Privacy Policy

  • This site is a “notebook style” blog. Intending to capture my personal notes, it includes everything ranging from simple links and personal reflection to code, articles, and projects. Keeping to the “notebook style” blog approach, if you find anything valuable here then I am happy to have shared it with you.
  • My pledge to you is that I am honest and open about both my intent and means by which I publish that content on this site
  • I will
  • The following policy definitions spell it all out

Values Policy

  • The user community gives life to this blog. They represent a talented and diverse cross section of the world and it’s interests. Achieving the full potential of this diversity is a priority that is fundamental to everyone’s success. A key vehicle for that success is this site’s commitment to equal opportunity.
  • Blogging activities such as reading, commenting, and sharing should be easily conducted without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.
  • To the best of my ability, this blog both complies with and faciliates all applicable laws in both letter and in spirit to make that happen

Content Policy

  • The content on this site would most be of interest to adults
  • My nieces and nephews might read it some day, so I want it accessible, pleasant, and safe for them, and everyone else, too
  • That applies to everyone operating at every cognitive level
  • To the best of my ability, this blog both complies with and faciliates all applicable laws in both letter and in spirit to make that happen

Copyright Policy

  • I value copyright and gladly invest effort in giving full attribution to all referenced content
  • I will do my best and sometimes I will fail: PLEASE NOTIFY WHEN I DO AND I WILL CORRECT IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE
  • Everything not given attribution is copyright myself since I started this blog
  • See more about licensing under Copying.

Disclosure Policy

  • What is “personally identifiable information (PII)” on this site?
    • When you leave comments on this site you are prompted for your name, email address, and optionally website URL, in addition to the comment that you are leaving. This is considered PII.
      • This non-sensitive personal data is your only data stored here
  • Using Google Analytics I analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. Here is how Google uses your information and here is how they protect it along with your confidentiality.
  • You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.
  • I’m not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.
  • This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 2019-01-28. If you have any questions then feel free to contact me directly here:

California Online Privacy Protection Act

  • CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy
  • This is a personal website, not commercial, but I feel like it is useful here
  • The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.
  • See more here

According to CalOPPA I agree to the following

  • You can visit this site anonymously
  • Once this privacy policy is created, I will add a link to it on the home page in the footer at the location Privacy Policy
  • You will be notified of any privacy policy changes on the privacy policy page
  • If you have an account then you can change your personal information by logging in
  • This site does not do anything when it receives a “Do Not Track” message

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • At your request I will
    • Erase your data
    • Export your data and send it to
      • you
      • another party you specify
    • Update your data

Things Having Entirely to Do With Money

  • This blog relies upon advertisements to support itself
  • When it can’t support itself, I pay for it
  • I chose the advertisements shown here because they (are)
    • Trusted never to serve malware
    • Never have pop-ups
    • Never have pornography
  • If you choose not to visit sites that utilize advertisement revenue, I respect your decision
    • Please respect my decision, too

I Use Amazon Affiliate Links Here

  • I post Amazon Affiliate Links for products that I endorse

    We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Things Having Entirely to Do with the Server

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

  • This website is only available over a secure protocol increasing the likelihood that when your site talks to my site it is really your site talking to my site


  • This website is scanned daily for security holes, known vulnerabilities, and malware in order to make your visit here as safe as possible.

Web Server Logs

  • Apache keeps access and error logs
  • The logs contain IP addresses of URLs requested
  • They are helpful to debug site errors and issues
  • The logs are private to me and I don’t share them with anyone unless I am legally required to do so
  • I keep them around for as long as is useful

Image Host Logs

  • When I first set up this blog I used Flickr for image hosting
  • Their privacy policy is here
  • Now I host all images right on the blog