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catherine @katex@cronk.stenoweb.net

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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.

on name update policies Show more

Blizzard requires photo ID to change the name on your account, so I sent them this Show more

there's a Debian in my soup

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last night I dreamt I married a woman I barely knew at a music festival and adopted Spanish-sounding first and last names

trans prescriptions after name/gender change Show more

my TV (running Android 7.0) just crashed and rebooted itself. all I tried to do was switch HDMI inputs

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Ohio is so depressing sometimes

social security name/gender marker change in USA (+) Show more

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just to follow up on my #FuckCloudflare posting from a while ago and their "solution" for TOR users and captchas I'd just like to say this:
1. They are outright lying outside of a handful of websites nobody cares about.
2. CloudFlare isn't to be trusted, their business model is to intercept traffic and monetize it, and they will do whatever is possible to legitimize themselves whether through marketing lies or other means.

They are expanding their traffic accumulation business model to IPFS and TOR only because these alternative systems which serve the purpose of protecting users can't be milked for profit and they feel threatened.

Don't use CloudFlare and don't feel pressured to visit sites which use CloudFlare and block you with captchas which will track your browsing.
(corrected hashtag: #FuckCloudFlare )
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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

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Dear Tor user, we need to make sure you are a human. To keep our customers websites secure, we didn't find a better solution than blocking you by getting you stuck in an endless loop of unsolvable captchas. Oh, and of course, we don't give a shit about your need for privacy and anonymity.
#FuckCloudflare #FuckGoogle

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.