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My https://t.co/6bo52GfI2C. I'm a privilege hire at Google on the Chrome Web Platform team, but opinions here are entirely mine.

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Whenever I see calls for reason, debate or civility, I think of this brilliant short piece from last year about the… https://t.co/VekBrMXtar
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7/7
2020
CW: rape. This checks out: https://t.co/1hAETlOcdB So we have to plan for how to get out from under a terrorist ga… https://t.co/Fwljm5k3Uu
7/6
2020
The voters did better than usual here. I'd have guessed a "lick" consensus based on our history. https://t.co/gob2l2T5Y9We just passed 520 signers on the #BirdNamesForBirds petition. You and your friends can be part of this. It’s a co… https://t.co/bnGMcEoJB9
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinToday I read @paulmromer thread - particularly the part about schools (I recommend it!). And we need to talk abo… https://t.co/jerHrKGAPQ
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskinit's now legal for two households to meet up, but they have to be both alike in dignity
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinYou spend the weekend playing D&D with your adventure crew. You reach into your dice bag to roll to sneak past a g… https://t.co/z38JmFXciE
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7/5
2020
Oh look, the Google HR playbook repeating at other companies: https://t.co/h7xixSap6o @anssik Let's run it over the HTML spec and see if we get a browser. ;) @JakeEkiss But the best name for an instrument.
7/3
2020
I was surprised to notice that "Calls for Consensus" are not explicitly discussed in the W3C process: https://t.co/hkgReTBWzQ7 years ago to the day that Google Reader was sunset. NewsBlur started four years before that, when it didn’t make… https://t.co/8JwtNwE9cH
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinThis article points out some problems with hidden email addresses that I hadn't thought of: https://t.co/lnlju0p0GZGuess I'm not eating there again. https://t.co/lZ5w0C7F8Q
7/1
2020
@denladeside @reillyeon @othermaciej @firt I'd endorse that renaming. :) It's going to get more necessary as the Scanning API ships.Just had conversation with a British couple who have a holiday home near us. They voted for Brexit and have made n… https://t.co/tmVyRNCzTK
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinThe neighborhoods I represent agree -- and when I surveyed thousands of constituents, they overwhelmingly said they… https://t.co/cAsLq8Sm8N
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6/30
2020
Thank you to Oregon Walks' Plans and Projects Committee Chair Claire Vlach for representing Oregon Walks' position… https://t.co/QclygablQZ
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinHey @googleaccess, this is really poor form. Surely one of your "lessons learned" was to make your documents as acc… https://t.co/iHoZrY9aoO
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinToday in animals I refuse to belive in: https://t.co/VQKkkuKNp9
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6/29
2020
The @Oregonian editor just defined BIPOC as "Black, Indigenous, People of Color" which, by omitting the "and", inco… https://t.co/X7w0sqFVu5“i won’t wear a mask proven to be effective during a pandemic because it makes me feel like less of a man” is a goo… https://t.co/vo30kOOJr6
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6/28
2020
@blelbach The UI changed, which makes me annoyed when I can't find things (i.e. my cheese), but as far as I can tel… https://t.co/wzln8GKyFhGithub moved my cheese.
