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This is a personal site, which means I have absolute control over the content. The opinions I express on this site don’t reflect the opinions of my employer or of anyone else; they’re all mine. I reserve the right to change them.

I also reserve the right to change the contents of my site. I tend to make such changes clear in the text. But I do edit in an effort to make the text more readable and my argument easier to follow.

In an effort to protect my site from auto-generated comment spam, I close  the comments on blog entries after about fourteen days. If you’d like to post a comment to an older (and now comments-disabled) entry, please use the contact form, and I’ll make commenting possible. Naturally, I reserve the right to remove comments at will, especially spam. I also reserve the right to disemvowel, edit, respond, quote and use, with attribution, in articles, books, and presentations.

The following statement is intended to provide the necessary data to comply with FTC directives.

There are reviews of books and software on this site. Most of the books and software I review on this site were purchased by me. Occasionally books or software may be provided to me as review copies or as time-limited demo or beta software from publishers.

Any books or other products that were provided by a publisher, retailer or distributor for review purposes are identified as such in the reviews. Otherwise, the book or product was purchased by me or a family member, or borrowed from a library. Many of my friends are authors or developers and they often give me books or software.

I am not and have not been paid to review any books, media, software or Web sites on this site. I indicate in a post or review if books or software or hardware were provided to me by a publisher or developer.  My reviews represent my honest opinions, and only my opinions. I link to a number of publishers, book stores and developers. I am an affiliate of Amazon and Powell’s books and several other affiliate sites.

Posting on my site is tacit agreement to these policies.