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I’m Ella. I’m trans. My pronouns are she/her.
I’m married to Karen and we have two cats named Erica and Tilly.
I’m probably older than you think.
I have a mitochondrial disease which causes a lot of pain and fatigue. I use a wheelchair when I go out.
I struggle with depression and anxiety.
I was involved in campaigning against disability benefit cuts and I took the UK government to judicial review.
I like cats, computers, curry, kpop and Overwatch.

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Need to upgrade my cat. I’ve got a desktop but I think a laptop would get in my way less.

I think this game was the hardest one I've played in ages, I played 2 - 3 times my career avg in all categories, and I got just 22sr. WTF?

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)

It’s always difficult admitting you’re wrong. But sometimes you have to in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. So, today, I admit that I was wrong about Google, Facebook, & surveillance capitalism in general being toxic for our human rights and democracy … it simply cannot be true given how they are endorsed by some of the most well-respected organisations in the world.

I can't get into Borderlands games anymore. Every time I try I stop within half an hour. Yet I spent hundreds of hours on them before. It's frustrating, I need the distraction.

I’m not sure how we ended up with a black cat next to a black cushion on a black sofa but it can get quite dangerous

I want to play overwatch but I also want to be ready when my curry arrives

Brigitte's gold weapon is messed up with the new Hangzhou Spark skin in Overwatch and they've applied the pink over the gold and it's ended up sparkly rose gold. I like it.

I’m not sure how we ended up with a black cat next to a black cushion on a black sofa but it can get quite dangerous

‪On a phone or tablet I’m used to scrolling the page up a little bit with my thumb as I get to the bottom of the text. So having swipe up on a kindle jump to next chapter is really irritating. Damn this muscle memory. ‬

I bought a second hand kindle and today I actually managed to read a whole book! Turns out not having social media on your reading device is quite helpful.

Overwatch has another gay character. Cool. But it had to be confirmed in a tweet, for the second time in this game. When is it going to be obvious enough not to need the tweet?

I bet they just got confused by a trans person existing and ignored it

I just chased my orchiectomy referral from four months ago and my GP says it wasn’t even acknowledged by the hospital 🙁

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Mind blown. Just found out about this "font" that takes advantage of subpixel rendering to be absurdly small:

(Quotes added since the color information is critical; i.e., it's not simply an outline like typical typefaces.)

New Apple ad: “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone”

I like the sentiment but thousands of apps leaking your data beg to differ

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Can’t read anything about Overwatch right now without an accompanying flood of sexist bullshit

Mastodon is just 2000 social networks in a trenchcoat

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