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elliotjaystocks
    I feel like my first app.net update should be something profound, but as it’s my bedtime, I’ll simply say: hello and goodnight!
    elliotjaystocks
      @carrie_kane Thanks! My first reply on app.net. How about that? :)
      fehler
        @elliotjaystocks Awesome to see you on here. Uncanny, as I just DMd you on The Twitter.
        phuu
          @elliotjaystocks Hello! I agree about the whole vacuum thing. The whole thing's missing a bit of personality and homeliness.
          ichris
            @elliotjaystocks Hello and good afternoon over here!
            samuellinde
              @elliotjaystocks Welcome, hello and goodnight! :-)
              elliotjaystocks
                @christopher I love the *newness* of it all — just a few good friends. :)
                fehler
                  It reminds me of the early days of Twitter, when there was a sense of optimism and excitement, and you could follow the global feed, discovering interesting people along the way.
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                  frank
                    @christopher I regret not having joined twitter earlier for that very reason. :) It's good to be here so early.
                    fehler
                      @frank I still recall the excitement of following the public timeline on Twitter, there was a sense of optimism and that a community was building. You and I wouldn't have 'met' without being a part of this. That's humbling.
                      elliottpayne
                        @frank I joined for similar reasons. The actual technology behind it is secondary to the shared world view of the people who actually use. There is an increased risk of living inside a bubble that's out of touch, but the risk is worth it.
                        rohdesign
                          @elliotjaystocks Hello there Elliot! Good to see a fellow designer on App.net! I suspect we are a bit out-numbered at the moment. :-)
                          fehler
                            @rohdesign There at a few of us here; it's quality, not quantity. I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of typographically focused discussions I've been having here. Long may that continue. /cc @elliotjaystocks
                            fehler
                              @rohdesign Interesting to read your bio. I've been pushing sketchnoting to my students in Belfast, we should definitely have a chat sometime. (Amongst other things I write for 8 Faces, and I've been pushing REWORK since it hit print, great illustrations!)
                              rohdesign
                                @christopher Excellent! I would love to chat about sketchnotes. I'm very curious to see how the concept helps students focus their doodling and attention. Thanks for the kind words on REWORK!
                                rohdesign
                                  @christopher BTW, do you happen to know of my good pal Davy McDonald (davymac) in Belfast? It would be a small world if so! http://www.davymac.com
                                  fehler
                                    @rohdesign I run an MFA at University of Ulster, Belfast, where I've been stressing the importance of visual thinking. Would be great to talk and, should you visit Belfast, line up a visiting lecturer opportunity. (We look after speakers with Guinness!)
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                                      fehler
                                        @rohdesign I know Davy well - small world! So, that's settled, you're visiting for sure. Let's line something up.
                                        fehler
                                          @q We have couches aplenty (and Guinness aplenty too, of course). Consider it an open offer, and if you were interested in doing a short talk for my MFA students, even better.
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                                            fehler
                                              @q Anyone who tries, "to focus on (the) silliness," is nice in my book. I was serious about the Belfast offer, I run an MFA Multidisciplinary Design with a web focus, I'm always on the lookout for interesting speakers. Just followed you.
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                                                fehler
                                                  @q As someone (a couple of years) past 40 and working in this ever-changing industry, I definitely feel like every day is still university. That said, I believe anyone working as an educator has a responsibility to stay abreast of what's current.
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                                                    rohdesign
                                                      @christopher I would love to come to Northern Ireland. It would need to be next year though - book, video and a baby on the way in September! P.S. Ask Davy about his dream wherein I was running a small coffee shop in the center of town. :-)
                                                      fehler
                                                        @rohdesign Let's make that happen, seriously (chris [at] monographic [dot] org). I'll be sure and ask Davy about the dream in the mean time.
                                                        elliotjaystocks
                                                          @phuu Hello to you, too! :) Re: personality: it’ll get there. :)
                                                          elliotjaystocks
                                                            @ichris Thanks! And a very belated hello from me! :)
                                                            elliotjaystocks
                                                              @samuellinde Hello to you! Sorry for the late response. :)