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North American biped. Frontweb devineer. #MedicareForAll #BlackLivesMatter

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1 baked sweet potato, 2 bananas, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/4 cup apple sauce, 1.5 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda => 3… https://t.co/lA2NWhL1tsSweet potatoes and bananas are becoming staples of my shopping list. You can use them in so many bread and snack re… https://t.co/TAXWBOHDskText is a highly overrated medium for decision-makingI don't know of any other file format, with widespread support for previewing/commenting online, that does thatExcel makes it easy to turn data into graphics & reference the data in other places, and most of the content in the… https://t.co/3BXgvlHMNEChanging from defaulting to a text document for project planning to starting with excel spreadsheethttps://t.co/czyzc57vq8 @jamonholmgren tslint-ignore seems better than "any" for that - it doesn't propagate everywherePerformance reviews should always be a two way street, but during a global crisis your focus should really be on re… https://t.co/jZVHgwwCjd
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7/1
2020
My new pet peeve is when people rewrite meeting notes as they go, and especially when they remove all the verbs 🤨
6/30
2020
There are so many potentially good, useful, general-purpose libraries that are trapped inside framework-specific libraries.
Retweeted by AlexI was thinking today about the framing of World War I as a cruel loss of innocence for millions of people who were… https://t.co/gJdVDm7Xhh
Retweeted by Alex @kyleshevlin @donavon The lack of resolve to work together to fix this is painful and makes me concerned about our… https://t.co/fJne7qS69I
6/29
2020
Put this graph everywhere. Americans need to start wearing masks by the 4th of July or we are in for a world of hur… https://t.co/ZklLOfDM06Ahh https://t.co/XmbrFju7ZOFrontweb devineer https://t.co/3xLacz0Zyp
6/28
2020
what does unethical design look like? how does a racist system suppress votes, especially when most folks have mob… https://t.co/5aD3wqA2nk
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6/27
2020
Covid rates are reported as cases per 100k (500 per 100k). I wonder if also reporting that as 1/N would make the nu… https://t.co/jDny4iHBXuhttps://t.co/9DJWjDM1OU @natal_female I feel like there is incremental value in that because you already do that anyways, and goggles block… https://t.co/U0lFRaRth1I wonder if laptops will add rear cameras so that you can AR meeting attendees into your space instead of the other way aroundSo... perfectly acceptable? https://t.co/AxH36xzohH @natal_female yarn vs npm, another one from them @natal_female ah, doing it because of licensing is a whole other deal I didn't think of Jest vs Mocha Flow vs Type… https://t.co/QhyvNOZiuZ @nickemccurdy But I also think you kind of want to encourage writing user-facing specs first so that the requiremen… https://t.co/4xKd90Mlul @nickemccurdy Jest can read Git, and pretty much everything can collect function coverage, so yeah I think you coul… https://t.co/jvs5EqXL01 @nickemccurdy The messier the test suite, the harder it is to actually make use of any of that though (it's not enf… https://t.co/lNZIYAZA6m @nickemccurdy Yeah it works better if you look at it before you write the tests, in a TDDish style with acceptance-… https://t.co/Cun4G2NZEUGonna go with "collaborate vs compete"Is there a word for the thing where somebody creates a competitor to an existing thing that was once good but is no… https://t.co/I6Pzc5G6yihttps://t.co/fz6HYakvWbI like this way of thinking about tests. Different types of test form a pipeline for finding bugs.… https://t.co/r8XMnjMWzP
6/26
2020
you've been ready for hours and will tolerate no more delaystfw when you are Iggy Pop in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 https://t.co/vpiXqNN3dfSupport the Voting Rights Advancement Act https://t.co/qTgOLTjRYd https://t.co/axdqTfcPYA
6/24
2020
@dhh @cdevroe @dougblackjr @kyliestew Sounds like you're missing the point here David. You want hey to be better th… https://t.co/L6lxW60yTa
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6/23
2020
Building web apps without JS is a nice idea, but it's definitely not better for accessibility. Remember, ARIA is a… https://t.co/fzYH1yTtFF
Retweeted by AlexAn image of @BarackObama getting upsampled into a white guy is floating around because it illustrates racial bias i… https://t.co/SLPPmcNRbh
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6/21
2020
For me, #juneteenth is also a reminder that the fight for justice requires persistence. The last slaves had to wait… https://t.co/lkSRy4yNkK
Retweeted by AlexA new challenger has entered the illustrious ranks of the muted phrase list https://t.co/4oFe9FFWQZ
6/19
2020
@FERALROBOTS Especially true as you lose context over time on all the little states each component can be in, or ha… https://t.co/FUvPSCOvmG👍 https://t.co/HfY5AdAuTWIMO - fixing accessibility can result in big DOM refactors. If you're shooting for compliance, it will almost certa… https://t.co/QZFkyr7RU1Ughhhhhhh I dislike this cyberpunk dystopia where amazon is stealing money from local schools https://t.co/squd4i0YIw
Retweeted by AlexClimate change redraws the mapThis is destabilizing https://t.co/FP03OQ1cxYIf you want to know what happened to Thorn... https://t.co/bXnRqF1vdULeadership lessons from an early American colonial expedition https://t.co/6eeK69pPDg @phocks @seacreaturebot if you're into such thingsEvery few days "sharks" gets higher in my suggested topic list... a warning? https://t.co/9IAZDOEoTg
6/17
2020
Non-maskers made up like 9 out of 10 people if not more, btw.A whole lot of the the people I saw not wearing masks on the trails this weekend put on a sheepish look like "oh my… https://t.co/M8pLAsZAl1
