January 2012

Summary: Vacation to Hawaii (continued), Syndicate game night at Mike C's, Tilman's going away (aka Zieh Dich aus!)

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Sun 1

Breakfast: grapes. Lunch at Bertha's house. We celebrated birthdays for Bev, Cassidy, and Pauline. Drove to Round Top Lookout and took photos of the view. I napped on the return drive down Tantalus. Relaxed. Prosperity Dinner at Diane's with Diane, Chris and Nate, Jenny, Julia, Stephanie and Mark, Carol and Will, and J.D.: mojitos, cornpone, fried catfish, collard greens, kale, black-eyed peas, cornbread, tomatoes salad, sweet potato pie with whipped cream, pralines. An amazing feast!

Mon 2

Breakfast: one slice of wheat toast with butter; fresh, diced pineapple. Atlantis submarine tour with Chris and Nate. Lunch at the Hilton. Walked through a nearby park. Got mai tais at Hale Koa. Back to Chris and Nate's. Nap. Drinks and dinner with Ed.

Tue 3

Breakfast: fast and simple 3-egg scramble. Tour guide Jeremy. Turtle Canyon, A Perfect Getaway, David, John. Arthur, Max, Gisela, (I forgot the dad's name), Antoinette, Sebastian, others. Dinner at Hoku's with Chris and Nate.

Wed 4

Laundry for Chris and Nate. Packed. Breakfast: same as yesterday. Chris picked me up and took me to the airport. Gifts I received on this trip: From Auntie Helen and Richard: macadamia nuts, arare crackers, a $25 iTunes gift card, a restaurant calendar; from Auntie Barbara and Uncle Victor: a can of Pringles; from Cousin Bev: an xmas photo card; from Auntie Pauline: a red, white, and blue lei. Hawaiian Airlines flight 12 from HNL to SFO. Patrick picked me up in the car. At home I had a light meal: minestrone soup.

Thu 5

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced red delicious apple, organic 2% milk; medicinal tisane. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Pcard paperwork. PCI-compliance work. More kiosk work. Minor web updates for Cindy. Followup with Tran about remote access to files for Lisa. More security work. Followup with Tran about Lucia's computer. Replaced a video for Shirin and Cindy. Listserv management. Staged the Bowl of Hygeia page for Cindy. Scheduled security updates with ServInt. Followup with CP about problems with the residency page. Submitted a ticket to ITS to resolve folder permissions problems for Tina B. Replied to student JN about email setup on iPad. Helped Lisa cut a few locks off some lockers. Computer maintenance for Sammie's computer. Archived paper documents. Labeled two new Kensington locks. Installed one for Joel's hardware. Lunch: salmon burger and fries. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tortelloni with grilled vegetables in marinara sauce. Dessert: cranberry-orange scone with green pistachio ice cream. Tina sent us a package: striped, colorful stockings appropriate for the How Weird Faire; dark chocolate Hershey's kisses; and a juicer made by the makers of the Beater Blade. Weight training: door pull-ups.

Fri 6

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, sliced banana, cinnamon, California sage honey, organic 2% milk; medicinal tisane. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. pcard paperwork. Web updates for Cindy: graduation filing. Followup with Mark B and Doug C about the account deactivation process. Updated the Bowl of Hygeia page for Cindy. Followup with Catherine K and Kevin C about search problems in the A to Z list. Late lunch: veggie lasagne with cabbage, garlic bread, water. Muni to the Duboce Park. Chatted with Susie. Followup with ServInt and customers about today's scheduled upgrades. iPad setup for Joel. Walked to the Castro. Toad Hall with Will, Timm, Ace, and Liz. Timm, Will, and I walked to Jasmine Garden for dinner. We walked back to the Castro. They took off for home. I met Ace and Liz at Boy Bar at The Cafe. Encountered Carlos and Mike B. Met Russ and Paul. Muni to home. Stopped at King of Thai Noodle on the way, picked up seafood with crispy noodles (no calamari) to go, ate at home.

