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 3231 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...
A return to days of old: Portland developers pitch boardinghouses as affordable housing - Press Herald
Get Connected With Razorback Football in 2019 - Arkansas Razorbacks
Ian Ward '20 and Kate Lusignan '21 Revel in Local Journalism at Portland Paper - Bowdoin News
Dozens of Portland streetlights stay dark amid contract dispute with CMP - Press Herald
Flash-bang lawsuit; Court appearance for woman accused of killing brother: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, Aug. 6 - OregonLive
Portland Timbers Owner: MLS Fan Experience Unlike Other Pro Sports - SportTechie
Cheaper in-flight Wi-Fi is coming - The Week
Cities track citizens' sentiment through social media - Axios
The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
Delta to shift all Tokyo flights from Narita to Haneda in 2020 - Business Traveller
WiFi Home Router Market 2014 | Outlook, Growth By Top Companies... - Innovative Reports
Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids - Willamette Week
Delta Will Become Tokyo Haneda’s Largest US Carrier - Simple Flying
Deb Mayer's full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
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
5G Is Here – but Portland Lawmakers are Concerned - 750 KXL
Mill Creek Announces Grand Opening of Modera Edgewater | MH PRO - Multihousing Pro magazine
Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend - Eater Portland
Portland family Internet monitor lands $20M - Portland Business Journal
A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park for Portland Timbers and Thorns - Pro Soccer USA
Meet the multi-format store - Grocery Dive
Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket - Mainebiz
Hillsboro Launches Free WiFi - 750 KXL
Hillsboro releases prices for proposed HiLight internet utility - Pamplin Media Group
Do we need warnings on Wi-Fi? - Street Roots News
Portland-Vancouver ferry could become a reality - KOIN.com
Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News
Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
New wifi service at USM coming in Febuary - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
Tigard telecom inks 'transformational' deals with the U.S. military - Portland Business Journal
Luxury tiny home hotel Slabtown Village preserves Portland history - KATU
Maine's rural libraries will continue to allow patrons to check out mobile wi-fi devices - Press Herald
Social services director's firing part of larger turnover in Portland City Hall - Press Herald
Amtrak Flash Sale - Portland To Boston $17 - b985.fm
Frontier internet and landline outage hits Gales Creek - Gales Creek Journal
New internet service increases access in rural downeast Maine - Mainebiz
What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
Portland would add Wi-Fi to lampposts as part of $8.5 million project to upgrade lighting - Press Herald
Metro seeks more money from towns to fuel Breez bus service - Press Herald
Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
16 Best Hotels in Portland, OR - Condé Nast Traveler
Winners and Losers: The Non-Dame Blazers Get Their Shine - The Ringer
Looking For a Place to Toke Up in Portland? Here Are Your (Few) Options - Willamette Week
Futel Phones: Free Calling For All is Reshaping the Vehicle For Reaching Out - The Bridge
Maine Is the Best-Ever Vacation Spot - Bon Appetit
Teens who spray-painted school with racist, homophobic slurs caught through WiFi info - KOKI FOX 23
Rails, Trails & Ales: exploring beer in Eugene, Oregon - What's Brewing BC
Circle Media Labs Announces Circle® Home Plus - The Most Comprehensive and Simple Online Screen Time Management Solution for WiFi-Connected and Mobile Devices - PRNewswire
Former JonBenet Ramsey Photographer Accused Of Child Sex Abuse In Oregon - 750 KXL
Google Fiber made 'tough decision' to pull service from Louisville - Courier Journal
Check out Portland's first retail space built from shipping containers - Mainebiz
WoodSpring Suites Arrives in Oregon; More Openings Out West... - Hotel Business
Crony hire of embattled ex-tech chief of the city leaves $200K gig after WiFi failure - New York Daily News
Editorial endorsements 2019: Voters' best picks for Portland School Board - Scott, DePass, Kohnstamm and Lowery - OregonLive.com
Bluetooth, 5G and wireless technology — what are the health impacts? | TheHill - The Hill
13 Stellar Beer Bars to Hit in Portland - Eater Portland
Little Giant market to become all-day cafe - WGME
Study Makes Case for High-Speed Rail in Pacific Northwest - Next City
21 Spontaneous Day Trips From Portland You Need To Go On This Winter - Narcity
Joseph Rose: Why stealing WiFi from a Bolt Bus on the highway is lame - OregonLive.com
NetGear, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages - Mayfield Recorder
Why are people opposed to future 5G wireless service - WUSA9.com
Portland using street lights to expand public Wi-Fi - Bangor Daily News
Uber is testing PIN-based pickup at the Portland airport - Engadget
Momentum builds for carfree river ferry service between Portland and Vancouver - BikePortland.org
One Maine City Is About To Get Free Wireless Internet For All - wcyy.com
Portland’s new electric buses run on wind energy, a first in US transit - Electrek
Amazon Prime Day is a bonanza for porch pirates too - Press Herald
Car passenger attempts knife attack on man biking in rural Washington County - BikePortland.org
Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border - KXAN.com
Comcast WiFi Passwords Disclosed - 750 KXL
Daimler to make all-electric Freightliner trucks at converted Portland factory - Electrek
Flying Alaska out of Paine Field proves pain-free - Runway Girl Network
Got WiFi? The FBI would like you to reboot your router - OregonLive.com
How Circle Media parlayed a partnership into $20M - Portland Business Journal
Verizon activates 5G internet service in 4 cities - Press Herald
Lawmakers propose bill to study, share potential health risks of Wi-Fi radiation for kids at schools - KPTV.com
Choosing an Internet service provider: Tips for cord-cutters - OregonLive.com
13 Hidden Spots to Eat and Drink in Portland - Eater Portland
The Dream of Social Smoking Is Alive at Flight Lounge - Willamette Week
'Allagash' film has residents of a Maine town sick of their home being used for branding - WGME
A Guide to Some of the Newest and Lesser-Known Alternative Living Options in Oregon - Willamette Week
Stop Working From Coffee Shops and Start Working From Bars - Thrillist
First of its kind emergency "Prep Hub" to be designed, built and installed in Portland - KATU
First Look: Halsey-Weidler couplet in Gateway updated with protected bikeways and more - BikePortland.org
Why Every Home Needs The Google WiFi System - Patch.com
The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t - The New York Times
Portland's city manager will reorganize top staff as he deals with vacancies - Press Herald
Portland’s favorite coffee: The top 10 places to work remotely - Portland Business Journal
Hurry, JetBlue Has $20 Flights All Over the Country This Fall - Thrillist
WiFi-enabled smart kiosks with touch screens could be coming to Portland, mayor says - GeekWire
Federal judge finds state law governing who is an 'engineer' violates free speech - OregonLive
With new headquarters near Portland waterfront almost done, Wex is coming home - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
5G, Huawei, Trump’s trade war: Why the wireless network isn’t here yet, explained - Vox.com
Golden State Warriors' Jordan Bell suspended over $15 candle prank: Report - OregonLive
No Home Birth for Meghan Markle -- Palace Confirms She Was Driven to the Hospital in Secret to Deliver Baby Sussex - The Cheat Sheet
Paine Field Airport: what to eat, what to do, how to get around - Curbed Seattle
All hits ever? Since when?
Simple <<Hits>>: 4010. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 4010...
Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32
Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 13817257
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AssociationWithNetworks - No mention of XP, Vista, 7, OS X, or Network Manager
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Write the WikiName ALWAYS in singular. Otherwise several pages to one topic will be created!