THROWBACK THURSDAY: Post #1

One of the neat things about moving, whether you’re moving house or moving a blog like this one, is you get to pick up things you haven’t touched in a while. Sometimes, they’re better than you remember, and… well sometimes not.

The Solid Signal Blog was founded in 2007. Personally, I took over the reins in 2012, and I’ve tried to uphold a certain standard. I try to give you the best content on the web for satellite, cellular, and antenna enthusiasts, plus a healthy dose of fun and games so you don’t completely fall asleep.

I guess the guy before me wasn’t quite as enthusiastic. Some of the posts you’ll find from those pre-2012 days are ok, but most of them are really really short, and really really uninteresting.

Technically the first post on this blog, the oldest one we can find, is from February, 2007.  Unfortunately, it’s a cut-and-paste of a Newsweek article. Not too interesting. If you want real original content, you have to look a month later in March, 2007 to an article that was published about heavy-duty satellite mounts. It’s not so bad really, if a little salesy. It even looks pretty good in our new blog format, although if you look at the original version (courtesy of archive.org) it’s not as fancy. Looking at the source code, there may have been some graphics there that have long since been lost to time.

Of course, that was eleven years ago and the standard for a good looking web site has changed just a little. Since then, we’ve published almost 7,500 articles, and when the migration is done, the best (roughly) 4,000 of them will be available. The rest, well, they might one day make it over here — they’re all backed up, but they’re mostly old news items and obsolete tips that are only really interesting to someone who is looking for old history.