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This blog started in 2010, so some of the older posts may no longer contain accurate information, nor represent the contributor’s opinion today.

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This blog is always in transition. Content, sources, information and links change over time, so some links may not become obsolete. Due to changes in circumstances, events, the accuracy and validity of some content may no longer apply. Due to the uncontrollable change in URLs and domains, we cannot guarantee all links will take you to the sites intended.

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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Contact forms

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Who we share your data with:
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How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We do not share your contact information.

Your acceptance of these terms

Your usage of this website signifies your acceptance of these terms.

Contacting us

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