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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* It’s illegal to import non-Brazilian coffee into Brazil. (Courtesy: James Freeman et. al., The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee)

* The history leading up to the southern WV mine wars. (Courtesy: PBS’ Mine Wars)

* Ebenezer Scrooge, before his Christmas revelation, may have been a proponent of self-use renewable energy. (Courtesy: George C. Scott’s A Christmas Carol)

These are garments, Mr. Cratchit. Garments were invented by the human race as a protection against the cold. Once purchased, they may be used indefinitely for the purpose for which they are intended. Coal burns. Coal is momentary and coal is costly. There will be no more coal burned in this office today, is that quite clear, Mr. Cratchit?

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* UC Davis has a coffee center and engineering class (Courtesy: ZS). Grades are dependent on the quality of the cup of coffee students produce and the amount of energy used (pdf) to make that cup. Scoring the quality of the cup is done using this scale: “The coffee will be judged in a blind taste test by a panel of your peers on a scale of -10 to 55 (where -10 is the worst cup of coffee in the history of mankind, and 55 is nirvana in a cup.)”

* I’m capable of missing an entire season of Ft. Reno. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Blue Bottle is selling pre-ground coffee, and in a very software way. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Sharps Rifle Co., in 1859, released a rifle with a coffee grinder in the butt. (Courtesy: The Kitchen Sisters/NPR)

* Democrats Abroad is state-level organization with delegate votes, as recognized by the Democratic National Committee. It doesn’t seem as if the Republican Party has an equivalent. (Courtesy: Democratic National Convention)

* One-third of Malawi is Lake Malawi. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)

* Congolese coffee. (Courtesy: Caffe Vita)

* Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows 10 if your Grandpa can’t load his daily challenges and receives an Internet connection issue. (Courtesy: Personal Experience)

* “At the six Sweetgreen locations where cash is not accepted, employees can perform 5 to 15 percent more transactions an hour, [Mr. Jonathan Neman, co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen] said.” (Courtesy: Gloria Dawson/NYT)