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Alex Russell @slightlylate San Francisco, The Internet

Chrome's Project Fugu 🐡 & Web Standards TL Named PWAs w/ @phae; probably making her ☕ DMs open. Tweets my own; press@google.com for official statements.

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Joined Twitter 12/21/10


@JakeDohm You elided the 5+ years in the middle working closely with teams to make that happen, only to see the dis… https://t.co/Pm7oPdMks6one thing you can do when you want people to believe you're pivoting to electric vehicles is, double/triple/quadrup… https://t.co/qHM6eSXJjZ
Retweeted by Alex Russell @hondanhon ....maybe?Is.... is Mike Bloomberg proving that Elizabeth Warren can get billionaires to capitulate based only on her ability… https://t.co/y6HNOHGrgA
Retweeted by Alex Russell @SlexAxton The JS community seems to (want to be seen to) care about every sort of diversity except delivering expe… https://t.co/gEjQTRORne @SlexAxton If they, instead, said "with the appropriate guardrails, X works for us in reaching a subset of our user… https://t.co/jnV5tc5Lfu @SlexAxton *some* folks -- the really dangerous ones -- lie by omission. They'll say "X works for us here at BigCo"… https://t.co/oFXmFjZqOu @SlexAxton That is, very few folks waving the JS flag want to ever talk about or describe the remediation journeys… https://t.co/7XCX4vB89l @SlexAxton So who's lying and why? Well, some folks honestly believe this tosh. They've been sold a bill of goods… https://t.co/0Up3Bpmcuv @SlexAxton In every single case, doing better for everyone does better for the business. Why? Doesn't actually mat… https://t.co/nGFxJY3dc3 @SlexAxton There's a lot of strategy, growth projection work, and brand identity wrapped up in answering this. But… https://t.co/41LVx0ZA3k @SlexAxton And would a good manager want to lose those sales? (in this scenario, it's "maybe") @SlexAxton This sort of firm sells aspiration. They'll make their highest margins on ultra-luxury goods, but most o… https://t.co/QlDbABzBl6 @SlexAxton Any reach business should reject JS-first out of hand. That is *most businesses*. But let's say that's… https://t.co/Nh3BU0uCqw @SlexAxton So let's review how businesses make money: they pick a strategy, market segment, and sell into it w/ an… https://t.co/AF4XoQikaJ @SlexAxton A thoughtful businessperson might view a lack of access for the less affluent as a reputation risk with… https://t.co/bHnYCTEAwM @SlexAxton First, that manager might try to access his site from an airplane...to some surprise. That manager migh… https://t.co/NX72C2h9xs @SlexAxton The linked post controls for device speed, which is one reasonable proxy. But let's put ourselves in th… https://t.co/KPV9s4tMHjTo be clear, if Russia is following the same playbook as 2016, that means that African American voters will be disp… https://t.co/PGHkLjeSYk
Retweeted by Alex RussellDoesn't take a crystal ball to see through "CSR"; odds are low this even gets a mention in next annual report. "JP… https://t.co/t0hE82KN9p @jfbastien You know I'm more earnest than clever, JF.One weird trick to improve sales! Stop punching potential customers as they enter your store. https://t.co/vIkEVrto0EAt this late date it's hard to have sympathy for, or get excited by, businesses marginally unfucking their sales ch… https://t.co/M0VYnEJ0W7What goes unsaid in the article is that this entire remediation journey was preventable. Avoiding React + heavy JS… https://t.co/gWyk7iMjmZ
2/22
2020
This is a very, very good feature. https://t.co/gIoPhIczUCRemember when Republicans pretended to be offended by a law professor making a play on Barron’s name? Remember whe… https://t.co/lBkFGL12gn
Retweeted by Alex Russell @ChrisLove Aria, contrast, LTR/vertical, focus management,etc. Seems you're insufficiently terrified ;-) @tkadlec @slightlylate We sort of have the data - the "crash" reports you can get from the Reporting API (… https://t.co/cDlmDNbQjP
Retweeted by Alex RussellThis is a frontend reality regardless of tech stack. Rolling your own tab-set or hamburger menu on the web is a *te… https://t.co/KiiWwTbp12Web NFCの解説記事 // Interact with NFC devices on Chrome for Android https://t.co/3C3YwhsK7k
