Portland Ranked Most Wireless City in America
A new article in [http://www.oregonlive.com/business/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/business/1046782677268070.xml The Oregonian] cites PortlandOregon as the most unwired in America. They say, "Much of the credit goes to Personal Telco, a group of local computer hobbyists that has spent two years persuading individuals and businesses to donate high-speed Internet connections to its cause -- creating a "cloud" of free wireless access over the Portland area." Are you [http://maps.personaltelco.net/ connected yet]?
The Wireless Commons Manifesto
AdamShand, Bruce Potter, Paul Holman and Cory Doctorow have been working on a manifesto and definition for community wireless networks. We'd like it if you would take a moment to [http://www.wirelesscommons.org/node.php?id=2 read it], [http://www.wirelesscommons.org/module.php?mod=user&op=edit sign it] and tell us what you think.
On a non rainy day in Portland some 15 folks gathered to share in community wireless networking. One of the beinfits of wireless computing is the ability to not be shut up indoors and this meeting turned into a great example of that benefit. [http://wsmf.org/pictures/2003/0330-NewbieWorkshop03/ Pictures of the gathering] as well as notes can be found on the NewbieWorkshop03 page.
PTP MARCH MONTHLY MEETING NOTES
Official Personal Telco Equipment Play Day
PTP Play Day is today at [http://www.urbangrindcoffee.com Urban Grind Coffee].
Great time to learn about wireless over coffee or tea.
- Location: 2214 NE 22nd and Oregon St.
- Date: Saturday April 12, 2003
- Time: 12:00 to 4:00PM
[http://personaltelco.net/index.cgi/PlayDayTwo more infomation.]
Monthly Meeting Thursday March 27 th 6:00pm to 8:45pm
Note: When you come to the first set of doors in the main library, take a right turn and you?re at the meeting location.
801 S.W. 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97205
- Guest Speaker - Chris Williams of The Computer Store Northwest
- New Powerbooks Demo and Apple 802.11G AP's
23 February 2003 Notes on the NewbieWorkshop02
Notes of what went on and some pictures to gaze at are now up. the Notes will be updated as folks remeber the plethora of points that came up in the 5+ hour gathering. All in all a great gathering, thanks to everyone who came by. Now on to NewbieWorkshop03 . BR
26 January 2003 Notes on the NewbieWorkshop01
Super Bowl Sunday saw the kick off of the first NewbieWorkshop. Lots of questions, some answers and TBD plans for the next month's gathering. Read some of what we talked over and whats on tap for next month.
15 December 2002 The Personal Telco Project HolidayParty2002!
- Time: 6PM to midnight.
- Where: The Heaven Cafe Lounge
- 429 S.W 10th Ave.
- Portland Or 97205
- Who: Anyone who has supported the Personal Telco Project during 2002.
- If you've attendend a meeting, help someone setup an access point, or even mailed to the mailing list, you've helped.
- Why: To celebrate the year's accomplishments and the holiday season.
11-12 December 2002 - ITEC 2002 Personal Telco Project] will be at ITEC
Personal Telco is participating in [http://www.goitec.com ITEC] and will be in [http://events.goitec.com/ebooth/default.asp?ec=PDX02&eboothId=300768 Booth 322] this year at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on December 11-12, 2002. More detailed information will be posted about this event in the coming weeks on the PortlandItec page. If you would like to register to attend ITEC please view your invitation and receive complimentary admission, simply use the [http://events.goitec.com/etix/?ep=2IL3 ITEC eTicket].
PersonalTelcoProject teamed up with WinfieldWireless to provide OryCon24 with Internet access. Paul Allais worked with the PTP Special Ops Team to make a connection from the KGON tower on the West Hills of Portland to the PTP Van at the Columbia River Double Tree on the Columbia River. Here is what the the Internet Cafe manager had to say:
"Everything went swimmingly well. The cooperative interaction and performance of PTP and Winfield was fabulous. Over the weekend, I believe Paul from Winfield Wireless said we moved about 1.5 million 64 bit packets through their link. Apparently, we had some appreciative members of the convention. Thanks again. I spread the PTP name far and wide. You should be getting a few inquiries."
-- Christopher Cullins,BR Manager, Orycon 24 Internet Cafe.
15 October 2002 - Monthly Meeting Oct 31th at Hollywood Library
Its time for our MonthlyMeeting. This month DonaldHoffman will be presenting "Satellite Networks and Services: When Wireless Networking IS Rocket Science." DonaldHoffman served as the principal network architect for [http://www.teledesic.com]Teledesic and [http://www.ico.com] ICO for several years. Notes: MeetingOctober2002.
25 September 2002 - Monthly Meeting Sep 25th at SW Lucky Lab
Its time to meet again. Details are available at MonthlyMeeting
16 September 2002 - Personal Telco in the news
Personal Telco is written about in this [http://www.bizjournals.com/industries/high_tech/wireless_palms_pdas/2002/09/16/portland_newscolumn1.html article] from the Portland Business Journal. Free registration required.
21 August 2002 - August Monthly Meeting - New Location
21 August 2002 - Ouch! The Slashdot Effect
Well we survived the SlashDot article. But by the time the combined effect of the Oregonian article, SlashDot, The Register etc got done with us it was pretty ugly. The map server is gonna be down for a little bit until I think it's died down but everything should be back to normal in a day or so. Please bear with us.
19 August 2002 - Oregonian Article
Personal Telco is in the Oregonian. Read the article [http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/front_page/102975810817580.xml here]. If you've just discovered Personal Telco, and are trying to figure out how to connect to the network, check the [http://maps.personaltelco.net map of hotspots] and read the NewUsersGuide. For more information, see the SupportCenter.
18 August 2002 - New Web Site Online
The new web site is now live! We know there are still some bugs with it, and there's content that still needs to be written for the new navigation framework, but then that's what you're all for, right? If you see anything broken or know how to fix any HTML/CSS quirks you find please let us know. Oh, and if it does't look like [http://www.personaltelco.net/