As of December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

I am an affiliate for several of the products and services I recommend on my blog. Every product and service I recommend I have, or currently use, and find to be exemplary.

Furthermore, for the sake of maintaining a pleasant user experience, assume that for all services, products, links and recommendations, the following holds true:

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