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 Sunnyside Park ( NodeSunnysidePark )
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 3282 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...
Apex Legends Player Takes Over Airport Screen With PS4 While Waiting - Screen Rant
JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
Boingo Launches Neutral Host Cellular DAS at Portland International Airport - The Fast Mode
5 reasons Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan should move to Oregon after quitting the royal game - oregonlive.com
Decade of dramatic change leaves Portland facing challenges - Press Herald
Cut down summer landscape water use with these tips: Ask an expert - oregonlive.com
How to stream the 2020 Rose Bowl game online if you don't have cable - Cordcutters
WiFi Test Equipment Market Overview with Demographic Data and... - Hitech News Daily.
Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids - Willamette Week
The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Portable Wifi Market by Technology, Strategic Focus Report with... - Hitech News Daily.
Hackers Are Coming for the 2020 Election — And We’re Not Ready - Rolling Stone
Unplug and Plan a Getaway at McMenamins Edgefield Historic Hotel - That Oregon Life
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Yahoo Finance
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
Phoenix's new Lyft and Uber airport fees likely illegal, attorney general says - AZCentral
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
Killing with laughter: 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' opens at ACT - Albany Democrat Herald
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Deb Mayer’s full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket - Mainebiz
5G Is Here – but Portland Lawmakers are Concerned - 750 KXL
Google brings high-speed wifi to the remote community of Celilo Village - News Maven
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs - Federal Bureau of Investigation
PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
Planned Parenthood building health center on Division - Pamplin Media Group
Is 5G in Portland Yet? - 750 KXL
Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
Kids getting too much screen time? Bills focus on safety - Pamplin Media Group
Portland family Internet monitor lands $20M - Portland Business Journal
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Get Connected With Razorback Football in 2019 - Arkansas Razorbacks
Ascot: Pictures from Matchbook Clarence House Chase and Raceday 2020 - ASIATravelTips.com
Lyft to offer free charging to Portland Green Mode EV drivers - Electrek
A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
Daimler to make all-electric Freightliner trucks at converted Portland factory - Electrek
Cheaper in-flight Wi-Fi is coming - The Week
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
13 Stellar Beer Bars to Hit in Portland - Eater Portland
Public help asked for missing UO student - Pamplin Media Group
BurgerFi Opens First Restaurant in Portland - Restaurant News - QSR magazine
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Portland’s new electric buses run on wind energy, a first in US transit - Electrek
Hotly-contested meta-analysis suggests higher risk of death or amputation with paclitaxel DCBs - Vascular News
Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend - Eater Portland
The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t - The New York Times
How to watch ESPN Plus on your TV: What is it, what does it cost and what does it include? - MassLive.com
Winter Escapes - Willamette Week
Futel Phones: Free Calling For All is Reshaping the Vehicle For Reaching Out - The Bridge
Boingo Wins Record 10th Global Traveler Award for 'Best WiFi Service' - Business Wire
Who's Buying, Selling and Financing? - Hotel Business
Fare Capping: How it works in Portland - MassTransitMag.com
A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park for Portland Timbers and Thorns - Pro Soccer USA
Looking For a Place to Toke Up in Portland? Here Are Your (Few) Options - Willamette Week
Luxury tiny home hotel Slabtown Village preserves Portland history - KATU
Alaska Lounges In Portland & Anchorage Leaving Priority Pass - One Mile at a Time
Frontier internet and landline outage hits Gales Creek - Gales Creek Journal
Ian Ward '20 and Kate Lusignan '21 Revel in Local Journalism at Portland Paper - Bowdoin News
Rush Bowls Opens in Portland, Oregon - Restaurant News - QSR magazine
Tigard telecom inks 'transformational' deals with the U.S. military - Portland Business Journal
Former JonBenet Ramsey Photographer Accused Of Child Sex Abuse In Oregon - 750 KXL
This map has WiFi passwords for airports around the world - Considerable
Portland, Maine, considers ban on face recognition technology - SecurityInfoWatch
Coffee Shop Working Etiquette: Laptops, Ordering, When to Leave - Eater
Maine's rural libraries will continue to allow patrons to check out mobile wi-fi devices - Press Herald
Joseph Rose: Why stealing WiFi from a Bolt Bus on the highway is lame - OregonLive.com
Concerned Parents Press On Against Verizon Tower | Local News | Bend - The Source Weekly
Pettengill Farm Day celebrates rustic land's 200-year legacy in Freeport - Press Herald
Your video can ID you through walls with help of WiFi - EurekAlert
Roaming Charges: All the Pretty Missiles Are Going to Hell - CounterPunch
Portland-Vancouver ferry could become a reality - KOIN.com
One Maine City Is About To Get Free Wireless Internet For All - wcyy.com
Got WiFi? The FBI would like you to reboot your router - OregonLive.com
Perth Airport to Upgrade T1's Aerobridges - ASIATravelTips.com
You can rent the dreamiest treehouse in Portland on Airbnb (PHOTOS) | Mapped - Daily Hive
Google Fiber made 'tough decision' to pull service from Louisville - Courier Journal
XKCD, ‘Cryptic Wifi Networks’ - Security Boulevard
Delta Experiences Troubles with Free WiFi - AirlineGeeks.com
How Circle Media parlayed a partnership into $20M - Portland Business Journal
This app gives you quick and easy access to airport WiFi around the world - Lonely Planet Travel News
Researchers find security flaws in ‘Amazon’s Ring Video Doorbell Pro’ IoT device - Security Boulevard
Airbus Performs First Fully Automatic Vision-Based Take-Off - ASIATravelTips.com
CWT Appoints Scott Hace as Vice President - Enterprise Strategy - ASIATravelTips.com
Shaw's new home WiFi lets you take control of your family's screen time | Etcetera - Daily Hive
'Allagash' film has residents of a Maine town sick of their home being used for branding - WGME
Bluetooth, 5G and wireless technology — what are the health impacts? | TheHill - The Hill
I spent two weeks travelling in and around Seattle without a car. Here's what happened - CityMetric
Pools - World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in Chile 15-16 February 2020 - ASIATravelTips.com
Clear Your Head This Fall at These Breathtaking New England Escapes - Boston magazine
MEMS & Sensors Summit WiFi & LoRa Make Nice How to Blow A Recovery - EETimes - EE Times
Wi-Fi WPA3 Standard Fails Again as New ‘Dragonblood’ Bugs Found - Security Boulevard
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 4791. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 4791...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 14405566
Hint: Set your pages language with #language en processing instruction. See also HelpOnLanguages.
From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:
SipPhoneDirectory - Looks interesting, but also partly irrelevant, and outdated
From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:
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Write the WikiName ALWAYS in singular. Otherwise several pages to one topic will be created!