Sat 7

Laundry and other house chores. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, sliced banana; cinnamon; California sage honey; organic 2% milk. Unloaded photos from my iPhone and digicam. Troubleshot problems with Patrick's Time Machine drive. Organized my iTunes library. Lunch #1: minestrone soup, 1 slice of wheat toast with butter, water. Weight training: door pull-ups, squats, sumo squats. Resolved a problem with my CrashPlan local backup drive not mounting properly. Lunch #2: grilled cheese sandwich, potato soup, water. Nap. Syndicate game night at Mike C's. Dancing at Bootie: DJ Paul V with DJ Tripp on the main floor, Bus Station John upstairs. Main floor was excellent the whole night. Upstairs I did not like the few times I visited, and the floor was sometimes sparsely populated. I chatted briefly with a guy who was (apparently) allergic to me. Afterwards, outside Beatbox, I chatted briefly with a performer named Kallieco who introduced me to Homobiles.

Sun 8

Breakfast at home: Bob's Red Mill oat bran hot cereal with fresh, sliced banana; cinnamon; California sage honey. Medicinal tisane. Caught up on journaling. Accidentally discovered a keyboard shortcut for Mac OS X (10.6.8) that I had never seen documented before: Open at least 3 applications. In one of those applications, open multiple documents (e.g., when I discovered this I was using TextWrangler). Press and hold the Command key while tapping the Tab key. The application switcher appears in the center of the screen. Each time you press the Tab key, the indicator switches applications. When the indicator is on the application that has multiple windows open, and while keeping the Command key held down, press and release the 1 key. The display changes to show tiled thumbnails of all the windows open in that application. You can then release the Command key and use the arrow keys to select one of the documents, and pressing Enter changes focus to that document. You can also begin typing the name of one of the documents and the focus will change to that document—except this did not work for me in the case of a document called 01.xml, and I don't know why. This thumbnails display is essentially the same as the feature in Expose called "All windows" except that with this shortcut that application doesn't need to have the current focus—you have access to it from any application and, if you have multiple Spaces, from any Space. I then learned from a Google search that resulted in a YouTube video that Command+DownArrow and Command+UpArrow invoke the same thumbnails display. And in experimenting, I found that pressing the H key (before pressing-and-releasing the 1 key) toggles the hiding in the Dock of minimized windows, but I'm not sure how useful that really is. Unloaded pix from iPhone. Folded laundry. Lunch: macaroni and cheese with Dorot cilantro and fresh, diced tomato. Cut my hair, showered. Dinner at home with Patrick: homemade curry with tofu and vegetables, naan, water. Watched Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. I am surprised that I still have a largeish bruise on my left thigh from when Buddy the dog bumped into me almost a week ago on the catamaran. Buddy had been panicking from something unknown, and in his panic his head hit my thigh. It hurt instantly and for a few minutes after, but not badly, and I haven't really thought about it since that day.

Mon 9

Breakfast at home: Bob's Red Mill oat bran hot cereal with fresh, sliced banana and fresh, diced pear; cinnamon; California sage honey. Rode Muni to work. Followup with Michael N about PCI compliance. Supp app work for Sammie. Reposted the P2 schedule for Lucia. Submitted a surplus pickup request. Lunch: leftover curry. Web and social media subcommittee work. Followup with Darius and Jeanne about a question with the BTS website. Followup with Cindy about Lynn's exit and James F's entrance. Asana testing. Answered a question for Eric about cron. Minor web edits. Followup with Debbie A about a new request (forms on progression page). Followup with Sean, Ariel, and James about wireless printing in campus housing. Patrick picked me up in the car. Dinner at Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe with Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil, and Patrick.

