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Josh Carpenter @joshcarpenter Vancouver, British Columbia

Previously: UX Lead for WebVR/AR, Google. Lead, @MozillaVR. Co-creator, @AframeVR. Currently: learning about climate change.

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Joined Twitter 12/18/08


@cvanw @firefox Margin's been working for me so far, aside from this issue. Hopefully it gets resolved! Fell back t… https://t.co/IwJ7RKBKXV
11/21
2019
Nasty @firefox Firefox bug when applying margins to tables that sit inside display grid parents: the margins apply… https://t.co/9czq4Erh0dWinter scenes by Eyvind Earle (whose Disney concept art I’ve featured before). https://t.co/sACXQrAeQp
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter @timoni @sterlingcrispin It's been a while since I read this, but I remember it being a very interesting and readab… https://t.co/4jewpqDume
11/20
2019
I simply couldn't have become a full-time freelance writer without Canada's health system. Started writing around t… https://t.co/vsTOTjfbIH
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter"The Relightables: Volumetric Performance Capture of Humans with Realistic Relighting" by Google AI team (SIGGRAPH… https://t.co/yxthI0Ydij
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11/19
2019
I’ve gotten a few questions about how to best support WebXR’s ongoing development recently, especially given that i… https://t.co/wWzoZLsVcf
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11/18
2019
@marcosc @Typora @keyboardmaestro @zotero Thanks :) FWIW the nice font is https://t.co/dzUJu512U2, from the US government (!)
11/15
2019
@mat4nier @Typora GitHub repo for raw research (Markdown notes). Node scripts to prep said research for publishing,… https://t.co/QBTjWcv0pZ @PlumCantaloupe @Typora The whole space is kind of crazy. I sat down on Sep 25 to figure out a more scalable citati… https://t.co/dqBsz1V2In @Typora @keyboardmaestro @zotero Node and #pandoc replace citation keys with full reference text, styled via CSL ru… https://t.co/3MDIAHNBfd @torizhao @Typora I made it :) Wasn't too hard. I'll share it at some point. Hopefully @Typora adds inline footnote… https://t.co/VcmBER4UiV @Typora Inserting citations is faster with macros. A @keyboardmaestro shortcut enters the right Markdown syntax, p… https://t.co/Rs8fgV5cHTI used to be a designer. Now I fiddle with workflows for managing research citations. This is a custom theme for… https://t.co/pPE5Rsdb1aMy irony meter broke again. https://t.co/ez8v547EQO
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterWell, this workflow is absolutely bonkers. 3D modeling in #Blender3d, on a 2D screen in #VR with #overdrop, while i… https://t.co/aTVn2uxNlF
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter @whoyee @jsantell @mprafson @gordonbrander @cwervo @gozala https://t.co/v9235A9z74Totally sold on dense, high amenity neighbourhood living . In a span of a couple blocks, and within an hour, I am a… https://t.co/em51mynMsR
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11/14
2019
@gordonbrander @cwervo @whoyee @gozala Let's go to Switzerland this time https://t.co/FD3v6pGcPw @gordonbrander @borismus Ah good stuff, nice to have a source on that 👍 @DannyBittman @alexqgb @AntonHand Have you used C4D much? Am curious about that particular match up (Blender 2.8 vs… https://t.co/rFll3BgcI7
11/13
2019
@borismus I either heard it on a business strategy podcast years ago (can't recall which, but Stratechery or Asymco… https://t.co/to0CSEfbmT
11/12
2019
@jonwiley And lucky for UX'ers, latency optimization is also catnip for engineering, IME. Something about the syste… https://t.co/fKmW1Yzp2qThe most valuable investment in user experience you can ever make is lowering latency. https://t.co/T4kI9qjz0C
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11/9
2019
@karanganesan @dmarcos Haven't gotten past the login screen
11/8
2019
@theextendedmind @michaelhazani Ah nice, thanks! Hadn’t heard of it. I’ll check it out @michaelhazani Heh, I never did read or see any of Shakespeare's medieval-english-kings plays (my loss), which cont… https://t.co/c0zOYJ5HUfNice when we can have effective storytelling and historical accuracy both. I was also the cool guy at the watch par… https://t.co/7Oe8Jm9KgcThe King was mesmerizing. Was floored by Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name, and he's magnetic here too. The… https://t.co/NJpVABHg2yI'm booking my freelance schedule for 2020, I'll be available mid Feb onwards for #gfx #ux #visualdesign #realtimehttps://t.co/PJHomnCWkl
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11/7
2019
