About This Site

Advertising

I use Google ads to display advertising on my website. I don’t expect to get rich off of it, but if it covers some of my hosting costs, that’s nice. If it doesn’t, well, so be it. I have removed Google ads and tracking from my personal web blog.

I also post some links here and there for Dreamhost, a web hosting company that I’ve used since the late 1990s. Since I personally use their services and have been for more than 10 years, I am happy to post advertisements for them. I haven’t had many problems and whenever I did, they were really good at helping me. I get a percentage of new signups which gets applied to my hosting bill first.

Every so often, I link to Amazon. I’ve used them in the USA and have had no issues with them. I get a commission for each sale, usually.

Donating and Contributing

You can help me and my website by buying certain services or donating.

If you’d like to find out how you can support my website, go here.

Comments/Feedback

I love getting comments on my blog entries. It shows me that people are reading and that they have something to say. Sometimes they can spark new weblog entries and sometimes they can make me rethink a certain position that I have.

Though I encourage open discussion, these following things are not tolerated:

  • Harassing, bullying, or name calling: If you have to resort to calling someone a nasty name to get your point across, then you’re doing it wrong.
  • Racism, homophobia, xenophobia, or sexism: If you’re targeting a certain group of people for some reason, you’re doing it wrong (again).
  • Promotion: I’m not an advertising board for you. If you’re trying to sell your cheap sunglasses or medications, it’s not going to happen.

If the comment is bad enough, and even if it hasn’t been posted, I will ban you.

If your comment is too personal in nature, and you don’t want it to be seen publicly, please message me instead.

Opinions

If someone somehow tries to link my opinions to any of my employers, don’t. The opinions I express in this weblog are my very own and do not represent any position held by anybody who employs me. I think for myself.

Your Privacy

Individually, I don’t collect information about you on this website. I do use cookies to get basic information about your visit, for example, the pages that you visit, what country you’re from, how you got here, and such. This information helps me determine what I write about and who is reading it. Your personal information is never attached to this statistical information.

If you comment and/or subscribe to be updated about new posts, your name and email address is collected, however, I do not and will not send out any emails that you did not ask for. I have better things to do.

Traffic to and from my website is encrypted.

My advertisers, such as Google, may use cookies to determine what ads you’ll be served. If you see an advertisement based on one of your previous searches at Google, that’s why. I’ve removed Google ads and tracking.

This information may be found on my Privacy Policy.

Polls

For the most part, participating in polls is not connected to you individually. It does keep up with your IP address so you can’t vote 100 million times. Other than that, there’s absolutely NO WAY for me to know how you voted in these polls, so be as nice or angry as you want.

Language/Spelling

You probably already know that I am from the United States but live in Australia. Sometimes the browser I use is the US version and sometimes it’s the UK version, so the autocorrect changes what I write. You might see both. It’s not because I’m trying to impress anybody, but because I really don’t like red underlines when I type or fighting with the spell check in different browsers.

Have questions?

If something isn’t clear or wasn’t covered, feel free to send me a message and we’ll have a little chat.