Cap'n Arbyte's

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  • If you're writing about something you read on this site, it's helpful if you include a link so I know exactly which article you're talking about.
  • I have a full-time job and a busy life. I'm not very disciplined about responding to e-mail. If I don't write back, it's nothing personal. Really. Please don't feel bad.
  • My host doesn't provide a way for me to see my referrers, so please write to let me know if you've linked to me.
  • Please don't send large attachments.
  • Please don't send HTML-formatted e-mail.
  • I welcome spelling and grammar corrections for my essays, but please don't bother for blog entries. It's not worth your time or mine.
  • I assume your consent to publish anything you write, unless you specifically say you don't want it published. If I publish anything from your e-mail, I'll protect your identity unless you tell me that's not necessary. (OTOH, if you have a blog I'll assume you're happy to be identified and linked to.)
  • Don't be abusive. If you must, please make it funny enough that it's worth posting to the blog.
  • Don't ask me to remove something you find offensive, or ask me not to write about certain topics. I am a United States citizen of the state of Oregon. It's my right to discuss anything I choose on my own site, and I don't care a whit if you're offended.

United States Constitution, First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. [source]

Oregon Constitution, Article I, Section 8:
No law shall be passed restraining the free expression of opinion, or restricting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever; but every person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right. [source]

  • Don't ask me to blogroll you.
  • Headhunters, don't bother me unless you're offering six figures.
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