September 2010

Summary: Day at Triple R, Baker Beach, Danny visits, GAPA happy hour, GaMeBoi at Glas Kat, Utopia 3, Evening with the Jameses, Wet and Wild at Club Eight, Jeanne visits, Mission Dolores Park, Secret Folsom Street Fair Party, Katana-Ya with JY, A-List.

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Wed Sep 1, 2010

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with organic raisins, organic nonfat milk; 12 ounces of generic V8. To work. Linkchecking, kiosk moderation work. Backed up website data to portable hard drives. Burned a copy of a dvd of images so that one disc could be sent to Susie. Installed Office Pro Plus 2010. Lunch: burrito from Carmelina's, Energy Vitamin Water, ate outside by the library. Installed Office updates. VM maintenance: trimmed down the VM so that I could back it up manually. Submitted a ticket to ITS for Carol and Dick regarding a mail delivery problem. Lots of calendar management. Office 2010 is rather disorienting. Dinner at home: chow mein noodles with baby napa cabbage, hot water. Continued work on Aggie's laptop: used DriveImage XML to clone the old drive to the new drive. Weight training: one-arm dumbbell row, reverse crunch. Late meal: organic southwestern black bean soup from a can, hot water.

Thu Sep 2, 2010

Breakfast at home: organic vanilla yogurt with organic granola and red currant preserves. Lunch: takeout from Panda Express. My fortune: Counting time is not so important as making time count. More supp app work in Drupal: learned about profile, content profile, and string overrides while building custom fields for a Create New Account screen. Dinner at home: Kingdom of Dumpling dumplings (veggie, shrimp) from frozen; hot water. Weight training: advanced bridge, crunch. Late meal: beef with country vegetables chunky soup. Continued work on Aggie's laptop.

Fri Sep 3, 2010

I can't remember what I had for breakfast today. To work. Linkchecking. Prepared feedback on MyAccess 2.0, sent it to SCWG. Helped student BN with a question about the spam firewall. Answered some questions about required browsers for Mitra. Submitted a request for a listserv for a student organization. Updated the faculty listing. Answered a question about our website from student JO. Prepared and made live the welcome packet for Shirin. To home. Continued work on Aggie's laptop. Watched Blood Simple (1984) on Netflix instant watch—loved it.

Sat Sep 4, 2010

Breakfast at home: 2-egg veggie scramble, 8 ounces of generic V8. Continued work on Aggie's laptop. Went to JY and Adrian's. Adrian served me a homemade macaroon—yummy! Andrew C showed up, then Adrian drove us all to Guerneville where we hung out poolside at the Triple R. JY, Adrian, Andrew C, Alex C, Jeremy, William, Chris L, Chris N, JC, Bill. The music was dance pop, the crowd was fun, and the scene had a wonderful vibe. Home. Nap. Dance party at 550 Barneveld. Music by DJ Kevin Lee was mostly diva house, which I did not enjoy. The restrooms were not maintained at all, no one was picking up empty drinks or mopping up spills, a bottle of water was $4 before tip, unusually creepy guys (more so than usual). I don't enjoy this event anymore. Met Adrian and Marcus (the Grindr guys).

Sun Sep 5, 2010

Breakfast at home: 3-egg shrimp and veggie scramble, grilled potatoes, toast with butter; 12 ounces of pina colada(-flavored) juice. House chores: laundry, tidying, vacuuming. Continued work on Aggie's laptop. Nap. Dancing at Fresh at Ruby Skye (Kimberly S). I arrived around 7 and liked the music from 7 to about 8:30. Bottle of water = $5 (!). Met Mike and Adrian, Calvin. Dinner at 10 with JY, Adrian, and John B at King of Thai Noodle. The line at Katana-Ya was disappointingly too long. Dancing at Sanctuary at 1015 Folsom (Matt Consola 2200-0200, Ted Eiel 0200-0600). I arrived around 11 and left a little after 3. The music was scheduled to be Matt Consola 2200-0200, Ted Eiel 0200-0600. Mostly house with a little bit of tribal mixed in here and there. The main dance floor was packed the whole time I was there. The upstairs dance floor playing the same music went from empty to 20 people and back periodically. The main floor didn't have enough ventilation for me, so I avoided it. A civil crowd with a mellow, chatty vibe. Met Steve, John, Dwayne.

