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 3300 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...
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Portland Public Schools readies distance learning - KOIN.com
Portland schools to roll out online learning program amid coronavirus pandemic - KGW.com
Learning as they go: Oregon school districts move forward with online programs for students - KPTV.com
Coronavirus real-time updates: More tests coming to Oregon - KGW.com
Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Learn from Home buses to serve as Wi-fi hotspots - Pamplin Media Group
Study-from-car hotspots offered to Maine schools - Press Herald
Oregon's online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown's coronavirus closure order - KGW.com
Cox, Dominion suspend WiFi, power disconnections for overdue bills amid coronavirus outbreak - WFXRtv.com
Briefs - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why - OregonLive
Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: What's Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
Despite closure, Brunswick library still offering some services - Press Herald
Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19 - The Portland Mercury
Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Celtics' Tatum: 'It was scary' waiting for negative coronavirus test result - Press Herald
Self-isolate in a tiny house: Hotels and short-term rentals offer discounts during the coronavirus - oregonlive.com
Residence Life approves over 300 students to stay on campus - The Beacon
39 Reported Cases In Oregon, Brown Considering Bar, Restaurant Closures - OPB News
Community/Arts Calendar: March 25 - Press Herald
Resources for parents trying to keep their kids learning and engaged - KGW.com
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Announces Statewide School Closures - OPB News
Coronavirus forces cancellations throughout Lakes Region - Press Herald
South Portland Public Schools close - Press Herald
Scarborough schools closed until April 27 - Press Herald
Six Properties Open on the West Coast - Hotel Business
Stranded in Peru amid virus pandemic, Mainers plead: 'Come and get us' - Bangor Daily News
State Loosens Telehealth Rules As Providers Ramp Up Services - The Lund Report
Bob Dunning: Getting Aggie families through the crisis - Davis Enterprise
Coronavirus daily news update, March 13: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state, and the nation - Seattle Times
Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels - Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
Orlando Magic Defenseless Against McCollum, Blazers - News 13
Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids - Willamette Week
The Best Independent Coffee Shop in Every State - 24/7 Wall St.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Review: It's So Close - Droid Life
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
A Daily Report on How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Art World - Hyperallergic
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
Global Smart Thermostat Market Is Expected to Reach $8.78 Billion by 2026: Says AMR - GlobeNewswire
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Review: 5 Great Business Features On The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providers
Why AR and VR Usage Is Expected to Grow in 2020 - CMSWire
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Deb Mayer’s full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Planned Parenthood building health center on Division - Pamplin Media Group
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
Cancel your Spectrum cable or internet? New policy means you may still have to pay - WGME
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
Hillsboro releases prices for proposed HiLight internet utility - Pamplin Media Group
Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
Making online learning work in communities across Maine - WGME
Portland’s new electric buses run on wind energy, a first in US transit - Electrek
Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket - Mainebiz
Winter Escapes - Willamette Week
Apex Legends Player Takes Over Airport Screen With PS4 While Waiting - Screen Rant
5G Is Here – but Portland Lawmakers are Concerned - 750 KXL
Is 5G in Portland Yet? - 750 KXL
Tech Tuesday—Online Shopping - Federal Bureau of Investigation
I spent two weeks travelling in and around Seattle without a car. Here's what happened - CityMetric
How a Dubious Claim of Cement Milkshakes in Portland Became a Right-Wing Meme - Mother Jones
An American on Quarantined Cruise Ship Describes Moment His Wife Was Diagnosed With Coronavirus - New York Magazine
‘Mayor Monday’ with Portland’s Ted Wheeler - KOIN.com
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend - Eater Portland
Cheaper in-flight Wi-Fi is coming - The Week
Coffee Shop Working Etiquette: Laptops, Ordering, When to Leave - Eater
Two airports fly higher than Sea-Tac, which falls to third in new analysis of best free Wi-Fi - GeekWire
The best and worst US airlines to fly for in-flight entertainment, ranked - Business Insider - Business Insider
BYU Football Attendance Increased: Is It Wins, WiFi, Opponents? - KSL Sports
Get Connected With Razorback Football in 2019 - Arkansas Razorbacks
Amtrak Flash Sale - Portland To Boston $17 - b985.fm
How to watch ESPN Plus on your TV: What is it, what does it cost and what does it include? - MassLive.com
With 5G comes great potential and great fear as Spokane is among the first to get the new technology - Pacific Northwest Inlander
NASCAR signs Verizon to upgrade wireless, wifi at 12 tracks - FOXSports.com
5 essential smart TV security tips to protect your privacy - Tom's Guide
Check it out: Huge new Multnomah County library on the way? - Pamplin Media Group
Portland's Wi-Fi network coming down - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Daimler to make all-electric Freightliner trucks at converted Portland factory - Electrek
Boingo Wins Record 10th Global Traveler Award for 'Best WiFi Service' - Business Wire
One Maine City Is About To Get Free Wireless Internet For All - wcyy.com
Who’s Buying, Selling and Financing? - Hotel Business
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
Portland family Internet monitor lands $20M - Portland Business Journal
Woods, Portland St. visit Montana - WTOP
Former Aloha High teacher convicted in child pornography case - OregonLive
2020 Moto G goes up for pre-order today, $250 for a 5000mAh battery - Best gaming pro
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 5278. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 5278...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 14629991
Hint: Set your pages language with #language en processing instruction. See also HelpOnLanguages.
From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:
WaybackMachine could dig up some interesting tidbits, perhaps..
From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:
No quotes on NeedsCoded.
From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:
Write the WikiName ALWAYS in singular. Otherwise several pages to one topic will be created!