Expended lots of effort with the goal of getting the word out about the Personal Telco Project. First, lots of work on the PTP wiki. Then re-wrote the homepage so outsiders could understand what Personal Telco was about. I made Dashboard so that I, and others could more effectively keep the wiki up-to-date and relevant/interesting. I rewrote PTP's listing for Calagator and for a while took it on myself to submit PTP events to Calagator in an attempt to seek new volunteers. I tried to visit all of the Personal Telco nodes in Portland, and eventually did visit most of them. Here's a map of the results: http://pdxwifimap.com/ptp_audit_2012 . That project became http://pdxwifimap.com/, another attempt of mine to draw attention to the Personal Telco Project. It's also a learning project. PDX Wifi Map is based on OpenStreetMap and does things I haven't seen on any other wifi map.
(in no particular order)
SplashPageRedesign - PTP's splash pages need some help!
Make homepage awesome. On both mobile (still sucks - sidebar causes unpleasant scrolling experience, but at least text explains what PTP is about) and immobile (fairly satisfied with how it looks with Firefox on netbook screen, haven't tried any others yet).
Introduction - Like PersonalTelco, but works well on small screens. Learned: Russell and Jason apparently fond of sidebar on homepage, DanRasmussen dislikes sidebar - see Dashboard section below). Replaced OldHomepage text with Introduction text on 25. April 2012 and trimmed down OldHomepage's sidebar. Visit PersonalTelco with a small-screen-having device to see why I hate the sidebar.
- Possible solutions:
Bookmark Dashboard page with small-screen devices, volunteers use as startup page. Easiest short-term solution until/unless one of the following items happens:
- Somebody who enjoys HTML/CSS formatting ("NOT IT!") gets sidebar to load *after* main page text
Your solution here
4 - Number of print pages required to print OldHomepage. Note how awkward this looks in printed form, and how much of the information is quickly dated, or does not make sense in non-hyperlink form.
1 - Number of print pages required to print current homepage without sidebar - default as of May 1st, 2012!
1.5 - Number of print pages required to print Dashboard. No real reason to print this page.
Add sponsor links to nodes (ongoing, but started 22. Feb 2012 and essentially finished 28. Feb 2012) - working through NodesByAge
Create pages the wiki says ought to exist, where beneficial. See WantedPages, and be aware that it could take forever to load
- Using Android, find offline way to GPS navigate to nearest PTP node.
Pages I've Created
NeedsUpdate - list of pages containing useful, but partly outdated, information. Skills required: wiki editing, and maybe research or subject knowledge.
NeedsCoded - list of areas in which PTP could use a little coding work, or advanced wiki skills
PersonalTelcoMetrics - list of interesting ways to measure the growth, utility, and benefits of the project
PersonalTelcoExports - useful documents for those who would emulate Personal Telco.
DanRasmussen/Questions - Personal Telco topics I'm interested in that don't appear to be documented in the written language
Calagator - My attempt to get Portland's geek community interested in Personal Telco.
NeighborhoodNodes - Printable list of PTP nodes, pulled from the database, with some address standardization. I feel the naming of this page leaves something to be desired (in particular: it's a little long, and requires good spelling/typo-avoidance to type), but NodeList is taken, and Nodes (another badly-named node list page) is a page I feel I shouldn't edit. Random node news:
Lost 17th and Taggart ( NodeClinton )
SplashPage - explanation of how PTP's splash page works. Didn't create the page, but rewrote everything that was there...
Macro Test Bed
Macro: RecentChangesList / RecentChanges()
Macro: RandomPage(integer) , RandomPage, PageCount
Several random pages, (out of 3554 total) :
Macro: FullSearch() / FullSearchCached()
Pages where DanRasmussen appears in text. Is there some way to show most recent pages edited by DanRasmussen, vs. being in the page text? FullSearchCached is for searches that don't change much. I don't know how often the cache is refreshed, but would like to figure that out. "Clear Cache" is one of the Page Actions.
Macro: TitleIndex, WordIndex, WantedPages, OrphanedPages
WordIndex: index of all words in page titles. WordIndex system page disabled on PTP wiki, but macro is embeddable in any page. WantedPages: list links to non-existent pages OrphanedPages: list pages no other page links to
<<TitleIndex>>: an index of all page titles. TitleIndex system page disabled on PTP wiki, but macro is embeddable in any page.
