The following is shamelessly ripped (with minor updates) from another site that I put up many years ago, when I was feeling, er, slightly more imaginative . . . .

Gotta have the legal stuff. People care about these kinds of things, for some odd reason that I haven't yet mastered. Anyway, for all the beancounters, pencilpushers, paperhandlers, and assorted faceless enemies among you, here goes:

Anything that's here is either mine, or used by permission, or the result of evil crackers trying to give me a bad name. If it's the latter, please drop me a line at and I will try to clean it out. Otherwise, if it's somebody else's stuff, they either have granted reuse permissions that apply in this case, or have explicitely granted me permission to post it here. I know what copyrights are. I use them myself, and even believe in them. (Patents are another story, but don't get me started.) Everything not belonging to someone else and without explicit license terms of its own is Copyright (c) 1997-2010 Geoffrey Broadwell, All Rights Reserved. See? I told you I like copyrights . . . .

Ready for a tautology? All trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Linking to another site is fair use. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. If you disagree, I will mercilessly bookmark your homepage until you scream for mercy. Of course, certain forms of frame embedding and automatic translation designed to confuse users about content authorship are just plain wrong. Which is why I don't do that.

If you are offended by anything I've posted on these pages, boy oh BOY do you lead a sheltered life. I don't think I have any naughty language around here, and there's not even much that would incite a good riot. Hmmm. Maybe I need to get to work on that. However, if you do find something patently offensive here, it's probably the result of cracking. Let me know so I can clean my site. Thanks.

Warranties. I don't provide 'em, you don't get 'em. If I made a living at this, I would of course warrant my work. I don't, so I don't. In any case, you should never trust anyone else's work without checking it out for yourself, anyway. That's part of the idea behind this whole free software thing, and that's why I provide the source to everything on this site for which I own the copyright. In addition, there's about a bazillion patents, trademarks, and such in various jurisdictions. I don't know if you have the time, fortitude, and mental capacity to read and understand them all, but I sure don't, so I can't promise that things you find here don't infringe on one or more of them. I'm not intentionally infringing, of course.

That's about it for now. Hopefully there's not too much else I have to worry about. Oh yeah, and another thing. Your Mama Wears Combat Boots. So there.