May 292013
 
MNIUV4: http://1.JotHere.com/4146#MNIUV4

MAZBVC:POST

MNLART: WHAT

  1. MNIV88:Who available to

    1. MNIV9H:The attendees of virtually-all events of community groups where Destiny is notable leader:
      1. MNIVQX:currently the community groups: MIComm collective plus OC-Polyamory plus AsianFriendster.
      2. MNIVIW:as it will be there with me else if at all possible I will see it’s there even if I’m not.
    2. MNIVDR:Anyone (so local pubic) in range of its signal , which, as typical 802.11n, is no more than ~100 meters, and typically ~20 meters.
  2. MNJ3MM: affordable high-speed Internet hotspot

    1. MNIW1Y:High speed.
      1. MNIW2L:Fast enough to be sole the Internet for MIComm’s Orange County Google I/O Extended (2013+) event, streaming multiple 480p video streams , as it successfully did
      2. MNIWDY:Fast enough to stream at least 1 YouTube video at 1080p (3Mbps) or many videos simultaneously streamed at lower resolutions (such as at least 6 at 480p)
        1. MNIWOT:and 2 or 3x faster download where possible, as happened that that 2013 event.
        2. MNJ3O6:  -faster than modem, DSL, and even some cable Intenet connections, maybe even faster than your Internet at home or even work.
    2. MNIWXW:Charging:
      1. MNIVZS:affordable, but still charging its users enough to cover its cost of service & equipment & hopefully eventually design
      2. MNIWUM: fair: essentially charges each user for just the MB (megabytes) up & down his devices actually uses
        1. MNIX3K:paid in advance (as safely-extending credit is too complex for the small costs) but:
        2. MNJ560: refunds will be offered (wherever possible) on all unused bytes but each will incurr a fixed transaction fee but just to cover the cost of that transaction.
        3. MNJ3XO: where the service isn’t primarly sold by-time, specifically typically doesn’t expire (time-out) on users before they’ve used all that they’ve purchased
          1. MNIXA1:unlike typical venue-hostpots where service expires from just an hour or two later to never more than 30 days)
          2. MNJ5JZ: even unlike typical contract portable hotspots & data services (sold by mobile phone companies) which typically expire in 1 to 30 days
          3. MNJ412:  as not for 4 or more months after purchase (for a group which meets monthly) will the service expire
          4. MNIXAL: So the user
            1. MNIXCM:can buy a larger quantity (so fewer transactions & trouble for everyone) without having to worry if the excess will expire.
            2. MNJ4SK: can plenty for each of his/her devices and not have to worry if it’s very well distributed.
            3. MNIXEM:need not have to well-(predict/known-in-advance) how many bytes he/she will use, a fairly complex question requiring experience & skill and often where the measuring tools are not commonplace.
              1. MNJ4TE:  isn’t exploited by the service provider (as is common) by not being able to well-predict his/her usage.
          5. MNIX6E: even if my supplier(s) sell us byte-maximums which DO rapidly expire,
            1. MNJ50S:  as is typical (30 days or less) for all of:
              1. MNJ4GF: the major mobile phone carriers in the US: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile: see “host network” column of here
            2. MNJ549: by hopefully me able to absorb this “abuse” by able then to better predict needs by tracking and combining those of our all my users.
      3. MNJ5MN: The means to meter & control each device & user’s Internet usage and to collect payment for it
        1. MNJ5O8: -I am now working several hours per day to figure out an effective system, and trying a few.
          1. MNJ5PB:  temporarily is unique for each event and on the particular hardware used to provide the hotspot (notably dependent on the SSID)
            1. MNJ5QS: so see that for details.
          2. MNJ5XU: Your investment is safe, including if you have unused service for any of my systems, that is transferrable at no cost to any system which is presently in use.
      4. MNKXFZ:  Per MB charge/price
        1. MNKXJK: Initially $.05/MB.
        2. MNKXGH:  presently a struggle for me (the vendor) at this rate, especially as I just found out my current carrier is charging me for 2x the data their hotspot actually reports is delivering to me.
  3. MNJ29U: Free local filesystem storage

    1.  MNJ2S1:  useful for sharing, especially distributing, among meeting physical attendees, common files used by multiple people (maybe many) in the meeting, especially big files such as Android Studio used in a group Android-programming training session, without having to use up Internet access which is typically much more costly than access which is local specifically LAN-only.
    2. MNJ3JL: currently being 1st tested
    3.  MNJ2N8:  probably/typically via a ~32GB microSD card
    4. MNJ2BQ: uses SMB, the most common protocol for LAN filesharing
    5. MNJ3C1: writeable by all LAN participants w/o auditing & checks
      1. MNJ3DG:  to enable super-easy sharing
      2. MNJ3DN:  so be careful:
        1. MNJ3F2:  don’t modify/delete anything which shouldn’t be
        2. MNJ3F8:  beyond just a few minutes for a transfer, don’t store anything here which can’t be reasily recovered if it gets messed up (as make this a cache)
        3. MNJ3HA:  ideally use anti-virus software when accessing here
  4. MNLAI9:  Free LAN