Tue 10

My favorite breakfast at home. Rode Muni to work. Forgot my phone. Met with Sue and Susie. Prepared and delivered announcements about our dean retiring. Staff meeting. Followup with staff about how to reach IT support (now ITServiceDesk@ucsf.edu and http://ucsf.service-now.com/ess). Lunch: leftover curry. Listserv management. Staged web edits for Cindy: graduation pages, grad regalia. pcard followup with La'Trece. Spent most of the rest of the afternoon preparing and sending a message to the web and social media subcommittee. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: crab cakes from frozen; steamed white rice with green onions, parsley, and diced green bell pepper; steamed carrots; water. Watched a short film about San Francisco by Tullio Pellgrini made in 1955. Fun!

Wed 11

Breakfast at home: Bob's Red Mill oat bran hot cereal with fresh, diced apple; cinnamon; California sage honey, organic soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Cindy brought bagels for the office. Sammie brought Ethel M gourmet chocolates for the office. Someone brought piroulines and Hawaiian shortbread cookies for the office. Meeting with Cindy, Susie, and Michael. Chatted with Joel and Mary Anne a few minutes following yesterday's big announcement. Manually cross-posted the announcement to our Facebook page. (Our auto-cross-post has broken as of I think November.) Lunch: leftover curry. Management activities. Sent Joel a spelling correction for a recent blog post of his. Management activities. Followup with Susie and Charly about QBC and grad programs not appearing in Google search results. Met with Eric: PDF forms on progression page for Debbie A. Listserv management. Answered a question for student AA about how to send an announcement to other schools. Management activities. Snack: toasted cheese bagel with whipped cream cheese. Management activities. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: greek spinach pasta, naan, water. Resolved a problem with Patrick's email account. Watched part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on Superstar DVD with Patrick. Weight training: wide-grip door pull-ups. Late snack: bagel with cream cheese.

Thu 12

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced apple; California sage honey; cinnamon; water. Weight training: let me ins. Muni then taxi to a doctor appointment. Management activities. Listserv management: remove Debra from WCWG. Followup about sending items to surplus. Calendar management. Management activities. Redirected a problem report to CLE support. Listserv management: add Millo to WCWG. Posted and announced an updated schedule for Lucia. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Inventory management. WCWG lunch meeting. Listserv management. Calendar management. IT Services meeting. Followup with Doug C and Mark B about an accounts closure. Security followup with Darius: Formmail. Web edit for Susie: /about/profile. Facebook work: announced closure of the deprecated group page. Began coding updates to the conferences page. Dinner at Barracuda with Patrick. Dessert at The Creme Brulee Truck: S'mores. Encountered and chatted briefly with Andrew, who didn't remember me. Rode Muni home. Finished watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on Superstar DVD with Patrick. Weight training: dips.

Fri 13

Weight training: crunch, standing knee raise (too easy), advanced hip ups, one-legged squats. My favorite breakfast. Followup with a CP website problem report from Joe G. Completed staging of conferences page updates, sent it to student MA for review. Listserv management. Reported a poll problem on the Library's website to Erin H. Followup with Valerie about how to enable 3G service for Joel's iPad. Minor web updates: current students, faculty graduation regalia, and other pages. Lunch with Matt S at Park Chow. Kiosk work: asked Rodney to investigate a clear cache problem. Followup with legal name changes. Calendar management. Listserv management. Minor web edit for Susie. Web and social media subcommittee followup. Notified DLS of Lynn's exit and James F's entrance to our unit. Redirected a question from Katja R about Radian6 to Michael W. Responded to a request from Abby D about our kiosk. Asked Cindy a question about the STARs program. Met Will and Timmy at The Cafe. Dinner at Thailand Restaurant. Barhopping: QBar, The Mix, Toad Hall, The Cafe. After they left The Cafe earlyish I chatted with Joey from Denver, DJ Shawn P (not working tonight), and Steve D. Met or encountered Aidy, JP, Jason. Muni L-Owl home. Late meal: my favorite breakfast.

