The October 2003 Monthly Meeting Report
The PTPnet is fast moving from research to reality. This months meeting will cover the progress on the Rocky Butte node, inter node connectivity methods, creation status of new nodes, planned user workshops, reports on PTP resources and ways to help build out the network.
The evolving agenda can be found at MeetingOctober2003 .
Site Survey Maps
[http://www.personaltelco.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sitesurveys View the amazing images of data and maps merged togther] to show the range and scope of some of the PTPs nodes. If you have a node that needs a survey please send an email to the [http://lists.personaltelco.net/mailman/listinfo/ General PTP Mailing List]
Installfest Fall 2003
PTP members gathered to help each other learn and build. Nodes were crafted, antennas mucked with, coffee drank and [http://www.personaltelco.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Node236 pictures taken.]
The September 2003 Monthly Meeting
- When: Wednesday, September 24th 2003. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: UrbanGrind Coffee House
- Who: Everyone
Included with this months meeting we have a featured speaker. Don Westlight, engineer manager for NWAX. Past positions include IP Engineering Manager of OHSU, and network engineer for OGI. He is co-author of "A High-Speed Metropolitan Area Network Measurement Study" along with Jim Binkley of PSU.
He'll be speaking about IPv6. Including the current status of IPv6, its usefulness in mobile applications, and the possibility of more widespread IPv6 usage in Portland.
PTProactivist Lunchtime Activity August 20th 2003
- Pictures from the first outing can be found at ["PTProactivism"].
Pioneer Courthouse Square Area Node
We are please to annouce that one of our most widely used and central nodes is now back in full operation.
Read the press release [http://lists.personaltelco.net/pipermail/general/2003q3/014017.html Here]
And the Node113 Wiki [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/Node113 Here]
New Personal Telco President Elected DarrinEden has been elected by the membership of Personal Telco to serve as president for the next two-year term. His term starts August 15, 2003.
Official Personal Telco Play Day -
July 17, 2003 New Node Announcement: Irving Park
Installation of a new Personal Telco node was completed yesterday evening that covers the SW corner of Irving Park (NE 7th & Fremont). Best coverage is near the picnic tables that surround the tennis courts.
Node Wiki page: http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/Node487
Information about Irving Park: http://www.parks.ci.portland.or.us/Parks/Irving.htm
June 28, 2003 Personal Telco Project Featured on local news radio program
I always enjoy listening to Nigel talk about wireless. the interview today on the radio http://www.kbnp.com/ was really nice and Molly allowed a lot of time to ask Nigel questions about PTP.
If anyone missed the interview here is the archive: http://www.oregonlive.com/live/techtalk/
Also Rick Lindahl was interviewed in March. He also gave several plugs for PTP.
June 2003 Personal Telco Project [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/MonthlyMeeting monthly meeting]
- Date: Wednesday June 25th, 2003
- Time: 6:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PS
- Location: 2214 NE 22nd and Oregon St.
Website: [http://www.urbangrindcoffee.com Urban Grind Coffee]
See the [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/MonthlyMeeting monthly meeting] page for more details.
Personal Telco receives federal tax exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the code.
Thu, 19 Jun 2003 19:14:04 -0700
I am pleased to announce that the Internal Revenue Service as recognized The Personal Telco Project as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
This is much in due to our monthly meetings, hack fests, and play-days! Thanks to all that organize and support those events, lets keep them going strong.
I would like to personally thank everyone that helped in this process, it took a year but it happened!
-- Lucas Sheehan, Secretary of Personal Telco Project
Pioneer Courthouse Square Node
The downtown Pioneer Courthouse Square Node is currently down because it is being moved to a new location. Service will be returned as soon as possible. Sorry for the disruption of Service.
Official Personal Telco Play Day -
PTP Play Day Four will be 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 May 17, 2003
- Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
[http://personaltelco.net/index.cgi/PlayDayFour more information.]
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 [http://personaltelco.net/index.cgi/PortlandOregon Portland, Oregon] 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]? (Working Wiki : I think it one of the most important things I've seen in studying Wiki - or any recent research - is that today I found the above news and article, and the organization that did it runs a Wiki based site! - searching Sand Wiki, Forest, Port Angeles)
The Wireless Commons Manifesto
[http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/AdamShand Adam Shand], 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/