https://t.co/Z47OlY3DR9
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsThe bad news is we have always been 4 weeks away from being able to demolish it.
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsThe good news about COVID-19 is that we are only 4 weeks away from being able to demolish it.
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7/27
2020

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