"There are people who seem to get really offended about gender fluidity or non-binary folks- but those are just people who feel like their gender is is insecure, you know? and in this day and age it *is* important to keep your gender secure. your gender should contain lowercase letters, uppercase letters, at least one number and one symbol"

@fructose_dealer my gender is binary so i shall interpret it as utf-8 and check that it contains a wide range of glyphs to ensure security

hey, if you type in your gender, it will show as stars
****** see!

@kimdanes @fructose_dealer i opened the element inspector in my browser and replaced your gender with <code>****</code> :blobcatsip:

personal anecdote 

@micrackbiron @fructose_dealer nah, it needs to be memorable. as long as it has enough entropy that other stuff doesn’t matter.
don’t forget to write it down on a post it note and stick it to your monitor though.

@micrackbiron @fructose_dealer and also: exponential back offs on incorrect pronoun guesses

@micrackbiron @fructose_dealer it’s not how long your gender is, it’s what you do to keep this silly joke going with it.

@fructose_dealer smh, a nonbinary gender is way more secure than a standard one... what are you gonna do, just brute force character guess my gender??? fool, idiot

@fructose_dealer i rotate my gender every 90 days and always ensure it is a random 32-character sequence of random alphanumerics and symbols, generated from true randomness.

I also use Lastgender to manage all of my genders! Lastgender is a secure gender manager th-*is dragged away by her collar as she desperately tries to continue*

@Frinkeldoodle @fructose_dealer Bitswarden, because nobody should know what's in your pants without waiting multiple lifetimes of the universe first. (And it's open source!)

@fructose_dealer @bb010g Talking about actual password managers, I've been using self-hosted Bitwarden myself and I've been enjoying the experience

Makes me feel a little less anxious than using a centralized password manager because... Which would you want to try to hack, the database with a bajillion people's passwords, or the database with a single furry trash nerd's passwords? :P

@fructose_dealer it's hard to be secure when you store your gender in one bit

@fructose_dealer I randomly generate a new gender for every social context, and I also cycle it monthly. This is a sample: +,HR*O=5xww/B~,.&V:p

@fructose_dealer Even better, use a gender manager and have all your genders be randomly generated strings of characters, and don't use the same gender for two different things

@fructose_dealer I use pbkdf2 to derive a different gender for every site from one master gender.

@fructose_dealer "You should also never reuse the same gender twice"

@fructose_dealer For security reasons, please choose a new gender.

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