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Alex Russell
Dragging the web into the mid-naughties. "Probably not wrong about everything" -- Named PWAs '15 w/ ; probably making her ☕
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Kim-Mai Cutler 13h
I don’t know what to tell this woman (about this failed 50-acre mall practically across the street from Apple HQ that this affluent suburb has been fighting housing on for more than a decade).
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Eric Mill Sep 16
Let's Encrypt is looking for a new head of technical operations: Their job posting is both inspiring and intimidating! They need a solid person to run what is now critical infrastructure for the internet. Is it you, or someone you know?
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Fake Alex Sep 14
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Catherine Rampell 20h
Men (only) at work: Job ads for construction workers and truck drivers on Facebook discriminated on gender, ACLU alleges
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Alex Russell 22h
Also, on the Web Components front, IE/Edge are scheduled to be the only browsers without them by EOY. As those are mostly desktop-oriented, you can more easily afford some small polyfill overhead there. Mobile browsers nearly all support WC.
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Alex Russell 22h
Apologies for missing your piece. On the Variables (etc.) thing, there's a question of evidence. E.g., while new features add some cost to style recalc and layout, those phases aren't what's slowing down the traces i see. JS, however...
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Alex Russell Sep 18
If anything, public sector has resisted some of the insanity better than industry. I worry it's just adoption lag, tho. Either way, current frontend practice is incompatible with public sector values and priorities, because physics.
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Alex Russell Sep 18
I give talks about this stuff sometimes, but get written off by folks who don't understand how deep the data-set I'm looking at is. So I need to be able to show, not tell.
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Alex Russell Sep 18
My frustration stems from so, so many days pouring over partner traces, writing up recommendations (which partners often implement, speeding up their sites significantly) and then being told I'm just a hater when I publicly point out the clear trends I'm seeing.
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V8 Sep 18
🔥 DataViews are now as efficient as TypedArrays in v6.9, finally making DataViews a viable choice in performance-critical situations.   Here’s how we boosted DataView performance:
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Alex Russell Sep 18
Also talked with and others about perhaps not agreeing to provide perf consulting unless I get permission to show & tell before/after. I've given this work away to dozens of teams because it supports my goal of a better web. Perhaps it could have been more effective.
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Alex Russell Sep 17
Also filed actionable feedback, but again, could have done that in a different order:
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Alex Russell Sep 17
No, not on this one. I should have probably reached out to folks first. Luckily they were gracious. As I've noted elsewhere (including in the article that spawned this), I'm conflicted. Considering a "responsible disclosure" window (say 60 days)...
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Alex Russell Sep 16
I'm sure Wikipedia isn't *trying* to seem like an out-of-touch time-capsule from the late '90s, but ouch:
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Alex Russell Sep 15
Replying to @dfabu
"Next Billion Users":
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Alex Russell Sep 15
Replying to @kosamari
I feel called out:
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Alex Russell Sep 15
Replying to @scottjenson
...but if we just spent a few days with VTune...
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Alex Russell Sep 15
Plus, doing the analysis on why your *current* string type/allocator/fast-path-hashing isn't optimal for your use-case and then doing the 2+ quarter conversion project is guaranteed work.
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Alex Russell Sep 15
Replying to @BenTristem
But the naive application of responsive design only seems to work when the content is fully declarative (no JS).
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