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Dashboard screensaver for distributed teams

We use Geckoboard to gather and display our key metrics. It looks great and is easy enough to configure that everyone on our team can adjust the dashboards as they see fit.

The whole point of a Geckoboard is that it should be displayed, full screen, in a place where you glance at it every now and again. I finally came up with the solution for achieving this result despite the fact that our small team sits in four cities and on two continents. Set the dashboard as a screensaver.

Using a web page as a screen saver is easy to do on Linux and Windows. On a Mac you can use Websaver. I recommend enabling a hot corner (or equivalent on a non-Mac) so that you can instantly pull up the metrics.

An example dashboard

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Thanks.

-Jesse

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