May 2013

Summary: Mother's Day brunch at Yank Sing with Patrick and Mom Ryan, Drupalcon Portland, Neil and Neesha visit.

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Wed 1

Breakfast at home: Whole Foods honey gone wild granola with fresh, sliced banana and gala apple, 8 ounces of fresh apple juice. Drupal styling and other work all day. Lunch at Moffitt Cafe: breaded and fried fish fillets, french fries, garden burger with cheddar, half and half Honest Tea: about $12. Dinner at home with Patrick: Sri thai food delivery.

Thu 2

Breakfast at home: granola with sliced strawberries, a banana. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Answered a tech reqs question from student CS. Small web edit for Joel. Redirected an email help request to ITS. Styling work in Drupal: news listing. Management activities. Lunch at JCC: falafel sandwich, french fries. Met 1-on-1 with Susie. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus with Eric and Greg. UCSF Drupal user group meeting. Rich T presented code sharing. Kieran L from Acquia presented on things they look for in a site audit. Joined Kieran, John K, Eric D, Stefan T, Jason H, Vic G, and Ed C for a drink at Social Kitchen. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Paxti's: spinach and mushroom special with thick crust, chopped salad. Recharge Spa work for Drew.

Fri 3

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Began student awards dinner AV setup. Chatted with Shirin about editing. Made DrupalCon travel arrangements with Eric and Paula. Followup with Orlando about Jazzee and the SOP IT wiki. Lunch at JCC: white bean and spinach soup, spinach and swiss sandwich, water from my Contigo water bottle. Sent lab websites update notices to Kevin L and Adam R. More lab website work: people table for Desai. Chatted briefly with Denetra to show her how to file pcard paperwork. Listserv management. More lab websites work. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover Paxti's pizza, leftover soup.

Sat 4

Recharge Spa work for Drew. Weight training: seated and standing dumbbell curl. Breakfast at home: leftover mung bean noodles in vegetable broth with bean sprouts, basil, spinach, and mushrooms. Home improvement: set up 3M command strips in preparation for rearranging lights over the dining table. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Cut my hair, cleaned the tub/shower, showered. Moved the lights into position over the dining table. For lunch I made a stir-fry with wheat flour lo mein noodles, firm tofu, broccoli, bean sprouts, orange bell pepper, mushrooms, baby zucchini, egg, garlic, ginger sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch, rice wine, red wine vinegar. Abandoned using Asana for our grocery list and moved it to Simplenote. Asana was too slow to use from a mobile device for this purpose. I made banana-mango smoothies with brown rice syrup for Patrick and me. Troubleshot our internet connection with sonic.net. I've been frustrated that we get speeds of 4.9 Mbps (typical) and 6.1 Mbps (maximum) from their Fusion+Phone service which claims "up to 20 Mbps." It's DSL, so the people getting 20 Mbps probably live next door to the central office. We moved the DSL modem to the box where the connection enters the house and the speed there was 7.1 Mbps. We talked a little about what could be done inside the house, but I wasn't that interested in spending a lot of effort for such a small increase in speed since the most I would ever get was 7 Mbps. I asked what more could be done to improve the connection between the house and the central office and was told there was nothing that could be done. I asked about other technologies and was told there is a fiber project in the works but no timeline. After I got off the phone with sonic, I started shopping for mifi solutions for home. Anything 8 Mbps or better that works reliably at the same or slightly higher cost is what I'm seeking now. In an online chat a representative of T-Mobile claimed that their mobile hotspot delivers 42 Mbps which I did not believe was true. I noticed that my Time Machine backup on my MacBook Air wasn't working properly, so I deleted the entire backup and started it anew. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover lo mein noodle stir-fry. Patrick had his topped with a little leftover curry. Watched Ocean's Eleven (1960) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Popcorn from a saucepan. I had mine with butter and extra fine sea salt. Patrick had his with the same plus brewer's yeast. We watched about three fifths of the film before pausing. I had a ginger ale before bed.

