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Sketch Runner Repo
Sketch is a decent vector drawing program for mac and windows, but it has a pretty BS licensing policy that says any individual must buy a separate license for every computer he or she owns (check here if you don't believe me). Once I discovered that I said to myself, "yeah, fuck that" and proceeded to look for another vector drawing application. However, I found this nifty little github repo containing an application that will run Sketch as if it's been licensed! 😈
The repo can be found here:
All you gotsta do it is clone it, cd in, run "compile .", and then run the program that looks like Sketch. Miraculously, it worked for me!
Sorry, Not Sorry
Stealing software is a very selfish and childish thing to do, and especially now that I'm ballin' I pay for (pretty much) all the software I use (or at least legally use it for free). However, the Sketch licensing policies is so god damned stupid that I refuse to give these ass holes any money at all. One person should be able to use the same license on two different computers, and if the creators of Sketch want to be that greedy that they would exploit their potential customers like this then I honestly hope they go bankrupt and get bought out my someone with at least half a brain who will change things up for the better. You can use the Sketch runner at your own risk, but that's how I justify it. ;)
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