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

The secret to setting records in video games is to go for oddly specific ones that nobody else is competing for. I recently decided to see how much physical damage I could get out of Qiqi, or more specifically, the passive damage that Aquila Favonia deals when Qiqi takes damage. This is the best I could manage. I can't find evidence that anybody else has done better from this very specific damage source, but would love to see that if it exists.

I won a prize in an in game photography contest with this post containing some accurate yet questionable puzzle solving advice:

Someone asked how the cat was last night so I may as well post the picture here too.

The new hardware for the coffee roaster that took 8 months to ship. Do you need 1000 measurements per second to roast coffee? No, but it opens up some possibilities and a 24 bit ADC is vastly preferable to some of the stuff I've used.

Everybody else can just give up now. This is peak video game fashion.

Owl collecting isn't as good as cat collecting, or naming every dog in the world, but it's still pretty good as far as entire game long side quests go.

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Getting the hang of combat in Tales of Arise. I like how I can find owls just often enough to give each party member a different set of animal ears.

Within the past week I've somehow managed to win prizes in two contests for photographs taken from within . It's only primogems worth another 3.75 wishes, but given that I would have taken the photos and made the posts anyway, that's worth the effort of sticking an extra tag on the posts.

People on hoyolab are freaking out about my old pyro Qiqi again.

A couple recent game screenshots that I think might make nice desktop wallpapers if anybody wants those.

Extra annotations on the previous set of graphs I posted. The old version was made in LibreOffice while this one is mostly my own code but the larger sized text was plopped in with The GIMP.

Some example data that I pulled together for an upcoming coffee roasting class. The top section shows the temperature of the coffee and inlet air, from which you can get a good sense of the control strategy in play. Below that is rate of change of the coffee temperature. Then below that is a visual spectrum (roaster camera) approximation of the Agtron gourmet scale roast level over time which isn't saturated out of range at the start because this is a decaf coffee which already starts out brown.

I'm working with another person on developing and delivering a new coffee roasting class for this event. This is reliably my favorite trade event to get out to and am looking forward to having some good conversations. Early bird discount is coming to an end soon. I'd mention CRG and SCA by handles, but I don't think they're on fedi.

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