CEFM the Site

This is CEFM.ca the site that is dedicated to me. This serves as a commonplace for mainly my writings, and rants. The Official Charles E. Frees-Melvin Website is my personal home on the Internet.

This site is hosted in Canada on Rebel.com. This site is also powered by the Canadian English edition of WordPress.

CEFM the History

It started in the fall of 1997 as a small unvisited Star Trek Fansite on Geocities. Then it ping-pong around the net for several years and by several names (Chuck’s Anything and Everything site, ChuckNET). In July 2002 my photo Gallery began, however being on free hosting then led to problems.

In late 2005 the site was completely revamped to make CEFM.ca the primary domain. At the same time, the site was migrated to the WordPress CMS that is in place now.

CEFM the WordPress Bio

I am a WordPress user and theme tweaker. I have worked on my personal site since 1997 and using WordPress since 2.1. I also like to help other WordPress users hanging around the Support Forums and Trac (as thee17). I have even been known to send patches to core. I had maintained and got the project started for the Canadian English localization of WordPress.

CEFM the Terms of Use

This document is the official Terms of Use statement of cefm.ca / frees-melvin.ca and all subdomains and directories there included. In addition, any printed works taken from this site. All items are copyright Charles E. Frees-Melvin unless specifically mentioned elsewhere.

Plug-ins and code samples shared on CEFM.ca are released on a GPL2 free software licence.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. For attribution you must include both the terms “Charles E. Frees-Melvin” and  “CEFM.ca” in the format as displayed on this page. A link is requested, but not required.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) is provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).