See AbandonedPages Quite a long list! Many PTP wiki pages haven't been edited forever - e.g. historical meeting notes. Wonder what the cut-off date is for this function...
'There isn't one solution': How government, business and community groups work together to overcome the digital divide - KGW.com
WiFi Map and Chargefon are merging Web3 economics with partner services - PR Newswire
Celebrating One Year of Better Internet: The Fidium Truck is Coming Your Way - Business Wire
Over 100 Black Friday deals from local, national retailers - The Columbus Dispatch
Bombed, not beaten, Ukraine's capital flips to survival mode - Press Herald
Evoca TV offers a cheaper way to watch the Blazers, but it’s not for everyone (review) - OregonLive
Wi-Fi 6 Market Shows Huge Demand and Future Scope Including Top Players | 2031 - EIN News
Fatal crash causes internet outages in Portland metro - KOIN.com
Alaska Airlines To Promote Washington-Based College Football Teams With Special Liveries On 2 New Aircraft - Simple Flying
Seven cruise line Black Friday deals to snag this year - USA TODAY
Portland’s ongoing response to the digital divide - Oregon Public Broadcasting
Low-income Oregon households eligible for high-speed internet discount through federal program - OregonLive
Icelandair Says Hello to Detroit: Flights Launch in May 2023 - Business Traveler USA
Pet Smart Tracker Market to Reach $2.6 Bn, Globally, by 2031 at 10.3% CAGR: Allied Market Research - PR Newswire UK
Fidium Fiber Internet Bringing Gigabit Speeds to 150000 Mainers - Business Wire
High-Speed Internet Access Unlocks Communities' Potential - Oregon Business
Where to Stay in Portland - Hotels Above Par
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Acquires FastMesh Internet, Adding Wireless Residential WiFi Services to Fast-Growing Broadband Network - Business Wire
Portland communities benefit from free Wi-Fi hotspots - Jamaica Gleaner
Vandals in Fremont keep cutting Comcast's internet wires, users point - Hoodline
Venerable Portland software maker sold to private equity investor - The Business Journals
‘It’s prehistoric over here’: Planned power outages last longer than expected in parts of Northwest Portland - KGW.com
Who Needs Wi-Fi? Off-Grid Can Be a Draw for Vacation Rentals - Portland Monthly
Portland wants to be America's most prominent smart city - Morning Brew
T-Mobile launches 5G voice in parts of Portland, Salt Lake City - FierceWireless
Investigation finds lower internet speeds for higher prices in poor, less white U.S. neighborhoods - PBS NewsHour
Comcast Introduces Additional Efforts to Increase Participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program - Comcast Corporation
Fidium Advances Fiber in Maine by 50 Percent - Business Wire
Incoming CCA CEO reflects on organization's future - FierceWireless
Speedway Motorsports Extends Agreement with Onward Technology to Provide FansFirst WiFi on NASCAR Cup... - Speedway Digest
Inter Miami CF Assists in Providing WiFi to 500 Palm Beach County Students and Their Families - Inter Miami CF
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
CenturyLink vs. Xfinity: Which Is Better for Your Home's Internet Connection? - CNET
Consolidated Communications markets Fidium Fiber internet in Maine as FTTH builds continue - LightWave Online
Consolidated: 2 Gbps Available Across Fiber Footprint - Telecompetitor
Verizon's home internet service will reach 20 million thanks to big 5G upgrade - CNET
Mayor announces launch of free outdoor Wi-Fi service in Russell neighborhood - LouisvilleKy.gov
What to Expect Fall Term 2022 - Portland State University
Appalachian Wireless will deploy a 5G SA network using Ericsson gear - FierceWireless
PSU looks back: 50 years of anchoring downtown Portland - Portland State University
Hotels to Book for a Trip to Portland - Travel + Leisure
Good Afternoon News: All Eyes on Prince William, Seven Police for Portland's Entertainment District, and 47 Brazen Minnesotans Accused - Portland Mercury
Top 20 Things to Do in Portland, OR - Fodor's Travel
US internet outages jump in early May - S&P Global
Portland City Officials Accidentally Send Hacker $1.4 Million - PCMag
2023 Kia Sportage: All-new compact SUV is a revelation - Portland Tribune
Fidium Fiber expansion in Maine includes Lewiston, Auburn in 2023 - Lewiston Sun Journal
Comcast Opens Free Xfinity WiFi Hotspot Network - Sarasota
Grant County hopes free internet will convince higher-tech workers to stick around - Oregon Public Broadcasting
Portland State Leads the West for Service Learning - Portland State University
CNY man used WIFI at Cicero Walmart where he worked to trade child pornography, feds say - syracuse.com
