Monthly Archives: July 2013

Getting the Ball Rolling

This is the first post of our new travel blog, just to have something in here.  In case you’ve forgotten what we look like (and haven’t looked at the “About” page via the link up top here), this is us:

Vic Falls

Our fashion statements at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Of course, if you are reading this blog then you probably already know this.  Our subsequent posts will probably be a little more substantive.

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A word about privacy.  Although this blog is publicly visible — and you are welcome to share its link and content with anyone — many people are properly concerned about what kind of information is harvested by third parties (advertisers and other unsavory organizations).  In order to minimize this concern I have configured this blog to “opt out” of the various analytics and tracking entities.  So in principle, should you subscribe to the emails, your email address should not be harvested by anyone and will in any case not be visible on the site.

Of course, none of the above applies to the NSA, who are already watching me type this as well as listening to you through your microwave oven.  But of course they’ve already got your email address anyway….

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