Mon Sep 6, 2010

Forgot to eat breakfast. Safeway. Picnic lunch at Baker Beach. To home. Shower. Very relaxed. Dinner at home: leftovers from lunch. Jogged while watching 38 minutes of Our Daily Bread on Netflix DVD.

Tue Sep 7, 2010

Breakfast at the cafeteria: eggs, hash browns, wheat toast with butter. Forwarded my MyAccess 2.0 feedback to Elazar at Chandler's request. Sent a survey about computer labs and the IRC to returning students. Linkchecking (the DSU site is down). Management activities. Handled a legal name change. Updated the academic calendar. Updated the student leadership group document for Cindy. Answered a question about posting video for Jamie K. Lunch: leftovers from yesterday's picnic lunch. Helped Eunice T post an announcement to the kiosk. Provided feedback to Joel on some recent candidate interviews. Dinner at home: quinoa spaghetti and organic semolina spaghetti with mushroom and ripe olive sauce and TJ's meatless meatballs, side of corn off the cob and broccoli from frozen. Finished watching Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread) (2005) on Netflix DVD. This film is like Baraka but for food production, and I loved every minute of it. It's unintentionally funny at times, and each shot is perfectly composed to reveal sometimes-breathtaking beauty in the repetitive tasks required to bring food to the modern dining table. If you want a special challenge, eat a meal while you watch it. Mended a shirt (slide brook red plaid), ironed a jacket (adams mountain khaki). Weight training: modified dumbbell fly, reverse crunch with foam cube. Late meal: leftovers from dinner.

Wed Sep 8, 2010

Weight training: right leg lifts, lying kickback. Breakfast: organic 2-egg grilled sandwich with cheddar, 10 ounces of pina colada(-flavored) juice. To work. Management activities. HSPR meeting. E-Value teleconference. Lunch: leftovers from last night. Supp app meeting: I demoed the Drupal work I had been doing, everyone loved it, and it made me feel good. Drupal work the rest of the day. Muni home. Drove to Aggie's, dropped off her fixed laptop. Drove to the Mission, on the way I observed that at Ike's Place there was only 1 person in line (!). Stopped in at the Shotwell House. Danny is in town from Philly for a short stay, planning to return for good. Danny, Drew, and I left to hunt for dinner. Phil and Romy both working still. Unsuccessful attempting to dine at Gracias Madre and Delfina Pizzeria—the waits were too long. Dinner at Regalito followed by ice cream at Bi-Rite with Drew and Danny. My Regalito: grilled squash, potato taquitos with cheese. My Bi-Rite: kids size sugar cone with brown sugar ginger caramel swirl.

Thu Sep 9, 2010

Weight training: 3-minute advanced plank, left leg lifts, lying kickback, reverse crunch with foam cube, bridge. Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with organic raisins, brown sugar, City Bees McLaren Park honey, nonfat milk; 2 slices of wheat toast with butter. To work. Privacy and security briefing campaign meeting with Cindy, Don D, Deborah YF. Web steering lunch with Tamer, Lucas, Stephen, Eric D, Carl U, Leslie K, Rich T, John K, Ed C. IT forum meeting. Helped student BH with cuda. Helped student JP with a listserv request. GAPA happy hour at Lookout with Alan, Perapol, Trevor, Emery, JY, another Galen, Erwin (Boss), Eddie. Badlands. Met web design student Mike S, Jonah, Pong, John. To home. Late meal: tortillas leftover from Regalito, vegetarian refried beans with taco mix, shredded organic white sharp cheddar cheese; hot water.

Fri Sep 10, 2010

Breakfast taco. Submitted a cuda problem report to ITS. Helped Joel with a problem with applicants not using Adobe Reader to complete our forms. Linkchecking. Listserv maintenance: added recent grads non-UCSF email accounts to the jobs listserv. Provided feedback to Gail P about iTunes U images and icons and branding. Helped student NA with an email issue. Lunch: Panda Express: panda bowl to go: beef with broccoli, fried rice. My fortune: Soon you will be getting the recognition you deserve. Checked in with student AN to confirm email account changeover. Purchased and delivered 2 audio files for Susie. Chatted with Sue about the proposed dean's mailing list unsubscribe process. Followup with David R about the HIPAA document he sent me. 1-on-1 with Rodney. A little bit of supp app work. Some computer maintenance for computers for Carol, Scott, Cindy. Dinner at New Sandy's Cafe: wide rice noodles with vegetables stir fry. Completed a bunch of sewing projects that were queued up: some repairs, some alterations. Organized my closet a bit.

