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 Street Roots ( NodeStreetRoots )
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 3438 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...
Thousands of students at two Portland-area schools in quarantine - KGW.com
In Portland, the Sharing Economy Comes for the Home Office Space - Portland Monthly
Crestline to manage AC Hotels scheme in New England - TOPHOTELNEWS
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Can a mobile company meet your home broadband needs? - CNET
Long Island dad begs for return of daughter who vanished on road trip - New York Post
Auburn resident opens coworking space - Gold Country Media
Tens of thousands lose internet in Oregon, connection could take weeks to return - KGW.com
5 Best Office Rental Space in Portland, OR - Kev's Best
Comcast says 76,000 still without internet service in Oregon; fixing localized outages may take a week or more - OregonLive
Spectrum internet outage hits thousands of customers in Maine and New Hampshire - Press Herald
You can apply now for $50 off your monthly internet bill under pandemic relief program - OregonLive
Best internet provider in Portland 2021: Top ISPs - ZDNet
Comcast says 125000 Oregon customers still without internet, mostly because of power outages - OregonLive
Skull Session: Ohio Stadium Tries to Smooth Things Out, Urban's Staying in Jacksonville, Scary Terry Tries His - Eleven Warriors
How to Stay Close to Grandkids Who Have a Busy Schedule - The New York Times
Gabby Petito biography: 13 things about Blue Point, New York woman - Conan Daily
CenturyLink vs. Comcast Xfinity: Which is better for your home internet? - CNET
Hillsboro launches HiLight, aspiring to build Oregon’s largest city-run internet service - OregonLive
Comcast says Oregon internet outages now stand at 20,000 from last weekend’s storms - OregonLive
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Portland Timbers - Minnesota United FC
Biden wants local governments to provide broadband internet. Could they compete with Comcast and Verizon? - pressherald.com
Here’s how to protect yourself when using public wi-fi - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Is 5G home internet the answer to your broadband needs? - CNET
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
Mills makes push for another $30 million for broadband internet in Maine - Press Herald
8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses - Portland Monthly
The Right Place at the Right Time: Portland Got a Gucci Store, Baby!!! - The Portland Mercury
Building a publicly owned internet system across Multnomah County is probably too expensive - OPB News
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
Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map - PCMag
The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet - WIRED
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
A Former Comcast Employee Explains Why Low-Income WiFi Packages Aren't Helping Students - BuzzFeed News
Mainers using Elon Musk's satellite internet say it's no silver bullet for rural access - Bangor Daily News
Google Fiber secures office, retail space in West Des Moines ahead of internet launch - Des Moines Register
Eugene library groups' campaign looks to 'Connect Community' with 300 Wi-Fi hotspots - The Register-Guard
Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade - Portland Monthly
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Mom of missing Florida girl, 22, pleads for help to find her daughter - Daily Mail
New lodging options continue opening in Portland - Travel Portland
Widespread Maine Internet Outage - b985.fm
Verizon expands 5G to more cities | About Verizon - Verizon Communications
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - KGW.com
25 Amazing Pools at Bucolic Berkshire County Airbnb Rentals - Live 95.9
CenturyLink home internet: Find a fiber price that's mighty nice - CNET
Norwich to provide free Wi-Fi hotspots to areas without good internet access - WTNH.com
Trail Blazers’ Rookie CJ Elleby Adjusts to NBA Life - Blazer's Edge
Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools - The Washington Spectator
Comcast and HGTV Team Up to Launch Lift Zone Makeovers - Business Wire
Largest Retirement Communities in Oregon & SW Washington - Portland Business Journal - New York Business Journal
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
Searsport wants to bring high-speed internet to every house in town - Bangor Daily News
Why Is It So Hard to Say Goodbye to New York City? - The New York Times
The New Dawn of Connectivity - School Transportation News
Spectrum hiring 200 employees for Portland call center - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Travel Tech Fails — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Multnomah County to reopen 5 libraries on June 1 - KGW.com
WES commuter rail costs TriMet $108 per passenger - KGW.com
– For rural Mainers seeking broadband solutions, is Starlink the answer? - Press Herald
Unico Properties, Connectivity Wireless team up to bring cell coverage to US Bancorp Tower - Connected Real Estate Magazine
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Minnesota United FC
T-Mobile Home Internet Review - PCMag
Mom of missing Florida woman, 22, pleads for help to find her daughter - News Chant USA
Quinnipiac will cut off internet access for students who refuse to get vaccinated - Bangor Daily News
Game Guide: MNUFC vs. Houston Dynamo - Minnesota United FC
Best wireless router of 2021 - KOIN.com
T-Mobile Starts Showing Where Its Good 5G Is - Droid Life
Wireless Taxes: Cell Phone Tax Rates by State - Tax Foundation
Moxy Portland Downtown Brings Style, Fun, And Affordability To The City Of Roses - Forbes
Interstate Bridge Replacement program selects Community Advisory Group members - Access Washington
Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network - Light Reading
Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego in Oregon Sold - Hotel News Resource
Dad of Gabby Petito says 'he will do anything to find her' after she vanished on trip with fiance - Daily Mail
Is your home wi-fi struggling to do all you’re asking of it? Here’s what to do - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Wi-Fi as a Service Market Predicted to Garner $12.21 Billion by 2027, Claims Allied Market - GlobeNewswire
Patients Visitors | Maine Medical Center | Portland, ME - MaineHealth
Police: Unlawful assembly declared in downtown Portland after sergeant assaulted; 2 arrested - KPTV.com
Atomic Data Suite Level Announced - Minnesota United FC
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
Rangoon Bistro's Alex Saw on Myanmar's Military Takeover - Portland Monthly
New government program offers $50 off monthly internet bill for eligible households: Here’s how to apply - KFOR Oklahoma City
Internet speeds up in Oregon cities, but rural areas still lag - OregonLive.com
As Oregon Locks Down Again, Has the Chance to Open Schools Slipped Away? - Portland Monthly
Hillsboro Boys & Girls Club receives $50K for renovations - Pamplin Media Group
2021 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100 - Broadband Communities
Portland Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More - The Manual
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected "Lift Zone" at Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center - redlakenationnews.com
Editorial | When property comes before people, a crisis boils over in Southern Oregon - Street Roots News
Amtrak Business Class Is Worth the Splurge—Here Are 3 Reasons Why - Condé Nast Traveler
Ray Ozzie’s cellular IoT startup Blues Wireless raises $22M from Bill Gates and others - GeekWire
Auton Achieves Field Trial Success of Its Connected Car Technology - Business Wire
Broadband for All – Eugene Weekly - Eugene Weekly
Portland's Circle Media lands $20M from T-Mobile (Nasdaq: TMUS), NETGEAR - Portland Business Journal - Portland Business Journal
Personal Telco Project: A Case Study in Community Connectivity - EFF
Wi-Fi Hot Spots Help Homeless Get Back on Their Feet - U.S. News & World Report
Mass closures have left Portland with more empty restaurant spaces - Bangor Daily News
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