Sun 5

Decided that mifi cannot replace home internet because mifi doesn't maintain connections reliably enough. Very frustrating to be stuck with 4.9 Mbps and no other good options. I had planned to visit Filoli with PDDR and Paul M but in Redwood City the temperature was 60 degrees F and the sky was overcast with 15 mph winds so we will postpone until June. Spent some time trying to get Java to work. Due to recent security concerns I think I disabled it so much that I cannot now figure out how to reenable it when I want to use it. Very frustrating. Nap. Late lunch: veggie burger and crinkle-cut fries, lemonade. Recharge Spa work for Drew. Dinner at home with Patrick: japanese food delivery from Ninki via Eat24. Finished watching Ocean's Eleven (1960) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. More Recharge Spa work for Drew. More internet speed tests. Troubleshot the problem described in [My Exchange Calendar shows an "Exclamation Error" but there is no detail when I click it.] More Recharge Spa work for Drew. Weeded apps and music in iTunes. Troubleshot iTunes synch error "apps installed on the iPhone could not be determined." Resolved it by quitting iTunes, restarting the iPhone by holding Home+Power until the Apple icon appeared, unlocking the passcode for the iPhone, then opening iTunes and restarting the sync. Troubleshot iTunes stuck on "Canceling sync" message.

Mon 6

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with cinnamon and fresh, diced pink lady apple, lactaid milk. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Did some catching up on email. Submitted a new request to ITS to rename printers. Followup with Alex Y: where is our new laptop? Calendar management: scheduled a technology training for the OSACA and possibly OEIS. Reviewed computer hardware in the storage room with Lisa. Small web edit for Shirin: PID. Reported two problems to SCUR with www.ucsf.edu: broken images, me for you display problem. Lunch at Moffitt Cafe: masala dosa with two dipping sauces, a vegetarian soup, and a samosa. (They had run out of potato curry.) It was all spicier than I prefer to eat, but I had wanted to try it anyway. Water from my (2010? 2009?) staff appreciation water bottle. Coded new pages for Shirin's new student profiles. Edited copy for Arkin Lab site. Followup for other lab websites in progress. Replied to a question we received on Facebook. Worked with Raul who came to resolve some computer problems I reported. Polly in OEIS brought lemons from her lemon tree to give away, and I took two. A variety of sweets were available for snacking today but I didn't have time to eat anything but a small chocolate cookie. Also, one of our students stopped by to offer bagels and croissants, but I couldn't eat anything at the moment. While biking home today my tire got stuck in the Muni rails, and I got thrown from my bike. This is the second time this has happened to me. The first time was at 9th and Irving, and this one was on 9th between Irving and Judah, so I see a pattern developing. I skinned my left knee pretty badly and my right lower leg mildly. I must have fallen on my right palm as well since it's achey but no abrasion or even bruise. Beige corduroy jeans from Zara Boys are torn at the left knee. Bike appears to be undamaged. I was passing a double-parked car and doing so required me to cross the Muni tracks and it's tricky because there are two tracks to cross and watch for and that puts you closer to oncoming traffic and you also have to wonder if the double-parked car driver door is going to open suddenly. After I was thrown from my bike a car approaching from the opposite direction stopped suddenly about a foot away from my head and hand. Someone from the sidewalk asked if I was okay, and I said I was even before realizing how badly I was hurt. I kept thinking that if the double-parked car hadn't been there this never would have happened, but it's just as much my fault for not slowing or stopping or getting off my bike and walking it on the sidewalk past the car. A few seconds after I picked myself up the double-parked car drove away like nothing happened. I finished the ride home then cleaned and dressed my wounds. I'll be a little less agile the next few days, maybe take the bus, but I'll survive. Every time I ride I'm aware of the dangers and wonder if this ride will be my last. Today was the first day I tried to wear my wrist brace the whole day. I would do okay until I needed to go to the restroom or wash my hands and then I would forget to put it back on afterwards. I did wear it while riding to and from work, though. I've been needing to wear it more frequently because the numbness in my left hand fingertips was returning. Dinner at home by myself: leftovers from last night. Recharge Spa work for Drew: forms. Began building the employment application form. Weight training: tricep kickback. Late meal: ravioli in tomato sauce from a can, 8 ounces of lemon lime soda.