@jwolowic Hey! I can at least direct you to folks who might know what's what. Feel free to DM
11/6
2019
@chriscoyier Thanks Chris. I ended up going this route. Great service; happy to start giving them my money. @rabimba Thanks, I'll take a look at them @jsantell @SimpleAnalytic @AdriaanvRossum Awesome, thanks. I was looking at that, @usefathom (per @cvanw) and… https://t.co/8Y3jP9bZvpAm on Netlify, fwiw.Suggestions for privacy-respecting web analytics solutions? I've always used Google, but am curious about alternati… https://t.co/H2ZW02GMtj
11/5
2019
If you're in SF this week and interested in #WebXR #threejs #WebGL and the @HoloLens 2, don't miss @ManishEarth's d… https://t.co/5RPT9foCGC
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter"If Google is going to confront its share of responsibility for the climate crisis, that means not helping oil and… https://t.co/4gH6DFCOmJ
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterDid another CSS-only art. Flemish/baroque inspired. Two weekends. Made for Chrome. https://t.co/d4Z9kkvu1R
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11/4
2019
Active listening has to be the most underrated skillsetI know people like this. Men and women. But mostly men. Conversations that are more like podcasts. https://t.co/tnHtnkCwq1
11/3
2019
I find that people considering "the metaverse" often haven't dug into how global, standards-based efforts happen. O… https://t.co/Ep23Q8C36B
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10/29
2019
@jsantell You’d have been very happy 😃
10/27
2019
A friend is fostering 4-week old kittens. And so: Friday Wine and Kitten party. 😽 https://t.co/2u3SB80fHKThis is a good presentation on <model-viewer>, but I love this slide, it really helps you get your head around how… https://t.co/8rADK25ms2
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10/26
2019
I reached the Pacific Ocean! https://t.co/Qp1r2nARfV
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterThis feels particularly significant to me, as it marks a transition point where "VR on the web" stops being a thing… https://t.co/z2eupO8vCm
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10/24
2019
@auradeluxe @hmltn Hahahaha, took me a sec before I flashed back to piratical aspersions at (I think) Rothenberg
10/23
2019
This is not a 3D drawing. It's a restaurant in Korea ☺️ https://t.co/JkjS6Tvqi7
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10/22
2019
@aleshalesha Missed my chance to become the villainous kid in a Stephen King novel :(A Uyghur woman who escaped from one of China's 're-education' (read: concentration) camps recounts what she witness… https://t.co/Rn7lzYNE55
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10/21
2019
@jnack TBF I think English is wrong on this one. The spelling is ludicrous. @jnack Lol “Touch Skreen” sounds sinisterTo be fair I did also watch Knight RiderPrior art @elonmusk you fraud https://t.co/6GyDen0Yw81988. If only they’d told us how to make pitch decks in elementary school. https://t.co/NgD6qpcyns
10/20
2019
@rms80 @zotero Responding belatedly, after a quick skim: the feature set looks very robust. A docs page like this m… https://t.co/m9edB28TZW
10/18
2019
@gordonbrander This is the result (lots of stuff I still need to move over, but you get the idea) https://t.co/B3F4Jz21Wq @gordonbrander It's really really great. Lots of nice touches. For example, Zotero also has a Chrome extension. For… https://t.co/CTjpXChE5p @gordonbrander I'm interested in your take on citation workflows for non-academics like us. I'm loving it so far. E… https://t.co/v5h6t0OL9q @u0421793 @asciidoctor @antoraproject A tempting rabbit hole! What's the state of editors for macOS? I'm, uh, extre… https://t.co/OJBCtoL8Vj @gordonbrander I imagine you'd want to leverage what's been done already (e.g. https://t.co/j3KFqpgQ1X) and integrate that into Lettersmith? @gordonbrander I think I may be stumbling in that direction? Turns out writing in markdown, with citations, with op… https://t.co/HsPoZ2UBISCitation processing is essential. None of the six options I've found have it built-in, and only Showdown has a 3rd… https://t.co/zb9capuhkHFavorite node-based markdown processors? Ala: https://t.co/H7joD6WsSH, https://t.co/X5AFWjU8LR. etc. Have pandoc s… https://t.co/s2XPUOzWtrDear fellow 🇨🇦 worried about climate—if you live in a riding where the @CanadianGreens have a chance, by all means… https://t.co/OxGxEwqp99
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10/17
2019
Spanish authorities’ method of poop control was to put up a big standing crucifix with a sign reading ‘do not defec… https://t.co/i7Y4PiVVFf