Sat 14

Slept in. "Breakfast": leftover pasta, 1 Hershey's dark chocolate Kiss, Patrick's cream of green soup. Archived documents and took care of electronic paperwork: Atlantis, federal taxes. Web work for Corinna: reestablish connection, research for directory mirroring without rsync. Snack: corn chips. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled swordfish, cream of green soup, french fries, water. Web work for Corinna: where. Nap. Dancing at Bootie at DNA Lounge. Met or encountered Squrrrl, Tamale Ringwald (danyol l), Jim, Ace, Liz, Sabrina, Robin, Mike B, Eric, Ron, Ted, Brett. At 11:00 PM, Smash-Up Derby played this 30-minute set: shut up american boy, pressure time, call me uprising, crazy in love machine, everything back in black, talking franz, boulevard of broken songs. At midnight, Shannon Gaines performed a very short show of sword balancing—she's excellent.

Sun 15

Pre-breakfast: small order of sticky rice from Patrick and Simmone. Met Danny at the Apple Store. Breakfast and clothes shopping with Danny. Breakfast at The Cheesecake Factory: 2 eggs over easy with toast and potatoes and hot water for me, kid's brunch for Danny. We shared a pineapple mojito. Home. The car windshield still wasn't as clean as I wanted it, so I cleaned it again today. I again used Bar Keeper's Friend but this time I used the scratchy side of the green and yellow heavy duty sponge, and I think this time I have found the thing that fixes the problem, but it leaves very fine scratches—oops. Watched 1 hour and 5 minutes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with Patrick on Netflix DVD. Nap. Dinner with Patrick at Chabaa Thai Cuisine (420 Geary). Dancing at the 3rd-to-last Fresh at Ruby Skye. Coat check was donate-what-you-like. I gave $5 because I didn't have anything smaller. I got Patrick and me two drinks: (1) bourbon on the rocks for Patrick, (2) fuzzy navel for me = $17 (!) before $2 tip. Later after someone bumped into me and I bumped into Dewey causing him to spill his drink, I offered to replace his drink. A small cranberry and vodka costs $9 before $1 tip—expensive, I thought. Met or encountered Keith, Eric, Will, Vanessa, Tony, David, Keith, Stephen D, Alan, Rob, Joe.

Mon 16

MLK Jr. Holiday. Slept in. My favorite breakfast. Web work for Corinna. External hard drive shuffling. Set up a replacement Time Machine drive for Patrick, then realized that it's not big enough to hold all his data. Unloaded photos from the iPhone. More web work for Corinna. Tonight we placed our first order with Seamless for dinner from Clay Oven Indian Restaurant: vegetable pakora, raita, aloo gobi mild, vegetable korma mild, onion kulcha, 2 orders of rice, kheer. "mild" is spicier than I prefer. About $60 after a 10% tip.

Tue 17

Weight training: wide-grip door pull-ups. Breakfast at home: hash browns, toast with butter, water. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Listserv management. Followup with Abby D about the kiosk. Web team lunch meeting: I ate leftovers from last night. Calendar management. Followup with Michael W about a document he needs me to review. Computer troubleshooting with student CP. Made graduation web pages live for Cindy. Supp app project work in Drupal: security updates. Doctor appointment. Muni 24 and L to home. Did a glutes workout walking home uphill by taking longer strides than normal and contracting the muscles tighter and longer than normal with each step. Dinner at home with Patrick: gardenburgers, fries. Caught up with journaling. Unloaded photos from the iPhone. Watched "The Simpsons: Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson" on Hulu with Patrick. This was a terrible episode. Avoid at all costs.

Wed 18

Woke too early from coughing. Troubleshot a problem in OS 10.6.8 in which error "cannot allocate memory" or "resource busy" appeared in Disk Utility while attempting to format a working external hard drive. To resolve "resource busy" I remounted the drive. To resolve "cannot allocate memory" the solution suggested by kisuke3 at 5:02 PM on Sep 8, 2009 worked: select "zero out erase" before formatting. More external hard drive work. Telecommute day. Followup with student MA about the conferences page. Reported a problem logging into the new Honors and Awards database in Salesforce. I wasn't able to finish my workday today because of cold symptoms. I think I skipped dinner because of the cold symptoms.

