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Disclosures in a Nutshell

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon links will be marked with an Asterisk - like THIS* - and typically used to share a product that was used in a Tech Recipe or gadget. The site also uses Google Analytics to track activity and visits - it does store cookies. The bottom of this page contains more details on Cookies, Privacy and Data Collection.

Site Usage and Article Ratings

Article Ratings & Site Usage

All recipes, articles, answers, suggestions and recommendations provided on this site are to be used entirely at your own risk.

MANY articles or procedures were inspired by specific requests by family, friends or clients. I will attempt to generalize, but please recognize that most situations are unique.

Refer to the Article Rating legend below to assess a procedure in light of your technical abilities, but use common sense - don't attempt procedures if you are uncomfortable with any of the steps. If you have a question, comment or need clarification - stop and ask for help!

IT is what IT is


Article Rating Symbols

Leftover from TPedersen Ventures days ... The article rating system chosen for this site is based on the Color/Shape system used to rate pistes by the North American Alpine Ski resorts. The symbols below provide an indication of technical level-of-difficulty associated with the articles, procedures or commentary on this site. We'll see how this works w/ New Google sites!

Cookies, Privacy and Data Collection


Yes, Cookies are used on this site, but very limited ... (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser - read more.)

If you allow cookies, this site will capture and remember certain information to compile statistics about site traffic and site interaction through Google Analytics. Google Analytics Privacy policy is buried in, You may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On (I have not tried this, but will give it a whirl).

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Third Party links?*

It is unlikely that you would see offers (ads) on this site, but there may be links to favorite or useful gadgets/gizmos on this website. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This means that I may get a kickback if you click on one of the links and buy the gadget or gizmo via Amazon. These links will typically be highlighted and/or called-out* to let you know . Third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies - see also

Data Collection/Disclosure to Others?

Nope - This site does not collect, sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. It doesn't even contain a mechanism for collecting this information. For contact info, please see