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:
Lost 17th and Taggart ( NodeClinton )
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 3413 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...
Community members say Louisville budget plan would reprioritize libraries - WDRB
Comcast, HGTV connect on Wi-Fi 'Lift Zone' makeovers - Light Reading
A List of Michigan Harbors That Will Be Getting WiFi This Year - thegame730am.com
Comcast and HGTV Team Up to Launch Lift Zone Makeovers - Business Wire
Global WiFi Smart Light Switch Market 2021 Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Players, Types, Growth, Scope, Latest Trends Applications And Countries Forecast To 2027 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Hillsboro Boys & Girls Club receives $50K for renovations - Pamplin Media Group
Amazon Will Share Your WiFi With Neighbors - Here's How to Opt Ou - kkyr.com
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
TextNow Taps JTG Ventures to Accelerate Direct Sales Efforts - EIN News
Comcast says 76,000 still without internet service in Oregon; fixing localized outages may take a week or more - OregonLive
Spectrum internet outage hits thousands of customers in Maine and New Hampshire - Press Herald
Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” in Oregon/SW Washington - Oregon Business
Comcast says Oregon internet outages now stand at 20,000 from last weekend’s storms - OregonLive
Boys & Girls Clubs in Oregon and SW Washington expanding kids' access to high-speed internet - KGW.com
Comcast says 125,000 Oregon customers still without internet, mostly because of power outages - OregonLive
The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet - WIRED
I Changed Verizon Unlimited Plans for the Freebies - Droid Life
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - OregonLive
Biden wants local governments to provide broadband internet. Could they compete with Comcast and Verizon? - pressherald.com
Five properties under new ownership - Hotel Business
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
North Idaho internet provider continues to censor Facebook, Twitter for customers who request it - KREM.com
Mills makes push for another $30 million for broadband internet in Maine - Press Herald
8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
Hospital where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter born was founded by women in 1888 - The Independent
Here’s how to protect yourself when using public wi-fi - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
A Former Comcast Employee Explains Why Low-Income WiFi Packages Aren't Helping Students - BuzzFeed News
Wireless Gas Detection Market 2021-2027 Key Players, Marketing Strategies and Growth Analysis – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
TextNow Adds CVS Health CMO Norman de Greve to Board of - GlobeNewswire
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
What Is Delta Air Lines’ Strategy In Portland? - Simple Flying
Next Searsport wants to bring high-speed internet to every house in town - Bangor Daily News
Widespread Maine Internet Outage - b985.fm - b985.fm - b985.fm
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade - Portland Monthly
Eugene library groups' campaign looks to 'Connect Community' with 300 Wi-Fi hotspots - The Register-Guard
Best wireless router of 2021 - 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
For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map - PCMag
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
Unico Properties, Connectivity Wireless team up to bring cell coverage to US Bancorp Tower - Connected Real Estate Magazine
OnePlus Nord N200 5G Review: A Budget 5G Phone That Delivers - Hot Hardware
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
COMCAST INTRODUCES THE FASTEST INTERNET SPEEDS OVER WIFI ACROSS OREGON/SW WASHINGTON - Yahoo Finance
CenturyLink home internet: Everything you need to know - CNET
No computer or wi-fi? The city has designated Lift Zones for students to learn - KHOU.com
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Comcast RISE Awards Eight Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Portland with Marketing Resources and Technology Makeovers - Business Wire
Mainers using Elon Musk's satellite internet say it's no silver bullet for rural access - Bangor Daily News
US Cellular offering in-home high-speed internet service to Maine residents - Bangor Daily News
Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Has Now Connected More than 340,000 People in Oregon/SW Washington Over the Past 10 Years - Yahoo Finance
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Hands On With T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Gateway - PCMag
Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego in Oregon Sold - Hotel News Resource
Updates for Monday: Power returns to some locations, warming centers open, cell phones limited - Statesman Journal
Solar-powered trailers help fill internet dead zones in Sherman County - OPB News
‘There will be a lasting impact’: How the pandemic magnified Maine’s digital divide - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Spectrum hiring 200 employees for Portland call center - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
A new feature from Amazon wants your neighbors to share your WiFi - KHOU.com
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Houlton Farms Dairy Jug is back in Presque Isle - q961.com
A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network - The New York Times
TTC launching free bus wifi pilot program later this month | Urbanized - Daily Hive
Next Portland using street lights to expand public Wi-Fi - Bangor Daily News
How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network - Light Reading
Louisville expands free Wi-Fi to Russell neighborhood, grows countywide fiber network - Courier Journal
BLUECHIP: Sayre: Answering an internet SOS - The Register-Guard
Previous Monhegan island could have high-speed internet as soon as next year - Bangor Daily News
This brewery is where all of Tahoe’s jaded locals hang out - SF Gate
New government program can give people $50 off internet bill - Los Angeles Times
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
Portland Community College Foundation Partners with Comcast to Provide Internet Access to Low-Income Students - Business Wire
Comcast rolls out new Internet Essentials Partnership Program for schools in its footprint - Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia Business Journal
Global Wireless Testing Market to Generate $16.80 Billion by 2028 - GlobeNewswire
Verizon Response: Unlimited call/text/data for customers impacted by Oregon wildfires - Verizon News
Four more Wi-Fi hot spots for town centres by year-end - Jamaica Observer
United targets leisure traffic in Summer hub-skipping pivot – PaxEx.Aero - PaxEx.Aero
Verizon issue causes widespread internet outages across northeast U.S., disrupting work and school - KTLA
How Wi-Fi 6 Routers Improve Internet Speed - NBC10 Boston
The Best Modems and Routers for Your Money, According to IT Pros - Money
Nationwide Internet Outage Affects ROTR, My Disney Experience, and MORE! - Inside the Magic
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Auton Achieves Field Trial Success of Its Connected Car Technology - Business Wire
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
Phone & 911 Services Down In Robertson County - Smokey Barn News
Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools - The Washington Spectator
Editorial | When property comes before people, a crisis boils over in Southern Oregon - Street Roots News
Pamplin Media Group - Gresham middle schoolers receive technology - Pamplin Media Group
Portland Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More - The Manual
Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021 - Ars Technica
Three new Wi-Fi hotspots to be installed during December - Jamaica Gleaner
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
Texas will spend $200 million on computers, internet access for students learning at home - KHOU.com
Mass closures have left Portland with more empty restaurant spaces - Bangor Daily News
Welcome to the Washington State Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder - Washington State Coronavirus Response
Comcast raising TV and Internet prices, including a big hike to hidden fees - Ars Technica
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 8301. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 8301...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
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Hint: Set your pages language with #language en processing instruction. See also HelpOnLanguages.
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BoardMeeting - looks old/irrelevant.
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Be brave and add content to the Wiki - you can't destroy something, because from all pages a backup is automatically created!