Sat Sep 11, 2010

Errands: groceries, drug store. To home. Breakfast tacos. Cut my hair, showered. Worked on divorce paperwork. Weight training: reverse crunch with foam cube, bridge. Snack: one organic yellow nectarine. Late lunch with Aaron at Henry's Hunan. Nap. GaMeBoi at Glas Kat (520 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1609). Met Roland, John, and Calvin; Antuan and Toy; Tyler; Matt and Mike; Son; Simon. PKDJ upstairs: dance pop, hip-hop, house, all very peppy with very occasional slow parts to songs. DJ Soul6 (is this Kevin Lee?) downstairs by the entrance: hip-hop and mashups, loves to scratch, frequent sharp cuts to mixes. Main floor VJ LaRock - pop dance and hip-hop favoring lots of bass, sound is muddled to the point of bordering on awful, muddle gets worse during mixes. Probably the fault of the sound system rather than the DJ/VJ. Tonight I heard a song by Super Junior called Bonamana. I had never heard this song before. Super Junior is a South Korean band, K-pop, dance, R and B. Late meal at Urban Burger with JY, encountered Monica I, said hello.

Sun Sep 12, 2010

Breakfast at home: organic yogurt with organic granola, fresh sliced banana, fresh blueberries and raspberries, red currant preserves. Weight training: reverse crunch with foam cube. Utopia pool party in Burlingame at the Hyatt Regency. The lineup: 1200-1330 DJ Astro, 1330-1500 DJ K-Mac, 1500-1630 UrFriends, 1630 Miss Charisma Glitterati, 1650-1800 CLAKSAARB, 1800-2200 Party Ben + Mykill. Cabana buddies Emery, Scott, Andy, Hing, Scot B. Brunch at the Hyatt with the cabana boys and Gerald. Met Danny, Alan (or Allen?), Rob, Sergio, Cip, Bryce, Jason, Jesse, and more. Dinner at Knuckles Sports Bar with Emery, Scott, Andy, Hing, Scot B, Gerald. To home. Baked fudge brownies for tomorrow's potluck.

Mon Sep 13, 2010

Skipped breakfast. To work. Chancellor's Report on Mary Anne's Stewardship of School. Mary Anne received a glowingly positive report from Sue DH. Afterwards, awards for Steve K and Helene LL and a fun framed photo presented to Bob D. Breakfast from the cafeteria: scrambled eggs, wheat toast, hash browns. Spent the day mostly cleaning up the inbox, checked in briefly with Rodney about the kiosk. Office potluck at lunch. Muni and BART to the Mission. Gaby's birthday party at Charanga with The Jameses, Chris, Nate, Melissa, Delia, Nancy, Jim. A festively dressed man on stilts welcomed us at the entrance. A buxom woman with a giant martini glass sang and emceed. Appetizers and cake. Dinner with The Jameses, Chris, and Nate at Luna Park. Sangria all around. My meal: vegan cassoulet. Burgers for The Jameses and Chris. I forgot what Nate had. We talked about forthcoming trips to Hawaii (library space reopening) and Europe (Madrid and Paris), the Mission during Burning Man, iPhone apps, the opera.

Tue Sep 14, 2010

Breakfast: organic vanilla yogurt, blueberries, raspberries, City Bees McLaren Park honey. To work. SCWG meeting. Prepared my orientation handout. Management activities. Helped student KT with a question about email passwords. Lunch: one slice of leftover veggie pizza, corn on the cob. Calendar management. Inbox cleanup. 1-on-1 with Cindy. More orientation handout work. Helped Shirin put together orientation packets. More orientation handout work. To home. Dinner at home: leftovers from Sunday night, corn on the cob. Jogged in place while watching watching Kick-Ass (2010) on Netflix DVD. Chloe Grace Moretz was terrific to watch.