Thu 19

Home, sick. Breakfast: 2 slices of toast with butter, 2 eggs. Rested. Lunch: Patrick picked up vegetable pad see yew from King of Thai Noodle for me. Patrick made chocolate-bourbon bread pudding today using free bread from Thorough Bread and Pastry. Rested. Dinner: leftover pad see yew. Dessert 1: pistachio ice cream. Dessert 2: chocolate-bourbon bread pudding. Today we have a new Intelliseat for our toilet.

Fri 20

Home, sick. Breakfast: 3 slices of toast with butter, 2 eggs. Rested. Very late lunch: tuna mac and cheese with red onion, hot water. Began, again, decrypting my iMac hard drive in anticipation of installing Lion. Helped Patrick install Lion then resolve problems with his calendars. The Intelliseat has been working well. I forgot what we had for dinner tonight.

Sat 21

Home, sick. Decrypt was successful. Investigated the Lion upgrade process. My iMac has PGP 10.1.1 Build 10. It's not clear to me from Symantec's instructions whether PGP Desktop needs to be completely removed from my computer or if having the latest version installed is okay when I do the Lion upgrade. It says: "Note: If you are upgrading your computer to a new major release of Mac OS X (such as from 10.5.x to 10.6.x) and want to use this version of PGP Desktop, be sure to uninstall any previous versions of PGP Desktop before upgrading to the new version of Mac OS X and installing this release. Be sure to back up your keys and keyrings before uninstalling. Note that if you have used PGP Whole Disk Encryption, you will need to unencrypt your disk before you can uninstall PGP Desktop." The unclear part is: "...be sure to uninstall any previous versions of PGP Desktop..."—previous to what version? I could interpret this to mean previous to the current version, but this doesn't make sense because how can you have two versions of PGP Desktop installed? It also wasn't clear to me that I needed to decrypt all my drives—not just my startup drive. I submitted a ticket to our help desk: [I'm about to install Lion on my iMac which has PGP and WDE. In Symantec's instructions for the latest version of PGP, it says, "Note: If you are upgrading your computer to a new major release of Mac OS X (such as from 10.5.x to 10.6.x) and want to use this version of PGP Desktop, be sure to uninstall any previous versions of PGP Desktop before upgrading to the new version of Mac OS X and installing this release." Do I install the latest version of PGP and leave that installed before doing my Lion upgrade? Or must I uninstall PGP Desktop completely before doing my Lion upgrade? The way they have worded it doesn't make sense. If I have installed the latest version, how could I still have previous versions installed? How do I tell if I have previous versions installed? When they say "previous versions"—previous to *what version*? Another question: I know I need to decrypt my startup volume, but do external drives need to be decrypted in order to upgrade to Lion? PGP Desktop gave me a warning about still-encrypted drives when I tried to uninstall it. Is this warning ignorable in this situation?] Lunch at home with Patrick: tofu and vegetables stir-fry with noodles in teriyaki sauce, hot water. Nap. Cut my hair, showered. Dinner at Chevy's Stonestown with Patrick. Grocery shopping with Patrick: Trader Joe's Stonestown. Patrick made red beans. Finally watched Sicko (2007) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Edited a new news story late.

Sun 22

Home, sick. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic fuji apple, california sage honey, cinnamon, soy milk. Weight training: wide-grip door pull-ups. Gave away an Oyster docking station that I couldn't sell. Errands in the Richmond: Best Buy, Schubert's Bakery for a 6" x 8" opera cake. Dinner at home with Patrick, Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil: savory bread pudding, red beans and rice, salad, chicken cordon bleu (for them), mahi mahi cordon bleu (for Patrick and me). Before dinner, Drew and Phil and I worked on stuff they needed for the spa.

