I'm part owner and roaster at a little coffee company in Wisconsin. Author of Typica, a popular free program used to capture and work with coffee roasting production records that's used at roasting companies all over the world. Volunteer on the Roasters Guild education committee. Available for paid coffee consulting, training, open source software development. Living with a cat who broke into my house and decided to stay. Likes: cute, travel, food. Dislikes: blinking lights.
It's a cheap enough thing and it's only the one defect so while I can't sell it, it's also not worth the labor involved in getting a credit so I'm just going to take that home. While I have plenty of ways to make tea, shockingly they're all for a decent sized pot of tea. Nothing for making a small cup of tea, and this fixes that.
New tea infusers arrived today. One of these arrived in a functional but defective way. It's supposed to be a tea ball on a chain with a pink owl that can hang on the edge of the cup for easy tea removal. The pink base coat is there, but some parts are supposed to have white, black, or yellow highlights to make it more obvious that it's supposed to be a bird and not some sort of pink hell spawn.
Typing this from a new tiny keyboard. It's some ridiculous gamer thing with features that I'll never use, but so far it feels decent to type on. I might want to see if it's possible to swap the Windows key (which I never use and there's apparently a key combination built in to just outright disable that) with the fn key which I'd rather have available on the left to make it easier to access the arrow keys, but I think I can get used to this either way.
The cat has some clear preferences when it comes to games. She generally enjoys rhythm games, but the Project Diva games in particular (the cat is a big Hatsune Miku fan somehow). Games where sounds come out of the controller are generally appreciated. Slower paced action games are also good, especially if they have a good soundtrack. She's not a fan of VR games and will want to curl up around my feet if I'm playing one of those. And she especially hates Catlateral Damage for some reason.
I've decided to run 4 flights this time around. The first one is a simplified roast progression. 2 roasts that end between cracks, 1 that ends right at the start of 2nd crack, and 2 that go beyond the start of 2nd crack. I do something like this with every new coffee I bring in, except I'm usually tasting more like 12 roast levels.
Reworked the handout for my upcoming class. Previously this was a simple form for evaluating basic sensory attributes of a brewed coffee and it would have used 5 pages to provide one form per cup that students are tasting. Now it's customized per tasting flight to provide more specific guidance and it's down to 3 pages.
When I got to the shop today there was someone from one of the utilities out to change a meter at a business, but the owner of that place wasn't in town and the meter was behind a locked fence gate. Their plan was apparently to lift an empty recycling bin over the fence and use it as a platform to hop the fence. I had him explain and then told him I had a key and unlocked the gate so he could do his job without breaking his neck.
Author of Typica software for coffee roasters.
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