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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 06:42pm on 28/09/2015
We have a coffee machine at work which produces cheap and nasty coffee, which at least isn't expensive and nasty, but compares badly with the cafe which does cheap and nice coffee but closes at 4 pm.

The machine has a light sensor to see if you've put a mug in it, but I can't actually put my mug in in a position that trips the sensor. There's an obvious failure mode in that I forget to put my hand over the sensor and a paper cup drops down.

A less obvious mode is that I put my hand over the sensor but don't put my mug in. :-(
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posted by [personal profile] vatine at 09:00am on 29/09/2015
Of the two failure modes, the "less obvious one" was the one that first occurred to me. I may have been looking for design flaws too much, I guess.
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 04:26pm on 29/09/2015
It's not as bad as it sounds. The hand is out of the coffee stream, so it just means the coffee vanishes into the drip tray.
 
posted by [identity profile] venta.livejournal.com at 12:11pm on 29/09/2015
I feel this is a related form of my smoothie-based failure this morning. I made too much smoothie at breakfast time, so put some in glass (to drink) and some in a plastic pot (to keep for another time).

Even though I "emptied" the blender, after a few minutes some more smoothie had puddled at the bottom of the jug. I probably should have poured it into the glass rather than into the plastic pot, what with me having already put the pot's lid on.
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posted by [personal profile] hairyears at 03:59pm on 29/09/2015
Our floor's snack bar has been closed, refitting prior to the arrival of our new in-work catering contract franchise: Starbucks.

I love explaining 'Black coffee, *without* milk' repeatedly.

Almost as much as I love discovering anew that drinking Starbucks makes me envy dogs' ability to lick their arseholes.

And then discover,in gastrointestinal turbulence, that Starbucks' oily brew is fucking ROUGH.
 
posted by [personal profile] stephdairy at 08:22am on 30/09/2015
Their filter or their americano? I find the former much nicer, though it does seem to vary between franchises for some reason.

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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 02:49pm on 30/09/2015
Ah, well, you'll have expensive and nasty coffee. :-(
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posted by [personal profile] hairyears at 06:31am on 05/10/2015
I'm not convinced it's actually coffee.

Someone spends all morning lurking under the counter, scraping out the little black bits from their toes and leaving them to dry, and doing something unspeakable to filters in the percolator.

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