idea works. its simple enough.
as for k, start with a value of 100, and multiply/divide by ten to find when it starts changing from too violent to too slow a reaction, then start splitting it in half.
so if 100 was too slow, and 1000 too fast, go for 500, and if thats too slow, go for 750, blah.
if the value is 750 and it behaves like that, I want a cookie!