The Strategic Retreat


I’m this guy. I live in San Jose, California; formerly of Singapore. Prior to that; Portland, Oregon and Verona, Wisconsin. I have opinions. I’m both conservative and liberal, depending on the issue. I like to think of myself as a person rather than by allegiance labels.

I’m trying to find myself and help out others with what I’ve already found. If you have a suggestion, comment or want me to write or photo; let me know. I see myself as a writer but I also take photos and do a bit of web design due to chance. I’d also dig ditches if needs be. There’s who I want to be and there’s reality. There’s also integrity, so it’s not completely open.

Singapore haze


I use Google analytics. I use this to help me know what people are reading and where they are coming from. I’m just one guy, I’m not trying to get all up in your shit. I only use information collected to try and serve my audience better and to have a better idea of how to get people to come to my site.

Here’s some stuff that Google says I have to post to use their analytic services.

The Google Analytics features you’ve implemented based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting).

Using the Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

I may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online.

Third-party vendors, including Google, may show your ads on sites across the Internet.

I and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to your website.