In case you missed it for the week ending June 10th

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What we did last week:

  • The last of our current round of improvements to our onboarding have rolled out.

  • A problem where Schedules were not being saved correctly if you were a brand new User is corrected.

  • Improvements to our messaging are deployed. Hopefully way more useful for all.

  • Prep work for our first ever design sprint that starts next week. What’s the big problem we want to solve? Miranda, the character that represents the job we are hired to do, can’t figure out how to add images and video to her Presentations, or how to make slideshows from them. And if she can figure it out, they don’t always work. We are bringing together people from 3 teams, and coincidently 3 continents, to work for 6 days in Toronto at the oh so cool Brightlane to solve this.

  • Test coverage for Rise Player and it’s continuous deployment process is complete and with it a bunch of bugs were found and squashed.

  • Speaking of defects, we are down to 9 from 14 the week before, across all of our 60 active projects on GitHub. Interesting post on medium here about the broken window theory that adds one more good reason to why we have a ZERO defect policy.

  • We are working on a new website design. We’re using the Jobs to Be Done framework to help guide our copy and design decisions.

  • You can keep up with our Creative Teams work on our Dribbble page here.

  • We continued work on the new Spreadsheet Widget which is currently available as an early preview. Some of the new features added last week; configurable column width, custom header names and transition options to scroll by page.

  • We’re still working through the design phase for an updated version of Rise Cache. Once it has been finalized we’ll share with the Community.
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Hi Robb. This weekly update is a great initiative and gives the community a window into how hard you're all working to make Rise Vision better. Thanks for the open window and the hard work.

for lack of a better place to report this relatively insignificant issue: I did a fresh Rise install on a new from the factory factory (Kangaroo PC) Windows 10 Home machine this week and the Rise Player install still didn't clear Display Scaling which seems to default to 150% when connected to an HD (1920x1080) display. Easy to fix if you know it's there. more confusing for first timers as the reported display size in Rise is incorrect.
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I'm glad you like them! We want to keep our community as informed as we can on what we are up to.

Interesting about the Kangaroo PC, I think I may pick one up...just to test this of course :)

Thanks!
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Hi Robb,

The Kangaroo PC is a GREAT player at a superb price, if you're ware of it's limitations.

For $100 US you get a tiny docked PC Quad Core Atom X-8500 1.44 GHz with burst mode to 2.23 GHZ and Intel Integrated Graphics. It's got WiFi, Bluetooth, even a fingerprint reader all built into a tiny form factor. The Dock has an HDMI Port, 1xUSB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 and if comes with a power supply. The base model has 2 GB of Ram, 32GB Storage, and Windows 10 Home installed and ready to run. It has an internal battery, so removed from the dock it will run for 2-4 hours. Think of it as a self-contained UPS. 

Easy to configure at your desk on another monitor, then pop it into the display's dock still running. An additional dock is available for about $40. It's cheap enough that you could easily keep a ready to run spare around and small enough to FedEx in an envelope.

Limitations: The Kangaroo PC runs moderate loads well, but it's passively cooled and quickly throttles quite significantly under demanding loads or in hot ambient environments.

We like it enough for signage and other applications that we're building a Fan and mount system that's in final testing and incorporates a mount for the dock and the power supply along with a quiet fan that drops CPU temps by almost 20C. When fan cooled we can run the Kangaroo PC at 100% load full time in burst mode in normal ambient environments and it's a very snappy little Quad Core Tiny PC that never throttles if cooled enough,

When it's ready I'll post some pictures for anyone interested. We're also making a non-cooled mount for the Kangaroo dock to make wall mounting simple for less demanding applications in cool enough environments where forced cooling isn't needed.

Peter
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I'd be very interested to see. Thanks!