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Not actually hostile, just a bit irate. :)

A "hostile fork"—as many developers know—refers to when open source efforts diverge due to different ideas about where the code should be taken. I started my site intending to get to the bottom of why we all can't just get along as a bit of an SEO/keyword hack. (It worked...try googling "hostile fork".)

Until I figure out how to make everyone bring the best ideas to the table, I'm just blogging about software development. Long term I hope that people searching for "hostile fork x" will find my site and consider engagement instead of forking. Yet somehow it's easier to answer StackOverflow questions than make people get along. Who knew?

And yes I drew the fork. I'm an artiste as well as a programmer. :P


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comment How to make a fill or stroke change its color when the swatch used for it changes?
Perfect, thanks! (Oddly enough, I saw that "Global" tick box but just assumed it meant it added it to some kind of palette that was available to all your projects! It seems to me that whether you want to "link to" a swatch or "snapshot" its color is the decision of the fill and stroke using it, not a property of the swatch. But... if I were the one writing Illustrator, there's a lot I'd do differently!)
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clarify text about not finding bmw logo from search
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comment What is the best way to obtain physical letterpress metal fonts?
That's definitely a cool idea and a good resource to know about, but not the route I'll take for this. I might print some other things, though. Thanks!
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