Portland offers Oregon's stunning natural beauty with a hipster twist - Daily Mail
Portland State University Awarded $2.4 Million to Respond to Oregon's Workforce Shortage - Portland State University
Golden State Warriors and Chase Center Elevate Immersive Fan Experiences With Aruba Wi-Fi 6E - NBA.com
PSU enters Portland's food scene with Viking House Bar & Grill - Portland State University
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Mara Marluke - Portland State University
Google Nest Wi-Fi Pro adds Wi-Fi 6E but loses compatibility - Digital Trends
Investing in students: New ASPSU President Kierra Wing reprioritizes student government - Portland State University
Portland State alumnus Sky Hopinka named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow - Portland State University
Portland State receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award - Portland State University
Multnomah County Central Library to close for three months beginning in August - OregonLive
Wi-Fi 6 is here: The 3 biggest advantages of upgrading your business network - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - The Business Journals
Climate models accurately simulate Pacific Northwest weather patterns, PSU study finds - Portland State University
University Studies welcomes first Inquiry for Justice Scholars in summer 2022 - Portland State University
This dongle can bring a superfast Wi-Fi 6 connection to your old computer - Digital Trends
Intel could give us Wi-Fi 7 devices long before Apple gets around to it - Digital Trends
Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot: 5 things you need to know before buying - Digital Trends
Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Devices That Provide WiFi on Airplanes - HackRead
Wi-Fi 6 Market to Reach $64.12 Billion by 2031: Allied Market Research - GlobeNewswire
More People Than You Think Can Stay at a Ronald McDonald House - q1065.fm
35 PORTLAND STATE FACULTY MEMBERS RANKED AMONG THE HIGHEST CITED RESEARCHERS IN THE WORLD IN 2021 - Portland State University
Cameron Family Commits $10 Million to PSU School of Business to Honor Legacy of Gerry and Marilyn Cameron - Portland State University
State officials eye 'new era' for Oregon broadband - StateScoop
Consolidated Communications bringing gigabit internet service to 100000 local homes - The Business Journals
Portland State celebrates Oregon Tribal Student Grant - Portland State University
Google’s Nest Wifi Pro leaks weeks ahead of Pixel event - Digital Trends
Mainstage kabuki returns to Portland State this spring - Portland State University
Ziply Fiber Internet Review: So Far, So Good - CNET
Dish confirms it's offering 5G to more than 20% of U.S. population - FierceWireless
Portland State University to Offer Undergraduate In-state Tuition Rates to all Registered Members of the 574 Federally Recognized Tribes - Portland State University
Ziply debuts 2-gig, 5-gig internet tiers in 60 cities - FierceTelecom
Portland State named one of America's best employers - Portland State University
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
Washington Border Discount - Portland State University
Ziply Fiber Wifi Name Generator - Release Your Internal Superhero to Update Your WiFi Name - Popular Mechanics
The Society Hotel - Bingen - Portland Business Journal - The Business Journals
This Android tablet uses the internet without Wi-Fi or a SIM card - Digital Trends
What is a whole-home mesh Wi-Fi network, and do you need one? - Digital Trends
PSU secures $2.1M grant to expand data-driven research, training - Portland State University
Update on tragic shooting: A very sad day for Portland State - Portland State University
Alternative police response yields social services, no arrests in first year - Portland State University
Sarah Williams named director of PSU Community Counseling Clinic - Portland State University
Wi-Fi Alliance names Kevin Robinson as CEO - FierceWireless
Alaska Airlines Is Planning Big Upgrades To Passenger Experience - Simple Flying
These new Eero PoE devices are for serious Wi-Fi setups only - Digital Trends
The key to fixing your bad Wi-Fi connection may finally be here - Digital Trends
Wi-Fi 7 officially hits 5Gbps, five times the speed of your current router - Digital Trends
PSU, WSU researchers to study atmospheric ridges, a factor in Pacific Northwest's extreme weather events - Portland State University
Celebrating the Class of 2022 - Portland State University
Internet speeds up in Oregon cities, but rural areas still lag - OregonLive
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