February 2011

Summary: Sandip's A Going Away Drink, Dancing at GAMeBoi at Glas Kat with Will, Bakesale Betty's fried chicken sandwiches at Charmmie and Ryan's, Ted and Emery's 2011 Birthday & Oscar Viewing Party.

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Tue Feb 1, 2011

Dinner at home: leftovers. Started the French language course in LiveMocha, which provides online language instruction. Via Groupon I bought 1 month each for French, Spanish, German, and Italian. Got through about 3 lessons. It's really slick. Then I encountered a problem in which I was unable to select options in Flash Player settings in order to record the role play portion. This led me to the thread called "Unable To Click in Flash Player Settings Box" that ScotianBoy started at Feb 15, 2010 9:56 PM. Ugh. The solution proposed by micah231 did not work. The solution proposed by eidnolb did not work. Dirty reinstalling did not work. Clean reinstalling did not work. Visiting the page found by searching Google on "Website Privacy Settings panel" and changing the settings appropriately did work. Specifically, on tab 5 (Website Privacy Settings) set Always Allow for www.livemocha.com and static.userplane.com. Then on tab 7 (Peer Assisted Networking Settings) do the same thing. Edited and uploaded photos. About 323 uploaded, about 580 to go. Added 2 journal entries from the Asia trip (December 21 and 22). Late meal: veggie burger. Snack: seaweed.

Wed Feb 2, 2011

Breakfast at home: organic nonfat yogurt with apple-cinnamon granola, fresh diced organic apple, cinnamon, blueberries. Rode my bike to work. Updated schedules for Lucia. Chatted briefly with Tran about PGP and Outlook 2010. Supp app project work in Drupal. Lunch: leftovers. Supp app project work in Drupal. Dinner at home: stir-fried noodles with tofu and vegetables. Watched Le Samourai (1967) on Netflix DVD, enjoyed it very much. Discovered us.topman.com.

Thu Feb 3, 2011

Breakfast: everything bagel, one half with cream cheese, one half with peanut butter; generic V8 juice. To work. Supp app project work in Drupal. Met with Cindy about EPIC. Quick lunch: leftover stir fry. Communicators Group meeting: Lena talked about social media. Snack: an orange. Faculty meeting. Supp app project work in Drupal. Dinner at home with Will: tortilla chips with soy protein crumble, cheddar cheese, butter leaf lettuce, and assorted toppings. Played StrongBad: The Criminal Projective with Will, had to resort to a walkthrough because we were stumped.

Fri Feb 4, 2011

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh diced organic red apple, California sage honey, sliced almonds, nonfat milk, cinnamon; 12 ounces of generic V8. Rode my bike to work. Met 1-on-1 with Rodney. Supp app project work in Drupal. Snack: one snickerdoodle. Lunch: leftover butternut squash gratin. Online PID work for Shirin—fixed some things, failed fixing others. Supp app project work in Drupal. Snack: half an oatmeal raisin cookie. Uploaded schedule updates for Lucia. Dinner: leftover stir fry. Caught up on old email. Weight training: door pull ups. Snack: seaweed. Late meal: Annie's mac and cheese with tuna, Dorot cilantro, chopped and grilled onions; hot water. Weight training: door pull ups.

Sat Feb 5, 2011

Weight training: yes no maybes, pec crawl. Breakfast at home: a variation of my favorite breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with grated Tillamook sharp cheddar, 2 slices of toast with butter, 2 hash browns. House chores: laundry, vacuuming, ironing, prepped for haircut. Weight training: door pull ups, pec crawl. Went to Sandip's going away gathering (A Going Away Drink) at Wild Side West (424 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA) with Sandip, Danny, Drew, Romy. Met Ram, Daniel, Antony, Manuel, Vini, Nikfar, more. Grocery shopping at The Good Life Grocery (448 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA), which is a really great organic grocery. Sandip leaves tomorrow morning and will be in Calcutta for a year, then he returns to San Francisco. Dinner at home: leftover stir fry. Disco nap turned into going to bed early.

Sun Feb 6, 2011

Slept in. Breakfast at home: organic plain yogurt with Mad River Farms dune preserves, fresh sliced organic banana, apple-cinnamon granola; 12 ounces of nonfat milk. Cut my hair, showered. The morning forecast for today was 70 degrees, so I decided to ride my bike somewhere new. Finally got around to planting paperwhites, a Christmas gift from Cindy. Drove to REI, bought a bell and a helmet-mount rear view mirror. Drove to Chris and Nate's old place on Townsend, parked the car, pulled the bike out of the trunk. Rode to Mission Bay, ate lunch in the sun: "turkey" sandwich, tortilla chips, water. Rode to 3rd and Mariposa, then along Bay Front Park to China Basin Park, crossed the 3rd Street Bridge, then continued behind AT&T Park and along the Embarcadero up to Green Street. Turned around, rode back to the car mostly along the same route—a nice ride. Drove the car to Dolores Park, sat in the warm shade for about an hour, ate another "turkey" sandwich, tortilla chips, water. Changed from khaki shorts to long pants (grey cords) in the car. Drove to the Castro, bought toiletries at Walgreens, browsed at A Different Light Bookstore and bought 2 books. Danced a bit at Badlands. Drove to Danny, Romy, Drew, and Phil's. Walked to Tartine, picked up a small devil's food cake. Dinner at their place: mostly veggie dishes with rice. Dessert: the cake, tea. Afterwards they requested a slideshow of my Asia trip photos I have uploaded so far. Drove to the Castro. Stopped at Badlands. They were playing 80s tunes but the dance floor was too crowded and stuffy. I went to Trigger, danced a bit to hip hop. I went to The Café, danced to Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back." Home. Shower. I learn from David H's photos on Flickr that the afternoon forecast at 2:12 PM turned out to be 77 degrees. I picked a good day to ride my bike—sweet!

Mon Feb 7, 2011

Breakfast at home: breakfast burrito. To work. Listserv management. Linkchecking. Removed www.ucsf.edu from linkchecking due to infinite loop problems following their recent redesign. ResourceSpace meeting with Kathleen, Susie, and Eric. Errands: bought quarters, deposited money, turned off transit reimbursement, added cash to Clipper card, bought early lunch at Panda Express: panda bowl with fried rice and mixed vegetables with double soy sauce. My fortune: Romance and travel go together now. Minor web edits. Edited new research landing page copy for Susie. Shuttle to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Snack: an orange. Web team meeting. Shuttle back to Parnassus. Small online PID web edit for Shirin. Dinner at desk: salad with ranch dressing. Rode the bike home. Made hash brown casserole for the first time—it's delicious again. Started laundry. Ate hash brown casserole, smith and wesson. Watched Harry Connick, Jr. Only You on Netflix DVD. It was damaged and unplayable partway through; I requested replacement. Removed laundry.

Tue Feb 8, 2011

Pre-breakfast: 2 slices of toast with spreadable butter, some nonfat cottage cheese. Rode my bike to work. Timesheet activities. Updated the faculty listing for Susie. Helped student YC with a question about anti-virus software. Reviewed the library's Omeka installation for Kathleen C. Supp app project work in Drupal. Lunch #1: leftover hash brown casserole. Chatted with Eric about yesterday's meeting including some further discussion about OpenScholar. Lunch #2: leftover hash brown casserole. Supp app project work in Drupal. Online PID tweaks for Shirin. Prepped for tomorrow morning's supp app meeting and demo. Rode my bike home. Dinner at Chow on Church with Patrick. I gave Patrick a ride home in Deliverator. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr.

Wed Feb 9, 2011

Weight training: door pull ups. Breakfast: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic d'anjou pear, cinnamon, sliced almonds, nonfat milk. Rode my bike to work. Supp app project meeting with Cindy, Joel, James, Sammie. Supp app project work in Drupal. Snack: one package of seaweed snack, 2 oranges. 1-on-1 with Cindy. Panda Express to go: fried rice, mixed vegetables, 2 veggie spring rolls. My fortune: Your life will be prosperous. Telephone meeting with Susie and Eric at Laurel Heights: web redesign. Supp app project work in Drupal. Rode my bike to Aggie's to help her set up her new computer. She served me shrimp pad thai. I met Gary. Gary and I got the wireless working. I could not get my spare hard drive to mount and instead started Windows Easy Transfer building an archive file on C:. Tomorrow I'll return, remove the C: drive, then use an IDE-to-USB transfer kit to complete the transfer to the new computer, then finish Windows Updates. Rode my bike home. Set up a rear view mirror on my helmet. Edited and uploaded Asia trip photos to Flickr. Drink: sparkling water with cherry Torani syrup. Weight training: door pull ups. Folded some laundry.

Thu Feb 10, 2011

Weight training: advanced push ups, advanced shoulder drop push ups, 3-minute advanced plank. Breakfast: same as yesterday except California sage honey instead of almonds. Rode my bike to work. Followup with Rodney about desk grommets. Followup with Pritish J and Matt C at Chapter Three. Followup with Scott N about SSL setup. Followup with David K about broken links and infinite loops following their Thu Feb 3 launch of the new www.ucsf.edu. Reran linkchecking because it looked like some of ucsf.edu's broken links were resolved. Notified SCWG and students of the unavailability of all our student organization websites for the past week. Lunch: small helping of leftover hash brown casserole. Helped 2 students set up email on iPhone. Took a photo of a student for Mitra. pcard procedure followup with Jackie and La'Trece. Sent Mitra photos. Edited a photo for Mitra. Calendar management. pcard followup with La'Trece. Listserv management. Notified staff and sysadmins about a legal name change. Lots of HiTask work and followup. Rode my bike to Aggie's to help her set up her new computer. She served me an egg salad sandwich and tortilla chips. Got Windows Easy Transfer importing the giant file to her new computer. Watched television (Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune) while waiting. Rode my bike home. Did more French lessons on LiveMocha. Weight training: bicycles. Added my journal entry for December 23. Started using new Sennheiser HD202 headphones I bought. I like them. Recently started reading The Ethical Slut, 2nd Edition. Yes, their writing has improved. And all through chapter 1 I am saying to myself, yes, yes, yes, yes while reading. It was kind of orgasmic. Late snack: Bearitos organic microwave popcorn.

Fri Feb 11, 2011

Breakfast: plain yogurt with 2 medium fresh, diced fuji apples and cinnamon. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking. Followup on scheduling a meeting. STP followup on IRC hardware upgrades. Websteering lunch at NKRB with Ed C, John K, Carl U. IT Services meeting, The State of IT at UCSF. Met with Eric, web stuff. Rode my bike home. Quick shower. Chatted briefly on the phone with Nate. Left a message for Tina. Dinner with Will at Poesia (415-252-9325, 4072 18th Street, San Francisco, California, USA) via Groupon—$50 for $25. The meal was excellent with excellent service. After the Groupon, $30 with a $15 tip, so about $45 for what would have been a $95 dinner—love Groupon. Home, Will showered, stayed over. We watched Baraka in bed on owned DVD.

Sat Feb 12, 2011

Breakfast burrito with beans, leftover hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs; side of fresh sliced banana with diced mint and California sage honey. Installed Alfred 0.8.1. Looked sthrough some of Victor C's photos on Picasa. Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.4.2 on Mac OS 10.6.5 now asks for admin password at every launch when it did not before. Why?! :-( Console shows: "kCGErrorIllegalArgument: _CGSFindSharedWindow: WID -1. kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged. kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSOrderWindowListWithGroups: invalid window ID (-1). kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSOrderWindowList: NULL list pointer or empty list". I repaired disk permissions; that did not work. I restarted the Mac; that did not work. I tried a solution found on ithink.ch/blog in which you delete a key called selfhealingfilename in SHinit.xml but that did not work; Acrobat simply failed to launch. Entered my journal entry for December 24. Late afternoon meal: burrito similar to this morning. Edited and uploaded Asia trip photos. Will came over for dinner: veggie burgers. I napped. Dancing at GAMeBoi at Glas Kat with Will. Met or encountered Ryan, Jason, Kevin, Ric, Brad, Antuan, Tim, John, more.

Sun Feb 13, 2011

Breakfast at home: leftover hash brown casserole with 2 slices of toast, orange juice mixed with water. More helping Aggie set up her new computer. She served me a pizza slice from Arizmendi - yum! Grocery shopping at Safeway on Taraval. Dinner at home: leftover hash brown casserole, 8 ounces of generic V8 with freshly ground pepper. Dessert: one cashew roca. Watched Harry Connick, Jr. "Only You: Live from Toronto"—loved it. Entered my journal entry for December 25. Resumed the restoration of lost data on my hard drive of Flickr photos (see December 14, 2008). Edited an old photo of Chris to create a new composite, sent it to him for review. Snack: caster sugar organic hot chocolate with Bailey's, almond-anise biscotti. This is the first eating experience I can remember in which I enjoyed the flavor of anise. The upstairs neighbors have been smoking cigarettes again. It comes through the shared central heating duct and fills my apartment with the stinky smell. Today I found an old photo in my collection from 2006 in which I'm attending a birthday party for Travis on February 26, 2006, at Bryan L's place, and Will is in one of the photos. (See also January 12, 2011.)

Mon Feb 14, 2011

Weight training: door pull ups, pec crawl. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced green apple; cinnamon; nonfat milk. Rain today. Rode the bus to work. Received valentine's day candy from student HC—thanks! Supp app project work in Drupal all day. To make Drupal redirect upon login, I used Login Destination. Login Destination has a conflict with Content Profile, so I applied the patch found at http://drupal.org/ node/ 761254#comment-3853352 and this worked for me. I had tried LoginToboggan but that did not work for me—I got a blank page. Lunch: shrimp quesadilla from Carmelina's, water. Worked a little late. Rode the bus home. Dinner at home: veggie burger with Tillamook cheddar, organic greens, ketchup, and miso mayo. Snack: sweet potato fries, one navel orange. Edited and uploaded Asia trip photos to Flickr. Weight training: door pull ups.

Tue Feb 15, 2011

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced green apple; raisins; cinnamon; California sage honey; nonfat milk. Rain today. Rode the bus to work. SCWG meeting. Data transfer for student AB. Linkchecking. Supp app project work in Drupal. Lunch: free caesar salad with croutons and cheese. Helped Shirin a bit with her French. Helped student AD set up a new netbook. Supp app project work in Drupal. Snack: 2 veggie spring rolls from Panda Express. My fortune: Good news will come to you from far away. Grocery shopping at Safeway on Taraval. Dinner at home: stir-fry with bean sprouts, shredded carrot, tofu. Edited and uploaded Asia trip photos to Flickr. Watched part of Harry Connick, Jr. Only You on Netflix DVD again. Edited my bookmarks page. Troubleshot "Type your password to allow Adobe Acrobat Pro to make changes" appears whenever launching. Uninstalling 9.4.2 and reinstalling 9.3.0 resolves the problem.

Wed Feb 16, 2011

Weight training: yes no maybes. Breakfast: yogurt with toffee nut granola, 2 small organic green apples, cinnamon, red currant preserves. Rode the bus to work. Lots of scheduling for web redesign exploration meetings. Linkchecking. Lunch #1: butter leaf lettuce salad with grated carrots, homemade sour cream dressing, grated parmesan. Followup with Sarah M about PGP installation, getting ready to do the Mac Pro at work and the iMac at home. A summary of Sarah's answers to my questions: (1) it's safe to encrypt a Time Machine drive, (2) you must explicitly encrypt external drives—it will not ask you and will not encrypt them by default, (3) the latest version of PGP—PGP Desktop 10.1.1 is compatible with OS 10.6.6. More calendar management and scheduling. So recently Joel told me about a need he has. There's an applicant who submitted medical verification from a doctor to say that she could not participate in our writing essay exercise with pen and paper as we normally administer it. (We have not yet made this process electronic.) So Joel needed a way for us to administer the essay portion of our interview process on a computer with certain restrictions. No spell check or grammar check. Must be able to get a word count or character count. No access to Internet. No other aids. My solution: I created a new account in OS X. I logged in as that account user. I removed all icons from the Dock and set the TextEdit icon to remain in the Dock. I created a new TextEdit document called "my essay" and left it on the desktop. I implemented mprussell's solution "Simple word and character count for TextEdit" then logged out and logged back in as admin. (Or you could use Fast User Switching, too.) As admin, I implemented Mark Nanut's solution "Disable spell check in Mac OSX system-wide." I installed gweston's DenyThumbDrives, then configured it with a very large number to reject essentially any USB drive. In System Preferences, I turned off Airport wireless and Bluetooth. I turned on Parental Controls for the new account, permitting only TextEdit to run and removing all websites from the permitted websites list. Here you could use Simple Finder if you wanted, but I did not feel it was necessary. I tested the whole setup from start to finish—it works. I repeated the configuration on our 2nd shared office laptop just to have a backup. Notified student AB about a problem with that student's email settings on Blackberry. Lunch #2: leftover stir-fry. Followup with Lisa about Adobe serial numbers. Followup with Rodney about IRC maintenance. Snack: one orange, one organic minneola. Rode the bus home. Dinner at home: 2 "turkey" sandwiches, one with miso mayo, onions, Tillamook sharp cheddar, iceberg lettuce; the other with artichoke antipesto, onions, Tillamook sharp cheddar, iceberg lettuce. Drink: Dirty Girl Scout. Watched Harry Connick, Jr. Only You on Netflix DVD again. This is such a great performance. My favorite number is "Sweet Georgia Brown" which he plays quite sloppily but it's still so good. The lighting is artful and pleasing. The camera superzooms are a bit not to my liking but otherwise this is great entertainment. Prepared rainbow orzo salad then ate a small bowl of it.

Thu Feb 17, 2011

Weight training: supermans. Breakfast at home: yogurt with toffee nut granola, one fresh, diced organic red apple, cinnamon. WCWG lunch meeting (turkey and provolne sandwich, doritos). IRC meeting with Michael W, Cindy, and Rodney. Tested the special laptop essay setup with Joel. Posted updated draft schedules for Lucia. Reported a listserv problem to ITS: I'm not receiving some confirmation requests. Lunch #2: leftover orzo salad. Rode the bus home. Drink: rolotini but in a DOF. (I have no martini glasses.) Twitter stopped autoposting to Facebook after February 6 and I don't know why. I reenabled it in Facebook by searching for the Twitter app and following the instructions to connect. I had to turn off Facebook https to do so, but afterwards I turned it back on. I hope it still works.

Fri Feb 18, 2011

Breakfast at home: yogurt with toffee nut granola, cinnamon; 8 ounces of orange juice from frozen. Rode the bus to work. Management activities. Followup with student AK about 4-MB attachment filesize limits with our listserv system. Calendar management. IRC project followup with Michael and Rodney: monitor selection. Troubleshot a problem that Robin C reported regarding the use of gradient backgrounds on our website. Turns out she is the 2nd person to report this problem. The first was when our site first launched last year. At that time I was unable to reproduce the problem, and the person who reported it was not part of UCSF, so I did not feel comfortable asking her to help me test solutions. After trading several messages with Robin and trying out a few solutions, I think we might have a solution. It is partially in place and we'll sit with this until next week. Notified students that the student organization websites that were down since the February 3 launch of the new www.ucsf.edu are now back up. Installed InDesign CS5 for Lisa. Could not do the same for Lucia or Cindy because we didn't yet set me up to get past PGP. Dinner at home with Will: tortilla chips with hummus; leftover rainbow orzo salad; butter leaf lettuce salad with sliced grape tomatoes, grated parmesan cheese, homemade sour cream dressing. Watched The Fountain on Netflix instant watch with Will.

Sat Feb 19, 2011

Will and I spent a lazy morning together. Dropped Will off at the the gym in Deliverator. Drove to Oakland. Dropped off my bike at Bay Area Bikes for a free tune-up and a new kickstand. The kickstand provided by Dahon on my Curve SL didn't sit correctly; the bike would too easily fall over. Bought drinks and cookie dough at Oakland Grocery Outlet. Bakesale Betty's fried chicken sandwiches with cole slaw, chocolate chip and pecan cookies at Charmmie and Ryan's with Charmmie, Ryan, Sammie, Mike, Niraj, Attila, ?, Bailey. We talked about the forthcoming Comic-Con in San Diego, dog and cat psychology and behavior, bicycling, food, black metal (?), Janet Jackson, Metallica's website, New York City, India, Dubai, Muni. I met a user experience designer, a 4x5 photographer, the executive assistant to the creator of a wildly popular comic book character (who revealed that a film is optioned and forthcoming), Sammie's fiance, as well as 2 cats and a dog. This was the first time I can remember being in a household with cats and not feeling any allergy symptoms afterwards, so I guess I'm not allergic to all cats. Picked up my bike—the new kickstand (about $10) seems to be an improvement over the previous one. Shopped at Bay Street Emeryville: Apple Store, Gap Kids, Williams-Sonoma, Bath and Body Works, Gymboree, Pottery Barn, Nike. Snack at Pizza My Heart: mushroom pizza slice, Honest Tea organic honey green tea. Cookie from Teacake Bake Shop: orange da vinci: vanilla, orange rind, chocolate chips, toasted almonds. It's slightly crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, just like the woman behind the counter said it would be. Delicious! Stopped at Office Depot—disappointed with the selection of paper trays. Drove home. The Bay Street Emeryville shopping center is charming and brand new, but the parking garage frustrated me because the elevator was really slow and there were no stairs obvious and nearby where you wait for the elevator. (I found stairs eventually but they were far away.) Also, leaving this shopping center is frustrating because it's not very clear how to get to the freeway I wanted to go to. There are too many lanes, too many curves or turns in the path to the freeway, and not enough signs. I think that poor or missing signage caused me to do some quick lane-changing which was challenging at night and in the rain. I would not be surprised if accidents are common in this area. Dinner at home: leftover rainbow orzo salad, a modified rolotini. This time I did 3 parts vodka, 1 part creme de cacao, 1 part butterscotch schnapps and left the ice in the glass. It's better than before, but still not perfect. Entered more journal entries from my Asia trip, but realized that some of my journal notes are mixed up and that I will need to finish going through my photos to figure out the error. Reread the prologue from Patrick's draft of a new novel and sent Patrick new edits for it. Reread and edited part of chapter 1 as well. To bed late.

