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 3295 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...
Largest Meeting Facilities in the Portland Metro Area - New York Business Journal
Jan 31, 2020 Largest Regional Meeting Facilities Out of the Portland Metro Area Ranked by Total - New York Business Journal
Industrial Hearables Market to Grow $2.04 Billion by 2026, at 37.6% CAGR: AMR - Benzinga
Skiing in Maine: Sunday River adds an unusual amenity - Press Herald
Check it out: Huge new Multnomah County library on the way? - Pamplin Media Group
An American on Quarantined Cruise Ship Describes Moment His Wife Was Diagnosed With Coronavirus - New York Magazine
Warriors 94, Kings 112: Taking care of business - Sactown Royalty
Tech traps for companies: What employers need to know - Mainebiz
back Trans-Cascadia Opens Registration for 2020 - Pinkbike.com
The Key to Supernaturally Creamy Sisig? A Little Thing Called “Pork Mayo” - Yahoo Lifestyle
Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels - Federal Bureau of Investigation
PJ Tucker Remembers the 'Tough' and 'Hard Working' Kobe Bryant - Yahoo Lifestyle
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.
10 Unspeakable Acts You Should Never Commit at Your Hotel Breakfast Buffet - Thrillist
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
Wi-Fi Chipsets (WIFI Chipsets) Market 2019 Business Opportunities by Leading Players, Incremental Revenue Growth and Trends Outlook to 2024 - Financial Broker
Huge Investment Opportunity In Mobile Hot Spot Router Market by 2026, Says Allied Market - Sound On Sound Fest
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
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
A card shark who ‘eats like s---’ and helps save lives: A collection of untold LeBron James stories - The Athletic
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs - Federal Bureau of Investigation
A Week At A University In New York, NY, That Costs $52,000 A Year - Refinery29
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
New Music To Know This Week: JAAS Gets That “Therapy,” Olivia Awbrey Is A Guitar God & More - Yahoo Lifestyle
Why women like me are shocked Harvey Weinstein was actually found guilty - Yahoo Lifestyle
Top-ranked Camping App Launches Offline Search - GlobeNewswire
Albums of 2020: Dream Wife - DIY Magazine
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Deb Mayer’s full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket - Mainebiz
Google brings high-speed wifi to the remote community of Celilo Village - News Maven
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
Planned Parenthood building health center on Division - Pamplin Media Group
Middle East's first Radisson Red hotel opens in Dubai – and it's pet friendly - The National
PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
5G Is Here – but Portland Lawmakers are Concerned - 750 KXL
Blount Acquires Portland, Oregon, Soup Plant - Restaurant News - QSR magazine
The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
5 reasons Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan should move to Oregon after quitting the royal game - oregonlive.com
Portland’s new electric buses run on wind energy, a first in US transit - Electrek
JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
Wounded deputy: ‘Overwhelming’ love, support helped recovery - KOIN.com
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
This cabin rental service is a game-changer for those who love nature - Mash Viral
Apex Legends Player Takes Over Airport Screen With PS4 While Waiting - Screen Rant
Get Connected With Razorback Football in 2019 - Arkansas Razorbacks
Is 5G in Portland Yet? - 750 KXL
Kids getting too much screen time? Bills focus on safety - Pamplin Media Group
Tech Tuesday—Online Shopping - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Portland family Internet monitor lands $20M - Portland Business Journal
Lyft to offer free charging to Portland Green Mode EV drivers - Electrek
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
BurgerFi Opens First Restaurant in Portland - Restaurant News - QSR magazine
Cheaper in-flight Wi-Fi is coming - The Week
I spent two weeks travelling in and around Seattle without a car. Here's what happened - CityMetric
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
Coffee Shop Working Etiquette: Laptops, Ordering, When to Leave - Eater
Wi-Fi At UConn's Gampel Pavilion Now Has 'Full Connectivity' - Mansfield, CT Patch
Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend - Eater Portland
Daimler to make all-electric Freightliner trucks at converted Portland factory - Electrek
How to watch ESPN Plus on your TV: What is it, what does it cost and what does it include? - MassLive.com
13 Stellar Beer Bars to Hit in Portland - Eater Portland
With 5G comes great potential and great fear as Spokane is among the first to get the new technology - Pacific Northwest Inlander
The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t - The New York Times
Can You Email Me Now? Half of Americans Lie to Their Boss About Having Wifi on Vacation: Survey - PEOPLE Great Ideas
Boingo Wins Record 10th Global Traveler Award for 'Best WiFi Service' - Business Wire
Who’s Buying, Selling and Financing? - Hotel Business
Thompson: An inside look at Warriors rookie Eric Paschall's All-Star weekend and how he got there - The Athletic
Two airports fly higher than Sea-Tac, which falls to third in new analysis of best free Wi-Fi - GeekWire
Futel Phones: Free Calling For All is Reshaping the Vehicle For Reaching Out - The Bridge
Alaska Lounges In Portland & Anchorage Leaving Priority Pass - One Mile at a Time
Pete Carroll Show: WiFi failure gave Seahawks tense moment during final seconds of 49ers-Falcons - MyNorthwest.com
Ian Ward '20 and Kate Lusignan '21 Revel in Local Journalism at Portland Paper - Bowdoin News
A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park for Portland Timbers and Thorns - Pro Soccer USA
How To See Who Uses Your Wi-Fi? - Ubergizmo
Former Aloha High teacher convicted in child pornography case - OregonLive
Luxury tiny home hotel Slabtown Village preserves Portland history - KATU
Looking For a Place to Toke Up in Portland? Here Are Your (Few) Options - Willamette Week
Tigard telecom inks 'transformational' deals with the U.S. military - Portland Business Journal
Maine's rural libraries will continue to allow patrons to check out mobile wi-fi devices - Press Herald
Portland's Wi-Fi network coming down - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Winter Escapes - Willamette Week
Presidential Rollout Tour - Portland - January 29 at 6–8:30 p.m. - Gustavus Adolphus College News
Joseph Rose: Why stealing WiFi from a Bolt Bus on the highway is lame - OregonLive.com
Turmoil for the ILWU over law suit - WorldCargo News
Former JonBenet Ramsey Photographer Accused Of Child Sex Abuse In Oregon - 750 KXL
Where to Coffice in Portland Third-Wave coffee shops are making it hard to set up - Willamette Week
Pettengill Farm Day celebrates rustic land's 200-year legacy in Freeport - Press Herald
How Mesh Networks and Crypto Can Fill the Rural Broadband Gap - Breaker magazine
New wifi service at USM coming in Febuary - The - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
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
All hits ever? Since when?
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