Mon 23

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic fuji apple, california sage honey, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to work. I brought cookies from Schubert's Bakery to share with the staff. Management activities. Listserv management. Notified a student that her Hotmail account seemed to have been hacked. Faculty grad regalia work for Cindy. Optimized a PDF for filesize for Cindy (SUPERVALU). Lunch at desk: leftover red beans and rice. Followup with Tran about PGP. Helped Lisa set up our shared iPad with an Apple ID. Kiosk work and followup with Abby D. pcard paperwork. Listserv management. Followup with AT&T about 3G service for Joel's iPad. Posted and announced updated P1 and P2 schedules for Lucia. Troubleshooting autoassign-by-email problems in Asana. Sent Melanie D a high-res photo she needed. Replied to student DK and Lucia who encountered the 4-MB attachment filesize limit for our listservs. Followup with Lucia about data encryption. Rode my bike home. Gave away an old 1U uninterruptible power supply that I couldn't sell. Dinner at home with Patrick: spinach tortellini in marinara sauce, leftover savory bread pudding, salad. Web work for Drew. Weight training: one-legged squats, dips.

Tue 24

Stretches. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic fuji apple, california sage honey, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Pushed faculty grad regalia pages live for Cindy. Redirected a problem report to CLE for student PY. Followup with Tran about installing Windows 7 for Lucia. Management activities. Set up my accounts for Marketo and Radian6. Calendar management. Lunch: leftover savory bread pudding. Continued troubleshooting noisy fan problems for student CP. Helped Lisa with a question about something from accounting. Troubleshot a cable that had come unplugged on James's UPS. Followup with Cindy about San Diego as an APPE site and the CP website. Joel reports that 3G is now working on his iPad. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover red beans and rice. He also had the last of the savory bread pudding. Dessert: pistachio ice cream with a chocolate-covered macadamia nut cluster. Watched extras from Sicko on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Print and web work for Drew.

Wed 25

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic fuji apple, california sage honey, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Followup tshooting credentials problems to the new Honors and Awards database in Salesforce. Management activities. More helping student CP with a laptop. More Asana autoadd testing. 1-on-1 with Michael W. Lunch: leftover tortellini in marinara sauce. Helped student TT with questions about PDF, filename extensions, and cross-platform issues. Handed off account info to Robin for the Zebrafish Enhancers website. Minor web update for Cindy: student health insurance coverage. Chatted briefly with Susie. Supp app work: resolved a PDF problem for Sammie. Staged pages for Steve K and Cindy for new content: international experiences and student reflections. Followup with Catherine K and Tony T about A-Z list problems. Muni to the Castro. Met Patrick at the Chairman Bao truck. The food took longer than I had expected to prepare and was really tasty. We ate at a nearby table in Castro Plaza, and it was really cold tonight. We shopped at Cliff's to get warm, then got hot cookies at Hot Cookie. Muni to home. Watched The Simpsons "The D'oh-cial Network" on Hulu with Patrick. I thought this episode was really good. Unpacked new earbud headphones: Bose MIE2i.

Thu 26

Management activities. Followup with adnx.com support. Followup with Catherine K about A-Z list search. Listserv maintenance. Kickoff meeting with Chapter Three, ITS, and other School of Pharmacy stakeholders. Management activities. Followup with Catherine K about A-Z list search. Sent the web team a longish message explaining mobile first responsive design. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover red beans and rice, leftover savory bread pudding. Created an imgur account.

Fri 27

I dreamt last night that it was lateish one night and I replied yes to a Syndicate dim sum event that pachooey had organized that was taking place the following morning. I slept. I awoke and realized that I had woken at 11:00 AM—exactly the time the event was scheduled to begin. I knew I couldn't get dressed and down to Chinatown quickly enough to not be embarrassingly late, so I realized that I should immediately cancel and send my regrets. A few moments later I awoke again, and it was just before 6:30 AM on a work day. I was confused for a few moments, first wondering why dim sum had been scheduled on a work day morning, and then realizing that the dim sum event was a dream, and then realizing that the dim sum event was a dream within a dream. To work. Management activities. Calendar management. pcard paperwork. Helped Lucia and James with a question about our Meridian telephones. Sent Shirin a proposed draft of the redesigned prospective students section and talked a bit about voice and tone of writing. Lunch from Panda Express. My fortune: Good fortune lies ahead. ICRD work for Cindy (APEX). Notified Susie about a downed website. Followup with student YN about a legal name change. Listserv management. The downed website is back up now. Designed and coded the 2012-2013 academic calendar in InDesign and for the web. Physical security work. Doctor appointment. Shopped in the Castro a bit. Encountered Ammon C and chatted for a bit. Dinner at Catch with Romy, Danny, Drew, Phil, and Patrick.

