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18 Feb 2019 16:27

If after Brexit we rejoin the EU, do you think companies who have quit will return?

0Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Honda, Nissan, etc. will they come back, or will they realise (for example) that Dover is a huge risk to JIT manufacturing, and will just keep their factories on mainland Europe?


11 Feb 2019 12:19

Other than Beaches & Cream where is a great place to get ice cream?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Beaches & Cream is closed when we're going to be in WDW this year, and we looove the kitchen sink, does anywhere else do anything similar?


8 Feb 2019 22:05

Easiest to install thermostat to use with Alexa?

0Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I want to get my Mum a Smart Thermostat to use with Alexa and although I bought and installed a Nest for myself it was rather complicated to install, I thought the Nest E would be ideal, but it doesn't work with Alexa in Europe (only the US & Canada).

Which devices are you guys (particularly in the UK) rocking and would recommend?


31 Jan 2019 09:48

Do I need a doctors appointment to change my name & gender at the GP?

5Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Or can I just talk to reception?

I don't want to waste a doctors appointment (especially at this time of year) for what seems like an administration function.


21 Jan 2019 16:33

MtF, any tips on going swimming?

3Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Or to the spa.

I have breast forms, but they need a bra to hold them in, so no good in a pool, body hair can be shaved/waxed away, but what about the man-parts? Is tucking viable in this scenario?


5 Jan 2019 07:58

Where is a good place on-property to watch the sun rise?

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

We're going back in August, thought it might be a nice thing to do.


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

8Submitted by Izwe - View comments

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

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

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"?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

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?

6Submitted by Izwe - View comments

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

75Submitted by Izwe - View comments


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?



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