Chronicles of Swallowbush – An exercise in user tracking

Users – we have all been one at some point in our lives. The concept of being one is very straight forward. We users navigate to a site and are unknowingly a part of a case study being conducted by a person or group of people controlling the website we have chosen to land on. Our habits, search phrases, and personal information (I’m not talking credit cards…) are all subject to the developer’s needs and intelligence; if they choose to keep track of who I am and what I like on their site it will be very beneficial to them. This is the first in a possible series of more technical journeys into Swallowbush, and PHP in general. I plan to open up the door to show you how and why things are tracked, and what benefit you can take from that. Continue reading “Chronicles of Swallowbush – An exercise in user tracking”

swallowbush is no longer…

It is official, my previous domain www.swallowbush.com has been retired, and I don’t intend on bringing her back. We had a great 6 year run, and she held together until the end. A lot of the things that I will miss are easily found in Drupal, and some of the things that aren’t, will always be with me, guiding me through development in the future. Our saga has come to a close, and for that reason I am going to tell you a few of the good and bad experiences with developing my own website.

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