JackBinimbul wrote

Reply to comment by fortmis in The World's Abortion Laws - Map by fortmis

Not many, I don't think. Most community health workers went into the field to help people directly, not to answer to any higher authority. Some of us work in hospitals or for state departments, but the communities we serve will always come first.

That's why they kept making sure we knew how to tell patients and clients what we're required to report and tell them do not tell me these things. Even if we don't report it, someone will. It's better for patients to have that very clearly explained and to learn what not to say to others rather than end up in friggen jail.

For myself, unless it directly endangers my patient or someone else, I'm not saying a fucking thing to anyone. They can't turn us against each other if we refuse to play along.


JackBinimbul wrote

Ranma 1/2 was my first dive into "real" anime in the late 90's. It's horribly problematic and full of sexism, racism, and homophobia. However . . . it's one of those things that I look back on like "fuck, how did I not realize I was trans sooner". I used to think that Ranma had it made and should just embrace being able to choose what body to spend most of the time in.


JackBinimbul wrote

I'm in Texas and attended a healthcare conference for work earlier this year. The topic was rural maternal health and had been chosen before Roe was overturned.

We had tons of amazing presenters and a lot of great information . . . with constant reminders to tell our patients to their face to avoid telling us anything about miscarriage or abortion because we're mandated to report it or we could go to jail.

Fucking insanity.


JackBinimbul wrote

He's referring to the fact that you either served in the military, or you went to a prison camp. You've got options, baby!

It's not on the same scale, but the fact that it's a goddamned crime to not sign up for the draft in the US should raise a lot more eyebrows than it does.


JackBinimbul wrote

I'm starting a new job next week and, for the first time in my life, it's something that matters and that I can be proud of. But it pays poverty wages. Sadly that tends to be the case with non-profit work.


JackBinimbul OP wrote

Reply to comment by Bird in Moka Pot Monday by JackBinimbul

Oof, it's definitely hard to get a consistent cup with a blade grinder.

If you ever want to upgrade, Hario makes ceramic manual grinders that are decent. You can often find them online for around $30USD. I think even their newer ones have a slip-off handle with a hex nut that can easily be attached to a drill. That's how I use mine when I hand grind. Much easier on the hands!

I'll be making a post eventually about how to dial in coffee issues by taste. Bitter and burnt usually means it's brewed too long, which is also what I have found when I add cold water. The water stays in contact with the coffee longer this way.

Your grinder is also producing a lot of "fines", or much smaller particles than you intend. Smaller particles extract faster, so they are turning your cup bitter more easily.

I feel you , though. We work with what we've got and good coffee can be an expensive hobby.


JackBinimbul OP wrote

Reply to comment by tuesday in Moka Pot Monday by JackBinimbul

There are all different kinds of coffee that I didn't mention! These are just a lot of the "mainstream" ones that Westerners will be familiar with. This was written with a beginner in mind!

I'm aware of how Moka pot does their sizing, but the 6-cup does not produce enough for 6 espresso shots. I've pretty consistently measured water in and water out.

As for the boiling first: it's actually a recommendation via James Hoffman after a lot of his testing. I just use a tea towel when I screw it on. I have tried cold water before, but I had sputtering issues very frequently.

I'm not the coffee police though, use whatever methods work best for you!


JackBinimbul OP wrote

Reply to comment by fortmis in Getting Started by JackBinimbul

This is an interesting take on Turkish coffee. My wife was raised in Turkey and I've never seen this method. Though, traditionally, it should be taken from the heat and have the foam skimmed off into the cup two or three times before it all gets poured in.

Spices and sugar added to the coffee is definitely a thing, though!

At the end of the day, I don't think there is any wrong way to make coffee. It's so versatile. As long as you're enjoying it, you're doing it right.