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JK Rowling is anti-trans

Today, Jo removed all doubt. Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill If you need to understand why this is bad, readContinue reading JK Rowling is anti-trans

This whole post is a giant trigger warning

What you’re about to read is the story of the second worst day of my life (my father’s death was the worst). I have waited almost thirty years to tell it, and consider it my greatest shame. I am sharing it for two reasons. Firstly, I’ve needed to get this weight off my shoulders forContinue reading This whole post is a giant trigger warning

Gender pronouns and the pronunciation of the word “GIF”

In 1987, a new file format was released by CompuServe, the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF for short. While the format has been surpassed by better compression algorithms with no loss in quality (for example, PNG), GIF files made a comeback because they support animation. Animated GIFs are the bread and butter of modern informalContinue reading Gender pronouns and the pronunciation of the word “GIF”

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

On 19 June 2018, I wrote on Twitter that I was available for hire. So … uh … I’m available for hire — Randolph (they / them) 🧑🏻‍💻🏳️‍⚧️ (@_randolph_west) June 20, 2018 The economy in Calgary, where we live, was going through a slump. My regular customers in the energy sector weren’t doing the consultantContinue reading Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Enhance

The Twitter account known as SwiftOnSecurity deleted a short thread of tweets today stating that the vast majority of 4K resolution laptop screens could be scaled down to 1080p. This would improve performance owing to the reduction in pixels being refreshed, and those users would scarcely notice the difference. Swift was referring to a display’sContinue reading Enhance