Retweeted by Alex RussellLots of people seem to think that memory is a "solved" issue. They've clearly never studied the low-end Android lan… https://t.co/GsJAgBd6vX @DotProto @ericlaw I expect we can collectively do better. Let's try! @such_politics @DasSurma @jaffathecake As with desktop, the low end is defined by replacement. The P90 device was s… https://t.co/eKHJQsB4X3 @such_politics @DasSurma @jaffathecake The memory story is also not what you seem to presume it is. We're spending… https://t.co/VfsAL1gxe4
2/21
2020
@mikewest @arturjanc I used to read internal Plus just for @dominiccooney, so I'm familiar with the conundrum.🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/srMnOYwb8i @mikewest @arturjanc How many hours are in your day and how do you read your email?What REALLY BUGS ME, is the implicit assumption that migrants lead flat, linear, forever-waiters or forever-deliver… https://t.co/ce3ZZ2WKVg
Retweeted by Alex RussellThe server and client render should not be 1:1. Don't render buttons on the server that require JS to work. Don't… https://t.co/0lLUJZljop
Retweeted by Alex RussellCurrent mood. https://t.co/XvdHtrO1Df"I worked very hard for it" is the worst possible justification for being a billionaire. You know who works very ha… https://t.co/nX6ymnmXbS
Retweeted by Alex Russell @ericlaw It worked for racism, Eric. @bgolder @_hartsick @allafarce @ROOTandREBOUND You have no idea how refreshing that is, given what folks are doing… https://t.co/fDjlNIS9pB
2/20
2020
This is a really interesting idea… have browsers use custom properties in their default browser stylesheets. https://t.co/AwxgFISP1X
Retweeted by Alex Russell @_hartsick @allafarce @ROOTandREBOUND @bgolder *off *sigh* @_hartsick @allafarce @ROOTandREBOUND @bgolder Hat's of to whoever built this, it's seriously fast: https://t.co/PaIR59o3yVJSJ 421: Semantic HTML with Bruce Lawson Bruce Lawson is an expert in and proponent of semantic HTML. After receiv… https://t.co/VPRxMAygSQ
Retweeted by Alex RussellHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ https://t.co/Zo0pNZBBkE
Retweeted by Alex RussellI’m reading about the UK’s plans to restrict immigration from Japan, where every shop and service struggles to hire… https://t.co/6AS476XQKp
Retweeted by Alex Russell @0xca0a @PeerReynders @garybernhardt Recitation of the liturgy solves no problems. React & it's ecosystem/hangers-o… https://t.co/pdqylVbveH @0xca0a @PeerReynders @garybernhardt This is religion denying what science has already illuminated and I fear for t… https://t.co/PyHcUbLrv6Just lost for words...I came to the U.K. with no job offer, no salary, no English, no "skill", I would simply neve… https://t.co/OkKe7SMpeu
Retweeted by Alex Russell🔥 BLOG POST 🔥 We explore 25 ways to make a Web Component! Source style and bundle sizes compared!… https://t.co/3CPWvZ30k0
Retweeted by Alex RussellRegular reminder that there are currently 122.000 vacancies in the care sector. There'd be another 250.000 vacancie… https://t.co/patPu5MxjR
Retweeted by Alex RussellThat's a strong recommendation! https://t.co/ZW8drGXscxYou should apply. @annamaybank @JamesWeiner + @tomtaylor are a great team with a good mission. But that’s just me t… https://t.co/SMlTDdQmbk
Retweeted by Alex RussellLet me just give a huge HECK YEAH to @propublica using Ahrefs and SEMrush (top tier technical search tools) to repo… https://t.co/aXRMvTuQld
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2/19
2020
Elizabeth Warren is polling at literally twice Amy Klobuchar's numbers nationally, but for some reason doesn't get… https://t.co/2AwWK3sN95
Retweeted by Alex RussellWhen it was discovered that Isaac Toussie's family had made political contributions to Republicans connected to the… https://t.co/J41eeUI21f
Retweeted by Alex Russell @brucel @JSJabber (it is also my jam) @brucel @JSJabber "less JS, please" on a JS podcast is punk rockI bravely went on the @JSJabber podcast to tell them to use less JavaScript and more good old fashioned HTML. None… https://t.co/z8sykeYqEQ
Retweeted by Alex Russell @rem /cc @b1tr0t @fugueish @troutgirl But Y? @HandNF @allafarce @melissamcewen @hunterwalk @jamescham @glitch @pwabuilder PWABuilder? It's an MSFT project! @allafarce @melissamcewen @hunterwalk @jamescham @glitch Lots of users are looking in app stores for PWAs. The answ… https://t.co/9ajie0eV2b
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2/18
2020
