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 3328 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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Pamplin Media Group - Oregon City Public Library adapts to pandemic - Pamplin Media Group
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Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
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Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
Oregon Education head praises school districts' efforts during unprecedented move to distance learning - KGW.com
University of Maine System to offer Wi-Fi hot spots at Maine schools - WMTW Portland
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When His Students Went Home, Joe McFerrin Searched to Find Them Wi-Fi Hot Spots - Willamette Week
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: What's Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
Residence Life approves over 300 students to stay on campus - The Beacon
The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
Multnomah County libraries closed; late fees waived - KGW.com
Internet access secured for nearly 22,000 Maine students - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Internet, cable companies won't shut off service to those who can't pay during outbreak - Bangor Daily News
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
New free WiFi site offered in Port Angeles - Peninsula Daily News
Hoover to deploy school buses as mobile hotspots for students to access wifi - Alabama's News Leader
Maine students struggle with Internet access during remote learning - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Coronavirus real-time updates: More tests coming to Oregon - KGW.com
Intel buys Austin networking company - Portland Business Journal
Reynoldsburg school buses serving as WiFi hotspots for students - ABC6OnYourSide.com
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Northeast: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State - GPB
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
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Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order - OregonLive
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
West Hartford Business Buzz: August 10, 2020 - http://www.we-ha.com
39 Reported Cases In Oregon, Brown Considering Bar, Restaurant Closures - OPB News
Portland Public Schools Closer To Moving Classes Online - 750 KXL
Jefferson County PUD creating new WiFi hotspots - Peninsula Daily News
WiFi stuck in the slow lane? Here are some ways to improve your WiFi signal instantly - KTLA
Readers respond: An opportunity for year-round schooling - oregonlive.com
Internet, phone companies to halt late fees, disconnections - Pamplin Media Group
Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests - KOB
Up, up in the sky – it’s WiFi! - WKRG News 5
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
University system offers WiFi hot spots to local schools - Lewiston Sun Journal
As Oregon Schools Roll Out Distance Learning, Some Students May Be Left Behind - OPB News
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
Planned Parenthood opens East Portland Health Center - Pamplin Media Group
Saving the safety net: A closer look at Central City Concern - Portland Business Journal
Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
Bangor turns to fundraising so all students can have internet access - Bangor Daily News
CenturyLink suspends data limits, waives late fees, service terminations during coronavirus crisis - OregonLive
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IL Governor cancels remainder of school year, releases WiFi hotspot map for students - khqa.com
Portland Chromebook Pickup From April 9-10 And April 13-17 | Portland, OR - Patch.com
Undocumented during COVID-19: 'Dreamer' discusses her fears and uncertainty - KGW.com
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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile All Experiencing Service Issues (Updated) - Droid Life
Portland police chief resigns amid George Floyd protests - KOB
School Closures 'Will Not Stop The Spread Of COVID-19,' Brown Warns - OPB News
Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19 - The Portland Mercury
Cancel your Spectrum cable or internet? New policy means you may still have to pay - WGME
Library hotspots available - Peninsula Daily News
Should stay-at-home restrictions be lifted for rural Oregon? - KGW.com
Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security - TechCrunch
Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why - OregonLive
How to get Wi-Fi access for students in need - Monroe Evening News
Wireless Connectivity Technology Market Expected to Hit $128.47 Billion by 2026, at 12.6% CAGR - GlobeNewswire
PSU announces flexible class plan for fall 2020 - Portland Business Journal
PPS distance learning plan an ‘Apollo 13 moment’ - KOIN.com
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Rep. Yvette Clarke promotes public WiFi Kiosks during coronavirus pandemic - New York Post
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Portland celebrates return of regular calls with SM Line - Splash 247
Busting The Myth Of 'Pre-Installed WiFi' In Multifamily Buildings - Bisnow
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Free WiFi hotspots to be set up in areas of rural WV - WOWK 13 News
Comcast Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally, Offers Unlimited Data For Free - The Chattanoogan
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