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Messages - Kor Kiley

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Wish List / Re: Ability to change background color of graph
« on: October 09, 2016, 09:12:28 PM »
Even though it has been a long time since I started this thread, I thought I should declare that the white background choice has been a stellar success for me. I no longer have any problem reading the analyzer screen. Thank you Danny!!

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Wish List / Re: Ability to change background color of graph
« on: June 06, 2014, 09:08:03 PM »
Thanks Danny, I can't wait to try!

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Wish List / Re: Ability to change background color of graph
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:14:10 PM »
Hi Danny,

You may be right about a white background not working that well. Nevertheless, I would love to try so if you can make that a choice in the future, that would be splendid!

Thanks,
Kor

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Wish List / Ability to change background color of graph
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:31:17 PM »
Hi Danny,

Although I find the graph in the roast analyzer very readable indoors, when I am outdoors where I roast I find it very difficult to read, especially the target roast, even though I have the opacity for same turned all the way up. Knowing you, I'm sure you did a lot of trial and error to come up with the background color that you did. However, I wonder if a light background might not work better for me in high ambient light areas.  I guess I could try making that curve a very light color too.

Thanks,

Kor

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Support / Re: Working with the database
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:50:56 PM »
Thanks Danny. That's a big help! I'll forge on.

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Support / Re: Working with the database
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:12:52 PM »
An explanation of the schema would probably be helpful as well : ) but I don't want to take much of your time. I can always muddle through.

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Support / Working with the database
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:22:36 PM »
Hi Danny,

I exported my database to dropbox and am exploring it on my PC using a DBM called SQLstudio. I've also done a brief test executing a basic query with Python which was pretty straightforward.

I couldn't seem to quite figure out the timestamp data type you use for date/time data. Is this a unix epoch time? I tried using the date time function with the unixepoch switch and this got me closer then other things I tried but this year becomes 1980 something and the time is off as well.

I'm also finding the number of tables that I need to link to, even to print out a list of beans in my inventory, a bit daunting. If you have any tips for handling this I would appreciate it. I'm sure you must have a bunch of views defined to handle the associations.

Thanks Danny

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Support / Re: Making changes to a roast after completion
« on: February 24, 2014, 04:14:31 PM »
OK. Thanks Danny!

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Support / Re: Making changes to a roast after completion
« on: February 23, 2014, 05:04:00 PM »
Thanks Danny. That was easy! I was looking for some way to do it in the analyzer window.

That will be fun to fool around with the DB. If I actually do it, I'm sure I'll have more questions. I've done quite a lot with Oracle databases and SQL, a bit with MySQL but never SQLite. At least it's all SQL based. I've also used the Python cx_Oracle extension a bit. It looks like SQLite language bindings are built into Python.

Kor

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Support / Making changes to a roast after completion
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:38:43 PM »
Hi Danny,

I wondered, I often make stupid mistakes in recording a roast, especially toward the end when things are happening quickly and I'm still trying to record temperatures as well as power and fan settings. For example, today I accidentally recorded the beginning of second crack when I meant to record the end of first.

And one other thing. Would it be OK if I exported the DB file and created reports from it in Windows? I code a bit in Python these days though I'm mostly rusty from not doing it enough. I think creating a report from the RoastMaster DB would be a fun way to practice my programming skills. Of course, if you don't want people doing that I understand.

And there's one more thing : ) Thanks for the new profile tutorial. It's very useful and very well done!

Kor

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Support / Re: Profile vs Program
« on: January 14, 2014, 03:15:40 AM »
I just finished the video on roasting in the analyzer. It's an excellent video and really helps me get a clearer picture of how to use RM effectively! I will watch it again.

And yes, a video on the anatomy of a profile sounds very helpful! And I'm looking forward to watching "Creating a Profile from a Roat"

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Support / Re: Profile vs Program
« on: January 14, 2014, 02:42:12 AM »
Hi Danny,

Yes, I'm very happy about the new roaster and my wife's support for quite an expensive purchase!

Thanks so much for answering my question about programs vs profiles! I'm actually in the middle of watching your video of roating in the analyzer (something I always do but now I'm getting curious about the gauges on the main screen and their purpose!) I AM learning a lot from the video. So far I've used RoastMaster mainly to keep a record of my roasts, and while I've manually recorded bean temperature with a cheap thermocouple embeded in the shallow layer of beans in my homemade TurboCrazy, I've yet to really use it as a means of targeting past roasts and using them as a guide for reproducing or tweaking the current roast. Part of the reason I haven't really pursued this is because of my primitive and unreliable temperature recording methods.

In the future, I plan to upgrade the roaster with first a bean temperature probe through the bean chute cover, and later use the autolog feature of RoastMaster preferably using a BlueTherm Duo or possibly an iCelsius BBQ. But for now, although it won't tell me absolute bean temperature, the K type temperature probe and display built into the Hottop is a tremendous improvement on my home made job. Right now my aim is to properly set up a profile with curves and curve templates for the Hottop LCD, fan and power.

Thanks for the great software and support!

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Support / Profile vs Program
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:33:11 PM »
I've been using RoastMaster since mid 2013 and am really loving it. Unfortunately I've never really taken the time to learn to use it in a way that I can utilize all of its functionality. My roaster has been a homemade roaster until last week when I purchased a Hottop KN-8828B-2K. Having a roaster with si much more control over the roast has galvanized me to learn RoastMaster better.

I think I'm going to have a lot of questions, stupid ones judging from what I've been able to find on these pages in the way of answers. What I want to know first is, what is the difference between a Program and a Profile. I've searched everywhere examined both in RoastMaster and fail to find a difference.

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