For the holidays, you could say thank you to some of the people who write free software you use, especially software that isn't hugely popular.
Those of us who write little-known software may go for months without hearing from a user, and it can be a little de-motivating.
Hearing from someone who actually uses one's software gives an energising jolt that can carry one through several weeks of darkness and cold and wet.
@liw I've been trying to get my employer to make donations to the little guys whose tools make my job easier. I got a "yes" but still working on actually getting money into hands. I'll get there, though.
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