#introductions hi! I'm kate.
I'm a techie burnout, interested in security, software dev, and privacy.
I do things on Windows others find absurd and like to mess around with Linux networking and containers.
I love to road trip and travel, have very eclectic music tastes, and am not much of a video game player.
I'm some sort of nonbinary transfemme [pronouns: she/her or they/them] living in Ohio, USA, described by others as "left-leaning", with opinions on healthcare and infrastructure.
there's a Debian in my soup
last night I dreamt I married a woman I barely knew at a music festival and adopted Spanish-sounding first and last names
my TV (running Android 7.0) just crashed and rebooted itself. all I tried to do was switch HDMI inputs
Ohio is so depressing sometimes
It's "cool" how "everything" on Medium is a "publication" so when you subscribe to a person's RSS feed you get their comments mixed in with their articles
What I'm saying is, fuck Medium.
I just dreamt that my nginx TLS configuration broke overnight and made me late for high school
IRL my configuration isn't that complex or error-prone, and I graduated a decade ago...
i just looked at the hologram logo on one of my credit cards 💳 and thought i saw "LardMaster" printed on it
trans name change updates (+) Show more
made some good progress today and it's been really validating:
* American Express updated my name online and has mailed my new card
* went to Chase branch, they were super helpful and ordered cards in my new name right away
* changed a few accounts online, or at least uploaded documentation to them
* mailed a few copies of the name change order and my ID
whatever the issue was, it resolved itself
actually, the problem occurs with other applications that don't use Windows' default top bar thing. Telegram (Qt) is exhibiting the issue now too
something strange has happened on my desktop and electron applications that don't use system decorations can't be brought to the foreground
driver license (name/gender marker change) and car insurance were all pretty easy to do. i anticipate trouble with passport and social security gender marker updates.
changing my name with banks is difficult so far. so far only american express has made it easy (online form to enter new name and upload photo of new ID)
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is really pretty