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:
http://pdxwifimap.com/portland-wifi-list Printable list of Personal Telco hotspots that links to a map.
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 3238 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 Oregon & Southwest Washington Retirement Communities - New York Business Journal
10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Red Sox consider future games with free entry for kids - Press Herald
Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids - Willamette Week
McLeod Software creates AI Truck Racing League for understanding machine learning - The Trucker
Clay Henry's Top 10 Keys: Arkansas vs. Portland State - WholeHogSports
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
Deb Mayer’s full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
WalkWise Helps Seniors Walk...Wisely - Silicon Prairie News
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket - Mainebiz
Portland family Internet monitor lands $20M - Portland Business Journal
Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend - Eater Portland
5G Is Here – but Portland Lawmakers are Concerned - 750 KXL
A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park for Portland Timbers and Thorns - Pro Soccer USA
Things to do in Missoula - The Washington Post
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
Do we need warnings on Wi-Fi? - Street Roots News
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
A return to days of old: Portland developers pitch boardinghouses as affordable housing - Press Herald
Portland-Vancouver ferry could become a reality - KOIN.com
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Hillsboro releases prices for proposed HiLight internet utility - Pamplin Media Group
Lyft to offer free charging to Portland Green Mode EV drivers - Electrek
The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
Some Cougar fans with Pac-12 Network won’t get WSU game on TV - 247Sports
Hillsboro Launches Free WiFi - 750 KXL
SmartRG leader talks new ownership - Portland Business Journal
Daimler to make all-electric Freightliner trucks at converted Portland factory - Electrek
Tigard telecom inks 'transformational' deals with the U.S. military - Portland Business Journal
Portland would add Wi-Fi to lampposts as part of $8.5 million project to upgrade lighting - Press Herald
Social services director's firing part of larger turnover in Portland City Hall - Press Herald
Portland’s new electric buses run on wind energy, a first in US transit - Electrek
Get Connected With Razorback Football in 2019 - Arkansas Razorbacks
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
Former Aloha High teacher convicted in child pornography case - OregonLive
Amtrak Flash Sale - Portland To Boston $17 - b985.fm
Maine Is the Best-Ever Vacation Spot - Bon Appetit
Maine's rural libraries will continue to allow patrons to check out mobile wi-fi devices - Press Herald
Dozens of Portland streetlights stay dark amid contract dispute with CMP - Press Herald
Luxury tiny home hotel Slabtown Village preserves Portland history - KATU
Ruckus Networks R750 Access Point Now Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 - ACROFAN USA
Smoke Legally in Portland, Oregon, at These Cannabis-Friendly Attractions - Leafly
16 Best Hotels in Portland, OR - Condé Nast Traveler
Metro seeks more money from towns to fuel Breez bus service - Press Herald
Looking For a Place to Toke Up in Portland? Here Are Your (Few) Options - Willamette Week
Little Giant market to become all-day cafe - WGME
New internet service increases access in rural downeast Maine - Mainebiz
Former JonBenet Ramsey Photographer Accused Of Child Sex Abuse In Oregon - 750 KXL
The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t - The New York Times
Futel Phones: Free Calling For All is Reshaping the Vehicle For Reaching Out - The Bridge
Flash-bang lawsuit; Court appearance for woman accused of killing brother: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, Aug. 6 - OregonLive
Joseph Rose: Why stealing WiFi from a Bolt Bus on the highway is lame - OregonLive.com
With hiking, fishing and biking, there are plenty of reasons to Missoula, Montana - Chron.com
Frontier internet and landline outage hits Gales Creek - Gales Creek Journal
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
Circle Media Labs Announces Circle® Home Plus - The Most Comprehensive and Simple Online Screen Time Management Solution for WiFi-Connected and Mobile Devices - PRNewswire
Editorial endorsements 2019: Voters’ best picks for Portland School Board - Scott, DePass, Kohnstamm and Lowery - OregonLive.com
Check out Portland's first retail space built from shipping containers - Mainebiz
'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
United hopes to make Wi-Fi free, faster - San Francisco Chronicle
Google Fiber made 'tough decision' to pull service from Louisville - Courier Journal
13 Stellar Beer Bars to Hit in Portland - Eater Portland
Study Makes Case for High-Speed Rail in Pacific Northwest - Next City
Hurry, JetBlue Has $20 Flights All Over the Country This Fall - Thrillist
Uber is testing PIN-based pickup at the Portland airport - Engadget
Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Bell suspended over $15 candle prank: Report - OregonLive
Portland using street lights to expand public Wi-Fi - Bangor Daily News
WoodSpring Suites Arrives in Oregon; More Openings Out West... - Hotel Business
Car passenger attempts knife attack on man biking in rural Washington County - BikePortland.org
Largest Regional Out-of-Metro-Area Meeting Facilities - New York Business Journal
Choosing an Internet service provider: Tips for cord-cutters - OregonLive.com
21 Spontaneous Day Trips From Portland You Need To Go On This Winter - Narcity
Cheaper in-flight Wi-Fi is coming - The Week
Paine Field Airport: what to eat, what to do, how to get around - Curbed Seattle
Flying Alaska out of Paine Field proves pain-free - Runway Girl Network
New wifi service at USM coming in Febuary - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
Amazon Prime Day is a bonanza for porch pirates too - Press Herald
Momentum builds for carfree river ferry service between Portland and Vancouver - BikePortland.org
Ian Ward '20 and Kate Lusignan '21 Revel in Local Journalism at Portland Paper - Bowdoin News
A Guide to Some of the Newest and Lesser-Known Alternative Living Options in Oregon - Willamette Week
Portland’s favorite coffee: The top 10 places to work remotely - Portland Business Journal
First Look: Halsey-Weidler couplet in Gateway updated with protected bikeways and more - BikePortland.org
How Circle Media parlayed a partnership into $20M - Portland Business Journal
Stop Working From Coffee Shops and Start Working From Bars - Thrillist
Portland Timbers Owner: MLS Fan Experience Unlike Other Pro Sports - SportTechie
The Laundromat Is Hot! - The New York Times
Comcast WiFi Passwords Disclosed - 750 KXL
Underclocking a baseband chip creates a stealth wifi channel - Boing Boing
Portland startup announces deal with T-Mobile, eyes Series B - Portland Business Journal
First of its kind emergency "Prep Hub" to be designed, built and installed in Portland - KATU
Why are people opposed to future 5G wireless service - WUSA9.com
Why Every Home Needs The Google WiFi System - Patch.com
New Credit Card Gives You Free Southwest Wifi - InsideFlyer
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
No Home Birth for Meghan Markle -- Palace Confirms She Was Driven to the Hospital in Secret to Deliver Baby Sussex - The Cheat Sheet
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 4122. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 4122...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 13896532
Hint: Search for multiple words, just like Google. See also HelpOnSearching.
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