If you do not agree with any of the policies below, please feel free to block any third-party services using the ad blocking software of your choice. This site will still display everything very cleanly and will not impede your user experience. However, the author of this website appreciates your support if you choose to leave the advertising services enabled since it supports hosting the content of this website.
One alternative approach you may take if you choose to block all third-party services is to use the Chromium-based Brave web browser. The Brave browser blocks ads, trackers, and other items and allows you to opt into ads. You have control over how many and how often to display ads. An added benefit is the ability to earn tokens that have real monetary value for viewing ads. Tokens can be freely given to your favorite content creators as well as cashed out. In this new approach to ad monetization where the viewer and the content creator share ad revenue, you can still support your favorite sites through advertising yet maintain a much higher level of privacy, security, and performance. All tracking information used for targeted ads is stored locally on your device based on your browsing history. It is not shared and monetized like other advertising companies such as Google. I fully embrace Brave’s philosophy of providing a high degree of privacy and security yet still offer a less intrusive advertising experience. Sites which depend heavily upon ad revenue can still stay in business – and you can earn money simply by browsing the web!
The following third-party services are used on this website:
Google Analytics and Google Adsense
Google Adsense is used to serve ads to support hosting this website. For more information on the types of information Google collects, visit their page:
If you have a Google account, you may choose to opt out of personalized ads if you go to your Google settings. This applies to all sites that you visit while signed into your Google account. See more information below:
In an effort to further enhance the performance of this website, Cloudflare is the CDN (Content Distribution Network) of choice used by this website. It caches web requests, images, etc. in data centers around the world to provide greater access and performance. Other useful features include HTML/CSS minification and DDos protection in the event of an attack on this website.
Cloudflare collects basic, high-level statistics on website traffic. This is useful for monitoring the total number of unique visitors and the bandwidth usage of this website. Even though Google Analytics is used by this website, it can be easily blocked and therefore is not an accurate measure of the total user count.
Mailchimp is used to send periodic newsletters to those who opt-in with an email address. The author of this website does not sell email addresses to 3rd-party marketers and only provides information pertaining to topics written on this website. Newsletters may contain affiliate links, but those links will be disclosed within the newsletters.
To learn more about how Mailchimp complies with GDPR, you may visit their GDPR page.
Amazon Associates Program
As an Amazon Associate, this website author earns a small percentage from qualifying purchases. You may notice that product links are shared throughout this website for various electronics or other items such as books. Many of these products are similar to items the website author has personally used in his own home network. Any purchases that you make within 24 hours after clicking one of the affiliate links will give the website author a very small percentage. You will not be charged extra for clicking the affiliate links.
Monetization and Appreciation
The various monetization options used by this website will help pay for any web hosting fees, domain registration, enhanced Cloudflare optimizations, stock image subscription, and other costs which help support this site. Most content on this website is not sponsored so it requires revenue in order to provide a better quality user experience as well as explore areas of interest by purchasing software, services, or hardware on occasion. Therefore, your support of this website is greatly appreciated!