Please be aware that this blog is hosted by LiveJournal. The hosting company may display adverts within my journal. I have no choice in this matter; I've paid LiveJournal money not to display adverts, but they have revised the deal they offer so that they have the right to do so anyway. I also have no control over the adverts; I can't even see them, let alone screen them for content or security. I don't endorse any product or political opinion that may be advertised near my writing. I don't know whether any adverts displayed here may harm your computer or even you in some way. I would advise you to use an ad blocker and take other appropriate security measures.
Also, LiveJournal operates in Russia under Russian law. I don't claim to understand the implications of this but many people believe that there are circumstances where the Russian authorities may ask for identifying information about people who post content on this site.
I am choosing to continue posting to LiveJournal because some of my friends strongly prefer using this site to keep in touch with me, in spite of these issues. However, this entire blog is a mirror of an original version
. As of April 2017, I will be posting only to a journal hosted by Dreamwidth
. Dreamwidth is hosted in the USA under US law, and the owners are committed to user privacy as far as legally and practically possible. Dreamwidth is also entirely funded by user subscriptions and there are no adverts anywhere on the site. There is some tracking of user interactions, partly directly by Dreamwidth and partly as a service provided by Google, but no additional trackers placed by advertisers.
If you would like to continue reading, you can subscribe to my Dreamwidth. You don't need a Dreamwidth account to do so, since my journal is available via RSS
, and I accept comments from people who are not logged in at all, or people who log in via OpenID
from other sites.