This website is intended to be private.

Analytics & Cookies

I do my best not to track users of this website in any way. I do not and will never include any pixels, such as those from Twitter or Facebook, on my website.

Analytics are collected through, an open-source, privacy-focused analytics platform. Plausible does not use cookies to track users to my website, but some data is sent to their servers:

  • The page URL for the page you are visiting
  • The browser you are using
  • The HTTP referer used to get to my website
  • The operating system you used to access my website
  • The type of device you used to access my website
  • The country associated with your IP address

The information collected is anonymized, so neither I nor anyone at Plausible can see your IP address. Plausible does not sell any data to third parties.

For more information on how your data is handled at Plausible, please refer to their data policy. You can also read their source code on GitHub.

This website is built with Ghost and hosted on Digital Ocean, neither of which uses any trackers of any kind.

Some content on this site may include embedded tweets from Twitter or videos from YouTube.

Ads & Monetization

The display ads on this site are not managed through Google or any third-party ad service. I am against tracking for advertising purposes and do not work with any brands that require me to provide any targeting data to them.

I host ads through a managed instance of the open-source Revive Adserver, but I plan to move to a self-hosted instance in the future.

At the moment, all ads on the site are affiliate links to products and services that I recommend. No targeting data is used to display ads other than topical data from the page itself, and no. I also try to style the ads to blend into the site as much as possible, to minimize their impact on the reading experience.

I aim to display recommendations for some of my favorite books and services at relevant points in the text without bombarding the reader with pointless cruft.

I also accept tips through Financial data is processed with Stripe. Please refer to their respective privacy policies for information about how they use your data.

Newsletter & Email

I use Ghost to manage my newsletter. The only information I collect from you is your email address and, optionally, your name. Your email is stored on a private Digital Ocean server and is only shared with my transactional email delivery service Mailgun. Please refer to Mailgun's privacy policy for information on how they use your data.


If you have any questions or concerns about how I handle your data, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at:

David Amos
4025 Feather Lakes Way #5784
Kingwood, Texas 77339-5784
United States