6/27
2020
I've settled on Amélie's definition being more useful, with the understanding that, as her poll shows, 2/3 of uses… https://t.co/6y5RapJ71YKinda like a markdown syntax that generates <time> elements: https://t.co/xIV7vyIBQJ And a good browser rendering o… https://t.co/1CtOHdrQunI just realized that security, privacy, and anti-abuse product reviews all boil down to two questions: 1. Does the… https://t.co/KrIyzlunOD
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskinalso at that time, i had a lot of executive access. a *lot*. so i knew very well who “the leaker” was; someone on t… https://t.co/rSjvttBt0l
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @marcosc Yep, I think that's the problem. I did the Advent Of Code in Rust last year, and it was very much the Wron… https://t.co/MS9tEjPMOm
6/26
2020
I had worried whether it was possible that Trail of Lightning culturally appropriated a different Indigenous nation… https://t.co/7yaQsTcloM"taking the words restorative justice literally, to me, says, try to restore it to the way it was. Take out the fre… https://t.co/UmuogyDU1r
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @heddle317 Join us. https://t.co/zc9GRg1VJD
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinMore of this please, but s/citizen/person/ https://t.co/nHy9HCW7QJ
6/25
2020
Look at my new face mask 😌 https://t.co/Kz8Coy2SHJ
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinI hope Portland's in this expansion. :-D https://t.co/oMDWhODd7CThe Portland police union contract agreement also “allows the Street Response pilot program to proceed with up to s… https://t.co/SVHuMxM2Ud
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinThe stats I saw while we were building this site are mind-blowing. Close to 50% of the general fund budget in many… https://t.co/w2U6QWjKOl
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6/24
2020
Good. https://t.co/zpCkkuk3LMNot gonna lie, this panel is amazing... and damning. @DARollins follows @JoeCurtatone: "I am tired of hearing from… https://t.co/lm516nAjVS
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @AyannaPressley did not come to play. "WHY do we have cops with narcan, instead of investing in treatment? WHY do w… https://t.co/1ixi4CpwBN
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinOh man I just learned that in the latest update for @Apple group #Facetime, the software will detect if you're usin… https://t.co/IWSdO2mL8h
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinBREAKING: 1,600+ Google workers signed this letter calling on @google management to cancel the company's police con… https://t.co/R6Rqnapiwo
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6/23
2020
This retweet is an endorsement. https://t.co/lmB8sSgUTD @jaffathecake Why do you hate URLs, Jake? 🤪
6/22
2020
For anyone unable to see the image, here is a plain text alternative courtesy of @bhathos https://t.co/4MMBVFuxII https://t.co/ae6w3iqpkU
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinAlso, don't be like the @nytimes (that holds in all life situations). Don't go calling it a "prank" because you re… https://t.co/kHtZpmCd87
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @jaffathecake How do Service Workers fit into that?PDX is Native Land! This is Native Land! This is Chinuk Illahee. Native ppl get murdered by Police more than ANYON… https://t.co/TgIbKgWUJB
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinIt boggles my mind that my twitter circle is regularly decrying developer's tools & frameworks and asking devs to a… https://t.co/w50xGY7soR
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6/21
2020
The cops making the best case for abolishing the cops: https://t.co/kBCEk35P2kWhile we are all Juneteenth'ing, and talking about Greenwood and things that Black folk know about American history… https://t.co/SR2M7ihBcR
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6/20
2020
I missed this today, but there's more tomorrow: https://t.co/ai1IcLI2YhAmazing talk right now by @AccessForAll "Empowerment to the People! What You Need to Know about Black People, Disab… https://t.co/lne73badBR
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @runforsomething ❤️ y'all but FYI, when we donate to a list like this in @ActBlue, we get added to 47 different ema… https://t.co/vDigp2ptAVLike, I would guess, a lot of white people of my age (55) , right now I'm wondering how I could have grown up with… https://t.co/BzKyfdSJgK
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinThe picture above shows speech droplets, which are believed to be the key transmission vector for COVID-19, with vs… https://t.co/He6iOe558h
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @jaffathecake https://t.co/jjB25sv37O from @lgarron too. My current hesitation is breaking the links I've scattered… https://t.co/zuFc2XBUFz @ericniebler This is how Rust does things, right? Each trait creates a type-erasing wrapper: https://t.co/JkHSEe30hH
6/19
2020
I used to tell everyone “just ask for more. The worst they can do is say no.” About 5 years ago, I learned how wro… https://t.co/5Zo9e5iLqk
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinSo that's the thing! Basically as soon as Anglo colonizers rolled into a place, they actively destroyed wild prote… https://t.co/5yTh3oAxtU
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinTo "see" the app's Corona exposure announcements, use @fweinb's Web Bluetooth app https://t.co/dhlwWbm9oH (Source c… https://t.co/QdU0SuQcgZ
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinThis is a lie both Google and GitHub HR have told. It must be in the "How to Retaliate" classes corporations send t… https://t.co/4R9UJQbvtE
6/18
2020
That beekeeper heart honeycomb image. A thread. https://t.co/55lqUZ4uiI
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskinnote that the nypd itself correctly understands itself as an institution engaged in a power struggle with other mun… https://t.co/9hDTMF9NqD
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinWe'll that's good news, although as the article says, the sets of people getting tested aren't exactly comparable. https://t.co/kDGfaJVBhd
6/17
2020
@Maddoxnelson I know, right? But I realized after posting that (🙄) that the article I got the link from (… https://t.co/nXmer5GSRRElevate this, white Portland: https://t.co/luv8Q66NrM
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin#TIL that "brown bag lunch" originally referred to checking people's skin against the color of the bag to see if th… https://t.co/YMLnKeOPn3This was a violent crime. The man was physically assaulted. This is the EXACT kind of crime for which cops claim th… https://t.co/wZtSuzp1wK
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskinmy sister and I went out for a Sunday drive today and in the midst of it she ended up witnessing & intervening afte… https://t.co/V4AATwGEO9
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinHere’s the language of this part of the bill. Copy this and get your city council members and state legislators to… https://t.co/eQmacKY2g0
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @Paul_Kinlan I opened it for the first time, added 💩, and pressed save, on Android chrome. 🤷🏻 @Paul_Kinlan "InvalidStateError: Failed to execute 'transaction' on 'IDBDatabase': A version change transaction is running."Whoever sent me $13.12 is a gem.
