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This site and the information on it is free for anyone to use. Even though I spend considerable amounts of time to create the content on the site I’m not charging anything for it. Rather, I’m actually paying for the domain name and the hosting. To cover those expenses I use Google Adsense. I also use Google Analytics to track what content is used the most and visitor behaviour. There is no way for me to identify individual visitors, but I can see the number of recurring vs. first time visitors. The feedback provided by the analytics is important to me, to know what content is popular (that I should write more of) and what nobody is reading. Both Adsense and Analytics uses cookies.

CloudFlare Security

The entire site is served through CloudFlare’s network. It provides security services as well as a globally distributed cache of content. The most important reason for me to use it though is that it gives me TLS on the administration pages without costing a fortune. As part of that security solution, a cookie is used.

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Software Development is a Job – Coding is a Passion

I'm Anders Abel, an independent systems architect and developer in Stockholm, Sweden.

profile for Anders Abel at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers

Code for most posts is available on my GitHub account.

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