Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts

Monday, December 17, 2018

3,000,000+ Page Views

The site went over 3,000,000 page views this morning - despite my severe lack of posting in the last year or so.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


The blog is 7 years old today. Funny how it gets older despite my lack of posting.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Sorry about the lack of posting last month... sometimes there is just too much going on. Plus my computer was busy downloading stuff...

Monday, February 6, 2017

Could Be Worse

I'll see your face for radio and raise you a voice for blogging.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Just making sure this thing is still on.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Brickolore Top 10 Links

Looking at my Google Analytics data, the top 10 visited links in 2015 were:

10. QYT KT8900: Software
Both this post and number four on the list suggest a real desire for a good quality, but inexpensive mobile. They made the list despite only getting posted in May of 2015.
9. Baofeng UV-5R: Schematics
The UV-5R remains popular and hams like to tinker/fix things.
8. Brick O'Lore: Ham Radio Page
I'm surprised that this got so many hits as I don't maintain it - looks like I should do some updates.
7. Baofeng UV-5R: Software v2
Again, software posts seem to be popular. And everyone that got a UV-5R wanted to check out the the new version of the software.
6. Brick O'Lore: The Radios Page
I'm glad this gets some hits as I try to keep it updated as a quick reference - I would like to expand it by keeping track of lowest prices and other miscellaneous data.
5. Baofeng UV-B5: Best Kept Secret
The UV-B5 still seems to be a sleeper.
4. QYT KT8900: Dual Band Mobile
I think the Baofeng Tech UV-5001 and Baofeng Tech UV-2501 mobile radios would have been more popular posts than the KT8900 - except they weren't released until November.
3. Brick O'Lore: Baofeng (UV-3R) Page
The little clone of the Yaesu VX-3R, the UV-3R, really got folks interested in the Chinese radios. I can't believe it still gets so many hits.
2. Baofeng UV-5R: Extreme Receive Modification
And hams would love to get something for nothing!
1. Brick O'Lore (main web page)
This tells me that lots of people visit my blog the old fashioned way - by going straight to the root domain.
Here's to an interesting 2016. May it be everyone's best year yet!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Radios

I think I've caught back up on listing all the radios I've posted about on "The Radios" page.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Happy Blogversary to Me

Five years today... 3,000+ posts and 2,000,000+ hits.

Friday, October 30, 2015

2 Million Served

As of a few minutes ago, that's two million page views - despite a dearth of significant blogging in recent months.

Two million in five years.

Friday, July 31, 2015

I'm Back

I've been out of the country and without internet access. Irregular posting will resume shortly.

Monday, April 20, 2015


Posting will be little or less for a few days more.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


I've been busy with family, work, and holiday stuff, so I've not been able to post as much. I wish this is what was happening, but it's not.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Blog Birthday

I  was thinking it was today, but actually yesterday was four years of blogging... 2,693 posts and 1,584,674 hits.

Monday, October 27, 2014


One Foot in the Grave: 25 October Sad message:
"Julian died yesterday on 24 October in the presence of his wife Olga and two Hospice nurses at home at 19-45 peacefully and painlessly. He will be always loved and always remembered."
Julian was the first ham radio blogger that I started following. I remember reading his article about antennas in April of 2011. It was only a couple of months later that I read about his tumor. Prayers for all that will miss him, but especially his wife, Olga.

I'm not alone in offering condolences...


Monday, September 1, 2014


Work. Life. School. Football.

Blogging - not so much.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Transmitting from an Undisclosed Location

I'm not at the home base, so posting will be limited - as you've already figured out. It also doesn't help that the network connection here drops between 7% to 11% of the packets, average pings are 400ms, and maximum pings hit 3 seconds. I'm hoping they upgrade to a Sportster 56K soon.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Busy - Please Try Back Later

Sorry... lots of life going on right now. I'm way behind on posts, reading, and e-mail. Hope to catch up soon.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Programming Note

Posting may be even more sporadic than usual (if that is possible). It is spring break here and "daddy day care" will be operating all week. Priorities.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Avoid Category Names That Suck

Avoid Category Names That Suck when designing your web site. A couple of key points:

1. Don't get cute with the names.
2. Don't make users guess.

I'm pretty good with my "labels," but my static pages above could use some work. The Baofeng page just sort of evolved. I'm happier with the ReadMe and The Radios pages as I built them to meet specific needs.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


I'm about to have a million hits on the blog - see the counter over there ---->.

If you happen to be the millionth visitor, snap a screen shot! Fame and glory will be yours forever.