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskingen z: (roasts millennials) millennials who have been doing that for years: haha right on little dudes
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinI shouldn’t have to share this story in the year of our Lord, 2020 - but here we are. I’m an alum of Yale, Google,… https://t.co/JKvxItTMR5
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinOne more thing: If this pisses you off, please consider donating to the Mercury to allow us to continue to pay free… https://t.co/D0jV2K7Z5i
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6/16
2020
alternatives to master branch: - have you ever hired a black woman? - what are you doing within your company to p… https://t.co/jOTbcz2Yma
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @mdempsky @davidcrawshaw My impression has also been that Google's support has gone to groups the police are pretty… https://t.co/bCshF0bS75 @DasSurma 🎉 Did you hear about any confusion when devs' local upstream branch didn't match the real one? @alex_zee Thank you for staying out there to give us evidence of their bad behavior!I wrote a tool to change the default branch on GitHub more carefully. https://t.co/SPuqvEeSOA Thanks to… https://t.co/GRHbIQ36CL
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @lgarron @PurpleBooth This is great! Does the API let you also update the base branch of affected PRs, or is that only in the UI?
6/15
2020
I wanted to learn more about why so few of @LewFrederick’s 59 police reform bills had passed. The answer @hborrud a… https://t.co/YTVk69cFtu
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin84% of all LAPD arrests so far this year have been for non-violent offenses. Less than 1% of arrests were for rape… https://t.co/x7i2fPtk2p
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinThe real reason open air drug markets are in Black communities, even though Black folk do less drugs than white fol… https://t.co/2KUcupD6sb
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6/14
2020
@polotek I've seen "defund" used for both "take away some funding" and "abolish", so I don't think it's true that f… https://t.co/uQOfAWu37Q @ThePeterShep @awkward_duck @prisonculture I've seen people using "defund" to mean "take away some but not all fund… https://t.co/gxK1Ne5o6LEmployees have been calling for the end of the ICE contract for months. At least 7 employees quit. As I 1st reporte… https://t.co/4VJYGc1We4
Retweeted by Jeffrey YasskinI asked about accountability for alleged police abuse and the response from the public information officer is FOIA… https://t.co/m5oDdOIFmb
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6/13
2020
Git's documentation doesn't explain how to find the upstream default branch name in a script, but it's a pretty sho… https://t.co/QkwLEQRhsfThe interesting question is not "Is 'Defund' the right word?" The interesting question is "How far can we go with… https://t.co/BaFz4dD4mP
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin"Gradually, then suddenly."Activists added "defund the police" next to the yellow "Black Lives Matter" painted on a street near the White Hous… https://t.co/aHTd99VusX
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @sheeri @github We’re already updating our own repositories to use main, and there is work more broadly to change t… https://t.co/uJBgoLEOpw
Retweeted by Jeffrey Yasskin @tabatkins And then it doesn't even irreversibly break PRs anymore: https://t.co/nzRFyZl7mO. The worst effect is on… https://t.co/XhM84yJ39hRT if you think Congress should make Juneteenth a national holiday.
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6/12
2020
There are a lot of newly opened D&I positions at companies. If you are interviewing for one of these roles, ask the… https://t.co/a4tlzeb2lr
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6/11
2020
@mekkaokereke 61% of black voters in South Carolina voted for Biden in a sea of other options, and I have trouble b… https://t.co/uheljp1sIB
6/10
2020

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