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Topic: absolute nonesense (...was Zimbabwean English) (3 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: JIm Saborio
Uhhh… funny about that Amerigo guy… wrote a report about him in the fifth
grade (grade five, form five… whatever form of Zimbabwean you speak).  Since
then I have been constantly shocked by what historical “truths” I hear about
him.  From what I recently learned in a course on Latin American colonial
history, Vespucci is not believed to have even seen the new world.  If he
did, I wonder who funded his voyage, and why they’ve kept quiet about it for
so long.  Apparently he was a good writer, and Waldsmuller liked his name…
etc.
Ummmm… I believe this is relative to coffee because
1.	Sevilla is a nice city, and I had good Orange juice in Rhonda
2.	Columbus got more things named after him (think about it… OHIO… Sweet
Maria’s… second largest coffee producer, etc)
3.	There are concerns that certain “rodents” such as the South American
capybara have limited access to ripe Indonesian coffee berries
4.	No one ever takes notes on post consumptive weight in their damn “coffee
diaries”
5.	I don’t personally know this Vespucci guy but I get the impression he was
as much a swindler as the Kona-Panama conman
6.	I don’t personally know this “Tom” guy but I get the feeling that if I
met him, I’d think he was pretty cool, and I’d probably ask for an
apprenticeship so I could embezzle that Harar Horse stuff for me dear ol’
mum, bless her heart
7.	If you Cannucks can grow tomatoes in hothouses in Iqaluit, then why isn’t
anyone growin’ coffee in BC… I’d like an apprenticeship for that too, if
just to get my name in Ukers’ next book.
8.	And we HAVE to be called Americans, cause there ain’t no other word for
us.  A guy on Salt Spring Island called me a state-sider once, though…  been
called a yank too, even a gringo… hmmm
9.	Just to make it an even nine… could you imagine the scarcity of hothouse
coffee cherries that have been half-digested by Churchill’s finest (nanuuq
that is).  And who they gonna pay to harvest that crop?  Not me matey!
Well, let’s just try to keep on topic here cause all of this light hearted
frivolity is beginning to bore me…
In design terms, we need to identify the major and minor entities and their
relationships and we need to "normalize" the data. But this is such a simple
task that it can all be done intuitively.  It seems to me that the major
entities are "Person" and "Experience". The minor entities are "Roaster",
"Coffee", "Grinder" and "Preparation Method".  All other information would
be attributes of these entities. The attributes of a Person could include
ID#, Name, Location, Experience Level, Personal Comments. We can decide what
we want to include and most of it should be optional. The ID# should be a
non-significant numeric and would serve as the primary key.  The ID for
Roaster would be a character string with a length of 6 or 10.  The main
attribute would be a description. Other attributes may be applicable.  The
same goes for Coffee, Grinder and Preparation Method. We could use a
meaningful abbreviation for the ID and a description of adequate length as
the main attribute.
And did I mention that I like Canada a lot and I could just up and defect at
any minute?  One of the things I like about home roasting is it’s a lot like
dealing smak… that first innocent mason jar is free, but then friends and
family are crawling at your feet, sobbing “more” “more”.  And do I give them
more?  Yep.  Do I charge them an arm and a leg and make them pay a deposit
for the jar and a premium for my roasting smoke inhalation… not yet…
thinking about it.  Ummm. Thanks.
-JIm

2) From: Mandy Willison
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Are you the one that needs to right a book   -bean'wild!

3) From: Prabhakar Ragde
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There's a convention that might prove useful that showed up in the
song "Kiss Off" by the Violent Femmes, circa 1983, where in the middle
of a numbered list Gordon Gano sings, "Eight, eight, I forget what
eight is for, but nine, nine..."
--PR, cruising through some Gonzo Mocha Java (Harrar and Aged Java,
preblended 50/50) while wondering how the onset of warmer weather is
going to affect outdoor roasting in the HWP.


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