    1. MNLAKT:  allows all typically-wirelessly connected computers to communicate with each other at very high speed (up to ~150Mbps), all for free.
    2. MNLAN3:  during events, can used for screen & desktop sharing (also free) as via VNC plus share printers & files typically via SMB, all for free.
  5. MNJ6BO: Delivery systems by SSID;

    1. MNJ6AI: http://1.JotHere.com/MNTHot
      1. MNKYIH:  1st release OCPython main mtg 2013.05.29Wed1730
        1. MNLA3C:  1st customer Dan bought $20
        2. MNLA41:  2nd customer Martin bought $5.
        3. MNLA4J:  more coming
      2. MNKXDI:  uses off-the-shelf hardware so 1st to get working.
      3. MNKXAK:  Transactions (purchases & returns) plus other accounting
        1. MNL38G:  Are a bit of work & interruption
          1. MNKXC0:  can only be done thru a human (via a spreadsheet)
            1. MNKXCQ:  likely me Destiny
          2. MNL394:  likely in-person
            1. MNL39Y:  or via paypal if demand.
        2. MNKXE8:  so will have a higher per-transaction fee
          1. MNKXV3:  initially $2/transaction (a purchase or refund or funds transfer).
      4. MNJ6EJ:  see this page for further important details.
    2. MNKY04:  temporarily http://1.JotHere.com/MNGen2
      1. MNKYEE:  ETA 2013.06.
        1. MNKYF9:  being actively worked on; example.
      2. MNKY8A:  Likey using one of http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Captive_Portal#List_of_Chillispot_Service_Providers_.28CSPs.29 so
        1. MNKY35:  all transactions & most accounting can be done via a website.
        2. MNKY8R:  transaction fee probably $.5 to $1
        3. MNKYA8:  Per MB charge will likely increase due to  underlying billing service taking ~30% of all transactions they process.
      3. MNKYRX:  see this page for further important details.

MAX1LQ:WHEN

  1. MNLA8S:  from this article’s 1st post onward

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MAX1N4:WHERE

  1. MNLAAQ:  generally where Destiny is; for exact, see for use by many of my associates

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MAX1VD:COST

  1. MNLAB7:  See WHAT 

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MAXDSI:WHO’S PARTICIPATING


  1. MNLAUY:  for use by many of my associates
  2. MNLAVV:  Samplings of real usage published.
    1. MNLAWC:  example: 1st release

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MEG922:WHAT TO DO

  1.  MNLAYO:  Find and connect to an SSID then buy the MB of Internet you need.

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M33M3R:ADDITIONAL FUTURE PLANS

  1. MNLB1B:  soon developed into a streamlined micro business, probaby just for cost recovery.

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MAX22R:ADDITIONAL DETAILS


  1. MNKYSF:
     SOME MOTIVATION AND HISTORY

    1. MNKYTC:  Having a reliable wireless Internet at events especially meetings, especially of tech groups is essential, especially when multi-leaders are desired as is typically best.
    2. MNKYYF:  I successfully delivered super-high speed portable wifi Internet to a 2013 event but within just a few hours video watching, the group used up all 3.5GB I had purchased (costing over $35) and it was unclear who used it and how (we had about 10 devices from many people connecting), making it clear we needed bytes per device metering & quotas.
      1. MNKZ8S:  Realizing anyone say downloading videos in the background (as by BitTorrent), even if left on by accident (as many BitTorrent clients run in the background) can use up a full GB in just an hour or maybe less.

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MDE167:POST ADDITIONAL TODO, roughly in order:

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MAYJ80:CREATORS

  1. MEMPEO:The author

  2. MEMPF1:No one else unless attributed.

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MDAIRC:ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR ORGANIZERS/DEVELOPERS/HELPERS

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MDAIRC:FOOTNOTES

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M31R7R:POST HISTORY, in order:

  1. MNIUSZ: I  Destiny now created this post by Copy to new draft (of http://1.JotHere.com/4127#MMPJ7T latest MMPPRX) then gave it fresh IDs & content.
  2. MNKZAX:  1st version, usable, being published during its 1st release; pst2013.05.29Wed1735.

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