Sat 28

Weight training: door pull-ups, towel curls, ledge curls. Still haven't quite got the hang of ledge curls yet but in theory it makes sense. Laundry. Breakfast at home: hash browns, vegetable patty, 2 eggs over easy. Web work for Drew. Lunch: leftovers from Catch. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: Patrick's homemade vegetable soup, hot water. Tilman's going away (aka Zieh Dich aus!) at Marck and Tilman's. New people I met: Kent, Tony, Brian. Emergency late meal at McDonald's #7413 (345 Bayshore Blvd) drive-thru: meal #11: filet-o-fish, fries, Dr. Pepper, which was simultaneously satisfying and regrettable. When did they stop putting lettuce in filet-o-fish? Space 550: disappointing because there were only about 200 people there. Shawn P played his first gig of this kind. I particularly liked the underwear song followed by the nasty boy song. The rest was house, deep house, and anthems. Met Saul, Jimmy, and Tony. Chatted with Danny.

Sun 29

Breakfast at home: leftover vegetable soup. Laundry. Patrick and I ran some errands. Dropped my old Dell widescreen monitor at work. I hadn't been using it at home and might be able to use it as an extra monitor at work. Light lunch at Whole Foods (Haight): spinach orzo salad, tuna salad sandwich on croissant, bottled organic teas. Grocery shopping at Whole Foods (Haight). We got everything we wanted and spent only about $100. Patrick has been telling me that their 365 line of organic foods is a really great value, and after shopping today I have to agree. Staff was numerous and friendly. Customers seem fitter, healthier, and more attractive than other groceries at which we shop. Parking wasn't a problem. We circled the block once and on the 2nd attempt at entering the parking lot, we got a space after only 2 minutes. Folded laundry. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: steamed broccolini, soy noodles, water. Watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Stove-cooked popcorn with butter and garlic powder. I had hoped for this film to be smarter than it turned out to be. It was entertaining, but the plot was unbelievably and unnecessarily absurd in a handful of places. The film kinda said, "Here's some crazy stuff that happened," and it failed to provide much insight as to what had happened.

Mon 30

Breakfast at home: european-style organic plain lowfat yogurt with raspberry-almond granola, water. Rode my bike to work. Followup with student YN about legal name change. Asked Jon Marshall at Badgeville by email how he received my email address to send me spam: "Subject: Thought you would be interested... Body: Hi Frank, I wanted to personally invite you to the first-ever webinar on gamification for serious businesses..." and received no reply after 2 days. 1-on-1 with Rodney: IRC budget planning. Followup with IRC budget planning activities. Calendar management. Followup with Abby D about kiosk. Lunch to go from the cafeteria: Indian food. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Web content: information security, iCloud. Physical security work for Sammie's monitors. Followup with Lucia's computer following Tran's upgrade from Win XP to Win 7, encountered some admin access problems. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Jacque Pepin's onion-crusted sole.

Tue 31

Weight training: dips. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. SCWG meeting. Small web edits to my proposed iCloud page. IRC budget planning followup. Comm team meeting. Snack: an orange. Lunch: bean and cheese burrito from Carmelina's. 1-on-1 with Cindy. Followup with ITS about student YN's legal name change. Helped student YB set up a new computer with antivirus and other fixes. More kiosk work. More academic calendar work. Followup with comm team about productivity and screen size. More IRC budget planning followup. Win 7 followup maintenance for Lucia's computer. Asked Rodney to manually clear the kiosk cache. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: spinach channa with tofu, grilled asparagus with garlic. Made rosemary-garlic roasted potatoes for an office potluck tomorrow.