Hey@everyone, here's a much overdue personal status update. Just wrapped up another week of 100+ hours and am burnt out and spent from doing this for about three weeks in a row. These 16 hour days 7 days a week are not normal, but also not exactly optional and have left time for little else other than managing the Sunday hws payments and that's mainly due to @403845576363343872> making it far easier with his spreadsheets. The plus side, is that the schedule is more normal this week and my paying work should be closer to 50 hours a week, which finally allows me to allocate a bit of time. Very much appreciate everyone's patience and support over the past few weeks (pretty much going back to August), I know it can be frustrating for everyone and it's been a bad situation.
The first order of business is some housekeeping. @403845576363343872> is a mod now, the advisory group role is visible, I'm catching up on charity node maintenance and making sure all servers (pool, web, etc) are in proper order. Please let me know if you have spotted any issues.
It seems like the best short term focus would be to roll out a wallet build this week, incorporating at the very least the patch to fix the crash bug due to duplicate inputs. Any other relatively straightforward updates that I should try to fit in there? Beyond this, open to suggestions for short term items to go after, either in terms of wallets or the project as a whole. I know our trello board is full of long-standing items and some low hanging fruit, but I'm guess that a lot of those don't really stand out as pressing priorities.
Rapture is now listed on the coinpaprika beta! Nice listing site with a good collection of data: https://coinpaprika.com/coin/rap-rapture/
I was contacted by two individuals who are working on some interesting things. One is a YouTube content creator who has been following Rapture since January and is going to run a piece on us. I've been helping facilitate with assets,, graphics, and info. The second is another user who really liked the idea of Rapture and chatted with me quite a bit back around March. He's been spending the past few months working on a masternode related site with some great fee-based functionality. He had asked about having RAP as one of the accepted methods of payment and I'd certainly like to see that, so hopefully we can make it happen
Most people here don't see the advisory group discussions or aren't aware that they exist. Just want to point out that it's an active group where a lot of great ideas are discussed in depth on an almost daily basis. There are quite a few things that we're discussing, from algo changes (lyra2z is the front runner), to wikis and community support, blockchain development, and discussions around the charity aspects of the project. Often <#404047761399349261> is a bit slow but the advisory group is bustling, so I just wanted to mention that there's a good amount of behind the scenes activity around the project. One of the main themes lately has been to have a lot more community support on the project and quite a few members of the advisory group have stepped up and are taking on varying tasks. The idea was never to have Rapture be a one (or two man show) and juggling all aspects of development, design, pr, and support can often mean being spread too thin, something that has been very apparent over the past couple of months. So we're trying to get more hands involved and ideally we have 16 people contributing an hour or so a day than one person trying to fit 16 hours
A quick status update on a few things (I might put some of this into a Medium update since it was rightly pointed out that it hasn't been updated recently)...