My Quick Pitch

You’ll never find a product page that says it is second best. Almost every site is biased to some degree. They work hard to find and recommend something that is the ‘best for most people’ or a niche type of person. They rarely condemn stuff as bad, that would be bad for future pre-release reviews. That’s not what I do.

I look to find the best thing I can find, per my own needs. I explain it, tell you why, and that’s that.

This site is member-supported — there are no advertisements, or product placement. The site makes money in only two ways: people pay to become members, or people buy things through affiliate links. Sometimes, although rarer these days I get items which are free to me, so that I can review them. That’s great for me, but I’ll clearly tell you when that is, and I don’t care about offending these companies. Members first, always.

That’s it.

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A Longer Plea

All too often it’s hard to tell what company a blog is shill for. Who is really paying these bloggers? When a writer suddenly starts liking something that they previously seemed to dislike — you rightly stop and wonder why. Did Super-Tech-Apps pay them money to write about this?

That’s a problem for the web and for giving honest, direct advice to readers.

This site attempts to solve this problem. If I feel my judgment could be compromised about something I will tell you up front. I don’t take promo codes from developers unless that’s the only way to get the app (common for pre-release), but even then I always buy the app as soon as it’s available (I keep a separate account for this very purpose). If a company gives me “review items” then I tell you — even then I promise honesty in my reviews at the risk of the company never sending me another item to review. I am overly explicit about this with companies.

I own stocks in Oracle, Microsoft, Abercrombie & Fitch, EOG Resources, Inc. and UPS. I have a massive bias towards UPS, but haven’t touched that stock since they were purchased for me back in the 90s. I work at EOG, so if we start talking about Oil and Gas, well that’s going to be biased.

That’s what this site is about. It’s about honest communication between me and you.

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For those of you who do become members, and the thousands who read the site every day, I thank you.

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