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Cease to Increase

I imagine I’m not the only Sketch user who maximizes their document window. Unfortunately, this creates an interaction problem with Sketch’s scrubby steppers.

The value cannot increase further once the cursor reaches the edge of the screen.

When the window is maximized (full-screen or zoomed), the Inspector is very close to the edge of the screen, meaning there isn’t much room to travel to increase the value by clicking and dragging a stepper to the right. As of version 51.2, the value stops increasing once the cursor reaches the edge.

Instead, Sketch should detect that the cursor has hit the edge of the screen and keep increasing the value as long as the cursor remains at the edge. Infinite depth!

Originally a few tweets, posted here for posterity. I filed a feature suggestion with the Sketch team.

Nine Point Nine

You see, when educated people with excellent credentials band together to advance their collective interest, it’s all part of serving the public good by ensuring a high quality of service, establishing fair working conditions, and giving merit its due. That’s why we do it through “associations,” and with the assistance of fellow professionals wearing white shoes. When working-class people do it — through unions — it’s a violation of the sacred principles of the free market. It’s thuggish and anti-modern. Imagine if workers hired consultants and “compensation committees,” consisting of their peers at other companies, to recommend how much they should be paid. The result would be — well, we know what it would be, because that’s what CEOs do.

There is a page in the book of American political thought — Grandfather knew it by heart — that says we must choose between government and freedom. But if you read it twice, you’ll see that what it really offers is a choice between government you can see and government you can’t. Aristocrats always prefer the invisible kind of government. It leaves them free to exercise their privileges. We in the 9.9 percent have mastered the art of getting the government to work for us even while complaining loudly that it’s working for those other people.

The source of the trouble, considered more deeply, is that we have traded rights for privileges. We’re willing to strip everyone, including ourselves, of the universal right to a good education, adequate health care, adequate representation in the workplace, genuinely equal opportunities, because we think we can win the game. But who, really, in the end, is going to win this slippery game of escalating privileges?

The Atlantic: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy