So, Rekka and I devised hand gestures for each one of the #uxn operations.
In includes a hexadecimal finger-counting scheme, and bitwise gestures, that we hope will be useful for anyone familiarizing themselves with binary.
The system uses a few existing #asl gestures, and purposefully creates new gestures to disambiguate others.
It is frustrating that the only upward momentum in many design careers is towards taking on a form of people management.
You find something you are proficient at and enjoy doing, yet somehow the logical way to “advance your career” is to phase out the parts you enjoy in favor of guiding other people to do it.
This is not a diss on older technologies, but I do think it speaks to the idea that Twitter's framework is a more universally relevant structure for communicating than we give it credit for. In other words, Twitter as we know it probably could have worked in some form many years before it was invented because the structure itself is unique, effective, and practical for a broadly usable type of communication.
Mastodon is pretty novel. I like to see [decentralized thing] working within modern conventions. You come to notice a lot of nostalgia for older protocols and technology like IRC around this area of technology, but it's refreshing to note that here is a genuine decentralized social network built in the last decade that hasn't imploded or immediately succumbed to irrelevence. It's a forward win, instead of imploring a return to earlier software that hasn't adjusted to how we use the internet now.
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