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12 Dec 2018 22:29

Alexa now knows how to spell cushion

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

At least in the UK, no more crossiants!


7 Dec 2018 09:55

Can you touch-type?

9Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Just curious.


30 Nov 2018 13:57

Post-first laser hair removal session

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Ouchie. Boy does it hurt. I found humming helped, but I cried like a little girl through most of it. I know the end result will be worth it, and I'll be going back in 5 weeks, probably pay for the numbing cream next time, haha.

Anyway, I can highly recommend Lincoln Laser Skincare, staff were amazing, and very sympathetic.

Now to treat myself to an Eskimoo.


5 Nov 2018 09:05

Is there a course/book/paper that would help a self-taught dev understand Computer Science?

3Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I'm a self-taught developer (.NET stack) and I recently had a job interview where the interviewer basically said, "you're clearly a self-taught dev, and although I can see you're clearly skilled up, because you don't know the right buzz words you're going to get overlooked". We talked for about 90 minutes and he was very helpful, and I came out thinking I need to fix this issue.

Is there a course I could do (I don't mind paying, but I do have a full-time job to fit it around) or a really good book, or a paper I could read to fill in the gaps in my skillset/CV/brain?

I've considered doing a full SC course with the OU, but I thought that might be overkill.


13 Oct 2018 08:21

You are lucky

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You can trust your eyes, you know everything you see is real, your mind may be blind, but it also can't trick you or fool you.

You are Aphantastic human being.


10 Oct 2018 13:39

What word(s) do you use that are short for "transgender person"?

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It's a bit of a mouthful and "tranny" is certainly off the cards.


1 Oct 2018 10:59

How can I stop myself from taking on new debts?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I'm addicted. I need help. Can I lock myself out of getting new credit or increasing my existing credit limits without wreaking my "good" credit rating? I don't have the will power to do this on my own.


26 Sep 2018 06:34

Would you rather fly in to Orlando or save £600 and fly in to Tampa?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I seriously can't make up my mind. £600 is a lot of money, but I've never been to Tampa, let alone driven from there to WDW, which after a 9 hour flight might be very tiring. Just to make it more complex, the flight home would be at 19:15 for Orlando, and 23:50 at Tampa, with 2 kids would that be too late?

Edit: We would be renting a car either way, and the prices are practically identical at both airports.


18 Sep 2018 12:51

When do you think "the end of summer 2019" is?

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I'm planning a trip to WDW at the end of August next year and I wondered if I'd a) get once last chance to see IllumiNations or b) get to see the new show in all its glory.

Coming from the UK, so planning 2 weeks, maybe I'd get to see both??


14 Sep 2018 12:51

My GP tricked me

59Submitted by Izwe - View comments

So I've been with GenderGP for a while, slowly moving down the transgender path and about a month ago had my blood tests done with medichecks (because my GP surgery refused to do them) in preparation for HRT (which I started last Sunday). When I got the results back I gave a copy to my GP for their records and about a week later I get a call asking to make an appointment as my cholesterol is high. This morning was that appointment.

So I walk in to the GP's office (a lovely doctor I've seen a few times lately over various issues), sit down and she says (I'm paraphrasing), "So, I've spoken to the partners again about your transgender stuff, and they're willing to go into a shared care agreement with GenderGP".

I was floored.

Here I am prepared to talk about my 10g/day sat-fats and exercise plan to get my blood pumping and she hands me the deal of a lifetime!

Today is a good day!!!


13 Sep 2018 15:50

Can I get Alexa to play a custom URL audio stream at a set time?

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I used to have a Sonos player which at 10pm played a paid-for radio station, and when I got Alexa I ditched Sonos. I didn't even think about this bedtime music, and how much I'd miss it, until it was too late, now I want it back.

Is there a way to get Alexa to play a custom radio station URL at a set time?


8 Sep 2018 17:22

Where do you place your Evorol patches?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Leg seems the obvious choice, but where so that it doesn't rub on my jeans?


24 Aug 2018 08:18

Not a meme, just my ciswife sharing her voice analysis; not all women have high pitched voices

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9 Aug 2018 16:12

Are you any good at jigsaw puzzles?

4Submitted by Izwe - View comments

My wife's sat doing a jigsaw and I've never ever been good at them. I can do kiddie ones, but anything remotely like a 1,000 piecer is impossible for me.

How about you?


6 Aug 2018 16:18

Skyrim Very Special Edition - Now available in the UK

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I just got beat up by a mudcrab.


5 Aug 2018 07:36

What is your favourite Mario game?

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30 Jul 2018 08:38

medichecks - MtF - which test to get?

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I've been having a look at the medichecks website to get the blood samples GenderGP need from me, but they have like a bzillion tests and I cannot seem to find one that does all the tests needed.

If I'm reading the letter they asked me to give to my GP (who have said they won't do shared care) correctly and a bit of Googling to look up medical terms I need a test which covers -

  • Full Blood Count
  • Urea and Electrolytes
  • Liver Function Tests
  • HbA1C
  • Lipid Profile (Fat)
  • Estradiol
  • Testosterone

Do any of you know of a test they do which covers all of those? I sent them an email asking, but their reply was very 'hand wavy' and they recommended the "Essential Blood Test" (https://www.medichecks.com/health-checks/essential-blood-test) which only covers half the tests I asked for.

So my lovelies I'm turning to you for advice. Can you help?

Edit: The reason for using medichecks is that I tried the finger prick test and my blood pressure fell through the floor, so not only did we only get about 3 drops of blood out of my finger, but I almost passed out.


28 Jul 2018 08:08

If the US can have a "zero-tariff" trade deal with the EU, why can't we?

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22 Jul 2018 15:11

What would be the repercussions for the UK in a hard Brexit scenario?

0Submitted by Izwe - View comments

All I hear about is "WTO rules" and "hard border with Ireland", but what do they mean for the average Joe, and what other effects will there be?


19 Jul 2018 10:14

F*ck you Gender GP

9Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I recieved my first blood test kit in the post from them yesterday, and they used my frickin dead name on the address label. Thanks jerks. Could have at least used my initial (which is the same for both names). F*ckers.



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