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I'm a white hetero cis-male that lives in the USA.

Using Emacs, I write software, TTRPG session reports, short essays, documentation, open letters, and sometimes a bit of poetry.

Most of the non-software writing is on [my personal writing](takeonrules.com). I also tend to charter up working groups in the FOSS [Samvera](samvera.org) project.

"So how do you find the things that you’d both like to build and that other people actually need?"

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"Sometimes, one or two walk alongside you for a bit, and then it’s back the alone fun."

@kensanata has some beautiful words today on working for others and for fulfillment.

https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2022-03-26_Projects_for_the_benefit_of_others

I read it and feel his feels deeply, but appreciate the final sentence most of all. I find bittersweet solace in the fact that groups will gather and separate in the constantly evolving timeline of our lives.

I think some other bits to throw into this that bubbled up in my mind were the concepts of "Three is a magic number" for groups of people gathering and working together. Having this number at minimum in a project may give it the best chance of living a long time. No benevolent dictator or wunderkind. Alex definitely has the drive of bringing people together and that is quite the attribute.

Another bit is "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two" with regard to how much one person can take on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two

I constantly return to this for more than just what humans can keep in their short term memory. I think it is valuable to use as one's mental energy pipeline. Do not overwork yourself. Do not do so much as to burn out. TL;DR - Self Care.

Yesterday's session, the PC started opening "Fall Guy-wise" and has the belief that in essence is "People are worthy of second chances."

This character **is** surrounding themselves with betrayal, tragedy, and redemption.

Burning Locusts: Session 4: Further Exposition as We Learn of an Art Theft Scheme and Hiring Personal Mercenaries

takeonrules.com/2022/02/20/bur

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