Tue 7

Breakfast at home: granola with sliced banana and soy milk, 8 ounces of cappuccino beverage from a powder mix. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Needed to set up a site archiver again. Learned that you can run HTTrack on a Mac but there are a lot of installation steps involved. Searched for something simpler. Found and installed SiteSucker. Reviewed SiteSucker documentation, changed some settings. Began test run with SiteSucker. It didn't capture my Cufon fonts and I don't know why. I adjusted some settings and reran the download but it still didn't work. No time to troubleshoot this now. Drupal styling: videos on news pages. Comm team meeting. We talked about SCUR's new communications strategy document called Leading Revolutions in Health. Met with Susie to set up her hosts file and to set up browser bookmarks synchronization with xmarks. Lunch at JCC: spinach nut burger with fries and ketchup, orange-infused water. Followup with Alex Y about new laptop setup. Followup with student awards dinner AV request. Drupal styling: lab sites, copyright and layout adjustment for browsers in Windows. Chatted briefly on the phone with Susie. Drupal work with Eric: writing a module to remove HTML tags from title elements in images. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home by myself: leftover mung bean noodle soup with fresh vegetables: mushrooms, basil, baby spinach, parsley. Spent the evening writing an email in support of sonic.net Fusion Fiber.

Wed 8

Washed dishes. Weight training: front raise. Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, sliced banana and soy milk. Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Followup with Alex Y about new laptop setup. Followup on a request for access to a server. Made live new student profiles for Shirin. Handled a request from Cristina B for access to Google Analytics. Lunch from The View Cafe: veggie california sandwich. Susie drove Eric and David and me to Mission Bay where we met with Sarah and (by telephone) Kathy and Maria about BTS research content. Returned to Laurel Heights. Faculty page edit for Susie. Walked to Geary then rode Muni 38L to Union Square. Stopped at 135 Powell Street where a new Walgreens had opened at 10 AM this morning. The store, next door to UNIQLO, is Walgreens' flagship store in San Francisco. It of course still has a pharmacy on the 2nd level, but it's looking less and less like a drug store. There's frozen yogurt and smoothy stations in addition to a soda station. Lots of food to go items as well as convenience store items for tourists. This was the first time I have seen shelving units in Walgreens with each shelf lit, probably with LEDs. The store feels very spacious and well-designed. I am impressed. Dinner at M.Y. China with Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil, and Patrick. While arriving, I noticed John Cho walking with about seven other people through the mall away from the restaurants toward the cinema. I was surprised that I recognized him, since following celebrity culture is not something I do regularly. We later guessed that he was present for some kind of event related to Star Trek: Into Darkness. I enjoyed our dinner very much. My favorite was the whole roast chicken. We had the large, circular table on the outside edge of the restaurant, which I feel is the best table if you want to see and be seen here. Rode Muni home with Patrick.

Thu 9

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, sliced banana and soy milk, 12 ounces of lemonade. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sent AV request to ETS for student awards dinner. Followup with Cristina B on Google Analytics. Followup with Justin R and Richard T about access to a server. Followup with Michelle A and Adam R and KL about lab website copy. Lots of Drupal work. I can't remember what I had for lunch today. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home.

Fri 10

Rode Muni to work. Only one 66 bus today, so I took the L to FH then a 43 to Parn. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe. Encountered and said hello to David R, JCB, Tim C, John M, Louis. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Lots of Drupal work. Lunch at A.G. Ferrari: tuna salad sandwich on focaccia, side of taglierini with a faint marinara sauce. Errand: hardware store. Lots of Drupal work. Dinner at home with Patrick: rice porridge with pork and stir-fried vegetables (red chard, orange bell pepper, mushrooms). Watched about half of Little Voice on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Late snack: popcorn.

Sat 11

House chores: laundry, vacuuming, furniture care. Breakfast: banana-mango smoothie with lactaid milk and orange juice. More house chores. Lunch: I failed making a noodle soup, so I abandoned the dish and got a prawns burrito at El Burrito Express with chips and agua fresca pineapple. More house chores. Finished watching Little Voice on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Recharge Spa work for Drew: forms. Dinner at home with Patrick: lentil stew with side of golden quinoa. Recharge Spa work for Drew: forms.