Sun Feb 20, 2011

House chores: laundry, changed light bulbs, vacuumed. Breakfast: one orange; organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic red apple with cinnamon, California sage honey, and nonfat milk. Lunch: leftover veggie stir-fry with brown rice. Nap. Snack: "turkey" sandwich with a half-slice of Tillamook sharp cheddar, iceberg lettuce, miso mayo; 2 small beets. Finished folding laundry. Reread and edited part of chapter 2 from Patrick's draft of a new novel. Late meal: Annie's shells and white cheese with onions, garlic, Dorot cilantro. To bed late.

Mon Feb 21, 2011

Weight training: yes no maybes, v-ups (too hard for me—I can't coordinate both actions at the same time properly yet), iron crosses, door pull-ups. Breakfast: organic oatmeal with fresh diced apple, cinnamon, nonfat milk. Sewing projects: edited a pair of beige long pants from Uniqlo. It took pretty much all day because I had to edit the length as well as the width, but I'm very happy with the results. Lunch: leftover rainbow orzo pasta salad, organic honey green tea. Dinner with Will at Catch (415-431-5000, 2362 Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA 94114) via Groupon and OpenTable. We got a coveted table by the fire. Will had a glass of gewurztraminer ($7). Appetizer: tempura shrimp with salmon sushi roll ($14.50). We both had the polenta ($15 each). SF healthcare surcharge ($1.50 each). $54.50 before tax, $40 Groupon discount (purchased for $20), and tip ($12). $31.68. Food was very good. The sushi roll is tasty but it's so big that it easily falls apart and is otherwise not noteworthy. I think it's trying to do too much. A wider dipping dish for the sauce would improve the situation. Service was a little slow but we didn't care. Cathleen was our server. Usually Will dislikes salmon but in this roll he seemed to enjoy it. We abandon earlier plans to go to 80s night at Trigger. Will stays over. We watch part of a Netflix DVD of Strong Bad's emails which is funnier than I had expected it to be. Edited and uploaded Asia trip photos to Flickr.

Tue Feb 22, 2011

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced green apple; cinnamon; nonfat milk. Rode my bike to work. Staff meeting. Asked Lucia, Cindy, and Lisa to log out instead of shutting down their computers at the end of the day so that I could do some maintenance. Followup with student AC about how to get computer help. Management activities. Confirmed that Joel's computer doesn't prompt for the PGP passphrase upon cold start, asked Tran how to fix that. Retrieved an essay for Joel and Sammie. Lunch at desk: leftover rainbow orzo pasta salad. Posted an announcement to the kiosk for student JV. Assisted Chris W with his Django installation. Minor web update for Cindy. Tried to help Joel get Windows 7 to work with the new display in S-936 but failed—it simply would not connect no matter what I tried. Chatted briefly with Will; he had forgotten his iPhone today. Chatted with Shirin about a UCLA career counselor named Grace P. Calendar management and more management activities. 1-on-1 with Eric: web redesign scope document. Rode my bike home. Dinner with Will at home: veggie soup with brown rice added, Will helped me cook sweet potato curry which we ate with naan from the freezer. Rode my bike home. Watched videos on YouTube including literal music videos which Will had never seen.

