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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.

Just had an employee resign, which is just as well because their next shift was going to start with a conversation to find out why I shouldn't fire them.

There was a black cat on my apparently evicted neighbor's porch. I hope it wasn't theirs.

I put out an update on the coffee roasting book I'm writing. If you're subscribed to the mailing list, you'll have already received this. Otherwise, you can also read it at

There's a house next to mine that hasn't had anybody living in it for ages. Tonight there's a :yell: camping in its front yard. We greeted each other as I walked past.

Newborn cats instinctively know to go left to collect the morph ball.

Might end up finishing a 6th episode of Roast Profile Development before the end of the month. After that it might be a new series, but I'd like to put that one out all at once for easy binge watching.

Today grass got put back in between the sidewalk and the street. There's still concrete barriers at the cross street so no access to my driveway, which is probably just as well because it looks like the entire contents of my next door neighbor's house has spilled into it. They didn't last long, but I won't miss having diapers left on my porch (wtf neighbors).

Everybody I've shown this to was surprised that THIS was the part that broke.

funeral stuff 

I left the cat channel on the television when I left the house today. I don't think the cat cared one way or the other.

I somehow ended up getting stuck on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles channel (which is apparently a thing that exists) and one of them was watching a Star Trek knock off in which mirror universe evil Wesley Crusher appeared and was promptly mutilated horribly in a transporter "accident".

DS9, USPOL (Ellen) 

It looks like the latest video is also the longest in its series (7 minutes longer than the previous episode).

Asked my alderman what to do about my missing recycling bin and he's just going to take care of that. Apparently the bins have chips in them so they can get a replacement out to me and recover my bin from whoever took it if they try using it.

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