Subscribe page updated & note to those subscribed to the ’12bytes Website’ category

I updated the Subscribe page with a new category; Israel. Anyone who is subscribed to ‘All’ categories will automatically receive post notifications for the new category.

Now, while i was looking at my subscriber list i noticed several people subscribed to email announcements for the ‘12bytes Website‘ category and i suspect they may not know what this category is for. The reason they may not know what the category if for is because i apparently don’t know what it’s for either, or more accurately, i sometimes forget its intended purpose even though i’m the one that did the intending. Those subscribing to the 12bytes Website category probably want (i’m guessing) to subscribe to the ‘All’ category instead which will send email notifications for everything, site-wide (all categories). From now on, the 12bytes Website category will be used only to announce technical stuff regarding the website, such as this post.

So if you’re one of those that subscribed to the 12bytes Website category, you may want to change your settings which you can do from the email announcement you got for this post.





Categories and RSS feeds

If you want to subscribe to news feeds (RSS/ATOM), you will need a feed reader. Some web browsers and email clients have one built-in, however it may be rather rudimentary. If you would rather use a web browser extension, check the extension repository for your browser. For Firefox it is (you can find my preferred feed reader here). There are also many stand-alone feed readers for whatever operating system you’re using, whether it be Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, etc..

Main ( RSS feed ) – This feed lists all new blog posts
Comments ( RSS feed ) – This feed lists new visitor comments for the entire website 1
[categories show_count=true style=” feed=’ RSS feed ‘]

  1. You can subscribe to visitor comments for a specific page by adding /feed after the page address.


If you leave a comment on an article, you will have the option to be notified via email when future comments are posted.

You can subscribe to the comment RSS feeds if you want to be notified when a new comment has been left on the website, or on a specific article or post. You will need a feed reader as described in the “Categories and RSS feeds” above:

Privacy Policy


“We are committed to protecting your personal informa…”

You know when a “privacy” policy starts out with something like that, it’s probably crap. Well this one is short and simple. The tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) version: I’m a privacy advocate myself, so you’re in good hands.

Web Technologies / Browser Storage may use cookies for analytics, however no personal information is collected. Cookies may also be used in certain circumstances where they are required in order to provide necessary functionality. If you decide to block cookies, most of the website will continue to function normally. If you decide to block other web technologies such as JavaScript, some elements such as images may not be displayed.

Personal Information does not collect any personal information other than that which you willingly provide.

Any personal information which you choose to disclose will remain confidential and will not be shared or sold to a third party.

If you choose to submit a comment on an article or blog post, understand that the information you submit will be viewable by the public with the exception of your email address. If you wish to remain anonymous, don’t disclose your real name.

Web Server Logging

Similar to almost every website, is powered by a fairly typical software stack which logs various information such as your IP address, the time and date of your visit, etc.. This information may be used internally or by the server host for troubleshooting or analytical purposes. This data is not shared beyond what has been described.


Please note: All 12bytes software products for Windows and accompanying support has been discontinued. I no longer use, nor encourage the use of proprietary operating systems, especially when such operating systems are specifically designed to spy on their users and turn them into the product. While i apologize to those who have used and enjoyed my software, i hope you can understand my reasoning for discontinuing it. This article will better explain my position.