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  • Oh, but what if you do the opposite? A character goes to sleep in the beginning of the story, sees amazing things along the way, and the audience expects all of it to be just a dream. Right at the end it’s revealed that due to some crazy sleep magic, the dream world is the real world.

    Here’s how that could work out. When you sleep, your mind is magically transported to another planet in a different galaxy, which allows you to experience weird stuff that would be impossible on Earth. When the protagonist was sleeping, they triggered a ma magical one way portal, which transported their body to this other planet. When they wake up from the dream, the mind returns to the body as usual, but this time neither of them are on Earth. The protagonist is permanently stuck on an alien planet where strange dream physics is the norm.







  • Those are pretty familiar experiences. Especially the thing about sharing files and having access to specific applications.

    A few years ago, I used to travel with my actual laptop (Lenovo Yoga) and it was great in many ways, even though there were drawbacks too. It’s a linux computer, so it runs all the apps I really need and the rest works through a website. The battery life isn’t great, and the computer is big and heavy, but at least it’s an actual computer and it’s able to do all the things I want from a computer. Gnome is nice in many ways, and it’s also pretty cool with a touch screen. Unfortunately, Firefox can’t handle touch screens that well and Gnome Web can’t handle websites that well. That’s why I rarely use that laptop in the tablet mode, so the yoga feature ends up being little more than eye candy.

    A few years ago, I tried to use an older iPad, and it worked out surprisingly well while traveling. A few months later I upgraded to another used iPad, but this time it was the pro model and I even got a keyboard for it. Now, this is my first 12” iPad pro, and it really feels a lot like a computer.

    Obviously, you can’t do all the real computer stuff with it, but while traveling I rarely need to. Mostly, I’m just browsing Lemmy, watching videos, typing messages, and doing simple calculations on Apple Numbers. Moderately complex calculations still require LibreOffice Calc, because Apple Numbers is pretty feeble.





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    I’m using my moka pot on an induction stove that goes from 1 to 9, and there’s also a P setting for max power. Normally, I just use P or 9 to make the water boiling hot. Then I leave it at zero and assmble the whole pot. After that, I set it to 2, and wait. Letting the water cool down just a little at zero heat is important. If you keep the stove at 2 while assembling the moka pot, you’ll get the water flowing way too fast, and you’ll get under extracted weak coffee.

    There’s a reason for doing it this way. If you heat the water with number 2 power, it’s going to take way too long. If you give it more heat, it will obviously heat up faster, but it will also increase the flow way too much. On top of that, you’ll also get steam running through the grinds, and that tends to bring out all the bitter notes very quickly. Therefore, doing the extraction at the lowest heat possible is the way to go. Since the moka pot doesn’t have a pressure gauge, it’s very difficult to tell when would be the ideal time to reduce the power. In order to avoid that problem, I recommend boiling the water before assembly.





  • How about Nextcloud? If that works, you could host Nextcloud on that computer and use that for booting another computer. Better yet, you could make several layers of bootception that way. Here’s how. Computer A runs whatever distro + Nextcloud and hosts an Arch image. Computer B uses that image to boot up only to run Nextcloud and another image of Arch. Then computer C uses the image hosted on B that and so on. If you want to aim for the next level circular bootception, you make computer A use the image hosted on computer Z.



  • Haven’t done a lot of pour over coffee, so my ideas might be inaccurate in that regard. I still use a moka pot from time to time, and have experimented with that enough to compare these methods to some extent. However, the AeroPress is my main method of choice.

    control

    Based on what I’ve observed, I think the key feature of an AeroPress is control. You can use any grind size, any extraction time, and any temperature below boiling. None of these variables are tied to one another in any way. With other methods, they are tied, so you will find yourself using one variable to control another, which isn’t ideal.

    grind size and extraction time

    With a pour over, you have to make the grind size big enough, or your paper will clog up. Clogged up paper will result in a long extraction time, which might not be what you want, so in a pour over you are essentially using grind size to put some limits to the extraction time. You can use coarse grind and pour very slowly to have more control over the result, but you can’t use fine grind and expect to have the same amount of control. Besides, pouring extremely slowly isn’t for everyone. With the AP, fine grind isn’t a problem, because you’ll be using the piston to push the water through the paper. Even if the paper is totally clogged up, because you used super fine Turkish grind, you can just push the water through anyway.

    yield

    Pour over method is still worth considering, because it allows you to irrigate the grinds with fresh water all the time, which maintains a high rate of extraction. However, you can also push that too far, which will result in bitter coffee. With the AP, it’s harder to screw up like that, because the grinds are constantly in contact with the water. Once enough has been extracted to the water, extraction rate will naturally slow down. That makes AP a more forgiving method. However, if you really want to maximize yield, pour over might be better for you.

    temperature

    Pour over and AP allow you to use whatever temperature you prefer, but the moka pot doesn’t. When the water is hot enough to produce steam, the pressure will begin to push the water through the grinds. High temperatures like that are good for efficient extraction, but they are also dangerously close to producing bitter coffee. It’s very easy to screw it up with the moka pot, whereas pour over and AP are far more forgiving in this regard.

    strong coffee

    I have never tried to make extra strong coffee with the pour over method, so I don’t really know how well that would work out. The moka pot and AP are really good at making strong coffee, although they can also be used for making normal strength as well. In this regard, they are quite flexible.

    number of drinkers

    The AP and moka pot have volume limitations, whereas a pour over allows you to just pour more and continue extracting. The AP is also ideal for making one normal cup at a time, but it can also be used for making 3-4 cups of strong coffee. The same philosophy also applies to the moka pot. Ideally, you would load the basket full and fill the water reservoir to make several cups of strong coffee - that’s what it’s designed to do. However, you can use less grinds to make normal coffee for a smaller number of people. The AP also allows you to make tiny experimental batches. This is really good if you want to compare different types of coffee, but you don’t want to drink too many cups. With the inverted method, you can easily make 100 ml batches instead and compare those with each other.