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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.

Dream featured long distance bus travel, fancy tickets, and animals named Meal and Snack.

Imagine playing a video game and getting a lesson on the dangers of phishing scams.

Saw another restaurant closed. I used to eat there pretty regularly, but stopped when they took all the stuff I ordered off the menu and replaced it with things that were not as good.

Arrived at work in the middle of a surprise dish washer delivery. The way this was supposed to go is that we'd be notified of when the delivery was scheduled so we could have the plumber remove the old one so that could be taken away, but that didn't happen so we'll just have the one plumber visit to disconnect the old one and connect the new one and the delivery people will have to come back to take away the old unit.

Replaying Gris (free PS5 upgrade). Managed to avoid the eel bites on the first try on this play through. When I first played the game it took a while for me to realize that section was playable and not just a cool cut scene.

In slightly related news, I'm back at home and the cat has just climbed into my lap where she'll probably try to stay for the next 16 hours.

As of approximately 2:40AM there was a massive line apparently trying to use a Wendy's drive through. I had no idea they were even open that early (or maybe they weren't which is how the line got so big as it seemed to be the same size when I turned to go to the post office and after I was done with the post office) and it seems weird that this would be a hugely popular time to get fast food. Is there some kind of weird promotion going on? They're never that busy during normal eating times.

Attempt at redoing the repair failed. Fortunately I'm a strong believer in redundancy on business critical equipment so there's an alternative that works, just not as well and I've ordered proper replacement parts. Yes, it's 1:48AM and I'm still at work. Sometimes being a business owner is like that.

Hmm... Seems the repair is a little flaky. Worked for a little while but now not so much.

When I went home to get my iron I let the cat sit on me for a little while. She was probably disappointed when I had to leave again. If she had her way she would have sat on me for hours and I still have work to get done tonight.

I was a little bit worried about this since my soldering skills have never been very good. I should probably look into the possibility of getting a proper replacement part.

Repair attempt made on a part that was clearly never intended to be repairable. Upon power on nothing exploded and initial behavior is as expected so I'm going to take that as a good sign. Want to let this warm up and give it a good test before I call it fixed.

Unplanned equipment failure. I think I can fix it, but I'll have to dash home for the soldering iron.

Got a bunch of boxes of cans of tea in today. This is good as someone got overzealous with the recycling and I've been pretty much out of good boxes to ship things in. The cans of tea arrive in boxes that are exactly the right size for 2 pound coffee orders, which ended up being a very common order size after enabling sales through the web site (phone orders averaged larger).

Slipped and fell on the way to work. Fortunately I've had very good training in safe falling so no injury. Sadly, this was part of a school theater program that was being kept going by one passionate instructor and got axed when they retired.

Needed a new game controller (to the extent that such a thing can be classified as a need). The store I went to would sell me any color I wanted as long as it was pink, so I guess I'm gaming with a pink controller now.

Now that I'm settled in a little more she wants belly rubs.

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The cat is very upset that when I came back home I didn't just immediately start cuddling the cat for several hours.

Who is the best Sonic character and why is it Sticks the Badger?

Got an order today that's large enough I may have trouble finding an appropriate box. Good problem to have, I guess.

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