I've run a big text adventure for thirteen years (at one point briefly it was the biggest text adventure!) and if there's one thing I've about managing a big online community in that time that I'd choose to pass on as a warning to others, it's this: remove the people who don't like being there.
Some folks just don't like the place, or they liked it once and they don't anymore, and that's fine.
You'd think they'd just go somewhere else, and most do, but some don't, and those folks are AWFUL.
The goal of being prepared is that, by having your own shit together, you’re more able to help others.
sewing extra pockets onto something to give yourself more storage space
putting spikes on your jacket so people stay away from you on public transit
mending and reinforcing holes in your clothes with sashiko
and much, much more! i've just given you the term and a few examples, it's your turn to have fun with it!!!
Interesting idea for when you want to let serendipity do the driving:
> 17. Data Bento Box
> An app that downloads data from various sources online to fill 1 gigabyte of data (reddit, blog posts, articles, free books), implements a viewer and always gives you something to read while you’re offline.
Another 85+ Ideas for Computing | ideas2 https://samsquire.github.io/ideas2/
These days I'm just bombarded with ideas and inspiration and having a lot of fun sketching. I've put a couple of scans of my sketchbook on my website: https://ritualdust.com/works/illustration/sketchbook-december-2020/
whenever i come up with a cool idea. its a race against time. a hectic, terrified scramble. klaxons go off, i'm running around, time's ticking down, the pressure is mounting, as i'm trying my best, trying my utmost to to do everything in my power to actually make the idea become a reality, before i get bored of the idea
"that which is unique, breaks."
"what we know is how to build one thousand water fountains. but not how to build one."
When commodities break, they are easily replaced. When you break a chair, you buy another chair. We know well how to make one thousand chairs. They sit in boxes, lining the warehouses, ready for two-day shipping.
But when the unique breaks, we might mend.
Mile-Long Wooden Xylophone Plays Bach in Japanese Forest
#analogcomputing (can't find a crap free link for this)