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 3458 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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The Great Digital Migration of 2020: How the Internet Kept America Running - Sahan Journal
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Bay Area Internet Outage: Widespread Internet Outage Reported In San Francisco, East Bay And Beyond - Oakland News Now
CenturyLink vs. Comcast Xfinity: Which is better for your home internet? - CNET
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
Portland Is Again Blazing Trails for Open Internet Access - WIRED
Thousands of students at two Portland-area schools in quarantine - KGW.com
Spectrum internet outage hits thousands of customers in Maine and New Hampshire - Press Herald
Shopping For A Feel-Good Buzz This Holiday Season? Here Are 16 Beverage Brands That Give Back - Forbes
Internet restored after Spectrum outage - Bangor Daily News
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet review: Can a mobile company meet your home broadband needs? - CNET
Is 5G home internet the answer to your broadband needs? - CNET
Ziply Fiber home internet review: So far, so good - CNET
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - oregonlive.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
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Smart cities grapple with equity issues heightened by the pandemic - Smart Cities Dive
Mills makes push for another $30 million for broadband internet in Maine - Press Herald
Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map - PCMag.com
CenturyLink home internet review: A fiber deal with decent appeal - CNET
North Idaho internet provider continues to censor Facebook, Twitter for customers who request it - KREM.com
What Is Delta Air Lines’ Strategy In Portland? - Simple Flying
Largest Assisted Living Facilities in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - desmoinesregister.com
COMCAST EXPANDING SERVICE TERRITORY, BRINGING FULL SUITE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO HUBBARD AND WOODBURN - Yahoo Finance
For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
Mainers using Elon Musk's satellite internet say it's no silver bullet for rural access - Bangor Daily News
In Portland, the Sharing Economy Comes for the Home Office Space - Portland Monthly
T-Mobile Home Internet Review - PCMag
Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools - The Washington Spectator
Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade - Portland Monthly
T-Mobile announces expanded 5G Home Internet access across southern U.S. - Digital Trends
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Sustainability Made Simple: Travel tips for sustainable living - Hollywood Star News
Building a publicly owned internet system across Multnomah County is probably too expensive - OPB News
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
Eugene library groups' campaign looks to 'Connect Community' with 300 Wi-Fi hotspots - The Register-Guard
Whatever happened to Google Fiber? - CNET
Amtrak Business Class Is Worth the Splurge—Here Are 3 Reasons Why - Condé Nast Traveler
Connecticut Educational Network bringing free, high-speed public Wi-Fi to Middletown - Middletown Press
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Minnesota United FC
Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network - Light Reading
Hands On With T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Gateway - PCMag.com
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
UPDATE #3:Person Identified in Officer Involved Shooting (Photo) - City of Portland, Oregon
Applications now open for program to help low-income families afford broadband - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Cheap, tech friendly BoltBus is rolled into Greyhound during ‘service renovations’ - GeekWire
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Comcast and HGTV Team Up to Launch Lift Zone Makeovers - Business Wire
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Houston Dynamo - Minnesota United FC
Oops: American And Alaska Planes Clip Wings On Ground In Burbank - Simple Flying
Citrus Heights Crash Clips Fiber Optic Line, Causing Large Internet Outage - CBS Sacramento
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
T-Mobile Starts Showing Where Its Good 5G Is - Droid Life
Moxy Portland Downtown Brings Style, Fun, And Affordability To The City Of Roses - Forbes
More public Wi-Fi hot spots coming - Jamaica Observer
GoZone WiFi, CommScope serve Wi-Fi to outdoor spaces - FierceWireless
News Brights – Eugene Weekly - Eugene Weekly
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Atomic Data Suite Level Announced - Minnesota United FC
ISPs are using the Emergency Broadband Benefit to push Americans onto new data plans - The Washington Post
2021 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100 - Broadband Communities
Ray Ozzie’s cellular IoT startup Blues Wireless raises $22M from Bill Gates and others - GeekWire
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
Searsport wants to bring high-speed internet to every house in town - Bangor Daily News
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
Older Kindles will lose their cellular internet connection by the end of the year - FOX40
12 LA Coffee Shops With Really Fast Wifi - Los Angeles - The Infatuation
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What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
It's the best time of year to stay at Lyons Lakeside Cabins - pressherald.com
How to connect Google Nest home speakers to Wi-Fi - Digital Trends
Portland State University in Housing Assistance Pilot Program - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Elite Airways returns to Sarasota Bradenton International with 2 new Northeast destinations - Bradenton Herald
Wi-Fi Hot Spots Help Homeless Get Back on Their Feet - U.S. News & World Report
Camp Chef’s Woodwind Wifi 24 Grill: A Multitasking Beast That Easily Smokes Meat - The Manual
Google Fiber Is Not Coming to Portland - Willamette Week
Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego in Oregon Sold - Hotel News Resource
5 Ways to optimize your home Wi-Fi network for remote school and work - Digital Trends
5G home internet: Carriers, coverage, and plans - Digital Trends
Internet speeds up in Oregon cities, but rural areas still lag - OregonLive.com
How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network - Light Reading
Auton Achieves Field Trial Success of Its Connected Car Technology - Business Wire
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Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Quinnipiac will cut off internet access for students who refuse to get vaccinated - Bangor Daily News
Getting my smart home devices to switch Wi-Fi networks is annoying - Digital Trends
Panic reveals more details about Playdate, its Game Boy-like retro handheld game system - GeekWire
Patients & Visitors | Maine Medical Center | Portland, ME - MaineHealth
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