Random Musings of a Coffee Technologist
I put coffee in my coffee.

I put coffee in my coffee.

This came out in the paper today. They re-used the photo from when we won last year.

This came out in the paper today. They re-used the photo from when we won last year.

Photo info:
Camera: LG Electronics LGP505
 — Focal Length: 4mm

I changed my tumblr avatar. Sorry for any confusion resulting from that change.

Today’s update to batchdetailsnew.xml in the development branch of Typica won’t work without the corresponding change to typica.w (recompiling required). This provides an easier way to get saved profile data out of the database and into a file for more convenient sharing. Now you can just go into the batch log, double click the batch you want, and File->Save.

Why hello there giant sitting person.

Why hello there giant sitting person.

Photo info:
Camera: LG Electronics LGP505
 — Focal Length: 4mm
Improved Handling of Heterogenous Multi-Roaster Configurations and Roaster Reconfiguration

I know that there are some people who like to take pre-release configuration changes and use them with currently released versions of Typica. Many times that works, but today’s commit includes a change to productionroaster.xml which will break current release versions so please don’t try to grab that and use it unless you also want to recompile with the corresponding change to typica.w.

This change addresses two related issues. First, handling cases where the same computer is used with multiple roasters where for whatever reason you want the different roasters to have different layouts on the logging view (for example, you might be monitoring a different number of data series). These are now tracked per-roaster so there’s no futzing about when switching from one to another. Second, handling cases where the number of indicator panels at the top changes due to roaster reconfiguration. Previously Typica would attempt to restore the state and with more indicators it would default however many indicators were added to a width of 0, usually resulting in the batch timer no longer appearing. Easy to fix by dragging the splitter handle from the right edge of the window over to the left, but splitters are rare enough these days that a lot of people don’t know what they are and even if they did it’s hard to see a splitter handle on the right side of the screen. Plus, it’s just plain lousy behavior for it to do that. Now in cases of reconfiguration it just doesn’t restore the splitter state from the obsolete saved state, which is less surprising than having stuff disappear for no good reason.

When someone reblogs one of your posts and adds a spoiler.

A world without cats doesn’t need to exist.

A world without cats doesn’t need to exist.

Photo info:
Camera: LG Electronics LGP505
 — Focal Length: 4mm