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Michael Champion
Retired; formerly Program Manager on Microsoft HTML Platform team, WHATWG Steering Group, W3C Advisory Committee, and W3C Advisory Board member.
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Michael Champion Feb 12
Replying to @gregwhitworth
I am so very sorry Greg.
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Michael Champion Feb 11
Replying to @cwilso
Ahh love the taste of dog food in the morning ... our was it a production build?
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Michael Champion Feb 7
"When in Doubt - Veep not House of Cards." The 21st century version of Hanlon's Razor ("Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity") I guess. A good maxim for local politics, corporate politics, and standards politics too...
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Michael Champion Feb 5
Replying to @briankardell
That's the paradox: If the Internet/Web hadn't been so wide-open, it probably wouldn't have disrupted the proprietary and locked-down systems such as Compuserve and AOL. But proprietary services wouldn't have been such soft targets for trolls, criminals, and дезинформация
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Michael Champion Feb 5
Replying to @briankardell
The single most unfortunate choice was the assumption by TimBL and most of the internet pioneers that users would be "working toward common goals" in a "safe, germ-free academic bubble" .
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Michael Champion Feb 5
Replying to @DericKnight
Oooh, good thought. I always wanted to do that when I grew up and could afford it ! Or maybe slug-hunting drones ...
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Michael Champion Feb 4
Replying to @VinWare_
Still a bit strange 🤔
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Michael Champion Feb 4
Replying to @cwtorek
Yup. 4 year old female.
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Michael Champion Feb 4
Replying to @dethe @briankardell
Yeah, live lists in the DOM have hurt my karma for sure. (I was an early editor of the DOM Core spec 😳). Someone with W3C member access might poke around in the DOM WG mailing lists and minutes to to figure out why this seemed like a good idea at the time
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Michael Champion Feb 4
Well, the hostility began when W3C doubled down on XML even after it was clear that draconian error handling made it mire or less unusable on the web
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Michael Champion Feb 4
Replying to @SheltieJim
Thanks SheltieJim :-) My best bud 25 years ago was a Sheltie ...From your profile pic it looks like you're doing what you planned to do back in XQuery days!
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Michael Champion Feb 4
15 years. Amazing changes over the years, thank you and thousands of others. My 2004 self would NEVER have believed that my 2020 self would be sending farewell messages using a Microsoft browser built with open source software and running on a Mac!
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Michael Champion Feb 4
Replying to @briankardell
Hope so too! I'm planning to go to TPAC this fall... I can drive to Vancouver in about as much time as it took me to get to the office in Redmond
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Michael Champion Feb 3
Replying to @cwilso
Will do!
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Michael Champion Feb 3
Replying to @mc2hampion
I'll miss my colleagues on the team 😿 but I get to spend more time with my best bud and farm colleague
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Michael Champion Feb 3
Replying to @mc2hampion
Plus my home town pretty much runs on volunteer labor, I'm signed up to help restore a 150 year old house , to help at the , and to manage parking at . Come visit!
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Michael Champion Feb 3
Replying to @cwilso
I don't expect to be bored. I have a big garden with lots of those famous Whidbey Island slugs to deal with. Unlike 's kids, I build them saloons , not hospitals
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Michael Champion Feb 3
Retired from Microsoft Friday. This is my first Monday without having or looking for a job in about 45 years 🤔
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Michael Champion Jan 15
Many in W3C oppose exposing vote data because it also exposes how badly a candidate lost. Humans, especially in some cultures, might be humiliated and suffer in job ratings if the extent of their loss was public. Better to eliminate Meek STV :-)
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Michael Champion Dec 13
how does WHATWG prevent “a stack of unpublished pull requests awaiting tests”? As I understand it, a PR without tests won’t be accepted, so the burden of writing the tests falls on those proposing a change. Do I have that right?
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