Random Musings of a Coffee Technologist
kireinahana:

spoken-not-written:

stunningpicture:

When radiologists take a selfie

dead

Wait I’ve seen this

kireinahana:

spoken-not-written:

stunningpicture:

When radiologists take a selfie

dead

Wait I’ve seen this

kireinahana:

thirp:

I don’t know why but this looks to me like I’m on an operation table receiving surgery from cats

Nevermind this is it

kireinahana:

thirp:

I don’t know why but this looks to me like I’m on an operation table receiving surgery from cats

Nevermind this is it

Hi I am very new on home coffee roasting, till now I was using Roast Logger to log my coffee roasting using a arduino with TC4 Shield. I find your program and installed successfully now I like to use it with my TC4 but I do not know if is supported or not. Please let me know if TC4 can work with typica. Thank you. Adi Grocott
Anonymous

The Arduino/TC4 isn’t on the supported hardware list at the moment and I don’t have one to test against so that’s unlikely to change in the near future. Since this is something that’s reprogrammable it should be possible to reprogram the device to communicate using the Modbus RTU protocol which is supported, but to the best of my knowledge nobody has done that yet (if any readers know me to be wrong on that front I’d love to have an appropriate link to share). There are changes lined up for Typica 1.7.0 that allow arbitrary serial communication protocols to be supported through scripts, but here again you’d need to provide appropriate programming.

Currently supported hardware is listed in Typica’s documentation.

Productive Weekend in California (SCAA SLS)

Yesterday I flew in from a weekend in California where I attended the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual Strategic Leadership Summit. This is an event where all of the various committees get together and work on our various projects. Some things are just easier to get done if you get people around a table to work on things for a weekend. I tend to hang out in the room with professional development skill building workshop groups. This was a very productive weekend and I’ll be somewhat vague about things here because I don’t want to steal anybody’s thunder when it comes to announcing things.

The big project that the group I was in was working on was refining the Roasters Guild level 2 (RGL2) certificate program. If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed that I retweeted a link to a survey a few times. As association members it’s really in your best interest to fill those out as this is one of the ways people doing the work of the association figure out what you want out of the association. As an example from the new RGL2, the top thing that survey respondents said they wanted out of an intermediate/advanced level roaster is skills in evaluating production roasts. It turns out that we have a really good class on that topic but it wasn’t in our program, but clearly it needs to be there. On the other hand, the old program had a class on lab equipment use which covered how to use things that the vast majority of member companies don’t have. So that’s out. Maybe it will come back for a level 3 program, but that’s a discussion we haven’t had yet.

The other big piece of feedback that we get when working on the classes in these programs is the class evaluation forms. The results from those at the most recent expo were the most positive we’ve ever gotten but one thing that keeps coming up on the roasting classes is that people want more hands on time at the roasters. We’ll be trying something new at the next expo (April, Seattle, be there) to get people more time on the roasters. If it works for this set of classes we’ll probably expand on that as it’s also something that we think could make this training more accessible.

It sounds like other groups also got a lot of work done, so watch for those announcements.

sawaboof:

I don’t know, you guys. Are children served grilled? Rotisserie? What sides come with child?

sawaboof:

I don’t know, you guys. Are children served grilled? Rotisserie? What sides come with child?

You need more Cirno on your dash today.

Free Game Give Away

Earlier today I mentioned that I’d be doing a small game give away, and it is both in the number of prizes (2) and the size of the game.

I recently came into a couple spare download codes for Mighty Gunvolt and I figured that someone may as well use them and that someone may as well be you.

So here’s how this works. First, you need a North American Nintendo 3DS. If you don’t have that, the codes aren’t going to work for you. Next, you shouldn’t already have a copy of the game. If you do, give someone else a chance. Reblog and maybe one of your followers will win. If you’re still able to get it, try one of the codes below. Did it work? If so, congratulations, you won. If it didn’t, try the other code. Did it work? If so, congratulations, you won. Neither code worked? Then the winners have already been selected for this give away. Better luck next time.

A05K127X19DUYGD4

A05K14ND0BBY3EMT

Good luck and thanks for following.

I’m doing a small video game give away on tumblr at about 8PM Central tonight. Check back for details if you’re interested.