Open Source - Essentials
NAQ (Never Asked Questions, also sometimes known as FAQ.):
Q. Wtf is this
A. This is a start/new tab page to my own liking. It's a side project, slowly developing without any effort.
Q. Specify more.
A. It contains links. Since 90% we do on the internet are the same dozen links, shared to most of us even i bet.
Meanwhile i'm extenting and seeing to give it a more useful form.
Q. Do you collect my data
I do not collect data. The apache web server has a log which i'm legally required to create. I do not take any additional effort to back-up those log files - i only backup files relevant to me, like the web content and server configuration. I do not collect any data, as should be obvious as this page not sets cookies. I may replace server hardware every so often and restore webservices from backup.
Q. So this page ad-free and free to use?
A. I won't promise it will stay ad-free forever. But right, i'm not bothered any such. It's just another hobby.
Q. Anything else i need to know?
A. Visiting this page will request links (favicons) from related domains. So, in effect you might 'ping' those domains anytime you visit this page. I might work on some to improve that, like inlining the images in the html. Nothing optimized at this point. Or localized.
Q. So what about this NAQ then?
A. Apparently, and in retrospect, i broke various laws just publishing some website since 1999 as just another dude. These days, to be legal, need cookie disclaimers. Keep access logs. Can't share my wifi cause legally it requires me to keep logs, which a shitty ISP provided DSL modem won't do, and i didn't spend my time yet setting up a dedicated pi to do such (and would require maintenance too, and it's low traffic location). I don't like where things go. Not saying i'm favouring the wild west, but i should be free to -legally- publish whatever i feel to publish even if it's bullshit, right? Yet, formal leglislation not only applies to $B companies, but also home users. It's fucking almost impossible to _legally_ run a website nowadays. Even if it used to be a very common thing, back to them days we accessed the internet with a 33k6 (the luxury) modem. Seriously. I should be legally free and safe to host bits and bytes but y.. Even a page as simple as this is restricted by a wild variety of laws. Weird world we live in.
Kind regards from Holland.
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