Wed Feb 23, 2011

Breakfast at home: yogurt with toffee nut granola. Rode my bike to work. Asked John DeSalvo at Acquia to not call me. Catherine K reported that the infinite loop problem on www.ucsf.edu was now resolved, so I reinstated linkchecking for www.ucsf.edu, then reported that the linkcheck now failed on an mp4 file that was probably a filetype issue. Followup with Chris W with his Django installation. Calendar management and management activities. Confirmed for student AD that a slight display name change request has been completed in AD. Followup with Chris W with his Django installation. Helped Joel with a PharmAdMIT and Office 2010 problem. Redirected a logo request from Shirin to Susie. Installed a reg file for Joel to resolve problems with PharmAdMIT and Office 2010. Lunch #1 in the work room with Shirin: leftover polenta, mushrooms, and spinach from Catch. Lunch #2 at desk: leftover tofu and veggie stir-fry. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Will: veggie refried bean and taco mix burritos with cheese, iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, sour cream. We watched the remainder of Strong Bad's E-mails on Netflix DVD then watched the first 60 minutes of Foxy Brown on Netflix instant watch. To bed around 10:30 PM.

Thu Feb 24, 2011

I used Alfred once today and it was helpful. I don't understand why people think launchers in OS X are so useful. Spotlight is useful when it works, but I don't spend all my time launching and closing applications. Rode the bus to work. Meeting prep. Supp app project meeting. Answered a listserv question for student KT. Followup with Chris W with his Django installation. IRC upgrades project meeting. Lunch #1: leftover sweet potato curry. Made small edits to the grads placement interviews PDF form for Lisa. Reviewed some additional Drupal companies. Linkcheck work. Supp app project work in Drupal. Lunch #2: Panda Express to go: noodles, mixed vegetables, veggie spring rolls. My fortune: Smile! A frown may turn others away. Supp app project work in Drupal. Installed the hipmunk iPhone app. Dinner at home with Will: tortilla chips with hummus, sweet gherkins, battered fish and sweet potato fries on bed of iceberg lettuce. Watched the remainder of Foxy Brown on Netflix instant watch.

Fri Feb 25, 2011

Rode the bus to work. Linkcheck. Redirected a request from Jayson J to Lynn O. Followup with Chris W regarding a request related to his Django installation. Added lots of items to HiTask, which cleared up my inbox somewhat. Helped student EP create the ASSP student of the year survey. When creating a custom URL in SurveyMonkey it told us incorrectly that we were using profanity probably because we had put ASSP in the URL. Followup with Dick S and Cindy about stereo LCD displays. Updated grad licensing checklist PDF for Cindy. Rode the bus home. Dinner at home with Will: burritos similar to the other night.

Sat Feb 26, 2011

Slept in with Will. Breakfast at home: tofu and egg scramble, hash browns, toast with butter. Edited and uploaded an Asia trip video to YouTube. Clothing edit: Topman grey chinos. Snack: nonfat cottage cheese with pineapple. Installed EFF's HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox. Snack: everything bagel with soft cream cheese. Bought a quart of salted caramel ice cream to go at Bi-Rite. Dinner at Danny, Drew, Phil, and Romy's with many others. In addition to the ice cream, I also brought cocoa rice krispie treats.

Sun Feb 27, 2011

Slept in with Will. Breakfast at home with Will: scrambled eggs with Dorot cilantro, salt, pepper; hash browns; toast with butter; pom juice for Will, hot water for me. Will went to work. Grocery shopping at Good Luck Market. Early dinner: noodle soup with baby bok choy and mystery leafy vegetable, garlic, ginger, mushroom broth. Ted and Emery's 2011 Birthday & Oscar Viewing Party. Met or encountered Paul, Apollo, Jay, Bill, many others.

Mon Feb 28, 2011

Rode the bus to work. My favorite breakfast at the cafeteria. Notified University Relations that our student org websites are down again. Followup with Rodney about a MacBook Pro. Purchasing paperwork. Listserv management. Followup regarding Voigt Lab website being down—this was resolved sometime last week. IRC upgrades project followup. Lunch #1: leftover veggie pad thai. Completed my review of additional Drupal companies, sent it to Susie and Eric for review. Lunch #2: leftover sweet potato curry. Prepared a list of recommended hardware for David, who starts tomorrow. Joel bought Girl Scout cookies for the office—yum! Calendar management. Submitted a request for David's email account. Prepped edits for Lucia and Cindy regarding the health services reimbursement page. After work, I hopped on the N and received a message from Will—his car battery died at work. I met him at 24 Hour Fitness and summoned AAA via the Roadside iPhone app. Within about an hour, the battery was replaced for about $100. We continued on our original plan: shopping at The Container Store. I bought some paper trays. We ate at Sorabol in Westfield Center just before everything closed.