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How to read an RFC 7/31/2018 12:19:00 PM

From a guy who knows lots about RFCs: How to read an RFC

test test
test2 test2

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Progress 7/17/2018 2:03:00 PM

Effort made in a direction

Fourth Microsoft New Employee Orientation 6/4/2018 7:58:00 PM

My fourth NEO was today. Lots of feelings.

Knights and Dragons 5/15/2018 5:10:00 PM

"Fight me," the knight called.
"No," the dragon yawned.
"You must!"
"But it is your purpose!"
"In your story, not mine. Tell another."

Chrome is *big* 5/15/2018 2:11:00 PM

Yeara_Rahman Thank you for your analysis. It is new and different aspects I know before. <a href='' title='Clipping Path'>clipping path</a>

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Reality 5/14/2018 3:33:00 PM

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. -Eisenhower, 1953

Simple Website Screenshots 5/14/2018 10:25:00 AM

You can take a screenshot of a website from the command line with Firefox with:

  firefox --headless --screenshot

You can also use Chrome/Chromium with the same syntax:

  chrome --headless --screenshot


Resume 5/10/2018 2:26:00 PM

Eric I'll be joining the Windows web platform team as a networking PM on June 4th.

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The Most Exciting News You Overlooked 5/7/2018 2:29:00 PM

Goma is open-source

Ten Immutable Laws Of Security (Version 2.0) 5/4/2018 12:21:00 PM

Truth 4/13/2018 12:22:00 PM

A remarkable, glorious achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable, unglorious tasks looks like from far away.

-How to Beat Procrastination


Hi, Mom! 4/11/2018 2:42:00 PM

I wonder if this is still my mom's homepage. :-P

Oh, weird 4/9/2018 2:46:00 PM

At some point, posting here started working again. That's good, I guess?

Does editing work from Open Live Writer? Yes.

Getting Started in the Chrome Codebase 6/15/2017 11:44:00 AM 


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This is amazing 6/8/2017 4:23:00 PM

Terrible Software UI Design: Volume sliders

Philip Su is my hero 5/3/2017 4:48:00 PM

The current You isn’t the real You. You are currently the past, less-awesome version of the future, final, real You.

Reading List 3/17/2017 11:19:00 AM

In which I again remind myself to read everything at 

Working on Google Chrome - One Year In 2/2/2017 12:55:00 PM

I wrote about my first year working on Google Chrome. The post ranges from personal stories to arcane Chrome command line arguments. (Guess which people found more interesting?)

Site Isolation in Chrome 1/27/2017 3:13:00 PM

A big, interesting project, aims to ensure that a fully-pwned render process cannot attack arbitrary sites. Video

TinyMCE 1/27/2017 2:30:00 PM

Switching over to TinyMCE for the editor here. Let's see what it can do!

This is nice. Right?

cool sealed surprised

Crawling 1/18/2017 2:58:00 PM
I have no idea how accurate this is, but it's interesting. Google Crawl Rate
Decisions are made by those who show up 1/17/2017 1:17:00 PM
Farewell letter from the Head of the US Digital Service
Hacker animation in 600 bytes 12/19/2016 3:37:00 PM
Enter the matrix
Sounds about right 12/5/2016 10:04:00 PM
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't build the Minimum Viable Product, perform a Riskiest Assumption Test instead 11/17/2016 5:02:00 PM
(Ab)using Motivation 11/8/2016 5:19:00 PM
Frustration, says Fogg, is usually more fixable than annoyance. When we want people to do something our first instinct is usually to try to increase their motivation – to persuade them. Sometimes this works, but more often than not the best route is to make the behaviour easier. One of Fogg’s maxims is, “You can’t get people to do something they don’t want to do.” A politician who wants people to vote for her makes a speech or goes on TV instead of sending a bus to pick voters up from their homes. The bank advertises the quality of its current account instead of reducing the number of clicks required to open one. Making Apps Addictive
Chrome Network Docs redux 11/4/2016 2:33:00 PM
Bumping myself, in the hopes that I'll find time to read these... someday. Chrome Network Docs
TLS/1.3 10/14/2016 2:16:00 PM
Moves version negotiation to an extension.

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You might not need JS 10/11/2016 3:50:00 PM
Cool demos show what the browser can do even without JavaScript
Wanna build a web browser 10/10/2016 3:30:00 PM
Here's how: Chromium Design Documents
The Constitution 10/10/2016 3:00:00 PM
And it's a reminder of how much of our constitutional system does not reside in the Constitution itself but in the hearts of the people who take an oath to it. It's a reminder as well that without the norms of civic decency in which we encase the Constitution, the document itself will not save us.
Drag Drop is Complicated 10/6/2016 11:36:00 AM
Raymond Chen writes about implementing drag and drop.
"From Scratch" 8/31/2016 11:36:00 AM
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe" - Carl Sagan
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