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:
Added "Cart Row" ( NodeCartRow )
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 3421 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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Comcast brings Lift Zones to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland Metro - Yahoo Finance
Pamplin Media Group - PGE, Clackamas County release disaster preparedness videos - Pamplin Media Group
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Minnesota United FC
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
Greyhound Covering Regional Bus Routes - KGMI
Comcast says 76,000 still without internet service in Oregon; fixing localized outages may take a week or more - OregonLive
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: A digital defense against travel tech scams - KTVZ
'It's always watching': Warren County town to use 24-hour cameras, controversial facial recognition - WRAL.com
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - OregonLive
Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” in Oregon/SW Washington - Oregon Business
Major £426k project to tackle crime in Mansfield areas set to get underway - Nottinghamshire Live
You can apply now for $50 off your monthly internet bill under pandemic relief program - OregonLive
Spectrum internet outage hits thousands of customers in Maine and New Hampshire - Press Herald
Comcast says 125,000 Oregon customers still without internet, mostly because of power outages - OregonLive
Parquet Courts release new 12″, announce fall tour - Brooklyn Vegan
I'm Breaking Up With Zoom | MedPage Today - MedPage Today
Comcast says Oregon internet outages now stand at 20,000 from last weekend’s storms - OregonLive
Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Hot Dogs for National Hot Dog Day - Thrillist
Boys & Girls Clubs in Oregon and SW Washington expanding kids' access to high-speed internet - KGW.com
£460,000 grant secured for CCTV, lighting and home security in Mansfield | West Bridgford Wire | West - West Bridgford Wire
The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet - WIRED
Where to Watch the Tokyo Olympics in Boston - Thrillist
Biden wants local governments to provide broadband internet. Could they compete with Comcast and Verizon? - pressherald.com
8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
A Former Comcast Employee Explains Why Low-Income WiFi Packages Aren't Helping Students - BuzzFeed News
Mills makes push for another $30 million for broadband internet in Maine - Press Herald
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
Eugene library groups' campaign looks to 'Connect Community' with 300 Wi-Fi hotspots - The Register-Guard
What Is Delta Air Lines’ Strategy In Portland? - Simple Flying
North Idaho internet provider continues to censor Facebook, Twitter for customers who request it - KREM.com
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
Here’s how to protect yourself when using public wi-fi - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Portland's Low-Income Families - Willamette Week
Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map - PCMag
CenturyLink home internet: A fiber price that's mighty nice - CNET
COMCAST INTRODUCES THE FASTEST INTERNET SPEEDS OVER WIFI ACROSS OREGON/SW WASHINGTON - Yahoo Finance
Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade - Portland Monthly
Widespread Maine Internet Outage - b985.fm - b985.fm - b985.fm - b985.fm
For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Patients Visitors | Maine Medical Center | Portland, ME - MaineHealth
Comcast and HGTV Team Up to Launch Lift Zone Makeovers - Business Wire
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
Comcast extends free wifi for those in low-income households | Venture - Daily Hive
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Mainers using Elon Musk's satellite internet say it's no silver bullet for rural access - Bangor Daily News
Unico Properties, Connectivity Wireless team up to bring cell coverage to US Bancorp Tower - Connected Real Estate Magazine
Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Has Now Connected More than 340,000 People in Oregon/SW Washington Over the Past 10 Years - Yahoo Finance
Parquet Courts Announce North American Tour, Release First New Song in Three Years - Yahoo Entertainment
Comcast, HGTV connect on Wi-Fi 'Lift Zone' makeovers - Light Reading
New 'hotspot' in Biddeford neighborhood - Portland Press Herald - pressherald.com
Best wireless router of 2021 - KOIN.com
Hands On With T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Gateway - PCMag
Updates for Monday: Power returns to some locations, warming centers open, cell phones limited - Statesman Journal
Comcast RISE Awards Eight Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Portland with Marketing Resources and Technology Makeovers - Business Wire
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Timbers beat Dynamo 2-1 for first victory of season - KPRC Click2Houston
Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools - The Washington Spectator
Public invited to Nov. 6 Interstate Bridge Replacement Program steering group kickoff meeting - Access Washington
Immigrants Dropped off at Shreveport Bus Station - News Radio 710 KEEL
Wi-Fi as a Service Market Predicted to Garner $12.21 Billion by 2027, Claims Allied Market - GlobeNewswire
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network - Light Reading
Next Portland using street lights to expand public Wi-Fi - Bangor Daily News
Amazon Sidewalk will share your internet connection; here’s how to opt out - Fox 59
BLUECHIP: Sayre: Answering an internet SOS - The Register-Guard
Next Searsport wants to bring high-speed internet to every house in town - Bangor Daily News
Developers See Opportunity In Downtown Portland - Oregon Business
Google Fiber expects need for high-speed internet to become the norm - Kansas City Business Journal - Kansas City Business Journal
Exciting 3-Part Mountain Biking Course In Jefferson - b985.fm
Wi-Fi as a Service Market to Reach $12.21 Billion, Globally, by 2027 at 17.6% CAGR: Allied Market Research - PRNewswire
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Portland Community College Foundation Partners with Comcast to Provide Internet Access to Low-Income Students - Business Wire
Verizon issue causes widespread internet outages across northeast U.S., disrupting work and school - KTLA
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Verizon Response: Unlimited call/text/data for customers impacted by Oregon wildfires - Verizon News
Louisville expands free Wi-Fi to Russell neighborhood, grows countywide fiber network - Courier Journal
Portland Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More - The Manual
Comcast rolls out new Internet Essentials Partnership Program for schools in its footprint - Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia Business Journal
Auton Achieves Field Trial Success of Its Connected Car Technology - Business Wire
Rangoon Bistro's Alex Saw on Myanmar's Military Takeover - Portland Monthly
Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Established In Port Antonio – Jamaica Information Service - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
The Best Modems and Routers for Your Money, According to IT Pros - Money
Every Recreational Cannabis Delivery Service in Oregon - Thrillist
Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021 - Ars Technica
Extreme Networks lands MLB ballpark WiFi deal - Ballpark Digest
Editorial | When property comes before people, a crisis boils over in Southern Oregon - Street Roots News
Atomic Data Suite Level Announced - Minnesota United FC
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Amazon Sidewalk begins sharing internet from your devices: Here’s how to turn it off - KFOR Oklahoma City
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US Cellular offering in-home high-speed internet service to Maine residents - Bangor Daily News
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Vetro announces second cohort of Cares for Maine community broadband - Light Reading
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