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/print.php Printable list that doesn't link 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 3448 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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The best 5G home internet: Your broadband options - ZDNet
Inflight WIFI Equipment Market Global Industry Analysis Represent a Significant Expansion by 2026 - openPR
News Brights – Eugene Weekly - Eugene Weekly
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
These Are the Best Cities to Visit in the U.S., According to a New Ranking - Thrillist
Comcast says 125,000 Oregon customers still without internet, mostly because of power outages - OregonLive
Spectrum internet outage hits thousands of customers in Maine and New Hampshire - Press Herald
Comcast says 76,000 still without internet service in Oregon; fixing localized outages may take a week or more - OregonLive
CenturyLink vs. Comcast Xfinity: Which is better for your home internet? - CNET
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - OregonLive
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
Comcast says Oregon internet outages now stand at 20,000 from last weekend’s storms - OregonLive
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
Is 5G home internet the answer to your broadband needs? - CNET
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Can a mobile company meet home broadband needs? - CNET
Thousands of students at two Portland-area schools in quarantine - KGW.com
Here’s how to protect yourself when using public wi-fi - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Mills makes push for another $30 million for broadband internet in Maine - Press Herald
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
Alaska Airlines' service and soft product pull through again - Runway Girl Network
What Is Delta Air Lines’ Strategy In Portland? - Simple Flying
2021 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD Review: A Solid SUV With Too Many Tech Bugs - The Drive
8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet - WIRED
Building a publicly owned internet system across Multnomah County is probably too expensive - OPB News
Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map - PCMag
North Idaho internet provider continues to censor Facebook, Twitter for customers who request it - KREM.com
Comcast brings Lift Zones to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland Metro - Yahoo Finance
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Eugene library groups' campaign looks to 'Connect Community' with 300 Wi-Fi hotspots - The Register-Guard
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade - Portland Monthly
COMCAST EXPANDING SERVICE TERRITORY, BRINGING FULL SUITE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO HUBBARD AND WOODBURN - Yahoo Finance
Mainers using Elon Musk's satellite internet say it's no silver bullet for rural access - Bangor Daily News
CenturyLink home internet: Find a fiber price that's mighty nice - CNET
Verizon expands 5G to more cities | About Verizon - Verizon Communications
In Portland, the Sharing Economy Comes for the Home Office Space - Portland Monthly
Comcast and HGTV Team Up to Launch Lift Zone Makeovers - Business Wire
Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools - The Washington Spectator
Widespread Maine Internet Outage - b985.fm
Largest Assisted Living Facilities in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
Sustainability Made Simple: Travel tips for sustainable living | Northeast and North Portland Neighborhood News - Hollywood Star News
Applications now open for program to help low-income families afford broadband - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Unico Properties, Connectivity Wireless team up to bring cell coverage to US Bancorp Tower - Connected Real Estate Magazine
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Minnesota United FC
Whatever happened to Google Fiber? - CNET
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Travel Tech Fails — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Hands On With T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Gateway - PCMag
Comcast RISE Awards Eight Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Portland with Marketing Resources and Technology Makeovers - Business Wire
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
T-Mobile Home Internet Review - PCMag
Moxy Portland Downtown Brings Style, Fun, And Affordability To The City Of Roses - Forbes
Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network - Light Reading
T-Mobile Starts Showing Where Its Good 5G Is - Droid Life
The 19 Best Breweries in Portland, Maine - Thrillist
Searsport wants to bring high-speed internet to every house in town - Bangor Daily News
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
Multnomah County to reopen 5 libraries on June 1 - KGW.com
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Houston Dynamo - Minnesota United FC
Largest Retirement Communities in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
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
Developers See Opportunity In Downtown Portland - Oregon Business
Updates for Monday: Power returns to some locations, warming centers open, cell phones limited - Statesman Journal
Oops: American And Alaska Planes Clip Wings On Ground In Burbank - Simple Flying
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Interstate Bridge Replacement program selects Community Advisory Group members - Access Washington
Wi-Fi as a Service Market Predicted to Garner $12.21 Billion by 2027, Claims Allied Market - GlobeNewswire
Portland State University in Housing Assistance Pilot Program - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego in Oregon Sold - Hotel News Resource
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
Atomic Data Suite Level Announced - Minnesota United FC
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Wireless Taxes: Cell Phone Tax Rates by State - Tax Foundation
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
12 LA Coffee Shops With Really Fast Wifi - Los Angeles - The Infatuation
Auton Achieves Field Trial Success of Its Connected Car Technology - Business Wire
Ray Ozzie’s cellular IoT startup Blues Wireless raises $22M from Bill Gates and others - GeekWire
Portland's Circle Media lands $20M from T-Mobile (Nasdaq: TMUS), NETGEAR - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
2021 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100 - Broadband Communities
Portland's Mullet Hall logs on to free Wi-Fi pilot - Jamaica Gleaner
Rangoon Bistro's Alex Saw on Myanmar's Military Takeover - Portland Monthly
Boingo launches neutral host DAS at PDX - FierceWireless
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
How to change your router’s Wi-Fi password - Digital Trends
As Oregon Locks Down Again, Has the Chance to Open Schools Slipped Away? - Portland Monthly
The 10 U.S. cities where remote workers are happiest - Ladders
Facebook donates $225,000 for 'Prineville Connected' free public Wi-Fi project - KTVZ
Millions of low-income Americans will receive Internet access rebates under new $7 billion broadband stimulus plan - The Washington Post
5G home internet: Carriers, coverage, and plans - Digital Trends
Spectrum hiring 200 employees for Portland call center - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Everything You Need to Work Productively When the Power Goes Out - Bloomberg
Portland Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More - The Manual
All hits ever? Since when?
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Hint: Set your pages language with #language en processing instruction. See also HelpOnLanguages.
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The use of a Category helps to organize the information.