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 3340 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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Shoshone News-Press - Shoshone News Press
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Portland Public Schools working with Comcast amid internet stability concerns - KPTV.com
Nationwide Internet Outage Affects ROTR, My Disney Experience, and MORE! - Inside the Magic
Portland rentals: 10 places to have a late-summer getaway - masslive.com
6 Stunning Amtrak Routes To See National Parks From Private Train Cars - Maxim
Four Clackamas Co. fires destroy 22 structures, threaten 600 more - KATU
The Cuties Backlash and Policing of Girlhood Are All Too Familiar - The Mary Sue
Wildfires impacts on school: Meal and technology distribution canceled, first day of school delayed - OPB News
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Mills' work search requirement adds additonal burden for unemployed Mainers, advocates say - mainebeacon.com
CenturyLink subscribers report widespread internet outages - Digital Trends
The Latest News on Unmanned Aerial Systems - Verizon uses network-connected drone during Big Hollow Wildfire - UAS Magazine
Verizon Response: Unlimited call/text/data for customers impacted by Oregon wildfires - Verizon News
Verizon deploys remote network-connected drone during Big Hollow Wildfire - Verizon News
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
Free WiFi to be expanded in Russell neighborhood - WAVE 3
David Oyelowo Steps Behind the Camera with ‘The Water Man’ - Lasentinel
Study-from-car hotspots offered to Maine schools - Press Herald
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
How to Print Using Alexa - Lifehacker
Portland companies bridging digital divide through tech and supply drives - KGW.com
Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Portland schools to roll out online learning program amid coronavirus pandemic - KGW.com
Oregon Education head praises school districts' efforts during unprecedented move to distance learning - KGW.com
Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
When His Students Went Home, Joe McFerrin Searched to Find Them Wi-Fi Hot Spots - Willamette Week
Global Carrier WiFi Market to hold a high potential for growth by 2025: Airvana Inc., Ruckus Wireless, ADTRAN Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. - The Daily Chronicle
2 officers shot in Kentucky amid Breonna Taylor protests nationwide - Sports Grind Entertainment
Comcast rolls out national partnership program for schools as virtual learning looms - Philadelphia Business Journal
Free WiFi hotspots to be set up in areas of rural WV - WVNS-TV
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
University of Maine System helps provide public wifi hotspots for those without internet access - WABI
Learn from Home buses to serve as Wi-fi hotspots - Pamplin Media Group
Residence Life approves over 300 students to stay on campus - The Beacon
Internet access secured for nearly 22,000 Maine students - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Lori Dengler: Sifting through the smoke - Eureka Times-Standard
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
Multnomah County libraries closed; late fees waived - KGW.com
Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: Whats Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
Portland Track makes magic happen in popup meet alongside the McKenzie River: Oregon track & field rundown - OregonLive
The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
Negotiating through an education gap - Pamplin Media Group
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Intel buys Austin networking company - Portland Business Journal
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
Internet, cable companies won't shut off service to those who can't pay during outbreak - Bangor Daily News
Local libraries 'checking out' an online prescence - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
Intel extends work from home through June 2021 - Portland Business Journal
Largest Retirement Communities in Oregon & SW Washington - New York Business Journal
Source: US, Oregon in talks about pulling agents in Portland - KWQC-TV6
In Further Sign of Tension, Portland Fire & Rescue Bans Federal Agents—and Portland Cops—From Using Its Stations - Willamette Week
False Claims Follow Old Portland Mugshots - FactCheck.org
CrowdStreet takes pride in its workplace energy, commitment to clients: Top Workplaces 2020 - OregonLive
Comcast offering free public WiFi through end of 2020 - AL.com
Riot declared outside Portland public safety building - KLTV
Getting COVID-19 Is Putting Americans On The Brink Of Economic Crisis - HuffPost
Portland’s pandemic-era apartment buildings: Tenants win with rent incentives, but gyms may go away - OregonLive
Coronavirus real-time updates: More tests coming to Oregon - KGW.com
How libraries are fostering early literacy while closed - Pamplin Media Group
Census takers going door-to-door in Oregon to follow up with people who haven't responded - KGW.com
Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order - OregonLive
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
Rent an Oregon RV: Escape to nature with a roomy RV, sleek Airstream or colorful camper van - oregonlive.com
WiFi stuck in the slow lane? Here are some ways to improve your WiFi signal instantly - KTLA
School Supplies Drive for Friends of the Children - Portland - KATU
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
39 Reported Cases In Oregon, Brown Considering Bar, Restaurant Closures - OPB News
Moms in Portland form human shield to protect demonstrators - Mashable
Maine students struggle with Internet access during remote learning - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Portland Public Schools Closer To Moving Classes Online - 750 KXL
Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
Wireless Connectivity Technology Market Expected to Hit $128.47 Billion by 2026, at 12.6% CAGR - GlobeNewswire
Ray's offers free internet hotspot for local students - Pamplin Media Group
As Oregon Schools Roll Out Distance Learning, Some Students May Be Left Behind - OPB News
Internet, phone companies to halt late fees, disconnections - Pamplin Media Group
Pamplin Media Group - Zoom and gloom despite Timbers triumph - Pamplin Media Group
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Readers respond: An opportunity for year-round schooling - oregonlive.com
Bangor turns to fundraising so all students can have internet access - Bangor Daily News
Planned Parenthood opens East Portland Health Center - Pamplin Media Group
Saving the safety net: A closer look at Central City Concern - Portland Business Journal
PSU announces flexible class plan for fall 2020 - Portland Business Journal
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
Oregon urges judge to rein in federal agents deployed in Portland - KTRE
Metro Is Sending Voters a Transportation Tax, Even as Tomorrow's Commute Looks Foggy - Willamette Week
Undocumented during COVID-19: 'Dreamer' discusses her fears and uncertainty - KGW.com
Pandemic shows that Maine students need better internet access - Bangor Daily News
CenturyLink suspends data limits, waives late fees, service terminations during coronavirus crisis - OregonLive
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Comcast Launches New “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” for Cities, Schools, and Students as Nation Gears Up for the Academic Year - Business Wire
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
Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19 - The Portland Mercury
All hits ever? Since when?
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PersonalTelcoHandbook - Some great information here, but some of it has gone stale (prices, and we don't still suggest separate stand-alone computers for routing, etc, right??)
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On UserPreferences you can use regular expressions for bookmarked pages; with ".*" you can bookmark all pages.