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:
Added "Cart Row" ( NodeCartRow )
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 3390 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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8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
Centro Cultural to provide 430 WiFi hotspots to at-risk students - Pamplin Media Group
Wireless Gas Detection Market 2021 Industry Research, Share, Trend, Global Industry Size, Price, Future Analysis, Regional Outlook to 2027 | Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Oldham SAS, Tyco, AirTest Technologies, Inc., Bacharach – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Broadband for All – Eugene Weekly - Eugene Weekly
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WiFi Cameras Market Size Outlook 2021-2026 by Share, Key Players, Emerging Trends, Technology, Future Growth, Revenue Analysis, And Demand Forecast – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
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Opinion: It's time to dump Postmaster DeJoy and his bad plans - Pamplin Media Group
United targets leisure traffic in Summer hub-skipping pivot – PaxEx.Aero - PaxEx.Aero
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Boys & Girls Clubs in Oregon and SW Washington expanding kids' access to high-speed internet - KGW.com
Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” in Oregon/SW Washington - Oregon Business
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Wireless Communication Technologies Market Revenue to Witness Rapid Growth in the Near Future - The Courier
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
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Portland Public Schools working with Comcast amid internet stability concerns - KPTV.com
CTL Chromebook NL71CT-LTE Named Tech & Learning Winner of the Best Remote & Blended Learning Tools in 2021 - IT News Online
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - OregonLive
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
Oregon is Voting on Expanding Telehealth Care - The Torch
'We played it safe 3 years in a row': Inside the night Pacers' 2K League franchise was rebuilt - IndyStar
Municipal broadband in Multnomah County could cost $1B, study finds - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Comcast extends free wifi for those in low-income households | Venture - Daily Hive
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
A Former Comcast Employee Explains Why Low-Income WiFi Packages Aren't Helping Students - BuzzFeed News
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Building a publicly owned internet system across Multnomah County is probably too expensive - OPB News
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Free WiFi to be expanded in Russell neighborhood - WAVE 3
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
A view from inside the Myanmar protests - Youth Journalism International
TSA Agent Honored for Being in Wrong Portland at Right Time for Very Lost Family - NECN
Comcast rolls out new Internet Essentials Partnership Program for schools in its footprint - Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia Business Journal
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
RSL Welcomes Portland Timbers to Sandy on Wednesday - rsl.com
Comcast RISE Awards Eight Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Portland with Marketing Resources and Technology Makeovers - Business Wire
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
Sandy internet provider creating WiFi hotspots for Oregon Trail School District students - KPTV.com
Portland companies bridging digital divide through tech and supply drives - KGW.com
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
BLUECHIP: Sayre: Answering an internet SOS - The Register-Guard
US Cellular offering in-home high-speed internet service to Maine residents - Bangor Daily News
Nationwide Internet Outage Affects ROTR, My Disney Experience, and MORE! - Inside the Magic
When His Students Went Home, Joe McFerrin Searched to Find Them Wi-Fi Hot Spots - Willamette Week
Verizon issue causes widespread internet outages across northeast U.S., disrupting work and school - KTLA
Hike for Hospice begins Oct. 3 - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
Briefly | Northwest | lmtribune.com - Lewiston Morning Tribune
PacStar sold to Curtiss-Wright Corp (NYSE: CW) for $400M - Portland Business Journal
Updates for Monday: Power returns to some locations, warming centers open, cell phones limited - Statesman Journal
Ziply Fiber completes acquisition of Frontier Communications' Northwest operations - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
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Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) buys Austin networking company Rivet Networks - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego in Oregon Sold - Hotel News Resource
Murmurs: State Troopers Calm Protest Zone - Willamette Week
Internet access secured for nearly 22,000 Maine students - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Streaming the Pandemic: The Assorted Horrors of Host - The Portland Mercury
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Get There Challenge Comcast Business Home WiFi Optimization Zoom Cast - Oregon Business
‘There will be a lasting impact’: How the pandemic magnified Maine’s digital divide - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
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Portland schools to roll out online learning program amid coronavirus pandemic - KGW.com
Maine students struggle with Internet access during remote learning - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Distant Learning Lift Zones For Students! - KATU
Verizon Response: Unlimited call/text/data for customers impacted by Oregon wildfires - Verizon News
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Pamplin Media Group - Gresham middle schoolers receive technology - Pamplin Media Group
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Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Public invited to three Interstate Bridge Replacement program advisory group meetings in January - Access Washington
The Sunday Brief: The importance of fiber-based broadband relationships - RCR Wireless News
How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network - Light Reading
Nonprofit offers free internet access to help close digital divide for South Los Angeles students - KABC-TV
Portland rentals: 10 places to have a late-summer getaway - masslive.com
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) extends remote work through June 2021. - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Report: T-Mobile winning 5G race in the US, Verizon continues to lead 4G experience - 9to5Mac
The Best Modems and Routers for Your Money, According to IT Pros - Money
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Comcast Ramps Up Broadband Access Program For Low-Income K-12 Students - Deadline
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
Extreme Networks lands MLB ballpark WiFi deal - Ballpark Digest
Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021 - Ars Technica
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How libraries are fostering early literacy while closed - Pamplin Media Group
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Elon Musk's SpaceX opens preorders for Starlink internet in Canada | Venture - Daily Hive
Chattanooga broadband providers expand discount programs to help low-income students with virtual learning - Chattanooga Times Free Press
Oregon Cities Enjoy Fast Internet. Rural Areas Not So Much - Government Technology
Workfrom creates virtual cafes to recapture 'third spaces' lost to Covid-19 pandemic - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Phone & 911 Services Down In Robertson County - Smokey Barn News
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Hint: Search for multiple words, just like Google. See also HelpOnSearching.
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ProposedProjects - Interesting ideas here. Maybe it's time to breathe fresh life into the idea of maintaining a page for current projects?
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