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May 12, 2018 · 2.8 minutes to read

(Updated May 2018: clarifying Google Analytics anonymised IPs, and site access log policy).

This website is for my weekly newsletter, which I’ve been sending in various guises since mid 2005. This is my own code, written initially for podnews in June 2017, and then liberally peppered with config strings so it works for both.

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