What's all this then?
...or, now that you've got me here...
ChromeWeb is a site where anything is possible. No, wait. ChromeWeb is a
synergistic blending of the today and the tomorrow. Umm, ChromeWeb is a website?
More specifically ChromeWeb is the personal fiefdom of Matt Egen. I'm a software
developer, infrastructure administrator, and general geek (in the techy sense, not the carny sense) in the San Francisco Bay Area. My programming language of choice is C# under the
Microsoft .NET Framework. I suppose it's also C# under Mono but I haven't played
with Mono much and I wouldn't want people to think I was putting on airs.
I've only been published once, in TechRepublic, for an article titled "Let
VB and simple APIs break your fall when shutting down NT boxes remotely." Try not to be too mean while you mock it.
The only quote that I am known for (to my knowledge at least) is "...hot plus
paper equals fire, and fire plus computers equals bad", which I was quoted as
saying in an article by Annalee Newitz on SFGate entitled "Invisible
Heroes - The life and times of sysadmins".
Of course Annalee is all famous and everything now and even has her own Wikipedia entry and I don't.
Speaking of famous people, I went to the same high-school as Aisha Tyler, Sam
Rockwell, Margaret Cho, and Kira Soltanovich. Of all of them the only one that I
can 100% claim to have known personally was Kira. Aisha Tyler, Sam Rockwell, and
Margaret Cho were all there when I was, but I can't claim to have known them
really well, if at all. If I did and am just being a forgetful dork then please
forgive me Aisha, Sam, and Margaret ;)
Again, all famous people and I'm just a developer. There's a common thread here
Anyway, on with the rules and such before I get depressed.
ChromeWeb may contain views and ideas that disagree with you, your political
party or the messages you are receiving from
that's the case, tough. I suggest you go out and re-read the
By accessing this website, you agree to these terms. You don't like it? Go
This site may contain links to external sites, guess what? This site does not
control those sites. Therefore, anything you see there isn't our fault. You
don't like what's on the other sites? Talk to them about it. You don't like
their privacy policies? Once again, not my problem. Why are you going to other
sites anyway? Shouldn't you be spending all your free time here? That's what I
Copyright(© <-- that thingy)
Anything that is written, published, posted, or hosted on this site, by the
owner of this site or their agent (meaning if you send me something and I post
it) is protected under U.S. and international copyright laws. Any thing on
someone else's site, is their responsibility and their property.
Occasionally, we may comment on other peoples material in a "Fair-Use" kind of way
(generally when making fun of the news or the people in it), however, if you see
something on this site that you think violates your copyright in any way, tell
us about it and we will see if we are within our rights in using it and if not
we will remove it. Fair enough? Send an email to:
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Trademarks (® <--that thingy)
We don't have any trademarks (well, at least none registered) but don't steal
our stuff. As for other trademarks, they are the property of their respective
We don't care who you are. However, we do keep some very boring data on basic
web site visits and usage information (who looked at what for how long, what
type of browser you used, that type of stuff.) We don't keep any personally
identifiable information about you except for maybe your IP address.
Frankly, we aren't that interested in who you are, and we really doubt you're
that interested in this site (if the aforementioned logs are telling the truth.)
With that in mind, we do keep track of any sort of illegal activities that may
be taken against this server, its host, network, neighbors, relatives, pets,
etc. All such actions are logged and those logs will be made available to the
appropriate law enforcement.
Notice: The above statement obviously doesn't apply if you have registered an
account with us, but be assured that we won't share your personal information
with any third parties without your express permission. Not that we're planning
on doing that anytime soon, we just have to cover the legal bases as it were.
More Legal Mumbo Jumbo
This website is published in the United States of America, therefore anything on
this website is governed under the laws of the United States of America. More
specifically, this website is published in the State of California, in the
United States of America. No other country, state or legislative body in any way
shape or form has any jurisdiction of law over this website except for
California and The United States of America and even their jurisdiction is
limited to applicable federal and state law as limited by the Constitution of
the United States of America.
This website is intended for viewing by people in the United States. If you are
visiting from a country other than the United States, you accept and understand
that only United States law shall apply to this website and any and all material
contained within it. If any materials or information on this website is banned,
blocked, verboten, illegal, immoral or apostastic in your country or region,
then accessing it is at your own risk and responsibility.If the above statement
applies to you, I would highly recommend leaving your country or region as it
sounds like a very oppressive place.
Seriously though, I don't need hassles from some foreign country and their laws.
We're already blocked in China and while I personally consider that a badge of
honor I don't need some foreign country sending their enforcers after me or
complaining to the United Nations about how I hurt their sovereign pride or some
crap like that
Wow, Even More Legal Mumbo Jumbo
This is a private website and nothing published here in any way shape or form
reflects the views, policies, procedures, or beliefs of any employer of mine at
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes
only. The information is provided by me, and while I endeavour to keep the
information up to date and correct, I make no representations or warranties of
any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability,
suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information,
products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any
purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at
your own risk. In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including
without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or
damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in
connection with, the use of this website.