Sun 12

Weight training: standing dumbbell curl. Nap. Patrick and I picked up Mom Ryan in the car. Mother's Day brunch at Yank Sing with Patrick and Mom Ryan. Hot tea, water, potstickers, shrimp dumplings, Shanghai dumplings, roast duck with buns, walnut shrimp, cabbage and walnut salad, congee. For dessert we shared two slices of pistachio ice cream pie. Complimentary chocolate fortune cookies. Patrick's fortune: Listen these next few days to your friends to get answers you seek. My fortune: You are a deep thinker with a knack for problem solving. A short walk along the Embarcadero before dropping Mom Ryan at home. Sewing: hand-mended the torn knee of the Zara Boys beige corduroy jeans I wore when I was thrown from my bike last Monday, altered two pairs of Abercrombie Kids shorts to fit better. Snack with Patrick: grilled cheese sandwiches: Tillamook cheddar on Rudi's ancient grains spelt, 8 ounces of orange juice. Recharge Spa work for Drew: forms. Weight training: tricep kickback. Late meal: leftover rice porridge.

Mon 13

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, diced Taylor's Gold pear and soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Followup with new laptop setup, chatted with Alex Y briefly. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Drupal users helping users meeting. Lunch: footlong veggie sandwich on sourdough with provolone. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Lots of Drupal content work: lab sites. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: corn on the cob, veggie burgers with fried spinach, hot water. Recharge Spa work for Drew: forms. Dessert: one chocolate-covered cherry.

Tue 14

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, diced pink lady apple, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus, chatted with student T and resident M. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Drupal work. Lunch at JCC: tofu bahn mi with potato chips, water. Drupal work. Rode Muni 43 to 9th and Judah. Rode Muni 66 to home. Dinner at home: vegetable soup from a can, hot water. Recharge Spa work for Drew: employment application form. Snack: two dried plums, a small bowl of tortilla chips.

Wed 15

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: Moffitt potatoes, 2 eggs over easy, wheat toast with butter, medium orange juice: $8.10. Comm team meeting with Joe G, went well. Comm team meeting at Palio. David gave me a ride to Laurel Heights. OSACA laptop setup, edited pharmchem research copy. Lunch from The View Cafe: veggie california sandwich on wheat: about $5. Sprint end meeting. Edited pharmchem research copy. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dropped off the OSACA laptop, made a quick edit to an InDesign document for Shirin. Snack from Panda Express: two veggie spring rolls no sauce: $2.07. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Mayumi Kitchen's boiled salad with green goddess dressing, miso and tomato soup. Dessert: fortune cookie from earlier today: Happy events will take place shortly in your home.

Thu 16

Weight training: front raise. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced pink lady apple; cinnamon; soy milk. Image editing for Cindy. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. InDesign work for Cindy: student awards dinner cover. Responded to an inquiry from Philip C about how to implement something on the web. I directed him to Qualtrics. Followup with Justin R about access to a server. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Editing. Followup with OSACA about new laptop setup. Lights training with Eric and Rick. Lunch at Pasta Pomodoro. Editing. Drupal work. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: quinoa-corn, gluten-free spaghetti with grilled vegetables, hot water. Chatted with Tina on FaceTime then Google Hangout.

Fri 17

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced pink lady apple; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. I can't remember how I got to work today. It was either Muni and UCSF shuttle or I rode my bike. Responded to student SK about a problem with wireless. Followup with student II about a problem with wireless. Jazzee followup. Followup with ITS about Barracuda failing to filter spam effectively. Lunch with Jason J at Pasta Pomodoro: I had shrimp with large shell pasta in tomato cream sauce, hot tea. Jason had penne with chicken. We talked about job descriptions. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Jazzee meeting in C129. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Followup with Jason about our meeting. Sent Frances the tech orientation handout for optional review. Jazzee followup. News item followup with Eric and David: Rifkind. Sent Cindy files she needed while at Kinko's. Lab websites work: Renslo. Sent him a web archive for review. Prepped for Drupalcon. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery: pizza, salad, red beans. Began watching Weekend on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 18

Breakfast at home: two eggs scrambled, two hash browns, hot water, 8 ounces of orange juice. Chatted on FaceTime with Tina for a few minutes. Recharge Spa work for Drew: employment application form. Stopped in General Store. Late lunch at Beachside Cafe. (Outerlands was packed.) Afterwards we walked around a bit and stopped at Other Avenues for some groceries. Home. I resumed camera shopping. Finished watching Weekend on Netflix DVD. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. More camera shopping. Recharge Spa work for Drew: employment application form.

