Since I do occasionally get hardware or software to review, I thought it would be a good idea to have a policy in place to make sure everyone is on the same page:
- I only review things I have a personal interest in (i.e., things that I would ordinarily have an actual use for, learn from or would otherwise consider buying).
- I don’t do paid reviews (i.e., no money changes hands, there is no sponsorship, etc.).
- I don’t do scripted reviews (i.e., there is no content placement, I write about the features I find important, etc.)
- There are no editorial tweaks–vendors get to read my reviews at the same time as the general public.
- I don’t participate in vendor affiliate programs–I’m OK with handing out discount codes or linking to the vendor’s site with a
utmreferral tag (so they can check attribution), but other than my usual (automatic) Amazon linking (which I started using for books decades ago), there are no other affiliate links on this site to ensure I don’t get any direct revenue from the reviews.
- When applicable, scripts used for performance measurements and benchmarks will be published here or on GitHub.
- Benchmarking will be focused on the aspects I value (although I will try to use standard tooling where appropriate).
- I review what’s “in the box”, not what’s promised for future releases or what might be available in a future version.
I’m also open to reviewing books–I’ve done pre-publishing reviews in the past, and I’m always happy to read and review books on topics I’m interested in.
If you have something you’d like me to review, please get in touch and we’ll take it from there.
This is a non-exhaustive list of things I’ve reviewed in the past: