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 3314 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...
Giants' minor league affiliate lists stadium on Airbnb - NBCSports.com
Wireless Connectivity Technology Market Expected to Hit $128.47 Billion by 2026, at 12.6% CAGR - GlobeNewswire
School superintendent says many help make remote learning possible - Press Herald
Maine CDC reports 38 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths - Press Herald
Post offices, beloved community hubs, fight virus-era threat - Press Herald
Boingo Wireless (WIFI) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript - The Motley Fool
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - OregonLive
Keeping Students and Schools Connected as Remote Learning Continues - The Scarlet
During Pandemic, Educators and Community Partners Hope to Bridge the Gap for Students of Color - The Skanner
Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Libraries provide critical resources, open for business, impressed by Sara Gideon - Bangor Daily News
From Augusta - Press Herald
Portland sudents in need get help to access internet - KGW.com
Portland schools to use online learning due to coronavirus | kgw.com - KGW.com
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Study-from-car hotspots offered to Maine schools - Press Herald
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
MusicWatch Weekly: Welcome to Digital Heaven - Oregon ArtsWatch
Residence Life approves over 300 students to stay on campus - The Beacon
Oregon Education head praises school districts' efforts during unprecedented move to distance learning - KGW.com
The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
Coronavirus live blog, March 16-22: Oregon and SW Washington - KGW.com
CeCe Moore, Genetic Detective? Age, Where is She From, Cases Solved - The Cinemaholic
Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Maine secures 20,000-plus devices for pandemic home learning - Houston Chronicle
Multnomah County libraries closed; late fees waived - KGW.com
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: What's Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids - Willamette Week
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
Despite closure, Brunswick library still offering some services - Press Herald
Internet, phone companies to halt late fees, disconnections - Pamplin Media Group
Springfield Schools deploy 'WiFi bus' for students to work on assignments in quarantine - KPIC News
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order - OregonLive
Cox, Dominion suspend WiFi, power disconnections for overdue bills amid coronavirus outbreak - WFXRtv.com
Portland Public Schools Closer To Moving Classes Online - 750 KXL
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
Rochester School Department helps students who don't have internet - WGME
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
Spectrum repairs 'video-related' outage in Maine, NH and beyond - WGME
39 Reported Cases In Oregon, Brown Considering Bar, Restaurant Closures - OPB News
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
Stranded in Peru amid virus pandemic, Mainers plead: 'Come and get us' - Bangor Daily News
Portland Chromebook Pickup From April 9-10 And April 13-17 | Portland, OR - Patch.com
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Klamath School District installs wifi hotspots for student use during closure - KTVL
Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
CenturyLink suspends data limits, waives late fees, service terminations during coronavirus crisis - OregonLive
End of the line for the old Lechmere station - Universal Hub
Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why - OregonLive
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
Cancel your Spectrum cable or internet? New policy means you may still have to pay - WGME
5 reasons Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan should move to Oregon after quitting the royal game - oregonlive.com
Should stay-at-home restrictions be lifted for rural Oregon? - KGW.com
JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
Busting The Myth Of 'Pre-Installed WiFi' In Multifamily Buildings - Bisnow
Coronavirus Will Test WiFi Networks, Make 5G More Popular - Bisnow
South Portland Public Schools close - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Announces Statewide School Closures - OPB News
Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19 - The Portland Mercury
As Oregon Schools Roll Out Distance Learning, Some Students May Be Left Behind - OPB News
A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
Readers respond: An opportunity for year-round schooling - oregonlive.com
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Guest Column - Press Herald
Internet, cable companies won't shut off service to those who can't pay during outbreak - Bangor Daily News
PPS distance learning plan an ‘Apollo 13 moment’ - KOIN.com
Coronavirus forces cancellations throughout Lakes Region - Press Herald
Resources for parents trying to keep their kids learning and engaged - KGW.com
Wireless connectivity tech industry to reach $128.47 billion globally by 2026 - report - Light Reading
The Most Essential Dive Bars in Portland - Thrillist
Borrowed laptops and bad WiFi: How the NFL is adapting to an online draft - SB Nation
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Local schools stay shuttered until June, virtual learning continues - Press Herald
Portland Is Again Blazing Trails for Open Internet Access - WIRED
Deb Mayer’s full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
I spent two weeks travelling in and around Seattle without a car. Here's what happened - CityMetric
Power Trip: What to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Portland, Oregon - InsideHook
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
Kajeet's SmartBus Wi-Fi Grant Enables Austin ISD to Connect its Fleet with Mobile Education Broadband - STN Media - School Transportation News
Pro darts players are missing online tourneys because their WiFi is too bad - SB Nation
The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
Local schools extend closure - Press Herald
Check it out: Huge new library on the way? - Pamplin Media Group
Boingo Wins Record 10th Global Traveler Award for 'Best WiFi Service' - Business Wire
Marcola School District makes quick transition to online teaching - KGW.com
Unequal access to learning, a fall without students and another MOOC moment? - Inside Higher Ed
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
Portland's Wi-Fi network coming down - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Coronavirus impact on undocumented immigrants | kgw.com - KGW.com
Self-isolate in a tiny house: Hotels and short-term rentals offer discounts during the coronavirus - oregonlive.com
NASCAR signs Verizon to upgrade wireless, wifi at 12 tracks - FOXSports.com
Wi-Fi At UConn's Gampel Pavilion Now Has 'Full Connectivity' - Mansfield, CT Patch
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 5561. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 5561...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 14757521
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)>>:
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From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:
By setting a bookmark on RecentChanges you can see easily what has changed since your last visit.