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Last night, I was in a shared VR world, learning a version of American Sign Language optimised for VR hands
During a lull in the conversation, I opened my virtual desktop, and read an article someone wrote and posted from a home-made computer, that was shared via the fediverse to my self-hosted endpoint

I don't know what this means, if it means anything at all, but it made me feel something. I love that these things are all possible. I love that I was using technology that was sci-fi just a few decades ago, to interact with both other VR avatars and tiny 70s-era computers

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In a better world, I would have built this in a day using some kind of modern, flexible HyperCard for iOS, exporting a sturdy, standalone app that did exactly what I wanted and nothing else.

In our actual world, I built it in about a week, and roughly half of that time was spent wrestling with different kinds of code-signing and identity provisioning and I don’t even know what. I waved some incense and threw some stones and the gods of Xcode allowed me to pass.

There is a lot I love in the linked blog post:

https://octodon.social/@schlink/103714828460139538

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