Wed Sep 15, 2010

Breakfast at home: cottage cheese, blueberries, raspberries. Set up the first-year mailing list. Tracked down the owner of a small School of Pharmacy program website which had gone offline. Checked in with PubAff because their formmail script had disappeared and one of our faculty members needed it. Listserv management. Requested info security booklets from David R. Helped student DP with email password reset. Followup with Alex R about quarantined messages from an address I have previously whitelisted. E-value online meeting. Lunch: Panda Express: chow mein, veggie spring rolls, hot and sour soup. My fortune: You have a fine capacity for the enjoyment of life. Updated the computer security section. Posted updated schedules for Lucia. Listserv management. Responded to the RFC for UCSF Enterprise Workstation Standard sent by Erik W. Updated the list of students on the network folder. Minor web update for Cindy: grads interviews. Dinner at home: corn on the cob; large red leaf lettuce salad with grated carrot and sliced mushrooms, poppy seed dressing; small corn tortilla quesadilla with organic white sharp cheddar cheese; hot water. Late snack: grilled medium cheddar on wheat, hot water.

Thu Sep 16, 2010

Breakfast at home: 2 eggs scrambled and medium cheddar between slices of wheat, nonfat milk, water. To work. First day of orientation. Introducing the OSACA presentation. Figured out today that I cannot use the Simple Checkout for PID online payments like I had hoped. Must use SIM or AIM instead. Woe is me. Shirin says there is a possibility we could use EventBrite but I am not optimistic. Briefly reviewed our analytics. Followup on yesterday's grads interviews update. Forwarded logos to Tim C at Susie's request. Reposted a schedule for Lucia. Created a Photoshop image explaining a printing tip for Rodney to post in the IRC and use in his forthcoming presentation. Lunch at the back table with Cindy, Shirin, Joel. I had a tuna sandwich and potato chips extra from orientation, water. Management activities. Posted the pathway declaration calendar for Carol. Lots of other followup on small issues. Dinner at Fuzio with Chris M. He gave me a ride home afterwards. Web edits for Drew (opacity, promo, Yahoo! business page).

Fri Sep 17, 2010

Breakfast: organic vanilla yogurt with granola and blueberries. To work. Calendar management. Helped student VL with a question about drug databases for PDAs. Listserv management. Lots of cleanup from the recently announced drop and add to the entering class. Lunch: vegetarian taco to go from Carmelina's. Gave my computer services presentation. Began SIM work for online payments for PID. Swept up a few post-orientation issues. Computer maintenance for Lisa's computer. Tried helping student TL set up UCSFwpa wireless and UCSF Exchange or IMAP email on a brand new Droid phone—failed. Snack: 2 veggie spring rolls to go from Panda Express. My fortune: You have the ability to overcome obstacles on the way to success. To home. Dinner at home: large organic red leaf lettuce salad with mushrooms, carrots, shredded organic white sharp cheddar cheese, organic garlic and sea salt sunflower seeds, lowfat ranch dressing; leftover pina colada with maraschino cherry.

Sat Sep 18, 2010

Yoga: standing warmup practice. Wrapped gifts. House chores: dishes, tidied. Finally got around to resolving permissions for my Seattle photos. Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, fresh diced yellow nectarine. Went to a birthday party at a park in Los Gatos, met EJ and Mickey, stopped at Peet's for a freddo and yogurt. I called ahead to ask what time Santa Ramen in San Mateo closed and was told 9 PM, so I drove over, made it there at 8:45 PM and was turned away. @rdy suggested Himiwari, which was nearby and still open, so that's where I went, had the snow crab ramen. I should have ordered extra noodles. Wet and Wild at Club Eight, $8 cover because I arrived after 10:30 PM, encountered Ben, Chris, met Shen. DJ Jinks played upstairs. DJ Zax played downstairs. Downstairs was mostly packed the whole night and the upstairs was the opposite. Entertainment: Miss Rahni, Lychyee Minelli, Lady Tatas. Was ready to leave but changed my mind. Met Stephen D. Late meal at Mel's Drive In with Stephen. To home.

