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.
Sending out emails trying to buy some coffees. There's a small importer that I haven't purchased from yet, but I've known the owner of the company for years and she's got some really nice stuff at the moment. Another supplier that's usually very reliable for me is getting hit hard by the current supply chain difficulties that so they're trying to find out if they've got customers who are long on their positions and might be willing to let me take over some of their contracts.
New charge terminal arrived today. It's an updated model with more markings on the outside that I'm hoping help customers notice where the slot is for them to insert the card so I've decided to make that the customer facing one instead of giving the staff facing one the newer receipt printer, which I would have done had there not been customer facing improvements.
Stopped someone from buying coffee today. They wanted it shipped as a gift to someone who I just recently shipped stuff to someone who then called wanting to know if the order had gone out and cancel if it hadn't because her husband just got back from a trip with a bunch of coffee, but it had already left the building so she already has an oversupply of coffee to get through.
Got a couple more requests for presentation slides, but now I can just copy/paste the links out of a previous outgoing email. The shop has a server running Nextcloud so I'm pointing people at that. I'm also working on a short video run through of the slides and pointing people at a PeerTube channel where that will exist once it's ready. (I'll also upload it to YouTube, but it'll have ads there which pay for the PeerTube hosting)
Computer in the office suddenly decided that it should try to send email on port 25 instead of port 587. Why it randomly decided to change that setting, why that setting is hidden behind a badly labeled check box, I don't know. Dear Apple Mail on MacOS, don't break my settings and please pick a default that's sane for the year 2021.
Pro tip: Making an ass of yourself just because you don''t think you should need to follow the mask mandate (clearly spelled out in big letters on a sign at eye level that you just walked past without reading) in a place required to enforce that is not going to improve the quality of service you get.
Updated the coffee list on the web site. Some things that I don't have available to roast are removed, some things that have recently come in have been added. Removed items are still available in store until they're sold out, you just can't buy them through the web site.
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If anybody wants to just have a look at the slides without the context of the rest of the class material, I put the screenshots here: https://atelier.wilsonscoffee.com/s/XDxd2rptz9w9kHK
Author of Typica software for coffee roasters.
This is a place for Typica users to connect and chat, but toots need not be related to that program or coffee roasting.