During my PhD I used to have a bit more time and motivation to update my website with content relevant to my research and the teaching I did at the University. However, since I left academia, a lot of the work I am doing is sensitive or confidential and as a result I cannot share as much as I’d have liked to. This page is an effort to start sharing more on what I’ve been up to both at work and during my free time, as well as opinions on various matters.
No visitor tracking
Most websites, even some personal ones, monitor visitor statistics. This can include number of visits, unique visitors count, visitor IPs, ISPs and approximate geographic location. It is difficult to actually identify visitor names or addresses, however locations can be narrowed down to within a small town or specific neighbourhood of a city.
Although this is only mildly intrusive to our privacy, there is no good reason and several bad ones, to do it. Personally, I am ideologically opposed to monitoring visitor stats and will not be adding any type of monitoring widgets here or taking any other action to monitor the traffic of this website. It is sufficient for me if even one person finds this website useful.
For years I used iWeb for my website, but after it was discontinued I had to rebuild it in WordPress. Can’t say I was ever too happy with WordPress, but after I went through the painful experience of migrating the site to a new web hosting account, I decided enough is enough.