Sun 19

Packed for Drupalcon. Cut my hair, cleaned the bathroom, showered. Lunch at Shandong Deluxe for the first time: wonton soup with hand-pulled noodles. Delicious, but the broth could be more flavorful and there could be more vegetables. Bought a few items at Walgreens. I'm leaving for Portland through Thursday for a web conference called Drupalcon. A bunch of others from UCSF are going as well. Eric and I have been to a few of these so far. It's exhausting to attend 8 to 9 hours of lecture for 4 or more days straight. It's very different from our routine. Taxi to SFO. No time for a bite to eat before the flight. I found out in the middle of the flight that they had nothing to eat on the plane. Landed in Portland. Dinner at Beaches in the airport: seafood chowder, half order of garlic bread, hot water: $6.99 before tip. In this restaurant I particularly enjoyed the mural by Jason Prouty at Garage 31. Taxi to Hotel Deluxe. Settled. To bed around midnight.

Mon 20

Drupal security training. Registration was not crowded. I was surprised that there seemed to be no checking that I was registered for the training I took. Chatted briefly with Craig from a university in Calgary who was another trainee in my training session. Rode transit to the hotel, rested. Made plans for dinner with others from UCSF. John K stopped by my room, then Eric. We walked to Powell's then tried and failed to find Courtney and Sierra, with whom John K had difficulty connecting by cellphone. John K had them paged, still no answer. John then realized he had Sierra's number after all, and we met them at a nearby Whole Foods. We returned to the hotel for a respite, got a restaurant recommendation from the front desk. Outside our hotel Eric encountered and introduced Andrew who worked on the Megamenu module with Eric. Dinner at Gruner with John K, Sierra A, Courtney A, Eric D. We talked about Santa Barbara, San Francisco, East Bay, running, injuries (knees, necks, wrists), food and restaurants, wine, rock bands we've been in, names for rock bands. Eric had coq au riesling; John had porcini mushroom risotto with duck confit; Sierra, Courtney, and I had the same thing: golden trout with asparagus and potatoes. Our receipt said our server was Christin who was terrific (as was our hostess whose name we didn't get). Afterwards, we returned to the hotel's Driftwood Lounge for drinks. Sierra, Courtney, John, and I had Springtime in Paris. Eric had a beer of some kind, probably on tap. John also had a Drambuie on the rocks.

Tue 21

Drupalcon. Dinner with Anna and Brian at McMenamin's. Brian is just starting a three-year residency in Vancouver, Washington. Anna commutes into Portland via bus. Afterward we went to Salt & Straw for ice cream.

Wed 22

Drupalcon. The main point of Karen McGrane's keynote to me seemed to be that constructions like wysiwyg editors and in-place editing are dangerous because they enable content creators to think of content as though they were print publications. This is an incorrect frame of thinking because web content needs to work well on different devices and contexts and wysiwyg and in-place editing provides perceptions that lead to a very narrow view of how that content will be used. Yes, you can introduce additional steps in the workflow to give the content author a better idea of all the ways the content will be used, but it remains to be seen whether that is a successful strategy on a large scale. Karen didn't say to never use wysiwyg editors or to never use in-place editing. She's encouraging us to be aware that they might not solve our problem and to proceed with this awareness. Walked in the rain with Eric to meet Katie M and Scott E for dinner at Olympic Provisions. Scott biked home in the rain, Katie gave Eric and me a lift to the hotel.

Thu 23

Drupalcon. Unpacked. Dinner at home with Patrick: corn-quinoa garden pagodas (aka radiatore) with grilled vegetables, riesling. Unloaded photos from the camera to the iMac, resolved a problem with my iPhone in which app updates stalled with the message "Installing." I fixed it by deleting the apps on the iPhone then readding them in iTunes then synching.

Fri 24

Worked, mostly catching up on email received over Drupalcon.

