This is the fourth or fifth (can’t remember exactly) incarnation of my personal blog. I started on my personal website (all traces of the blogs there are long gone) before moving on to the first incarnation of the Ministry of Propaganda (now archived).
The reason for the name got lost in the mists of time. At some point I thought this name must be cool or funny or interesting or something along those lines. I registered the domain and that’s it.
This is an all purpose blog to post all kinds of things.
You can contact me via email:
Please indicate if your email is public (i.e. contents can be published in a future entry) or private (i.e. contents are only for my eyes)
For secure encrypted messaging you can reach me on Signal at +44-7786-175225
Who we are
See above. This is a personal blog with no commercial or professional interests.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you send me a message through the above contact form I collect the data shown in the contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This site uses WordPress.com stats.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner (i.e. me) does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am 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 provided by Akismet.
None at this point