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PigPog is the heady combination of Michael and Sam.

Getting Around

The newest content will always be linked on the front page. Anything else can be found through the links at the top of the page, or by searching.

Keeping Up to Date


The best way is to use our RSS Feed (see feeds for other feeds, including feeds to individual subjects), but if you don’t use an RSS Reader of any sort (give Bloglines a go – it’s free, and it’s online so there’s nothing to download or configure) there’s a couple of alternatives…


Use this form to sign up using FeedBurner‘s email service. It will send you mails to tell you about all the new stuff, but if there’s several things in a day, it will bundle them all into one email, so you don’t get bombarded

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Helping PigPog

How kind of you to ask. Yes, you can help PigPog. If you use these links…

…to buy yourself things from Amazon, we get a little cut and it doesn’t cost you any more.


Subscribers to our feeds, as calculated by FeedBurner…

(These should be fairly accurate – FeedBurner actually serve our feeds. It’s possible for people to subscribe to the local feeds directly, so Feedburner won’t know about them, but I doubt many people do.)

Why ‘PigPog’?

PigPog was a cat. ‘PigPog’ wasn’t his real name, but it was what we called him. He had a fight with a Peugeot. He lost. He died.

When we came to look for a name for our site, it was about the only thing we could think of that was reasonably pronounceable, spellable, and available. It seems to work.

Privacy Policy

It seems a bit over-the-top to have a privacy policy for a personal site, but we have to do it to keep the advertisers happy, so here goes…

We keep logs and statistics to track things like how many people are reading which articles. We don’t track any sort of personally identifying information for this – we don’t know who you are, unless you sign up and tell us.

The software that runs PigPog, Drupal, uses cookies to manage logins and preferences. A cookie is just a tiny little file that your computer stores and passes back to Drupal when you return to this site.

Third party advertisers on this site, like Google and Chitika, also use cookies, which get passed back to their servers. We don’t have access to those cookies, and it’s entirely up to these third parties how they use them.

Your browser probably accepts all cookies, unless you’ve specifically set it not to. In your options settings, though, you can choose to have it reject them, or only reject cookies from third parties, like advertisers. You can also manage and delete specific cookies if you like. If you do delete cookies, or disable them, you’ll probably find you have to log into sites again, and put settings back as you had them next time you visit.

Now why not go have a real cookie? They’re much tastier.

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