My name is Mike Stenhouse and donotremove is my little corner of the interweb.
Advertising and affiliate links
I use my blog as a place to experiment with things I'm interested in. If you look in the source you'll find a little script from the rather wonderful Skimlinks.
Skimlinks is an absolutely brilliant idea. They maintain affiliate relationships with a ton of vendors around the web. If I link to one of those sites they add an affiliate code to that link and handle distributing any resulting commission. The service is incredibly simple...
To be clear though: I don't ever write posts with the sole intention of making money. The content of my posts are absolutely not influenced by any advertisers or affiliate partnerships.