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://map.personaltelco.net/print.php Printable list that doesn't link 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 3318 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’s pandemic-era apartment buildings: Tenants win with rent incentives, but gyms may go away - OregonLive
Portland General Electric Jumps Into Virtual Power Plant Business - Greentech Media News
Annarosa Witman, Portland; Grandparents still present, even after they're gone - Press Herald
Local libraries 'checking out' an online prescence - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
PSU unveils Fall Flex format for 2020 return - KOIN.com
Planned Parenthood opens East Portland Health Center - Pamplin Media Group
A Quick-Hit Guide to Black-Owned Cannabusinesses in Oregon - Willamette Week
Briefs - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
Professional Analysis of How COVID-19 is Impacting the WiFi Mobile Phone Market (2020-2024) - Jewish Life News
Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - OregonLive
America's most affordable THC wax, oil, and hash of 2020 - Leafly
WiFi Analytics Solution Market Overall Study Report 2026 with Top Key Players CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Fortinet, Inc., ARRIS INTERNATIONAL PLC. - Jewish Life News
Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
Decompress with a getaway at Leaping Lamb Farm - KOIN.com
Portland schools to roll out online learning program amid coronavirus pandemic - KGW.com
Study-from-car hotspots offered to Maine schools - Press Herald
WiFi Outlets and Plugs Market to 2023 Top Player Profiles – Bull, Haier, Broadlink, ON, MI, ORICO, ORVIBO, TOWE - Cole of Duty
Oregon Education head praises school districts' efforts during unprecedented move to distance learning - KGW.com
Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
Residence Life approves over 300 students to stay on campus - The Beacon
Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
Some Pierce Transit public buses doubling as WiFi hotspots in rural areas - KING5.com
Multnomah County libraries closed; late fees waived - KGW.com
The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
Coronavirus real-time updates: More tests coming to Oregon - KGW.com
Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
Over 300 new WiFi hotspots are coming to Washington | Urbanized - Daily Hive
Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: What's Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
Internet, cable companies won't shut off service to those who can't pay during outbreak - Bangor Daily News
Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
Despite closure, Brunswick library still offering some services - Press Herald
JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
New Push in Vt. to Ensure Web Connectivity During COVID-19 Crisis - NECN
Bad WiFi is slowing you down. Fix yours without spending a dime. - The Washington Post
With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
Retro Motels Are Having Their Moment This Summer - Thrillist
Saving the safety net: A closer look at Central City Concern - Portland Business Journal
Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order - OregonLive
Internet, phone companies to halt late fees, disconnections - Pamplin Media Group
Portland Public Schools Closer To Moving Classes Online - 750 KXL
39 Reported Cases In Oregon, Brown Considering Bar, Restaurant Closures - OPB News
School superintendent says many help make remote learning possible - Press Herald
Readers respond: An opportunity for year-round schooling - oregonlive.com
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
Cox, Dominion suspend WiFi, power disconnections for overdue bills amid coronavirus outbreak - WFXRtv.com
Busting The Myth Of 'Pre-Installed WiFi' In Multifamily Buildings - Bisnow
Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
Bangor turns to fundraising so all students can have internet access - Bangor Daily News
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
CenturyLink suspends data limits, waives late fees, service terminations during coronavirus crisis - OregonLive
Stranded in Peru amid virus pandemic, Mainers plead: 'Come and get us' - Bangor Daily News
Cancel your Spectrum cable or internet? New policy means you may still have to pay - WGME
5 reasons Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan should move to Oregon after quitting the royal game - oregonlive.com
Undocumented during COVID-19: 'Dreamer' discusses her fears and uncertainty - KGW.com
Coronavirus Will Test WiFi Networks, Make 5G More Popular - Bisnow
Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19 - The Portland Mercury
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Announces Statewide School Closures - OPB News
Should stay-at-home restrictions be lifted for rural Oregon? - KGW.com
As Oregon Schools Roll Out Distance Learning, Some Students May Be Left Behind - OPB News
Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why - OregonLive
Portland Chromebook Pickup From April 9-10 And April 13-17 | Portland, OR - Patch.com
PPS distance learning plan an ‘Apollo 13 moment’ - KOIN.com
Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
Maine CDC reports 38 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths - Press Herald
A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
Local schools stay shuttered until June, virtual learning continues - Press Herald
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Resources for parents trying to keep their kids learning and engaged - KGW.com
There is a good chance your internet will go out during the Coronavirus outbreak but it will be OK - Ladders
Family seeks answers to lingering questions in the aftermath of Owen Klinger’s death - OregonLive
South Portland Public Schools close - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
Wireless Connectivity Technology Market Expected to Hit $128.47 Billion by 2026, at 12.6% CAGR - GlobeNewswire
Coronavirus forces cancellations throughout Lakes Region - Press Herald
Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security - TechCrunch
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
Marcola School District makes quick transition to online teaching - KGW.com
Unequal access to learning, a fall without students and another MOOC moment? - Inside Higher Ed
What You Need to Know About Wifi 6E - Lifehacker
Boingo Wireless (WIFI) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript - The Motley Fool
Wireless connectivity tech industry to reach $128.47 billion globally by 2026 - report - Light Reading
Guest Column - Press Herald
Borrowed laptops and bad WiFi: How the NFL is adapting to an online draft - SB Nation
European Bus Service Launches in Pacific Northwest This Month, Promising a $10 Trip From Portland to Seattle - Willamette Week
Drive-thru hotspots bring free WiFi to Ellensburg residents - YakTriNews KAPP-KVEW
Parents, teachers to make adjustments as DOE recommends schools stay closed for year - WGME
Portland's Mullet Hall logs on to free Wi-Fi pilot - Jamaica Gleaner
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Local schools extend closure - Press Herald
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
How to Find the Login Page on Public Wifi - Lifehacker
Portland's Best Coffee Shops With WiFi - Thrillist
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 5773. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 5773...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 14856067
Hint: Edit the FortuneCookies page to display randomly selected wisdom here.
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)>>:
Hint: you can search for multiple words, just like Google. See also HelpOnSearching.