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 3326 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...
Portland companies bridging digital divide through tech and supply drives - KGW.com
School Supplies Drive for Friends of the Children - Portland - KATU
GPISD to issue laptops to all students - KRIS Corpus Christi News
Portland Track makes magic happen in popup meet alongside the McKenzie River: Oregon track & field rundown - OregonLive
3 unique staycation ideas to stay safe in the NW - KGW.com
For parents who can afford it, a solution for fall: Bring the teachers to them - The Washington Post
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
The Best Places to Camp in Maine - Down East
Telehealth Can Be a Lifeline for Patients With Addictions. Is It Enough? - MedPage Today
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Study-from-car hotspots offered to Maine schools - Press Herald
Portland schools to roll out online learning program amid coronavirus pandemic - KGW.com
Playland schedules opening of its huge indoor playground in the fall - unioncountyweekly.com
Oregon Education head praises school districts' efforts during unprecedented move to distance learning - KGW.com
Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
When His Students Went Home, Joe McFerrin Searched to Find Them Wi-Fi Hot Spots - Willamette Week
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
Residence Life approves over 300 students to stay on campus - The Beacon
Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: What's Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
Multnomah County libraries closed; late fees waived - KGW.com
Internet access secured for nearly 22,000 Maine students - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
Over 300 new WiFi hotspots are coming to Washington | Urbanized - Daily Hive
What $1.4M Will Get You in SJ Vs. Austin and Portland - NBC Bay Area
Electronic wristband to ensure stay-home notice: Quarantine monitoring devices being used by others worldwide - The Straits Times
5 things to know for July 29: Stimulus, William Barr, election 2020, DACA, tech hearing - CNN
Internet, cable companies won't shut off service to those who can't pay during outbreak - Bangor Daily News
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Local libraries 'checking out' an online prescence - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
Coronavirus real-time updates: More tests coming to Oregon - KGW.com
Portland’s pandemic-era apartment buildings: Tenants win with rent incentives, but gyms may go away - OregonLive
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
Maine students struggle with Internet access during remote learning - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
New free WiFi site offered in Port Angeles - Peninsula Daily News
JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
Portland Public Schools Closer To Moving Classes Online - 750 KXL
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
School superintendent says many help make remote learning possible - Press Herald
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
How Intelligent Switches Making Home Smart? Market Growth and Future Opportunities for General electric, devic - openPR
Saving the safety net: A closer look at Central City Concern - Portland Business Journal
39 Reported Cases In Oregon, Brown Considering Bar, Restaurant Closures - OPB News
Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order - OregonLive
Internet, phone companies to halt late fees, disconnections - Pamplin Media Group
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internet hotspots free for 60 days - Tuscaloosa News
Charter Expands Internet and WiFi Offer to Educators - Spectrum News 1
As Oregon Schools Roll Out Distance Learning, Some Students May Be Left Behind - OPB News
Planned Parenthood opens East Portland Health Center - Pamplin Media Group
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
Undocumented during COVID-19: 'Dreamer' discusses her fears and uncertainty - KGW.com
Readers respond: An opportunity for year-round schooling - oregonlive.com
Portland Chromebook Pickup From April 9-10 And April 13-17 | Portland, OR - Patch.com
Bangor turns to fundraising so all students can have internet access - Bangor Daily News
Cox, Dominion suspend WiFi, power disconnections for overdue bills amid coronavirus outbreak - WFXRtv.com
Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19 - The Portland Mercury
School Closures 'Will Not Stop The Spread Of COVID-19,' Brown Warns - OPB News
Stranded in Peru amid virus pandemic, Mainers plead: 'Come and get us' - Bangor Daily News
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile All Experiencing Service Issues (Updated) - Droid Life
CenturyLink suspends data limits, waives late fees, service terminations during coronavirus crisis - OregonLive
Parking Lots Have Become a Digital Lifeline - The New York Times
PPS distance learning plan an ‘Apollo 13 moment’ - KOIN.com
Cancel your Spectrum cable or internet? New policy means you may still have to pay - WGME
State sets up list of public WiFi spots - Gainesville Times
Should stay-at-home restrictions be lifted for rural Oregon? - KGW.com
Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why - OregonLive
Oregon Relief Nurseries pivots to serving vulnerable families online - KGW.com
Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security - TechCrunch
Maine CDC reports 38 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths - Press Herald
PSU announces flexible class plan for fall 2020 - Portland Business Journal
Turn off the microwave to boost wifi, says UK's media regulator - Reuters
Wireless Connectivity Technology Market Expected to Hit $128.47 Billion by 2026, at 12.6% CAGR - GlobeNewswire
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Rep. Yvette Clarke promotes public WiFi Kiosks during coronavirus pandemic - New York Post
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
Local schools stay shuttered until June, virtual learning continues - Press Herald
Ellensburg offers free WiFi hotspots to public - KIMA CBS 29
Busting The Myth Of 'Pre-Installed WiFi' In Multifamily Buildings - Bisnow
City offers wifi downtown for students to do schoolwork - Cheboygan Daily Tribune
South Portland Public Schools close - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
What You Need to Know About Wifi 6E - Lifehacker
Coronavirus forces cancellations throughout Lakes Region - Press Herald
Borrowed laptops and bad WiFi: How the NFL is adapting to an online draft - SB Nation
Prototypes for low-cost cell phone charging stations, WiFi hotspots built in Louisville - WAVE 3
Everyone online? Here's how to fix your weak WiFi - KTRK-TV
A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
Boingo Wireless (WIFI) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript - The Motley Fool
Coronavirus Will Test WiFi Networks, Make 5G More Popular - Bisnow
Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Libraries provide critical resources, open for business, impressed by Sara Gideon - Bangor Daily News
Guest Column - Press Herald
Tech editor provides tips to improving your home WiFi signal - WPVI-TV
All hits ever? Since when?
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