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If you have to drink instant coffee - and at the office, that's the best option since my coffee grinder died - then you can do a whole lot worse than Starbucks' Via. It's almost indistinguishable from a regular old brewed pot, and while spendy, it's worth it.

I was shocked this morning when DataGuy asked me how The Machine was coming along. I sent him a link to a YouTube video where I give the overview, a sort of "so, this is my current hobby" and he shared the link with MoneyGuy. I'm not sure why, but it caught in both their imaginations. As I was chatting with DG about it, I was again struck how much fun I'm having with the thing.

It's just been one problem after another, to be sure, but I'm under no deadline except my own and so I can take my time with each one that comes along. My deadline is that I Really Want This Machine Done, and that's good motivation. It's allowing me to be creative without pressure, to problem-solve without oversight. It's one of the reasons I started writing software twenty-five years ago: mental challenges, logic puzzles, problem solving...

and coffee.

In my experience, you can't have one without the other.

Date: 2016-11-21 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffalowmn.livejournal.com
We picked up some Via packets in Colorado because we needed a quick option one morning before heading off for adventure, and kinda completely fell in love with it. So now N always has some in his desk at work, and we buy it in bulk at Costco. :)

Date: 2016-11-21 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] billthetailor.livejournal.com
Ohhhh-ho-ho!!! I didn't know they had it at Costo, and nearly half the price of buying it in-store. I'll be right back...

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