• Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth Is Neither New nor Experimental: A Timeline and Compilation of Studies | by Julia Serano | May, 2023 | Medium

    Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth Is Neither New nor Experimental: A Timeline and Compilation of Studies | by Julia Serano | May, 2023 | Medium:

    I’ve read countless trans-skeptical and “just asking questions” articles about the gender affirmative model, and they always have one glaring omission. Specifically, they focus solely on gender-affirming practices — social transition, puberty delay, hormone therapy, and surgeries — and portray them as “novel” and “active” interventions that require further scrutiny. This framing makes it seem as though the alternative approach (passively “doing nothing”) is an inherently neutral and less risky option. But “doing nothing” is not doing nothing! It involves actively disaffirming trans kids’ genders — and we have lots of research on the impacts of that approach.

    We should all read more LGBTQ-supportive articles this month. 🏳️‍🌈

    Sunday June 4, 2023
  • Break the chains ⛓️

    Friday June 2, 2023
  • Productivity

    Evernote Gets Acquired and Increases Prices 200%

    Well, Evernote, this might be the year we part ways. 

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    The new prices are effective starting May 1 for new subscribers and starting end of May for existing subscribers. We’re notifying all customers who are impacted 28 days before their renewal date.

    You used to cost me $5.83 / month for about the last 5 years. 

    Now Evernote will cost $10.83 / month.  That is a 186% increase in price. 

    My renewal is up in September. What-A-Hassle. 

    Found a blog post on Evernote's Pricing strategy from 2018, and they concluded that people are likely to pay as much as $10.72 per month. Seems Evernote’s new owners read this and saw a business opportunity. 👻

    Thursday June 1, 2023
  • 😂🙏

    Thursday June 1, 2023
  • Seems impossible to Favorite things on the Tenor app. Been like that for at least a month. Works for anyone else?

    Wednesday May 31, 2023
  • Plaid > Yodlee

    Tuesday May 30, 2023
  • DevOps

    Breaking RSA

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    RSA encryption is based on the difficulty of factoring large composite numbers into their prime factors. To break RSA encryption, one must factorize the public key, a product of two large prime numbers. The number of qubits required to factorize a number N using Shor's algorithm (a quantum algorithm that can be used to factorize integers) is 2n + 3, where n is the number of bits in N.

    For instance, RSA-2048, a common RSA key size used in practice, comprises two 1024-bit prime numbers. To break this, one would need approximately 2*2048 + 3 = 4099 qubits. However, this is a simplification, as the number of qubits required would depend on the specifics of the quantum computer and quantum error correction techniques used, which could significantly increase the number of qubits required.

    Having enough qubits isn't the only challenge. The qubits must be interconnected in a way that allows the implementation of the quantum gates needed for Shor's algorithm, and the machine must be able to maintain quantum coherence long enough to complete the operation.

    Tuesday May 30, 2023
  • Progress on Passkeys

    Couldn’t get Passkeys to work with the 1password beta extension. Guess I will have to wait until next month to make another attempt. I am hopeful that support will be rolling out soon.

    Some News - Verge Article

    Another demo site here. - Passage Authentication Demo (1password.com)

    A list is here. - https://passkeys.directory


    Sunday May 28, 2023
  • We need more learning via memes. 📘


    Saturday May 20, 2023
  • Thoughts and prayers go out to all those people who can’t do the job we hired them for.

    A woodcut of a bird beside the text

    Saturday May 20, 2023
  • Currently reading: A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green 📚 “Our reality isn’t about what’s real, it’s about what we pay attention to”

    Saturday May 20, 2023
  • Found a good use case for Bing chat or Google Bard; When you hit your GPT4 cap of 25 msg per 3 hours. L(° O °L)

    Saturday May 20, 2023
  • Happy Fryday

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    Friday May 19, 2023
  • The new microphone uses XLR. I plugged it into a Focusrite solo. I have to turn the gain all the way up for the audio to be picked up. I'm wondering if it is the XLR cable. Are there different types of XLR cables that would cause more gain to be needed?

    Saturday May 13, 2023
  • Books

    Got my Bookshelf fairly updated and consolidated. Think the want to read is still missing quite a bit. 

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    Saturday May 13, 2023
  • Will Google actually beat Microsoft in putting an AI LLM directly into their respective word-processing applications?  Bard -> GDocs. ChatGPT -> Word. 

    Thursday May 11, 2023
  • Last year I finished reading: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini 📚. Great book!

    Sunday May 7, 2023
  • Thoughts

    I've decided to start writing more on Medium. It's time to take my passion for writing to the next level. I am aiming for five articles per month. My goal is to create a positive impact through my writing.

    I'm excited to keep up with the blog here now that I have some new tools to help me become a super, Logan!

    Saturday May 6, 2023
  • my first tattoo?

    - yaml: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    Thursday May 4, 2023
  • Poems



    We need a new Salt Bae.

    Crystals of the sea,

    Flavor's dance, life's sustenance,

    Whispers on the breeze.


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    Monday May 1, 2023
  • Friday —> Engage 🚀

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    Friday April 28, 2023
  • Art



    The importance of goal setting when working in a creative field

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    Wednesday April 26, 2023
  • AI

    All Hail - the fabled land of six fingers. 


    Wednesday April 26, 2023
  • Any tips for best/easy desktop software for creating Gifs that doesn’t require a subscription?🧈

    Sunday April 23, 2023
  • For Rock and Stone!

    Sunday April 23, 2023