Sun Sep 19, 2010

Waterworld was supposed to be today and I had planned to go but it was canceled due to forecast of rain in Concord. Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, fresh diced yellow nectarine. House chores: dishes, laundry. Edited and uploaded photos and video. Lunch: leftover noodles from yesterday's party. Napped for a long time. Prepared organic cubed tofu enchiladas with grated carrot, sliced mushrooms, organic white sharp cheddar cheese. Snack while cooking: 3 tablespoons of nonfat cottage cheese, 1 organic cubed tofu taco. Ironed clothes while watching Harry Connick, Jr.: New York Big Band on Netflix DVD. Ate one enchilada, saved the other 2 for tomorrow's lunch.

Mon Sep 20, 2010

Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with fresh diced granny smith apple, City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, nonfat milk. To work. Sammie's first day at the OSACA. Helped Lisa with a problem in which she was receiving more spam than usual. Notified Frank M and Gary M about a section of the CP website which was generating errors in our linkchecker. Notified web hosting customers about forthcoming ServInt maintenance. Listserv management. Corrected some errors in the 2011 admissions calendar with help from Shirin and Joel. Helped student DC with a problem with installing Network Connect: "Network Connect driver installation failed. Please exit and try again. (" in 32-bit Vista. E-mail address change in GALEN for student JD. Followup with Dick S about formmail, suggested Google Forms instead which he seemed to like. Submitted an AD display name change request to ITS for student TL. Lunch: leftover vegetarian enchiladas from home. Followup with student TL about email setup and lockout. Submitted 2 new student email address change requests to ITS. Helped student NT with a question about installing a printer driver. Responded to PubAff's Kristen B about unexpected copy/paste behaviors with Cufon and IE. Helped 3 drop-in students with wireless or email setup (TD with email, 2 others unnamed). Submitted a request to have accounts generated for Sammie. ICRD work for Rodney. To home. Snack while cooking: grilled cheese sandwich with cheddar. Dinner at home: large organic red leaf lettuce salad with fresh sliced mushrooms and grated carrot, lowfat ranch dressing; hot water.

Tue Sep 21, 2010

Stretches. Weight training: tricep kickback, reverse crunch with foam cube. Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with fresh diced granny smith apple, City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, nonfat milk. To work. Troubleshot problems connecting to the kiosk with remote desktop. It seems that when I use the Mac version of Remote Desktop the remote machine crashes with a BSOD. If I use only the Windows version it seems to work. Did a short Illustrator job for Eric. Linkchecking. Prospective students edits for Cindy. Lunch: veggie burrito from Carmelina's taken to the ComNet meeting. Kiosk maintenance and followup. (Some items were accidentally kicked out from the pool, and we cannot read them ourselves—the owners must resubmit them.) Email address change followup for CM. Handed off Sammie's voicemail password, helped her check Webmail. She had a lot of trouble choosing a legal password. I showed her the password requirements and she said that she was choosing one that was legal but it still wasn't working. I asked her to report the problem to ITS. Posted updated schedules for Lucia. Forwarded a call for nominations from Dave R. Worked on PID online payments: form building. Helped with bag check at the New Student Fair. Worked on PID online payments: form building. Dinner at home: organic mushroom and provolone pizza, 16 ounces of generic V8. Rewatched part of Harry Connick, Jr.: New York Big Band on Netflix DVD. Recharge Spa work for Drew: slideshow pager prep.

Wed Sep 22, 2010

Various yoga. Weight training: dumbbell fly, 3-minute advanced plank. Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with fresh diced granny smith apple, City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, nonfat milk. To work. Evalue emeeting. More new student account issue followup. Followup with Eunice about the kiosk. Kiosk maintenance. Linkchecking. Made live small web edits for Cindy. Changed the password for one of our shared office accounts. Submitted a request for a student organization email account. More new student account issue followup. Small web edits for Cindy: core curr. Helped a student who had a problem installing Office Pro 2010. Listserv management. Lunch: Panda Express. My fortune: When the flowers bloom, so will great joy in your life. Worked on PID online payments: form building, very satisfied with how this work is coming along. Dinner with Jeanne at Namu: blue lake beans (dragon tongues), handmade ramen, candy cap shortcake. Late snacks: honey and cinnamon almonds, 1 bag of 3.0-ounce microwave popcorn. Edited photos.

