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 3392 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
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Tech Moves: Former Chef Software and Impinj CFO Evan Fein lands at phone service startup TextNow - GeekWire
Celtics vs. Trail Blazers: Live stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch (Tues., April 13) - MassLive.com
Pamplin Media Group - Gresham Library to reopen June 1 - Pamplin Media Group
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
United targets leisure traffic in Summer hub-skipping pivot – PaxEx.Aero - PaxEx.Aero
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Comcast says 76,000 still without internet service in Oregon; fixing localized outages may take a week or more - OregonLive
Comcast says 125,000 Oregon customers still without internet, mostly because of power outages - OregonLive
Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” in Oregon/SW Washington - Oregon Business
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
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
Payment terminals are becoming the add-on, not the baseline - PaymentsSource
Make your staycation a seacation: The best cruises around the UK to book this summer - Daily Mail
Comcast extends free wifi for those in low-income households | Venture - Daily Hive
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
A Former Comcast Employee Explains Why Low-Income WiFi Packages Aren't Helping Students - BuzzFeed News
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
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
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
Micro-Location Technology Market Revenue Projections 2026 | Zebra Technologies, Camco Technologies, Humatics Corporation, Ubisense Group discussed in a new market research report - WhaTech
Examine Smart Antenna Market to See Huge Growth by 2027 | Sierra Wireless, Airgo networks Inc., CommScope Inc., Bandspeed Inc., Broadcom Corp, Advanten, Airgain, AirNet Communications Corporation, ArraycomLLc - WhaTech
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
Comcast rolls out new Internet Essentials Partnership Program for schools in its footprint - Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia Business Journal
Spirometers Market Outlook 2021 Witnessing Enormous Growth with Recent Trends & Demand || Carefusion Corporation, Vitalograph, Schiller, Jones Medical Instrument, Contec, NDD Medical Technologies & more – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Ace Hotel Portland – Hotel Review | Condé Nast Traveler - Condé Nast Traveler
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
BLUECHIP: Sayre: Answering an internet SOS - The Register-Guard
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
US Cellular offering in-home high-speed internet service to Maine residents - Bangor Daily News
16 of the best Airbnbs near wineries in the US from Napa to the North Fork - Business Insider
Nationwide Internet Outage Affects ROTR, My Disney Experience, and MORE! - Inside the Magic
Spectrum hiring 200 employees for Portland call center - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
‘There will be a lasting impact’: How the pandemic magnified Maine’s digital divide - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Louisville expands free Wi-Fi to Russell neighborhood, grows countywide fiber network - Courier Journal
Verizon issue causes widespread internet outages across northeast U.S., disrupting work and school - KTLA
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FBI warns of 'Juice Jacking': Charging at public USB ports could load malware onto your phone - KGW.com
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
Three new Wi-Fi hotspots to be installed during December - Jamaica Gleaner
Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego in Oregon Sold - Hotel News Resource
Murmurs: State Troopers Calm Protest Zone - Willamette Week
Global Wi-Fi Analytics Market to Reach $31.01 Billion by 2026: Says, AMR - GlobeNewswire
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) buys Austin networking company Rivet Networks - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Established In Port Antonio – Jamaica Information Service - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Rangoon Bistro's Alex Saw on Myanmar's Military Takeover - Portland Monthly
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) extends remote work through June 2021. - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Verizon Response: Unlimited call/text/data for customers impacted by Oregon wildfires - Verizon News
Ziply Fiber completes acquisition of Frontier Communications' Northwest operations - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Pamplin Media Group - Gresham middle schoolers receive technology - Pamplin Media Group
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Elon Musk's SpaceX opens preorders for Starlink internet in Canada | Venture - Daily Hive
Internet access secured for nearly 22,000 Maine students - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
K4 Mobility raises $5.7M to bring internet to yachts and other ships - Chicago Business Journal
Public invited to three Interstate Bridge Replacement program advisory group meetings in January - Access Washington
Oregon Cities Enjoy Fast Internet. Rural Areas Not So Much - Government Technology
Nonprofit offers free internet access to help close digital divide for South Los Angeles students - KABC-TV
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Furloughed Vancouver Public Schools support staff set to return to work in January - KGW.com
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Boingo launches neutral host DAS at PDX - FierceWireless
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The Sunday Brief: The importance of fiber-based broadband relationships - RCR Wireless News
SpaceX Starlink coverage map: When will it be available in my area? - Inverse
Maine Wants to Borrow Another $30M for Broadband Expansion - Governing
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
Report: T-Mobile winning 5G race in the US, Verizon continues to lead 4G experience - 9to5Mac
How libraries are fostering early literacy while closed - Pamplin Media Group
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
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Phone & 911 Services Down In Robertson County - Smokey Barn News
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Updates for Tuesday: Two Salem-area warming shelters to open, power slowly returning - Statesman Journal
New homeless shelters open at former Wapato Jail, Mt. Scott Community Center - KGW.com
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All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 7443. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 7443...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 15955238
Hint: Add your favorite pages to your navibar. See your Quicklinks list in your user preferences.
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)>>:
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WikiWiki = means "fast" in the language of Hawaii