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:
http://map.personaltelco.net/wiki.php Unprintable list that links to a map.
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 3468 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...
Best internet provider in Portland 2021: Top ISPs - ZDNet
Community News – Community colleges making in-person decisions - Portland Press Herald - pressherald.com
2021 Washington County Hotel Performance - Washington County Visitors Association
We're Hiring! The Mercury Is Looking for an Arts & Culture Editor! - The Portland Mercury
FBA report: 43% of U.S. households now have access to fiber - FierceTelecom
CenturyLink vs. Comcast Xfinity: Which is better for your home broadband? - CNET
Portland communities benefit from free Wi-Fi hotspots - Jamaica Gleaner
How About a Task Force to Study Public Rest Room Needs in Princeton's Downtown? One Volunteer Is Ready To Go - TAPinto.net
More broadband projects eligible for funding under new ARPA rules - FierceTelecom
Comcast Launches WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” at Sites Serving Veterans Experiencing Houselessness - Yahoo Finance
Broadband label discussion on tap at FCC - FierceTelecom
Here's how fiber, FWA factor into cable's future in 2022 - FierceTelecom
These secret islands in the US are hidden gems - Time Out
Davidson sticks landing to become new NTIA chief - FierceTelecom
Consolidated finishes fiber builds in 5 cities months early - FierceTelecom
Shady Pines, Portland's All-Vegan Food Cart Pod, Has Closed Permanently - Eater Portland
Discussion about municipal broadband with GWI's Kerem Durdag - FierceTelecom
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
Astound Broadband unites regional ISPs RCN, Grande, Wave under one brand - FierceTelecom
Spectrum internet outage hits thousands of customers in Maine and New Hampshire - Press Herald
T-Mobile Home Internet: Can a mobile company meet 5G home broadband needs? - CNET
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
5G home internet might be the solution to your broadband needs - CNET
Thousands of students at two Portland-area schools in quarantine - KGW.com
Ziply Fiber home internet review: Heading in the right direction - CNET
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
Internet restored after Spectrum outage - Bangor Daily News
Casinos in Oregon & Washington: 13 Awesome Venues to Try Your Luck - That Oregon Life
The Great Digital Migration of 2020: How the Internet Kept America Running - Sahan Journal
Listening Session: Youth and People with Lower Income - BikePortland - BikePortland.org
Here’s how to protect yourself when using public wi-fi - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map - PCMag
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
CenturyLink home internet review: A fiber deal worth your attention - CNET
An Expert’s Guide to Portland’s Weed Scene - Thrillist
Alaska Airlines' service and soft product pull through again - Runway Girl Network
Chicago 'radical' students plan school walkout, demand COVID 'stipends' and two weeks remote learning - Fox News
Mills makes push for another $30 million for broadband internet in Maine - Press Herald
What Is Delta Air Lines’ Strategy In Portland? - Simple Flying
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - OregonLive
COMCAST EXPANDING SERVICE TERRITORY, BRINGING FULL SUITE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO HUBBARD AND WOODBURN - Yahoo Finance
8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
In Portland, the Sharing Economy Comes for the Home Office Space - Portland Monthly
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
Largest Assisted Living Facilities in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools - The Washington Spectator
Mainers using Elon Musk's satellite internet say it's no silver bullet for rural access - Bangor Daily News
Comcast To Offer Free WiFi For Groups Serving Veterans - TV Technology
Deschutes Public Library launches mobile Wi-Fi hot spot lending program - KTVZ
Eugene library groups' campaign looks to 'Connect Community' with 300 Wi-Fi hotspots - The Register-Guard
For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
Amazon Web Services goes down, taking huge parts of internet offline | TheHill - The Hill
Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade - Portland Monthly
Ireland’s largest hotel group opens £45million hotel in central Manchester - Love Belfast
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Internet speeds up in Oregon cities, but rural areas still lag - OregonLive.com
Amtrak Business Class Is Worth the Splurge—Here Are 3 Reasons Why - Condé Nast Traveler
Alaska Airlines Shows Off New Gates At Portland’s Concourse B - Simple Flying
Applications now open for program to help low-income families afford broadband - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
USF On Track To Establish 189 Wi-Fi Hotspots By March 2022 – Jamaica Information Service - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Capturing Portland Farmers Market - Vanguard - Psuvanguard.com
Comcast buys 2 small municipal internet businesses in Massachusetts - FierceTelecom
Portland Cà Phê Is Crushing the Coffee (and Sandwich) Game Right Now - The Portland Mercury
Consolidated spotlights Wi-Fi experience with Fidium Fiber rollout - FierceTelecom
T-Mobile announces expanded 5G Home Internet access across southern U.S. - Digital Trends
More public Wi-Fi hot spots coming - Jamaica Observer
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Wi-Fi 7 is coming to CES 2022 with promises of even faster speeds - Digital Trends
Whatever happened to Google Fiber? - CNET
'Down payment': Baltimore will spend at least $35M in federal funds to help fix city's digital divide - Baltimore Business Journal
Largest Retirement Communities in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network - Light Reading
UPDATE #3:Person Identified in Officer Involved Shooting (Photo) - City of Portland, Oregon
Tech Tuesday: Internet of Things (IoT) — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Moxy Portland Downtown Brings Style, Fun, And Affordability To The City Of Roses - Forbes
5 Practices for Healthier Internet Use - Psychology Today
Hands On With T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Gateway - PCMag
Comcast and HGTV Team Up to Launch Lift Zone Makeovers - Business Wire
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Houston Dynamo - Minnesota United FC
David F. Kennedy, Whose Ad Agency Put Nike on the Map, Dies at 82 - The New York Times
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Cheap, tech friendly BoltBus is rolled into Greyhound during ‘service renovations’ - GeekWire
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
North Idaho internet provider continues to censor Facebook, Twitter for customers who request it - KREM.com
Building a publicly owned internet system across Multnomah County is probably too expensive - OPB News
How to connect Google Nest home speakers to Wi-Fi - Digital Trends
5G home internet: Carriers, coverage, and plans - Digital Trends
Quinnipiac will cut off internet access for students who refuse to get vaccinated - Bangor Daily News
Global Wireless Security Cameras Systems Market to Reach $18.30 Billion by 2030 - GlobeNewswire
Aruba rolls out enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 6E devices - ZDNet
Air service from Redmond to Portland ends November 4 - Sisters Nugget
Oregon Visitors Are Invited to Stay at Jupiter Hotel in Portland Oregon - KHON2
12 LA Coffee Shops With Really Fast Wifi - Los Angeles - The Infatuation
Ray Ozzie’s cellular IoT startup Blues Wireless raises $22M from Bill Gates and others - GeekWire
40 Best Target Cyber Monday Deals (2021) - WIRED
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
All hits ever? Since when?
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