Ads aren't just annoying — they commonly invade your privacy and track your digital activity. I also believe advertisements masquerading as content is dishonest and dangerous.
Therefore, I don’t get paid, accept things for free, or use referral links to earn a commission on anything on this domain. Everything here is an honest recommendation, mentioned because I see what the company is doing, have experienced their customer service or products, and think you would get some value from them also.
Selling my opinion for cash or for freebies is not, and never will be, on the cards. I think people who accept these things to provide a ‘recommendation’ — even when they’re transparent about the fact they’ve received compensation — are boasting that their integrity and honesty depends on remuneration.
It's for this reason that I try to avoid linking to places like Amazon where I can and instead link to information-rich sources like Goodreads or Wikipedia.
I hate things that erode privacy as much as you do. Some people say they collect information about you to 'help improve' their service; I'd much rather my website be shitty than spy on you.
For that reason, there are no analytics and no social media buttons, no advertising beacons nor tracking pixels on this website. When using embeds, I always opt for privacy-enhanced options like YouTube No Cookie but these aren't perfect.
To safeguard your own privacy, I encourage you to download and install something like Ghostery, a free browser extension that blocks third-party trackers and speeds up browsing.
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I don't rent, sell, or give your email address to anyone. I don't track clicks or open rates either. To be honest, I don't even check who's on the list. I just write the newsletter and schedule it to send at 8am on the first Sunday of every month. You can unsubscribe at any time.
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Basically, you can do whatever the hell you want with anything here so long as you say that I made the original, link back to it, and state that anyone else can do whatever they want with your version too.