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 3425 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...
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
5 Best Turkish Restaurants in Portland, OR - Kev's Best
AP: Cuba's internet cutoff: A go-to tactic to suppress dissent - Associated Press
Car-as-a-service Market to Reach $225.65 Bn, Globally, by 2030 at 6.8% CAGR: Allied Market Research - PR Newswire UK
Pre-Orders For Quirky Playdate Handheld Have Sold Out (Sort Of) - Forbes
Topgolf is officially bringing one of its high-tech sports and entertainment venues to Seattle area - GeekWire
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Travel Tech Fails — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
WiFi Range Extender Market 2021 Growth Rate and Investment Opportunities by 2030 – The Manomet Current - The Manomet Current
Comcast says 76,000 still without internet service in Oregon; fixing localized outages may take a week or more - OregonLive
You can apply now for $50 off your monthly internet bill under pandemic relief program - OregonLive
Spectrum internet outage hits thousands of customers in Maine and New Hampshire - Press Herald
Comcast says 125,000 Oregon customers still without internet, mostly because of power outages - OregonLive
Clark County cooling centers open with heat setting in - The Columbian
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: A digital defense against travel tech scams - KTVZ
39.5 FT North Star 80/20 1974 - Latitude38 - latitude38.com
T-Mobile Starts Showing Where Its Good 5G Is - Droid Life
Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” in Oregon/SW Washington - Oregon Business
See how this family of 3 lives and works on a 500-square-foot sailboat - Business Insider
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - OregonLive
Comcast says Oregon internet outages now stand at 20,000 from last weekend’s storms - OregonLive
OTM Open Thread 8/1: It is Sunday - Over The Monster
Boys & Girls Clubs in Oregon and SW Washington expanding kids' access to high-speed internet - KGW.com
The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet - WIRED
Biden wants local governments to provide broadband internet. Could they compete with Comcast and Verizon? - pressherald.com
Building a publicly owned internet system across Multnomah County is probably too expensive - OPB News
A Former Comcast Employee Explains Why Low-Income WiFi Packages Aren't Helping Students - BuzzFeed News
Mills makes push for another $30 million for broadband internet in Maine - Press Herald
Smart Lighting Market 2021-2028: Investment Climate, Capital Funding, Growth Drivers and Constraints – The Manomet Current - The Manomet Current
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
North Idaho internet provider continues to censor Facebook, Twitter for customers who request it - KREM.com
Eugene library groups' campaign looks to 'Connect Community' with 300 Wi-Fi hotspots - The Register-Guard
8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
What Is Delta Air Lines’ Strategy In Portland? - Simple Flying
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map - PCMag
For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
Here’s how to protect yourself when using public wi-fi - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade - Portland Monthly
Widespread Maine Internet Outage - b985.fm - b985.fm - b985.fm - b985.fm
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: Get a fiber price that's mighty nice - CNET
Mainers using Elon Musk's satellite internet say it's no silver bullet for rural access - Bangor Daily News
Patients Visitors | Maine Medical Center | Portland, ME - MaineHealth
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
Unico Properties, Connectivity Wireless team up to bring cell coverage to US Bancorp Tower - Connected Real Estate Magazine
Comcast, HGTV connect on Wi-Fi 'Lift Zone' makeovers - Light Reading
T-Mobile Home Internet Review - PCMag
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Has Now Connected More than 340,000 People in Oregon/SW Washington Over the Past 10 Years - Yahoo Finance
Hands On With T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Gateway - PCMag
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Comcast and HGTV Team Up to Launch Lift Zone Makeovers - Business Wire
Updates for Monday: Power returns to some locations, warming centers open, cell phones limited - Statesman Journal
Amazon and Apple Built Vast Wireless Networks Using Your Devices. Here’s How They Work. - The Wall Street Journal
Next Searsport wants to bring high-speed internet to every house in town - Bangor Daily News
Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools - The Washington Spectator
Comcast RISE Awards Eight Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Portland with Marketing Resources and Technology Makeovers - Business Wire
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Spectrum hiring 200 employees for Portland call center - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Amazon’s neighborhood wireless network Sidewalk launches Tuesday — here’s how to opt out - GeekWire
How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network - Light Reading
Wi-Fi as a Service Market Predicted to Garner $12.21 Billion by 2027, Claims Allied Market - GlobeNewswire
Google Fiber expects need for high-speed internet to become the norm - Kansas City Business Journal - Kansas City Business Journal
BLUECHIP: Sayre: Answering an internet SOS - The Register-Guard
Cheap, tech friendly BoltBus is rolled into Greyhound during ‘service renovations’ - GeekWire
Developers See Opportunity In Downtown Portland - Oregon Business
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Rural Internet Access: How To Get Broadband Across America - WBUR
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
Internet Outage Hits Major Websites - The Wall Street Journal
Bug in iOS can break iPhone Wi-Fi using rogue hotspot name - AppleInsider
Hillsboro Boys & Girls Club receives $50K for renovations - Pamplin Media Group
Moxy Portland Downtown Brings Style, Fun, And Affordability To The City Of Roses - Forbes
Monday internet outage reinforces importance of broadband - Bangor Daily News
Amazon Sidewalk rollout shows the future of ‘forced opt-in,’ taking lessons from Xfinity Wifi - GeekWire
Verizon issue causes widespread internet outages across northeast U.S., disrupting work and school - KTLA
US Cellular offering in-home high-speed internet service to Maine residents - Bangor Daily News
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Editorial | When property comes before people, a crisis boils over in Southern Oregon - Street Roots News
Auton Achieves Field Trial Success of Its Connected Car Technology - Business Wire
Delta Air Lines Plans To Roll Out High Speed WiFi On Mainline Domestic Fleet - Simple Flying
Portland Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More - The Manual
Rangoon Bistro's Alex Saw on Myanmar's Military Takeover - Portland Monthly
Verizon Response: Unlimited call/text/data for customers impacted by Oregon wildfires - Verizon News
Comcast rolls out new Internet Essentials Partnership Program for schools in its footprint - Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia Business Journal
New government program offers $50 off monthly internet bill for eligible households: Here’s how to apply - KFOR Oklahoma City
Portland Community College Foundation Partners with Comcast to Provide Internet Access to Low-Income Students - Business Wire
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Minnesota United FC
Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Established In Port Antonio – Jamaica Information Service - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021 - Ars Technica
Do we need warnings on Wi-Fi? - Street Roots News
Applications to get $50 off your internet bill open - CW39
Louisville expands free Wi-Fi to Russell neighborhood, grows countywide fiber network - Courier Journal
The Best Modems and Routers for Your Money, According to IT Pros - Money
Hundreds to benefit from free Wi-Fi this Christmas - Jamaica Observer
Lyons Lakeside Cabins are perfect for a summer vacation and beyond - pressherald.com
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 8541. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 8541...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 16376161
Hint: Search for multiple words, just like Google. See also HelpOnSearching.
From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:
ProposedProjects - Interesting ideas here. Maybe it's time to breathe fresh life into the idea of maintaining a page for current projects?
From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:
No quotes on NeedsCoded.
From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:
With "Add Link" you can add the current page to your list of quick links.