I’ve been blogging here for ages but about a year ago I made a significant change in the format. Looking for something easier to maintain, I deployed a static site generator. No more databases, comment moderation, or constant security updates to install. It’s just plain text formatted in Markdown and then streamed thru a processor that arranges the files into folders and adds custom formatting.
The front page incorporates the last thirty postings. Older posts scroll off the front page but remain in the archive. You can link to any of them by clicking on a post title which reveals the permalink URL.
The date of the post is generally the title of the post. That might seem counter-intuitive but these daily posts aren’t like typical blogs where one post equals one topic. I often blend several topics into a single post and this seems a handy way to label that without adding confusion.
A full RSS feed is available and great pains have been taken to make the site mobile friendly.
The content is mostly a chronicle of my adventures in amateur radio, a hobby that has captivated my attention for more than forty years. But I’m not dogmatic about it. Unrelated topics show up here from time to time. Get over it. I’m unimpressed by those who proudly proclaim that their blog or Twitter feed is “one hundred percent about ham radio and nothing else”.
These reveal nothing interesting about the author and are usually boring as toast.
You will note the absence of that wall of advertisements that attends some ham radio blogs. I’ve got nothing to sell and am fortunate enough to afford the ten dollars a month it costs to lease this server.
Having said that, I do occasionally review a book or make recommendations about something purchased from Amazon. When I do, I sometimes include an affiliate link which, if clicked and you make a purchase, presents no additional cost to you but provides me with a token commission.
I use Google Analytics to generate statistics so whatever extra jumbo mumbo jumbo Google uses to make that happen could rub off when you visit. I suppose the Amazon affiliate links might as well. I tell you that as a disclosure. I don’t personally collect any data from site visitors.
That’s about it. I hope you find some reason to subscribe to the RSS feed or visit the site from time to time. Comments aren’t supported but you can always email me. Or we could just meet on the air - like real hams.