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10/16
2019
Google is discontinuing the Daydream View VR headset, and the Pixel 4 won’t support Daydream https://t.co/FeJE23wlIP https://t.co/i29A67vlf9
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterHigh jump from a building in fire :-O https://t.co/e5AhEDHxE3
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10/15
2019
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Retweeted by Josh CarpenterWow. Hundreds of scientists from around the world have just made this pledge: "The continued governmental inaction… https://t.co/YzYh30les3
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10/14
2019
@gordonbrander Excellent. Tracks with notions I’ve had. A worried about. Have you read this by @cshirky?… https://t.co/vQlymyC5NH
10/13
2019
Welcome to your permanent, sea-level rising dystopian future. https://t.co/4fdRdOchLd
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10/12
2019
@Lady_Ada_King @mrdoob @ericholscher My use case is research and blogging, so I want clean focus on words and flow… https://t.co/pw1bQCtsEz @mrdoob @ericholscher But today I think I hit on a good solution, which I’ll try to share here in next few days, wr… https://t.co/X9FI4ZCoT5 @mrdoob @ericholscher I think that’s sort of the ideal case. Write Markdown in GH flavor, and see results on GH sit… https://t.co/ZKj9pFWDRS
10/11
2019
@jasonyuandesign I imagine agencies are particularly brutal, peddling as they do in "New" (whether that's tech, aes… https://t.co/i4enBBv1qM @jasonyuandesign Have you found this varies w/ company and level? I've only worked (in tech) at Mozilla and Google,… https://t.co/K3t6c2R8IrThe more I brush up on modern best-practice semantic HTML, the more Markdown feels like perhaps more trouble than i… https://t.co/Vyv2angRQNI'm so incredibly excited to announce that #WebXR has published a new working draft and implementations will be ava… https://t.co/TCz9vs5qBZ
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Retweeted by Josh Carpenter @cvanw @gordonbrander @tailwindcss @matejlatin @jensimmons @Media Awesome, thanks! @gordonbrander @cvanw @tailwindcss @matejlatin @jensimmons @Media Just starting to explore grid, and sure enough am… https://t.co/o62JFcNOEC @gordonbrander @cvanw @tailwindcss @matejlatin @jensimmons @Media How much do you sweat older browsers?… https://t.co/ICbk2jnQ4W @cvanw @tailwindcss @matejlatin @jensimmons Ah interesting. But Tailwind doesn't seem to use CSS Grid, unless I'm m… https://t.co/L40BlEe8iI @cvanw @tailwindcss @matejlatin Haven't squared that with responsive layouts yet, however. I'll sort that out next.… https://t.co/yqGCx10un3 @cvanw @tailwindcss @matejlatin Characters-per-line (measure) is the important consideration, in terms of legibilit… https://t.co/Rl2yL0F21q @cvanw @tailwindcss One more, from the "work with line-height" school: https://t.co/u8pIoiXxEf and complimentary bl… https://t.co/xAdbF7RGZU @cvanw @tailwindcss @gumroad Heh, I think I revisit this stuff at the same cadence of US presidential elections, so… https://t.co/RhCQ32d1xB @cvanw @tailwindcss There's also https://t.co/UJopWBh6aP, which is another example of #2, above. @cvanw @tailwindcss Yeah establishing your font, base font size, and modular scale is the most important, IMO. And… https://t.co/vMInLEBlpg @cvanw @tailwindcss Ah excellent, thanks. Maybe I'll start there and modify as needed (e.g. I don't like the out-of… https://t.co/83LGwNxFHU @cvanw @tailwindcss I found lots of options, in two broad categories: 1) Accept and work within the line-height app… https://t.co/SjtRkWqosz @cvanw @tailwindcss I'm specifically looking for best practices for setting vertical rhythm. Issue with line-height… https://t.co/WQI3q99i8w
10/10
2019
@cvanw @tailwindcss Unfortunate part is that using it properly seems to require cracking open the "web build tools"… https://t.co/mU6QqtvRO7 @cvanw @tailwindcss Skimming docs, @tailwindcss looks pretty good so far. In particular, `vertical-align: baseline;… https://t.co/cDBU91hvz2extremely well put. part of that connection is that he genuinely lives in the bubble of rightwing media, rather tha… https://t.co/9eG2Zl8HcX
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter“The reason progressives often lose the argument is that they focus too much on wealth redistribution and not enoug… https://t.co/eFis1OaIy0
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterI really resent being kept from my already difficult work fighting to save the planet from environmental destructio… https://t.co/nNPekK1eYu
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10/9
2019

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