6/14
2020
@zeynep @antoniogm @balajis @ObserverOrg There’s definitely a thread here about entrepreneurs who found success bui… https://t.co/8UDMVj90Cl
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6/13
2020
Today, my dad cried over the phone, he wanted one week where he could use his computer without my help. He's blind… https://t.co/rr4gSR9ZnV
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6/11
2020
Found on a US government website. Everyone: *this* is what systemic racism is. It's not overt. It's a systematic p… https://t.co/taVXNJzaaG
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6/9
2020
https://t.co/Da5qjK3dviThe last person to receive a pension for their parent's involvement in the American Civil War died last week https://t.co/SbTEpeXYrt
6/8
2020
Blur Tools for Signal: A new way we hope to make Signal more helpful for everyone on the street right now.… https://t.co/PAcbTsB9KC
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6/4
2020
Tech exceptionalism is a helluva drug. https://t.co/UNpkeRIt3w
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6/3
2020
These sun-based systems really break down at >50 latitude thoughClocks are 12 hours because day had 12 hours and night was night https://t.co/QR8Pj2WuTcI probably would not have gotten into frontend dev if React hadn't come around. Tried it and it was so tedious. https://t.co/5z6lHzHLiENice best practices you've got there. Would be a shame if someone were to... rethink them. @sarah_federman A lot of the time they seem to someone being told "so you think there's a problem? Why don't you de… https://t.co/RoZauK1gPa @TensorNo It’s not. RFC should stand for Request For Combat, because that’s what you’re gonna get. It’s not a very… https://t.co/K1RqRkPyV9
Retweeted by AlexBut an RFC feels like an invitation to prepare yourself for a debate and justification process for an already-made decisionMaybe it's an ok format if there is some design process behind the scenes that is more: - user studies - translatio… https://t.co/smfw9MmQ4cI'm starting to think the popular request-for-comment (RFC) format that people are adopting from the open source wo… https://t.co/30DGucwwcU
5/23
2020
It seems like @code is sending network traffic each time I uninstall an extension even with telemetry disabled, wonder why?Browser and IDE extensions are sketchy sketchy sketchyIn some ways act() from React feels like too much specification of user event timing, but it could serve as the sta… https://t.co/YaL87ZU7w7For frontend tests, I think these would be useful additions to our toolbox: Adjusting timing of IO Firing the same… https://t.co/fWO0sRSxuy @samselikoff semantic-release + commitlintGoing out of my way to mention the quantities in the instruction paragraphs of the recipes I am writing down. Feel… https://t.co/o0c5yVwHKv @krrishd substack & the whole "creator model" is interesting but i think we lose a lot without institutional struct… https://t.co/0mBzJJHeFv
Retweeted by AlexAnyone got a good flat bread/naan recipe they swear by?
5/22
2020
@housecor It's also where the "those frontend devs with their frameworks, why don't they just make a submit and POS… https://t.co/RM7Gi15P50Oddly, designers rarely specify these details. So developers often end up making some of these decisions. Result:… https://t.co/5AIiK1x6oh
Retweeted by AlexLot of potential on ultrawide monitors https://t.co/g21i38JbkLIf it was like "tiddlywiki, the editor/viewer", and "tiddlywiki, the data file", it would be easier to sync, but lo… https://t.co/CIIGp0ovMkTiddlyWiki is such a cool way personal knowledge bank, but its storage model is a double-edged sword - offline, loc… https://t.co/hxaOXMmCwWI find it funny that we debate whether Figma or XD or Sketch of Invision Studio or Framer has better prototyping to… https://t.co/FEmOEYPsPf
Retweeted by Alex @kentcdodds Since afterEach operates at the level of it() it seems sensible to be able to have named failures below that @kentcdodds Oh, yeah, I think those are called tagged assertions in Tape or something. Seemed useful, as an alterna… https://t.co/4TqM27ehfU @nickemccurdy @sebsilbermann Emotion one does, not SC @nickemccurdy @sebsilbermann That only works as a mixin, it doesn't work like this https://t.co/YKEFRmlO0w @troutgirl @AdamRackis @nickemccurdy has a fork that made it pretty far into rewriting the core stuff with hooks + functions @troutgirl @AdamRackis Soon... they were redoing React Native docs first
5/21
2020
step 2 (maybe) delete all the classnames and wrapper divsstep 1 when debugging css is comment out all the rules and start adding them back slowly @sebsilbermann @TensorNo Additionally, tools like https://t.co/mY4O3GDY3O do not work with `styled.div`-type APIs,… https://t.co/kktmMFnWWv
Retweeted by Alex @sebsilbermann I'd be good with this API, if it existed: let a = useClassName` color: ${props.theme.foreground}… https://t.co/DAjMZuQPP4 @sebsilbermann as discussed in a previous thread there are downsides to it, though, since the runtime-generated cl… https://t.co/dUczB7mN6o @sebsilbermann I don't mean the css prop/babel plugin, I mean the css function (like what Jamie is talking about he… https://t.co/w6lFzHfS4kcomponents are an over-used abstraction imo @sebsilbermann I thought the simpler packaging of SC would be an advantage, but it turns out they are not API-compa… https://t.co/sVsoVGHtWf @sebsilbermann 1 - can't set custom theme context (you commented on that GH issue) 2 - the css`` tagged template is… https://t.co/TIzqUTdtdDfml for picking styled-components over emotion for this project 🤦I’m a fan of the “no code” movement but if it were up to me, I’d focus on expanding our notion of what “code” is.… https://t.co/sjr7cw8DDm
Retweeted by AlexProposal to bring back 24-episode seasons with tons of filler
5/20
2020

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