Thu Sep 23, 2010

Breakfast at home: 2-egg mexican tofu omelette with refried beans, organic white sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream; while cooking: 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese; 12 ounces of generic V8. To work. Handled a logo request from a student. Listserv management. Small edits followup for Cindy: core curr. Firefox and Outlook training for Sammie. Followup with student BH about cuda issues. Helped David R with a small edit to his face sheet project. Helped student JL with a question about wireless. Helped student CS with a question about passwords. Responded to Kerry C's request about VMware usage and licensing. Helped student TA with a problem sending messages from UCSF email on iPod touch. Met with Shirin to review PID online payment form building. Reviewed Computer Labs and the IRC survey results, followed up with Cindy for next steps. Checked in with Jacqui about whether it's okay to keep ServInt on my university credit card—she said yes: hooray! Followup with Kirk H about an email/name change. Helped Darius with a question about tectite formmail. Listserv management. Posted an updated P1 schedule for Lucia. Handed off info for the new ASSP email account to Akash. Lots of ITS ticket followup regarding changed names or email addresses. Followup with Tran about Sammie's user folder—it's not on the SAN like I expect. Listserv seems much slower than normal lately (like the past few weeks). To home. Backed up the iPhone, then did a restore from backup as suggested by Andy to resolve a problem in which I would press a key and instead get the key to its left (or otherwise nearby but not the right key). Finished watching Harry Connick, Jr.: New York Big Band on Netflix DVD (2nd time). "With Imagination" was my favorite number, but why so short? Only an hour long? Dinner at home: tofu stir fry with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, black sesame seeds.

Fri Sep 24, 2010

Weight training: reverse crunch with foam cube. Breakfast at home: 2-egg mexican tofu omelette with refried beans, organic white sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa. To work. Lots more new student account issue followup. More followup with accounts setup for Sammie (permissions). Calendar management. Posted an updated P3 schedule for Lucia. Lunch: leftover stir fry. Worked on PID online payments: form building, database insertion. Listserv management. More new student account issue followup. Worked late. Dinner at Soi Gow: curry with tofu (#53) and pad woon sen with tofu (#69), water. To home.

Sat Sep 25, 2010

Today in Apple Mail I discovered the Organize by Thread feature under the View menu which lets me delete a single thread with one keypress—love it! Downloaded Notational Velocity following Victor's recommendation. Brunch: leftovers from last night. Weight training: front raise. Went sunbathing at Mission Dolores Park, encountered Ted, Brett, met Jason, Matt, Stephen, met Jack (doctor with arm in sling), Alex (bike). Dinner at Casa Mexicana: veggie burrito. The pico de gallo here is flavorless. Grocery shopping at Golden Natural Foods. Did curls with groceries on the way home. Home. Weight training: front raise, lateral raise. Stretches. Shower. Disco nap turned into deciding to not go to Shangri La after all.

Sun Sep 26, 2010

Woke around 3 AM, wrote, ate a bagel with cream cheese. Back to bed. Woke around 9:30 AM. Weight training: hammer curl. Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with fresh diced white peach, City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, nonfat milk. Folsom Street Fair (rhubarb) with Ted, Brett, Jason, Darrell (Daryl?), Mark T, Casey M, Jesus S, Jeremy, Matt, Stephen, Ryan. Dinner at PDR's: pizza, red velvet cake. BART then Muni home. Ordered a Clipper card online—free for a limited time. Late snack: 2 corn on the cobs.

Mon Sep 27, 2010

Breakfast at home: 2-egg mexican tofu omelette with refried beans, organic white sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa. Preview session followup with Shirin. Distributed Photoshop CS5 Extended license keys to Eric. Lunch: organic red leaf lettuce salad with mushrooms and carrots from home, chatted with Sammie briefly during lunch, sent her a link to our web page about finding a place to live. Listserv work for Cindy. Meetings: 1-on-1 with Susie, web team meeting. Dinner at home: vegetable soup from a can. Baked caribbean banana bread. Installed Adobe CS5 Design Standard for Mac at home. Snack: a bag of Bearitos no salt microwave popcorn to which I added salt. InDesign crashed upon launch. I relaunched it. It crashed. I quit it. I started Photoshop. It crashed. I restarted the iMac. Launched InDesign. It crashed: "Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS). Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000. Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:" Photoshop CS5 works except when I quit: "Could not save Preferences because the file is locked or you do not have the necessary access privileges. Use the Get Info command in the Finder to unlock the file or change permissions on the file or enclosing folders." I launch Illustrator CS5. It works. I quit it. No error. I relaunch it. It crashes: "Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT). Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000. Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:" and this crash causes Photoshop CS5 to crash as well: "Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV). Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000. Crashed Thread: 4." Acrobat Pro 9 has worked consistently, however. I thought I waited long enough after CS5's release. I guess I was wrong. This is the worst software experience I've ever had.