@allafarce @melissamcewen @hunterwalk @jamescham @glitch Lots of users are looking in app stores for PWAs. The answ… https://t.co/9ajie0eV2bChecks out. https://t.co/cDfUQvWohrSeeing a lot of posts on webpack, sideEffects: false, tree shaking, rollup, etc etc. I like bundlers, because the… https://t.co/QszL7cA6rv
Retweeted by Alex Russell @gavindoughtie 9 times in 10 the folks who are all "we couldn't possibly go back to jQuery and PHP because UX/DX" a… https://t.co/wmYK6OGGHuThis stops being weird when you realise most perf, compat, a11y, and tooling choices in modern frontend are of and… https://t.co/sNTeCz3tudThing I find strange: I see a lot of folks preemptively installing polyfills to safeguard against browser issues.… https://t.co/PDm9Ut43eV
Retweeted by Alex Russell @gavindoughtie If I were seeing ambitious things using tools for hard problems, rather than, say, basic forms and s… https://t.co/nGymW5QPQy
2/17
2020
@bodil Chuckling so hard rn. @cramforce @troutgirl The rich will furiously deny the increasing impacts because they aren't a uniform class and r… https://t.co/UnlUmxZMSR @cramforce @troutgirl We can't build houses or transit, what makes you think we'll do this in time?Geo-engineering is inevitable and we are so so so unprepared. At least this one is cost-prohibitive for an individu… https://t.co/gd3aD8jef0
Retweeted by Alex Russell @jyasskin @seldo In firms with billions in the bank and unbelievable profitability this is at least a partially bad… https://t.co/TV1gaw4ACf @Voatz @Hacker0x01 @mspecter @jimmykoppel @djweitzner @CISAgov Postscript: @yaelwrites has an excellent timeline he… https://t.co/JDDw80XB2C
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2/16
2020
We know that new housing can help lower rents at the metro level. But we know surprisingly little about what happ… https://t.co/YT2ZPzK4HQ
Retweeted by Alex Russell @SonjaTrauss I’d even settle for Brooklynizing SF
Retweeted by Alex RussellThis RT brought to you from Tokyo which is, in every single way, superior to SF because housing and land use policy. https://t.co/hzcyGJaaSTTo be clear, I do want to Manhattanize San Francisco
Retweeted by Alex Russell @0xca0a Preact and Lit and Svelte and Vue and NG are all smaller and support WC because they lack this defect. @0xca0a It only doesn't work because React is carrying around a stupid (large) allow-list of properties. Just bad a… https://t.co/8X1Mtu400G @mnot That horse had left the barn by the time I left High School. If you *can* time travel to, say, '94...could yo… https://t.co/A4yg1i64WZ @0xca0a It was Fire...then Flare...now? Who knows. Nothing has slimmed it meaningfully in the past year (or added W… https://t.co/Wl1qmu3b9q @plinss @tabatkins @johnwilander Agree we should expose it. Statics on the URL constructor? @tabatkins @johnwilander The crimes of NPM, webpack, React, and browserify are so breezily commited, who can say wh… https://t.co/A8RChXDTyEI mean, you've gotta fill this 5MiB with *something*, amirite? https://t.co/xAi2P9SDtR @tojo2000 @fugueish In this deep, sad darkness it brightens my mood eeeever so slightly to discover you're on twitter, Tim.(it's not ~15% because you still need React on top of ReactDOM...together they're ~10x the size of a more modern starting point)Think of this as a ~20% tax on total your latency budget *just to get started*. https://t.co/nzitI9xvGeJust a reminder for everyone using React (myself included)... https://t.co/mgq5xbizk7 https://t.co/G3qnQHlzAu
Retweeted by Alex RussellSomething needs to shake the frontend community awake, that's for sure. I'm currently analyzing a site that has a f… https://t.co/XKdEzjoFlNThe NYT actually misses the critical point about its own reporting in this story: in reviewing the Flynn case, Barr… https://t.co/cs6nY6oqZx
Retweeted by Alex RussellTime to play around with Web NFC 🎉👀 🧐👉 Learn more here https://t.co/cuUdoqY0YJ ☺️✌️😁😃😄 We hope you like it! https://t.co/1jattNpUgn
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2/15
2020
NARRATOR: It was, in fact, exactly the Brexit that Colin had voted for. https://t.co/irTWtNgCrW
Retweeted by Alex Russell @youyuxi @Lngly_ @sophiebits @vuejs @Rich_Harris chrome://tracing can show you more"And when they said the port was at capacity, you knew that was a lie, right?" "Yes," the CBP officer said. https://t.co/sXSLuHPZtR
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2/14
2020

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