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 3543 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 wants to be America's most prominent smart city - Morning Brew
Oregon Business - Ookla® Names Xfinity The Fastest Internet Provider In Oregon - Oregon Business
LS Networks Announces Entry into Residential Market - PR Newswire
Wi-Fi 6 Market to Reach $64.12 Billion by 2031: Allied Market Research - GlobeNewswire
Community Calendar: Oct. 7-14 - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
What to Expect Fall Term 2022 - Portland State University
Operators use drones, open roaming to aid in Hurricane Ian recovery - FierceWireless
Power shutoffs begin Friday as Western Oregon, SW Wash. face critical fire danger - KATU
Marek's Take: Verizon shouldn't underestimate Comcast's 5G moves - FierceWireless
Fidium Fiber expansion in Maine includes Lewiston, Auburn in 2023 - Lewiston Sun Journal
Low-income Oregon households eligible for high-speed internet discount through federal program - OregonLive
'Ghosts' Season 2 Will Screen In Theaters For Real Ghosts - UPROXX
Portland’s ongoing response to the digital divide - Oregon Public Broadcasting
Fidium Fiber Internet Bringing Gigabit Speeds to 150000 Mainers - Business Wire
Overnight Amtrak ride: What I wish I packed, glad I brought - Insider
Biden administration to release $45 billion for nationwide internet - Press Herald
Tri-Cities Locals Share Best Trick-Or-Treat Spots For 2022 - newstalk870.am
Who Needs Wi-Fi? Off-Grid Can Be a Draw for Vacation Rentals - Portland Monthly
Join the tiny home vacation nation | Hotels & Resorts - eTurboNews | eTN
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Acquires FastMesh Internet, Adding Wireless Residential WiFi Services to Fast-Growing Broadband Network - Business Wire
Oregon Business - High-Speed Internet Access Unlocks Communities' Potential - Oregon Business
Portland communities benefit from free Wi-Fi hotspots - Jamaica Gleaner
Fidium Fiber to Bring Service to Over 150,000 Maine residents - Broadband Communities
Wearable Computing Market 2021: Expeditious Growth Expected in Coming Years | Allied Market Research - EIN News
Update #41: The Carew Country Road Trip From Brooklyn, Across the US and Back - Brooklyn Reader
Portland Downtown Central Library Will Close for Three Months in August - The Portland Mercury
Industrial Hearables Market Report 2022, COVID-19 Impact, Market Trends, Share, Size and Forecast Till 2030 - EIN News
Storm Damage on Portland's Peaks Island Shutters Businesses - NECN
Comcast Introduces Additional Efforts to Increase Participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program - Comcast Corporation
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
Inter Miami CF Assists in Providing WiFi to 500 Palm Beach County Students and Their Families - Inter Miami CF
Mayor announces launch of free outdoor Wi-Fi service in Russell neighborhood - LouisvilleKy.gov
Verizon's home internet service will reach 20 million thanks to big 5G upgrade - CNET
CenturyLink vs. Xfinity: Which Is Better for Your Home Broadband? - CNET
YOUR SUNDAY READING LIST: Success for Portland Street Response, Monica Lewinsky's Coffee Cake, and Help for the Bong Clumsy - The Portland Mercury
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
US internet outages jump in early May - S&P Global
Consolidated Communications markets Fidium Fiber internet in Maine as FTTH builds continue - LightWave Online
Hotels to Book for a Trip to Portland - Travel + Leisure
Speedway Motorsports Extends Agreement with Onward Technology to Provide FansFirst WiFi on NASCAR Cup... - Speedway Digest
Portland City Officials Accidentally Send Hacker $1.4 Million - PCMag
CNY man used WIFI at Cicero Walmart where he worked to trade child pornography, feds say - syracuse.com
PSU enters Portland's food scene with Viking House Bar & Grill - Portland State University
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Mara Marluke - Portland State University
T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet footprint is getting a lot bigger with a data capped version - FierceWireless
School districts buy into CBRS, Wi-Fi for affordable broadband - FierceWireless
Portland State celebrates Oregon Tribal Student Grant - Portland State University
Don’t wait until Prime Early Access Sale to get these great deals live on Amazon now - KOIN.com
Best Internet Providers in San Francisco - CNET
Shady Pines, Portland's All-Vegan Food Cart Pod, Has Closed Permanently - Eater Portland
Portland State named one of America's best employers - Portland State University
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater Portland
Top 20 Things to Do in Portland, OR - Fodor's Travel
Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot: 5 things you need to know before buying - Digital Trends
Medevac, Other Helicopters May Be Grounded in 5G Rollout - Government Technology
Update on tragic shooting: A very sad day for Portland State - Portland State University
Ziply debuts 2-gig, 5-gig internet tiers in 60 cities - FierceTelecom
Wi-Fi 6 is here: The 3 biggest advantages of upgrading your business network - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - The Business Journals
Washington Border Discount - Portland State University
Intel could give us Wi-Fi 7 devices long before Apple gets around to it - Digital Trends
What is a whole-home mesh Wi-Fi network, and do you need one? - Digital Trends
Charter's Wi-Fi provides speed boost for Spectrum Mobile subs - FierceWireless
Canada: Outage leaves many without mobile, internet service - KGW.com
Comcast expands and upgrades broadband network across New Mexico - The Business Journals
Consolidated Communications bringing gigabit internet service to 100000 local homes - The Business Journals
The key to fixing your bad Wi-Fi connection may finally be here - Digital Trends
Ziply Fiber Wifi Name Generator - Release Your Internal Superhero to Update Your WiFi Name - Popular Mechanics
Portland State University to Offer Undergraduate In-state Tuition Rates to all Registered Members of the 574 Federally Recognized Tribes - Portland State University
PSU secures $2.1M grant to expand data-driven research, training - Portland State University
PSU Opera program names new director - Portland State University
This Android tablet uses the internet without Wi-Fi or a SIM card - Digital Trends
Oregon’s first satellite launched into orbit - Portland State University
Celebrating the Class of 2022 - Portland State University
Portland State names new Assistant Vice President for Equity and Compliance - Portland State University
Grant County hopes free internet will convince higher-tech workers to stick around - Oregon Public Broadcasting
Ziply Fiber Internet Review: So Far, So Good - CNET
Comcast Business introduces advanced Wi-Fi gateway - FierceWireless
Sarah Williams named director of PSU Community Counseling Clinic - Portland State University
DOJ lawyers, Portland police union president discuss best practices for body cameras - Police News
COMCAST EXPANDING SERVICE TERRITORY, BRINGING FULL SUITE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO SILVERTON, OREGON - Yahoo Finance
Portland State Magazine and PSU Foundation win three international awards - Portland State University
Wi-Fi 7 will bring 33 Gbps speeds to your home in 2023 - Digital Trends
Super fast 10Gbps internet edges one step closer to your home - Digital Trends
Ryan Bass Named Interim Chief Information Officer - Portland State University
Fixed wireless customers give high NPS scores to the service — Entner - FierceWireless
T-Mobile's FWA offers easy set-up — Industry Voices: Jack Gold - FierceWireless
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
PSU joins Here for Portland effort to support downtown businesses - Portland State University
Google Fiber could soon be your new ISP — if you live in these states - Tom's Guide
COVID-19 Employee Testing - Portland State University
T-Mobile sticks it to 'Big Internet' in latest 'un-carrier' move - FierceWireless
Jax-based tech startup IQ Fiber launches internet service on eve of first anniversary - The Business Journals
PSU brings light, art to Portland Winter Light Festival - Portland State University
AT&T bundles Wi-Fi, HBO Max in connected car data plans - FierceWireless
New PSU study examines effectiveness of tiny pod villages as alternative shelter for people experiencing homelessness - Portland State University
Sea Life Park installs Sun Global Broadband Wi-Fi system to enhance 'digital experience' - The Business Journals
CenturyLink Home Internet Review: Say No to DSL, But Yes to Quantum Fiber - CNET
Could 5G Home Internet Be the Solution to Your Broadband Needs? - CNET
Wi-Fi 7 and Beyond - Wi-Fi's Continuing Evolution - FierceWireless
Oh great, new malware lets hackers hijack your Wi-Fi router - Digital Trends
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 10023. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 10023...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 17536056
Hint: Search for multiple words, just like Google. See also HelpOnSearching.
From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:
BoardMeeting - looks old/irrelevant.
From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:
No quotes on NeedsCoded.
From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:
Set in UserPreferences the language to "English" then also your Emails are in English.