Privacy, Data Usage, Your Data

Sysdef is from the old-school Internet. We believe in simplicity, privacy, and transparency.

This website is hosted on a server in the European Union. We use the Joyent Public Cloud.

All connections are encrypted. HTTP requests are redirected to HTTPS.

Your IP address, user-agent, and all other potentially identifying data are ignored by our web proxies and applications.

We do not log anything about our visitors other than that someone requested a particular page, at a particular time, whether or not that request succeeded, and how long it took to service the request. Here is a sample line from a production log.

sysdef.xyz [11/Jul/2019:14:01:58 +0000] "GET /post/2017-02-18-joyent-cns HTTP/2.0" 200 26765 601

The site uses Javascript only for the menus on the right of the page. It uses the publicly available Vue frameword. If you use NoScript or a similar technology to disable Javascript, the only difference is cosmetic, and minor.

The parts of the site under our control do not use cookies.

However, some of the technical articles use embedded Wavefront charts. For these to work you must accept third-party cookies and allow Javascript for the wavefront.com domain.

The site uses Google Fonts. We do not believe this affects your privacy, but the policy of using Google's API is under review. Here is Google's FAQ on consumer privacy. If you block access to Google's API, the site should still look at least similar.