In 2009, moments after Senator James S. Alesi, a Republican, voted against gay marriage, he received a one-word text from a Democratic colleague, Senator Diane J. Savino, who represents parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn.
“Why?” she asked.
On June 13, a few hours after Mr. Alesi had declared his intention to reverse himself and vote for the bill this year, he received a new text from Ms. Savino.
A few months ago, right after the Glif Kickstarter campaign ended, I wrote a blog post about how most iPad styluses on the market today follow an incorrect cognitive mapping, in that they try to resemble a pen. The right shape to mimic — to match the low fidelity nature of capacitive touch…
Programming as a profession is only moderately interesting. It can be a good job, but if you want to make about the same money and be happier, you could actually just go run a fast food joint. You are much better off using code as your secret weapon in another profession.