Tue Sep 28, 2010

Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with raisins, brown sugar, a drop of City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, nonfat milk; hot water. To work. Brought banana-coconut bread to share. Lots of followup with student issues: wireless, account setup, email address change, name change. Resolved a network folder permissions problem for Sammie. Ordered a new keyboard for Sammie. Followup with ITS about error "Your S/MIME control is out of date. You must reinstall it." when logging in to OWA. Checked in with Valerie about setting up a BAA (business associate agreement) for More PID work, sent latest pages to Shirin for review. More student accounts followup with ITS. Helped student TC set up UCSFwpa wireless on a netbook. Began coding the new update from the dean. Notified Joel that his Twitter account got hacked. Dinner at home: leftover pizza. Rewatched Cloverfield (2008) on Netflix DVD. I love this film!

Wed Sep 29, 2010

This morning I awoke recalling a dream I just had: The lines at Trader Joe's were so long that I fell asleep in line standing up and that no one had bothered to wake me when it was my turn so when I woke up (still in the dream) I had to look around for my groceries which had disappeared but I walked up and down all the registers and could not find them. I haven't recalled a dream that vividly in a long time. I later realized how Inceptionesque it was to recall sleeping and awakening within a dream (though it wasn't quite recalling a dream within a dream). Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with fresh diced granny smith apple, City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, nonfat milk; hot water. Linkchecking. Finished coding the new update from the dean, sent it to Susie for review. Conference call with Susie and Eric D: FKH/Roy animation/video. Lunch: 3 small tacos, hot water. Coded a new policy page for Cindy and Don. Snack: one slice of mini-loaf banana-coconut bread. Kiosk management. Flickr management. Short notice dinner with JY at Katana-Ya: gyoza, Katana-Ya ramen, tea. We talked about Industry power outage, Shangri La, Folsom Street Fair, Real Bad, Australia, Dolores Park. Drove with JY back to his place for cookies and cream ice cream. Hung out watching television while he got some tasks done like buying tickets. Went to A-List at Amber India, my first time to both. Encountered John B, Alex C. I ordered a drink but the bartender gave me the drink without letting me pay. I eventually paid; maybe she presumed I was starting a tab? Met Antonio (UCSF med student), Nick (NJ, Castro), Jeff, Antoine. We talked about UCSF, medical school, who was single versus who was a couple, yoga. Some politicians gave a few speeches. A writer named David Jedeikin handed out postcard ads for his book Wander the Rainbow. He talked a little about his book and then his scooter (because I asked about his Dainese jacket). Late meal: 2 slices of leftover pizza.

Thu Sep 30, 2010

Breakfast at home: cream of wheat with fresh diced honey crisp apple, City Bees McLaren Park honey, cinnamon, nonfat milk. Was supposed to install PharmAdMIT 2011 for Joel and Sammie but we forgot to get our registration code so we rescheduled for tomorrow. Lots more student name and email address change followup. Management activities. Pushed the new professionalism policy page live for Cindy and Don. Lots of Remedy ticket followup and cleanup. Lunch WCWG meeting: portobello sandwich. Checked in with Darius about his Tectite Formmail problem. BAA followup with Valerie and servint. Updated the grad fairs page for Shirin. Snack: Fiber One bar. Discovered a permissions problem with my admin account, submitted a ticket to have it fixed. Management activities. Lots of project list updating. Dinner at home: semolina shells with fresh, shredded, organic white sharp cheddar cheese and albacore tuna from a can. Used the grater on the Cuisinart for the first time—success! Uploaded photos to Flickr. Switched car insurance, saved about $200 per year.