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 3382 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...
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
Comcast says 125,000 Oregon customers still without internet, mostly because of power outages - OregonLive
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
Wi-Fi as a Service Market to Reach $12.21 Billion, Globally, by 2027 at 17.6% CAGR: Allied Market Research - PRNewswire
Updates for Monday: Power returns to some locations, warming centers open, cell phones limited - Statesman Journal
Streaming the Pandemic: The Assorted Horrors of Host - The Portland Mercury
Distant Learning Lift Zones For Students! - KATU
NBA All-Star Game 2021: Live stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch Team LeBron vs. Team Durant - MassLive.com
A look at how Providence Oregon has changed one year into the Covid-19 pandemic - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Find your flash of insight with help from SPL - pressherald.com
WiFi Smart Lock Market (COVID-19 Updated) Report to Uncover Key Factors By Kwikset, Allegion, Dormakaba, August, SALTO - The Courier
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
WIFI Chipsets Market Latest Revolution with Key Top Key Players Broadcom, Qualcomm Atheros, MediaTek, Intel, Marvell - The Courier
North Idaho internet provider continues to censor Facebook, Twitter for customers who request it - KGW.com
Building a publicly owned internet system across Multnomah County is probably too expensive - OPB News
Old school Airstreams enjoy pandemic-era popularity - The Washington Post
Portland Public Schools working with Comcast amid internet stability concerns - KPTV.com
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
What it was like to fly — and land — in Alaska Airlines’ first commercial 737-MAX 9 flight - GeekWire
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Comcast extends free wifi for those in low-income households | Venture - Daily Hive
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
A Former Comcast Employee Explains Why Low-Income WiFi Packages Aren't Helping Students - BuzzFeed News
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Neighbors upset after pepper balls fired at protesters in south Portland - KPTV.com
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
Comcast rolls out new Internet Essentials Partnership Program for schools in its footprint - Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia Business Journal
New 'hotspot' in Biddeford neighborhood - Portland Press Herald - pressherald.com
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
LDS Antenna Market 2021 Industry Size, Growth, Revenue, Global Statistics and Forecast to 2025 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Portland Community College Foundation Partners with Comcast to Provide Internet Access to Low-Income Students - Business Wire
Oregon schools, cities working to close the internet gap for students - KPTV.com
Spectrum hiring 200 employees for Portland call center - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Crowd-Sourced Internet Speed Test Highlights Coverage Gaps - Public News Service
US Cellular offering in-home high-speed internet service to Maine residents - Bangor Daily News
Portland schools to roll out online learning program amid coronavirus pandemic - KGW.com
BLUECHIP: Sayre: Answering an internet SOS - The Register-Guard
When His Students Went Home, Joe McFerrin Searched to Find Them Wi-Fi Hot Spots - Willamette Week
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Nationwide Internet Outage Affects ROTR, My Disney Experience, and MORE! - Inside the Magic
Portland’s pandemic-era apartment buildings: Tenants win with rent incentives, but gyms may go away - OregonLive
Internet access secured for nearly 22,000 Maine students - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Sandy internet provider creating WiFi hotspots for Oregon Trail School District students - KPTV.com
Louisville expands free Wi-Fi to Russell neighborhood, grows countywide fiber network - Courier Journal
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) buys Austin networking company Rivet Networks - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Verizon Response: Unlimited call/text/data for customers impacted by Oregon wildfires - Verizon News
Briefly | Northwest | lmtribune.com - Lewiston Morning Tribune
Murmurs: State Troopers Calm Protest Zone - Willamette Week
Global Wi-Fi Analytics Market to Reach $31.01 Billion by 2026: Says, AMR - GlobeNewswire
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) extends remote work through June 2021. - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
New Mexico boy without home internet walks to school to use WiFi - Madison.com
PacStar sold to Curtiss-Wright Corp (NYSE: CW) for $400M - Portland Business Journal
‘There will be a lasting impact’: How the pandemic magnified Maine’s digital divide - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
As Oregon Locks Down Again, Has the Chance to Open Schools Slipped Away? - Portland Monthly
Knox County man found dead after getting disoriented on walk - Press Herald
Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Established In Port Antonio - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Work from someone else’s Oregon home: Book an office getaway - oregonlive.com
Workfrom creates virtual cafes to recapture 'third spaces' lost to Covid-19 pandemic - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Read Janet Mills' full State of the Budget address - Bangor Daily News
Largest Hardware Design & Manufacturing Firms in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
FBI warns of 'Juice Jacking': Charging at public USB ports could load malware onto your phone - KGW.com
Ray's offers free internet hotspot for local students - Pamplin Media Group
Internet slowdowns expected as more Mainers work from home amid coronavirus outbreak - Bangor Daily News
Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Group works for wifi through Cathlamet - The Wahkiakum County Eagle
Comcast Launches New "Internet Essentials Partnership Program" for Cities, Schools, and Students as Nation Gears up for the Academic Year - AiThority
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
Oregon Education head praises school districts' efforts during unprecedented move to distance learning - KGW.com
Report: T-Mobile winning 5G race in the US, Verizon continues to lead 4G experience - 9to5Mac
Boingo launches neutral host DAS at PDX - FierceWireless
How libraries are fostering early literacy while closed - Pamplin Media Group
IoT based Smart Lighting Market: Size, Share, Trends and Key Players Analysis by 2027 | Acuity Brands, Inc., C - openPR
Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021 - Ars Technica
Public invited to Nov. 6 Interstate Bridge Replacement Program steering group kickoff meeting - Access Washington
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile All Experiencing Service Issues (Updated) - Droid Life
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Holiday Shopping (Part 2) — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Chattanooga broadband providers expand discount programs to help low-income students with virtual learning - Chattanooga Times Free Press
Maine students struggle with Internet access during remote learning - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Comcast Ramps Up Broadband Access Program For Low-Income K-12 Students - Deadline
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: Whats Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
As Oregon Schools Roll Out Distance Learning, Some Students May Be Left Behind - OPB News
Internet, cable companies won't shut off service to those who can't pay during outbreak - Bangor Daily News
How to find out if your city has 5G right now - TechRepublic
The Best Modems and Routers for Your Money, According to IT Pros - Money
Largest Retirement Communities in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
CTL Announces New Chromebox Models Featuring Intel's 10th Generation Processors, Dual HDMI, USB C, Wi-Fi 6 (Up to 2.4ghz/MU-MIMO), and Bluetooth 5.1 - PRNewswire
Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order - KGW.com
New homeless shelters open at former Wapato Jail, Mt. Scott Community Center - KGW.com
Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
The Sunday Brief: The importance of fiber-based broadband relationships - RCR Wireless News
Spectrum bringing back free broadband and WiFi internet for 60 days for students, teachers without it - WKBW-TV
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 7173. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 7173...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
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Hint: View the edit history on the RecentChanges page by clicking the icon (for information).
From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:
ProposedProjects - Interesting ideas here. Maybe it's time to breathe fresh life into the idea of maintaining a page for current projects?
From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:
No quotes on NeedsCoded.
From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:
In the Wiki do not use http-URLs, but WikiNames.