matthewgraybosch.com is hosted by Dreamhost, and has been in one form or another for almost ten years. I run this website myself, and build it using free and open source software such as:
You can view the code I use on GitHub, and use my Oedipus Pelican Starter for your own projects. It’s solid; I’m eating my own dog food here.
About the Blog
The blog is called “A Day Job and a Dream” because of a marketing slogan that the New York Lottery had used when I first started writing. They used to say, “All you need is a dollar and a dream,” to have a shot at winning the lottery.
Since the odds of making a living as an author are little better than those of hitting the lottery, I had taken to saying about being a writer: “All you need is a day job and a dream.”
Any code I create is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, v3.
Any code I use that other people wrote is governed by the terms of the licenses they chose.
Any content I create is available under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.
The only information I would personally collect from you is your name and email address, and that’s only if my subscription page had a form that would let you subscribe to my newsletter for updates — which is currently doesn’t.
I don’t sell the information I collect to third parties, or share it with them, but if the Feds show up with a warrant there isn’t a hell of a lot I can do. However, the Feds haven’t demanded my mailing list yet.
With that said, you should still be aware that pages on my site that contain embedded content from other websites — such as YouTube and Spotify — may also contain tracking code from those websites. They may also attempt to place cookies on your device.
I have yet to receive a subpoena, warrant, or court order from the United States government.
Last updated: 19 April 2018