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:
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 3568 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...
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I Started a Bike Bus, and You Can Too - WIRED
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Portland Police Arrest a Man For Norway Savings Bank Robbery - q1065.fm
Looking for Fast Internet in Portland | Portland, OR Patch - Portland, OR Patch
Comcast Boosting Internet Speeds for Portland Residents - Portland, OR Patch
Amtrak train from Montana to NYC: Surprising things from the 3-day trip - Insider
Wi-Fi Hotspot Market Expected to Reach USD 5,198 Million by 2023| Top Key players such as -Nokia Corporation, - openPR
LOWD'S Jesce Horton on Teaching Cannabis in College and an ... - Muse by Clio
18 Top Things to Do in Maine - WTOP
Portland’s ongoing response to the digital divide - Oregon Public Broadcasting
Holland America Details 2024 Canada and New England Season - Travel Agent
'There isn't one solution': How government, business and community groups work together to overcome the digital divide - KGW.com
Alaska Airlines Says Farewell To The Dash 8-Q400 - Simple Flying
Low-income Oregon households eligible for high-speed internet discount through federal program - OregonLive
Qatar Mandates Health Insurance; Extends Hayya Cards Entry - Travel Agent
Where to Stay in Portland - Hotels Above Par
SoCal Receives $1.3B for Transit and Rail Capital Projects - Travel Agent
What a Multi-City Road Trip Has Made Me Think About Maine - WJBQ
Amtrak to Upgrade Overnight Railcars on "Iconic" Routes - Travel Agent
Fidium Fiber Internet Bringing Gigabit Speeds to 150000 Mainers - Business Wire
Global Portable HVAC Equipment Market Is Expected to Generate ... - InvestorsObserver
Internet Outages Could Spread as Temperatures Rise. Here's What ... - CNET
Outdoor Enthusiasts Only: The Ultimate Travel Guide To Bend ... - TheTravel
‘It’s prehistoric over here’: Planned power outages last longer than expected in parts of Northwest Portland - KGW.com
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Acquires FastMesh Internet ... - Business Wire
High-Speed Internet Access Unlocks Communities’ Potential - Oregon Business
The plan that built Portland - Portland State University
Portland wants to be America's most prominent smart city - Morning Brew
Community calendar: Nov. 11-18 - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
Looking for Fast Internet in Wilsonville | Wilsonville, OR Patch - Patch.com
Hôtel Dame des Arts to Debut in Paris - Travel Agent
MLS Season Pass launches on Apple TV today! Here's what to know - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Vandals in Fremont keep cutting Comcast's internet wires, users point - Hoodline
PSU looks back: 50 years of anchoring downtown Portland - Portland State University
Hotels to Book for a Trip to Portland - Travel + Leisure
Portland City Officials Accidentally Send Hacker $1.4 Million - PCMag
Recent grad launches successful cookie brand while a business ... - Portland State University
Speedway Motorsports Extends Agreement with Onward Technology to Provide FansFirst WiFi on NASCAR Cup... - Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
CenturyLink vs. Xfinity: Which Is Better for Your Home's Internet Connection? - CNET
Portland State alumnus Sky Hopinka named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow - Portland State University
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
PSU alumna Rosa Floyd named 2023 Oregon Teacher of the Year - Portland State University
PSU Choir director Ethan Sperry named one of 25 people shaping ... - Portland State University
06 Best Budget Airbnbs in Portland - Nomad Lawyer - NomadLawyer
When the Big One Hits Portland, Cargo Bikers Will Save You - WIRED
What to Expect Fall Term 2022 - Portland State University
Comcast Introduces Additional Efforts to Increase Participation in the ... - Comcast Corporation
Fidium Fiber expansion in Maine includes Lewiston, Auburn in 2023 - Lewiston Sun Journal
American Queen Voyages Realigns Sales Team - Travel Agent
Service learning and community support at Portland State's ... - Portland State University
10 Most Festive Destinations To Celebrate New Year's Eve On The ... - TheTravel
Western Michigan men's soccer falls to Portland in Sweet 16 - Detroit News
Fidium truck to make stops in Southern Vermont - Vermont Biz
Portland State Leads the West for Service Learning - Portland State University
PSU brings together BIPOC community groups to envision a thriving ... - Portland State University
PSU Researchers Launch Two Statewide Evictions Websites - Portland State University
Fidium Advances Fiber in Maine by 50 Percent - Business Wire
Cameron Family Commits $10 Million to PSU School of Business to ... - Portland State University
Portland Street Response Answered Record Number of 911 Calls in ... - Willamette Week
Investing in students: New ASPSU President Kierra Wing ... - Portland State University
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
Portland State study finds diet high in saturated fat can reprogram ... - Portland State University
PSU clinic helps stutterers across Oregon's urban-rural divide - Portland State University
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
Portland State and TheDream.US Partner to support Oregon ... - Portland State University
Mayor announces launch of free outdoor Wi-Fi service in Russell ... - LouisvilleKy.gov
Portland State University to Offer Undergraduate In-state Tuition ... - Portland State University
Climate models accurately simulate Pacific Northwest weather ... - Portland State University
Portland State receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ... - Portland State University
Artemis I – Flight Day Four: Testing WiFi Signals, Radiator System ... - NASA Blogs
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How thousands of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s texts were missing for years - Oregon Public Broadcasting
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PSU Chemistry Professor Named National Academy of Inventors ... - Portland State University
Renowned Australian architect to visit PSU, kicking off year-long ... - Portland State University
PSU Career and Community Studies grads featured in award ... - Portland State University
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Mainstage kabuki returns to Portland State this spring - Portland State University
Who Needs Wi-Fi? Off-Grid Can Be a Draw for Vacation Rentals - Portland Monthly
Portland communities benefit from free Wi-Fi hotspots - Jamaica Gleaner
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With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and ... - Portland Mercury
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PSU and metro region partners receive a $140K grant to develop ... - Portland State University
PSU Opera program names new director - Portland State University
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Google Fiber is bringing high-speed internet to five new states - Digital Trends
PSU enters Portland's food scene with Viking House Bar & Grill - Portland State University
Portland State celebrates Oregon Tribal Student Grant - Portland State University
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Portland State announces Honorary Degree Recipients of the Class ... - Portland State University
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 10286. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 10286...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 17847412
Hint: Search for multiple words, just like Google. See also HelpOnSearching.
From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:
SipPhoneDirectory - Looks interesting, but also partly irrelevant, and outdated
From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:
No quotes on NeedsCoded.
From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:
Be brave and add content to the Wiki - you can't destroy something, because from all pages a backup is automatically created!