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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.

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 tried to enter my password, but she doesn't know what it is.

Considering picking up a 60% keyboard for my upcoming trip. Not all of the keys in my laptop work very well and my normal solution is to leave a good keyboard at home and a good keyboard at work, but I'd rather have something smaller if I'm carrying that around at a trade show.

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.

For some reason I just got an email letting me know about a new edition of a video game, but it's my cat's least favorite video game (she gets upset if I play it) so I won't be buying that.

A pair of grasshoppers were having sex on the front steps of my porch. Seems like an odd place for that but I just went around them.

A couple of the coffees I've been waiting for are in the country now and should be delivered early enough that I can get them out for sale before my next trip. There's still a coffee on order that hasn't arrived, but I'll take what I can get.

The fourth and final flight deals with dark roasts and different approaches to dealing with the range from around the end of first crack through to the end of the roast.

The third flight is a medium roast where the difference is in time after the coffee changes color from green to yellow, but before the coffee changes from yellow to brown. This usually has a big impact on sweetness.

The 2nd flight deals with overall roasting time in a light roast with a baseline roast, one with all the difference front loaded to before significant roasting chemistry is happening and another where the difference is distributed proportionally through the roast.

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.

There's a gasoline powered saw cutting into the new sidewalk out front now. They had a smaller saw out for one of the cuts because their cutting line went directly through the middle of a water line and they figured out that they didn't want to cut through that.

*physical Qiqi charge attack personal best. Pyro Qiqi has probably done a larger charge attack since I've done >50K with just the first strke of her normals under pyro infusion.

It's not pyro Qiqi level damage, but 31,653 is a new personal best for a Qiqi charged attack. I think there's a little more I can squeeze out of this build with better execution and a different team composition might also work better.

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.

Office store was a mess today. They fired all the people who knew anything and the "manager" was MIA so the place is being handled by newbies who are trying their best but just haven't been on the job long enough to know what they're supposed to be doing.

While it's certainly possible to squeeze out more, tonight I set a new personal best for Aquila Favonia weapon passive damage with this hit for 66,860. My previous best for this damage type was a bit over 45K.

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