My friend Randy writes a book; our ‘Written by humans’ graphic; Hart’s is economical

  Extra plug for my friend Randy Scobey, who has written a memoir. Since Randy and I met through blogging in 2006, it seems fitting to mention this on my blog. What I wrote in Lucire about his book is heartfelt. If you want to read a first-hand account on the stigma felt by the […]

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Autocade reaches 37 million page views

I knew this was coming since I saw the Autocade total was 7,000 shy of 37,000,000 yesterday (after a couple of 30,000 page-view days). At 9,373,244 on the counter, plus 27,647,011 from the old server, we arrive at 37,020,255 (which, of course, means we had 27,000 page views over the last 24 hours). That’s 50 […]

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Healthy jumps on Autocade

I’m happy to note that Autocade has had a few high-traffic days again, the first time the daily rate has exceeded 30,000 page views since we put the site behind Cloudflare. After the site was reinstalled in 2022 and the counter reset, Autocade’s Mediawiki totals only update once a day.   April 18: 8,633,966 total […]

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Getting to each 1,000th model on Autocade—so far

The Tofaş Doğan, the 1,000th model entered into Autocade in 2009.   A very quick look at how long it took us to get each 1,000 models on Autocade.   0: March 8, 2008 1,000: December 21, 2009 (1 year, 9 months for first 1,000—Tofaş Doğan was the 1,000th) 2,000: December 30, 2012 (3 years […]

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Autocade hits the 5,000-model landmark

We’ve reached 5,000 models on Autocade, after 16 years. The 5,000th model entry was for the Xiaomi SU7, the first car from the Chinese cellphone brand. This wasn’t random: when I realized we had hit 4,999, I thought about what we could mark the 5,000-model milestone with. The most aerodynamic electric production car in the […]

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Autocade hits 36 million page views, with shifts in the leaderboard

We’ve hit 36 million page views on Autocade now, with the counter showing 8,356,587. Add that to the 27,647,011 just before the old server was decommissioned, and we’re on 36,003,598. We hit 35 million on February 1, so it took 58 days to net the latest million, 17 days longer than last time. We’ve noticed […]

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Autocade turns 16

The latest model on Autocade: the second-generation Ssangyong Rexton, now the KG Rexton.   Last week, Autocade hit its 16th anniversary, and how different this one looks from the last. Now there’s a print counterpart, and some very nice readers have offered their reviews, too. We’re nearing 5,000 models on there, and the last several […]

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The crunch time media face is nothing new

  Talking Points Memo showed the amounts programmatic advertising brought in to them over the last eight years. (The above graphic is from their card preview on Mastodon.) I’ve never been convinced of programmatic since no one in the ad business could ever explain it in plain language. I say just figure out what’s on […]

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Additional endorsements for the Autocade Yearbook 2024

To get one endorsement from the brilliant and unequalled Giles Chapman is wonderful. To get two is amazing.   Been so enjoying Jack Yan’s first Autocade Yearbook 2024, an annual in the grand style, with lots of thoughtful deep-reads about new and classic cars. Fascinating for being a tangible print book with digital roots. Check […]

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Check your security settings when putting a Mediawiki installation behind Cloudflare

Some great advice from Cybarbie on Mastodon about Cloudflare and my putting Autocade behind it:       Sure enough, after following her advice, I saw the numbers improve after a 9,000-page-view day, to two consecutive days of 11,000. Visitor numbers have increased from c. 5,500 to 6,490 in a 24-hour period:     This […]

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