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Cake day: 2023年1月2日


  • My birthname was a combination of my mum and my dads name. It was unique, but still read masculine. So I tried to combine my parents names in a way that read feminine, but couldn’t find a way of doing it.

    So, I had a backup name, Danica. But it didn’t fit me when I tried it on

    So, I tried a second backup name, Cadance. It didn’t fit either.

    So I gave up, and turned to a list of names online that I found. I didn’t get very far though. I stumbled across Ada in that list, and I knew that was me.

  • I’d rather submit my records to a sports oversight board than be excluded from competing.

    You say “trans people shouldn’t have to disclose their medical history to stay employed”, but you’re seemingly happy to speak for trans folk and just accept that they should be unemployed.

    The real irony being that anyone in elite sports, trans or not, already has to submit to the lab work you’re uncomfortable with, as a condition of their employment.

    The scenario you’re trying to avoid? That’s why the lab work already happens, because many cis athletes take performance enhancing drugs to gain advantage, because they’re incentivised to in a capitalist society.

    But somehow, that lab work is only an issue that you feel the need to speak up on when it’s for trans folk?

  • Yep! Exactly (though I did most of my image editing in Lightroom)

    Also, when you are playing around with darktable, it’s worth spending the time learning how to use parametric and drawn masks. If you ever use masks in your editing, mastering those in darktable will be the missing piece that makes it all come together for you. It’s very different to masking in Photoshop or Lightroom, but IMO, more flexible and more powerful. But you need to really play with it to understand how to use it best.

  • You don’t need to import your library in to darktable. Darktable isn’t great at photo management and workflow.

    What I do is use digiKam to manage my old Lightroom collection. In lightroom, make sure you’ve set it up to store metadata in sidecar files. Write your sidecar files out (this can take a long time). Open digiKam, and you can import all of your lightroom photos and data.

    Then photos that need editing get sent to darktable from digiKam

  • Unlike the instance you’re posting from, blahaj is defederated from hexbear and lemmygrad.

    Maybe don’t post private DMs without consent or at the very least notification, especially when you’re doing so to hold a trans instance up to standards of trans inclusion that your own instance doesn’t meet.

  • We skipped 6 and went for 7. So far, we have no devices that support 7, so it hasn’t been “worth it” yet, but it will save us having to upgrade.

    And the Wifi 6 compatible devices we have certainly benefit from it.

    It made a difference in the quality of the connection from my kiddo’s room. Wifi 6 certainly beat the crappy, interference ridden ethernet over power adaptor we had been using on their old PC