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Opening the @Volcano_Coffee Diego Robelo from Costa Rica today. Tasting notes are “Lemon, maple syrup, vanilla”.

Diego Robelo by Volcano Coffee Works

For reasons I can’t adequately explain, we have acquired Junior Cluedo in Italian (instructions only Italian) and it’s the only thing the child wants to play.

We don’t speak any Italian.

We got a parcel from Hungary this week and the stamps are beautiful.

The Taycan really is a spectacular-looking car. Might even prefer it in this dark blue to the launch colour white.

Not mine, sadly.

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Opening the @crosbycoffeeltd Mahango from Uganda today. Tasting notes are “Black cherry, honey, apricot”.

Mahango by Crosby Coffee

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Opening the @Volcano_Coffee Bifdu Gudina from Ethiopia today. Tasting notes are “Gooseberry, lime, blackcurrant”.

Bifdu Gudina by Volcano Coffee Works

The way Traffic Scotland name their gritting trucks is a thing of beauty.

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Opening the @Volcano_Coffee Las Brumas from El Salvador today. Tasting notes are “Apples, stone fruit, hazelnuts”.

Las Brumas by Volcano Coffee Works

Hooray! My Volcano Coffee Works order arrived just as we completely ran out. My first order is a random selection - looking forward to trying it.

How to replace Ecamm Call Recorder with Audio Hijack for podcasting

If you’re a podcaster anxious about Ecamm Call Recorder being unsupported in future (or just unhappy with having to reinstall it after every Skype update) and all hosts are Mac users, I recommend Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack for podcasting via Zoom. Zoom can record audio itself but this approach is higher-quality and more reliable. Each host installs Audio Hijack and configures this identical workflow: Some configuration notes: Input Device: If your device supports multiple inputs (or stereo inputs) and you are using a normal (mono) microphone select it for both left and right channels.

It’s difficult to context switch from podcasting to work Skype calls…

I’ve just announced to colleagues that I’d put ‘the link in the show notes’ 🤦‍♂️

Trying a new setup - 2 x 4K portrait screens switching between 2 devices. Love the excellent Aerial screensaver which plays across both. Also bias lighting is 👌 for reducing eye strain.

New Bellingcat book just landed in the post. Very excited to read it (if I can remember how to read anything linger than a tweet now).

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Opening the @TheGBswhatwhat Boater from Honduras today. Tasting notes are “Butterscotch, Lemon Acidity, Nutty Finish”.

Boater by The Gentlemen Baristas

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Opening the @squaremile Recolectores from Colombia today. Tasting notes are “Tangerine, Honey, Dried Mango”.

Recolectores by Square Mile

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Opening the @assemblyroast Oscar Murgas from El Salvador today. Tasting notes are “Ripe stone fruits, Marzipan, Sweet”.

Oscar Murgas by Assembly Coffee

I went bowling with @danlane this evening. It was weird. Good, but weird.

Two earlier attempts with my ‘helper’.

We made a snowman!

First time I’ve seen this. Hooray for wireless charging!

Brilliant! @squaremile have switched to letterbox-friendly packaging for their subscription mail-outs. No more trips to the post office to collect 🎉

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Opening the @TheGBswhatwhat Bowler from Kenya today. Tasting notes are “Blackcurrant, White Grape, Cherry Cola, Umami”.

Bowler by The Gentlemen Baristas

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Opening the @assemblyroast Finca Gascon from Guatemala today. Tasting notes are “Lemon curd, Orange Zest, Resinous”.

Finca Gascon by Assembly Coffee

Very excited to have captured the closing moments of the Hampshire Sheep Jumping Trials today.

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Opening the @assemblyroast Shantawene from Ethiopia today. Tasting notes are “Stewed stone fruits, Blackcurrant, Concentrated”.

Shantawene by Assembly Coffee