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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.

Updated the project site for Typica to better reflect the current reality of the project.

YouTube has decided to demonetize my channel. If they don't value my content they don't need to show it. I've marked everything private or unlisted, deleted the playlists, and recommend watching at instead.

if there is no cat in your house, it’s important to find someone else to fill in for those duties. make sure to yell at birds and push a glass of water off the table at least once a week

Tasting the new coffee from Java. I'm tempted to put on the label that it's a very coffee coffee, but I won't.

Getting home from work was way too stressful. Mostly due to other vehicles being driven badly, but road deconstruction, super wide trucks parked too far from the curb, and people trying to get run over didn't help. Did some gardening to de-stress.

This morning the cat tried to stop me from going into work by sitting on me. While she's on the heavier side as far as house cats go, I can pick up and move the cat so the strategy isn't all that effective.

Working on figuring out how I want to roast the new coffees. The one from Yemen smells pretty good before I roast it.

The cat is sitting in a box on the other side of the room and yelling at me.

Dropped a wall of text on someone. In fairness, they sort of asked for one.

Every time I get a new storage device I become impressed by how much stuff can fit in such a small amount of space because I'm comparing it to my first 20MB hard drive which was sized just right to go under the computer or to floppies. Then I get a little sad remembering that the 20MB hard drive could hold an entire OS, a version of Word that already had more than every feature I've ever used in a word processor, a few games, other programs, and assorted other files.

Ordered more coffee today. This includes some new things that I should be able to get out on the shelf promptly.

If I did this, I'd also want to add an on/off switch since there's a light and a fan attached to the camera that would always be on otherwise.

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The other trick is that it's possible that code I wrote here would be of absolutely no use to anybody else at all. That camera I have is a prototype that I'm pretty sure hasn't been turned into a product yet.

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One trick here is that I'm tainted from having access to the proprietary code on that external box. Anything I did would be a rewrite since I don't like Python, but I can't un-see the domain expertise from the original code.

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Considering adding camera support to Typica. Right now I have a camera mounted to the sightglass which is intended to feed into a separate box that processes the image and drives a 4-20mA current loop indicating the degree of roast, but if I cut out the separate box I could throw a lot more processing at that and probably expand the output range.

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