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 Sunnyside Park ( NodeSunnysidePark )
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 3269 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...
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Google brings high-speed wifi to the remote community of Celilo Village - News Maven
Heading Out To Dog-Friendly Portland - Nature World News
Winter Escapes - Willamette Week
Planned Parenthood breaks ground on East County health facility - Pamplin Media Group
Planned Parenthood building health center on Division - Pamplin Media Group
Maine Voices: Public land has special meaning for veterans - Press Herald
20 top Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals sure to appeal to Oregonians - OregonLive.com
Concerned Parents Press On Against Verizon Tower | Local News | Bend - The Source Weekly
Converge IoT to Exhibit CannaCard Payment Solution by CannaTrac at Retail & Dispensary Expo in Portland - GlobeNewswire
I spent two weeks travelling in and around Seattle without a car. Here's what happened - CityMetric
Bradley International Airport ranked as 5th best airport in USA - WTNH.com
Breakout Brewery: Ruse - Craft Beer & Brewing
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids - Willamette Week
Business, Matrix Networks Named a RingCentral Preferred Partner - Columbia Basin Herald
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
Deb Mayer’s full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
Portland family Internet monitor lands $20M - Portland Business Journal
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
The Hoxton debuts in Los Angeles - Business Traveller
5G Is Here – but Portland Lawmakers are Concerned - 750 KXL
Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket - Mainebiz
Is 5G in Portland Yet? - 750 KXL
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
New wifi service at USM coming in Febuary - The - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
Cheaper in-flight Wi-Fi is coming - The Week
Tigard telecom inks 'transformational' deals with the U.S. military - Portland Business Journal
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Lyft to offer free charging to Portland Green Mode EV drivers - Electrek
PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
Former Aloha High teacher convicted in child pornography case - OregonLive
Inside the confidential 2016 study that provided the blueprint for MLS's modern era - The Athletic
Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend - Eater Portland
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
Portland-Vancouver ferry could become a reality - KOIN.com
SmartRG leader talks new ownership - Portland Business Journal
Portland club discrimination case settled - High Country News
Get Connected With Razorback Football in 2019 - Arkansas Razorbacks
A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park for Portland Timbers and Thorns - Pro Soccer USA
Daimler to make all-electric Freightliner trucks at converted Portland factory - Electrek
Kids getting too much screen time? Bills focus on safety - Pamplin Media Group
A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
High-speed rail could travel from Seattle to Portland in less than an hour, report says - KEPR 19
Rush Bowls Opens in Portland, Oregon - Restaurant News - QSR magazine
Hillsboro Launches Free WiFi - 750 KXL
The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t - The New York Times
Futel Phones: Free Calling For All is Reshaping the Vehicle For Reaching Out - The Bridge
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
Portland’s new electric buses run on wind energy, a first in US transit - Electrek
Amtrak Flash Sale - Portland To Boston $17 - b985.fm
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Google Fiber made 'tough decision' to pull service from Louisville - Courier Journal
Maine Is the Best-Ever Vacation Spot - Bon Appetit
Looking For a Place to Toke Up in Portland? Here Are Your (Few) Options - Willamette Week
Little Giant market to become all-day cafe - WGME
Do we need warnings on Wi-Fi? - Street Roots News
16 Best Hotels in Portland, OR - Condé Nast Traveler
Frontier internet and landline outage hits Gales Creek - Gales Creek Journal
Atlanta Motor Speedway to offer free wifi during 2020 NASCAR weekend - Atlanta Business Chronicle
'Allagash' film has residents of a Maine town sick of their home being used for branding - WGME
Joseph Rose: Why stealing WiFi from a Bolt Bus on the highway is lame - OregonLive.com
Former JonBenet Ramsey Photographer Accused Of Child Sex Abuse In Oregon - 750 KXL
One Maine City Is About To Get Free Wireless Internet For All - wcyy.com
Got WiFi? The FBI would like you to reboot your router - OregonLive.com
United hopes to make Wi-Fi free, faster - San Francisco Chronicle
How to watch ESPN Plus on your TV: What is it, what does it cost and what does it include? - MassLive.com
Hurry, JetBlue Has $20 Flights All Over the Country This Fall - Thrillist
Kings notes: Bogdan Bogdanovic hot off World Cup; Buddy Hield worried about WiFi - Sacramento Bee
Ian Ward '20 and Kate Lusignan '21 Revel in Local Journalism at Portland Paper - Bowdoin News
Flash-bang lawsuit; Court appearance for woman accused of killing brother: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, Aug. - OregonLive
This map has WiFi passwords for airports around the world - Considerable
Alaska Lounges In Portland & Anchorage Leaving Priority Pass - One Mile at a Time
Flying Alaska out of Paine Field proves pain-free - Runway Girl Network
Geared Up: Why Amazon is getting into WiFi, and how Apple could upgrade the AirPods - GeekWire
Circle Media Labs Announces Circle® Home Plus - The Most Comprehensive and Simple Online Screen Time Management Solution for WiFi-Connected and Mobile Devices - PRNewswire
Portland’s favorite coffee: The top 10 places to work remotely - Portland Business Journal
13 Stellar Beer Bars to Hit in Portland - Eater Portland
New internet service increases access in rural downeast Maine - Mainebiz
How Circle Media parlayed a partnership into $20M - Portland Business Journal
Check out Portland's first retail space built from shipping containers - Mainebiz
Two airports fly higher than Sea-Tac, which falls to third in new analysis of best free Wi-Fi - GeekWire
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch - High Country News
Amazon acquiring mesh WiFi startup eero, doubling down on smart home - GeekWire
Pettengill Farm Day celebrates rustic land's 200-year legacy in Freeport - Press Herald
Bluetooth, 5G and wireless technology — what are the health impacts? | TheHill - The Hill
Car passenger attempts knife attack on man biking in rural Washington County - BikePortland.org
Mozilla's office grows in Portland - Portland Business Journal
Editorial endorsements 2019: Voters’ best picks for Portland School Board - Scott, DePass, Kohnstamm and Lowe - OregonLive.com
Portland's Wi-Fi network coming down - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Portland Airport Loses Priority Pass Restaurant - One Mile at a Time
Oklahoma Football: OU introduces stadium-wide Wi-Fi for season opener - Crimson And Cream Machine
Why Every Home Needs The Google WiFi System - Patch.com
WoodSpring Suites Arrives in Oregon; More Openings Out West... - Hotel Business
Living together fuels significant monthly savings, study says - LA Daily News
Clear Your Head This Fall at These Breathtaking New England Escapes - Boston magazine
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 4404. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 4404...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 14166425
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With ! you can avoid that a following WikiName will become a link if you don't want that.