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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Morning Started Off Bad....

I was greeted with this cheery message from my dear old friend this AM:






















Sigh.... This is bad news! So I wander into work and announce to my guys that my coffee maker is dead. Steve points out that he is in fact feeling pretty good and points to the coffee maker in the shop. It is loaded with the nectar of the gods as always when I arrive. 

So I break out the "Use hammer to break glass" backup here at stately manor.




 

















Whoever designed the user interface on this thing deserves to be shot though! I should not have to read 16 pages of stuff to program this thing for a start time. Maybe one of these?
















 

24 comments:

  1. Too bad about the coffee pot. I'm a firm believer in the principal that your backup should be simple to operate. Caffeine deficiency + complicated controls = HULK SMASH!

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  2. +1 on Rev, I have an old stove top percolator as a back up... Dead simple... :-)

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  3. Oh, that's bad news. Needing to do more than push a button or two in the morning before having the coffee isn't a good design. :) I don't drink the stuff much, so I can't say I feel your pain but I've been in hunting camp with plenty of ogres demanding the black liquid when it doesn't come fast enough.

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    1. I just don't want it I need it in the AM!

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  4. What happened to the old fashioned ones that had two settings - off and on?

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    1. Indeed! I don't need a IFR certification to run a Coffee pot. Well, maybe this one perhaps.

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  5. Yeah, turns out I am the coffee person in my new office. Push button, brew coffee. This is the extent of the skill of uncaffeinated Jen

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    1. You are a saint to us caffeinated ones! Thank you!

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    2. I should say pre-caffeinated. I am very much in need of my morning infusion

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    3. I understand! I NEED my coffee!

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  6. It's like remote controls - I just want "on" "off" and a few simple things. I do not need anything that looks like it should be able to control a 737 in flight.

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  7. I use a French Press...about the only French thing I keep around....

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    1. Does it have a reverse or surrender setting?

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  8. You need a good man such as Jeeves.

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    1. Yeah, they are expensive though!

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  9. Good to see I'm not the only caffeine addict.
    It is a full on travesty when I find the coffee grounds have run out. Makes for an unsafe commute in my opinion.
    A coffee maker down warrants a special trip to the store the same day.
    We have that same camp coffee pot btw. In our hurricane provisions.

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