24 | He/Him | Masc Trans NB | Certified Dumbass | Supposedly an Adult
so from my understanding if you get a solid-state drive more than like 70% full they'll never run at full capability after that, so try to keep storage on them lower if possible! my husband is super into computers and put one of those in my desktop so i try to use it minimally
Yeah, they definately have a few cons compared to HDDs. Along with that, I've also heard that they access and/or write data a remarkably fewer amount of times (again, by comparison). Because of this I've set my SSD to not defrag every week like my other 3 drives. Apparently though, these two facets of SSDs are generally being improved upon (and have been in the past few years). Which is fair, they're only really just now becoming standard in PCs.
My biggest reason for getting an SSD though (outside of needing more storage capacity), was by far to decrease my worries about important data being lost to a drive failing critically. I've had it happen before and its garunteed to happen again with regular HDDs (they just have a limited life span, its unavoidable). I also feel better about an SSD because the drives hooked up via a USB to Sata cable at the moment which means its sort of flopping about on top of my computer. No moving parts mean you cant trauma data loss out of it nearly as easy whereas HDDs are notorious for losing data/failing if you bump them just right.
What I really need to do is get another SSD for my heckin operating system if only for the increase in boot time~ but I've never learned how to clone a drive with an OS on it (I know you can, i just haven't put in the reserach) so I'll wait until a later paycheck for that one.
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If you have the space you could look for a big comfy chair at a thrift shop! I've found some recliners for 10 dollars
Oh man I know it. Unfortunately I haven't the space at the immediate moment, but I will be moving in about 3-4 months (hence the excitement) and we already have plans to shop around and try and find a really good piece to put in the new living room. I'm so stoked and I can't imagine we won't comb the local thrift shops several times between then and now to see what we can find.
It honestly makes me really sad to see how much damage regressive ideas in the lgbtq community have done. How an entire generation of people figuring out their identities have been torn down by it. So here's some reminders.
The community you interact with online does not represent the community as a whole. The lgbtq community is not an extension of online spaces, it is much older and has always been diverse.
Transmed ideals are the same ones tranphobes have used to gatekeep us from care and acceptance. They are transphobic. Period.
If your identity is uncommon or "weird" that's okay! It doesn't make it fake.
Those identities are not harming the community in any way. People already don't take us seriously, they already look for a way to invalidate us as a whole. The community is supposed to fight for the acceptance of all of us, not just the first two letters.
This applies to the trans community as well. Having an uncommon gender identity is absolutely fine and they have always had a place in the community.
Being trans is not a mental illness, gender dysphoria should not be a diagnosis. And most of the trans people you will meet offline understand that!
If you don't have dysphoria that's okay! You are a valuable part of the community, and belong here as much as any dysphoric trans person.
Identities beyond the western binary have always existed. The idea of there being only two genders is a western colonial ideal.
Nonbinary people are part of the trans community, we always have been! Don't exclude us!
It's fine to be nonbinary and not identify as trans, if you don't feel like that fits you it's okay. But-
If you genuinely thought nonbinary people weren't included as trans, that trans people were only binary, or for whatever reason you weren't allowed to identify as trans. Know that you are allowed to, that you are welcome and have a place here.
If you don't identify as trans because you don't feel like you match the Trans Experience. Remember that the trans community is incredibly diverse! There may be a similar trans narrative that's common, but there are plenty of trans people, including binary trans people, who don't fit that stereotype at all. There are so many unique experiences in the community because we are all different! Your experience is welcome here!
If you're scared to identify as trans because of transmeds. I completely understand, they certainly can make it daunting in online spaces. But they don't represent the community, and they attack and invalidate nonbinary people regardless of whether they identify as trans or not. Don't listen to their rhetoric! If you choose not to identify as trans it should be for you not them.
Neopronouns are wonderful! They don't make things too complicated, they aren't invalid even if you came up with them yourself! All words are made up! We create new words where there's a gap in our vocabulary, that's the beauty of language development. If we never came up with new words how would we be able to talk about things like modern technology, things that didn't exsist before? How would we have been able to talk at all? Neopronouns as a concept aren't even new, they've existed since at least the 1800s!
Presentation does not equal gender identity! In no way shape or form! Binary gender roles are made up! Clothing, hair styles, interests, mannerisms, any other typically gendered thing? Not real! Do what you like, dress how you like. And if you're trans it doesn't invalidate you. Fighting the strict binary and gendering of everything around us is what the trans community is all about.
To pan people. Your identity is not biphobic. You are not required to choose bi as a label, be yourself! If pan feels right to you that's a good thing! Your identity is not transphobic either. People who say that based on outdated, misinformed definitions don't define you, and they dont define being pan! Your identity is not unnecessary! It's right for you, you use it, that makes it necessary.
Bi people! Your language isn't reductive! It's okay to be bi. If you're bi and attracted to men and women? Great! If you're attracted to nonbinary genders only, or a mix of binary and nonbinary? That's fantastic. And if you're attracted to all genders? Amazing. You are allowed to be bi, you don't have to choose pan or poly or anything else!
Aspecs? You are wonderful. Our erasure is not privilege. We are a part of the lgbt community, a valuable part of it. It's not invasive to expect inclusion from your community.
Your identity and the labels you choose should be for you, not to please others. You are lovely, however you exist.
(Please feel free to add on! I wrote about what I could think of, mostly what I had experience with.)
Finally was able to finish this! I was gonna post WIPs but I didn’t wanna spoil the surprise, just in case.
Its a late apartment warming gift for two of my best friends~
Pattern is courtesy of Shitpostsampler on tumblr. Had to change up the colors to match the floss I had.
Minnesotan Ask Memeaurenfaie -
(Some of these things are not purely Minnesotan, but I think they're a large part of the culture here.)
Babe the Blue Ox – Do you have any pets? If not, do you want pets?
Bde Maka Ska – Have you ever gone by a different name? Do you have any nicknames?
Boundary Waters – Do you get lost easily?
Como – If you could domesticate any animal, what would it be?
Dontcha know – What is something commonly unknown/a fun fact that you wish more people knew?
Duluth – What time period do you find most interesting?
Fargo – What is something that people (or a person) think(s) about you that is wrong?
Grain Belt – What is something you’ve made/done that you’re proud of?
Hotdish – What is your favorite food you ate growing up?
Itasca – Have you ever done anything that has led to an unexpected opportunity/outcome?
Lutefisk – What is a food you can’t stand?
Mall of America – What is something you wish other people knew about you?
Mill City – When is a time that you’ve messed something up? Did you do anything to make it better?
Minnesota Nice – Are others’ first impression of you generally accurate?
Ole and Lena – Tell us a bad joke!
Paul Bunyan – What would you like to be remembered for?
Princess Kay – Has someone ever created something for you?
Split Rock – Where is your favorite place think?
Spoonbridge and Cherry – What is your favorite art piece?
Twin Cities – Who in your life are you closest to?
Uff da – What is the last thing you did that you didn’t want to do?
Vikings – What is something you want to get better at? What is one of your skills?
You betcha – Do you think you have an accent?