Sat 25

Picked up Neil and Neesha at SFO, encountered Francis. Home. Recharge spa work for drew: prepped job app form for live. Muni to Union Square, Neil and Neesha bought 7-day Muni passes. We ate lightly at one of the cafes on Union Square. I saw Mike B but he didn't see me. We shopped in Union Square and visited Chinatown and North Beach. I encountered Tony H. We stopped for a drink at Melt Cafe, then had dinner at Sushi Hunter. We took a taxi home. I briefly met Ashton's family (parents & brother Nick). To bed early.

Sun 26

Coffee and tea at home. Muni to Montgomery Station. Walked to City View, taking photos of Financial District buildings along the way. Met Danny at City View for dim sum. Neil tried two new dim sum dishes: walnut prawns and lettuce wraps. Neesha mentioned wanting to get her nails done, so afterwards Danny rode to work on his scooter and the rest of us took the California line cable car to the spa. Neesha got her nails done in a green that's very close to the spa's green. Neil got a foot and leg massage. I rested. Neil, Neesha, and I rode Muni to Ghirardelli Square. Neesha bought cupcakes from Kara's, Neil got a chocolate-covered waffle cone with mint-chocolate-chip ice cream. We sat in the sunny courtyard and watched people and talked. We walked along the piers, seeing seafood restaurants and lots of tourists. Got tired of the tourists and took a Muni F bus to Embarcadero. Muni underground from Embarcadero Station to Powell Street Station. Shopping: Forever 21, Gap Fit, Aldo Shoes, more. I got hungry and we stopped at Walgreens Flagship where I had a Delish veggie wrap and small, fresh-squozen orange juice. Walked to Mission Street. Muni 14 to PDDR's. This was an awfully crowded bus ride. Dinner with Danny, Drew, and Romy: crab and noodle soup, pancit, rice, brussels sprouts, trout, carrots. Dessert: buko salad. The birds were very noisy tonight. We had a really hard time getting a cab home and ended up taking Muni instead. Did some reading from Shooting in Sh*tty Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them.

Mon 27

Neil and Neesha took off on their own for a Napa Valley wine tasting trip. Breakfast at home: two hash browns, two eggs over easy with grilled mycopia mushrooms and diced red onion, three biscuits, orange juice, lemonade. Laundry. Vacation planning with Tina and Patrick. Dinner at Xiao Loong with Patrick: seaweed and shrimp soup, dumplings, clay pot curry chicken, steamed rice. Patrick's fortune: You are demonstrative with those you love. My fortune: You are contemplative and analytical by nature. Bought a few groceries at Walgreens West Portal. Home. Neil and Neesha had returned. Caught up on journaling. Read chapter 1 of Dan Savage's American Savage on Kindle Cloud on my MacBook Air. To bed earlyish.

Tue 28

Breakfast at home: granola, soy milk, lemonade, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Changed Barracuda spam settings from [tag = 0.1, quarantine = 2, block = 5] to [tag = 0, quarantine = 1, block = 3]. Filed pcard paperwork. Worked through inbox messages. Updated faculty list: Jaekyu. Calendar management. Filed pcard paperwork. Answered a tech reqs question from an entering student. Added Susie to our HootSuite account. Minor web edit: Jaekyu. Jazzee followup: domain name selection. New computer purchase planning for OSACA. Jazzee followup. Followup with ITS about [Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server removed a file since it was found to be infected.] and [Malware name: "ExceedinglyInfected"]. Resolved access problems with pcweb (first firewall, then password). Followup with a WeID issue. Jazzee followup. Minor web edits for Susie: strat plan milestones. Handed Kevin L a web archive of the Desai Lab site in progress. Patrick picked me up at Laurel Heights in the car. Dinner at Tia Margarita with Neil, Neesha, and Patrick. Neil and I had enchiladas rancheras (he added a fried egg). Neesha had a combo plate with one taco and one tamale (her first ever tamale). Patrick had fajitas. Drove home. To bed earlyish.

Wed 29

Breakfast at home: granola, soy milk, lemonade, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. On the bus ride I offered $2 to someone who didn't have his fare. He took only $1 and paid me back in quarters a few seconds later. Reinstalled PharmAdMIT for Joel. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Chatted briefly with Susie, sent her notes about web history timeline. SOP IT wiki: documented how to create a new microsite, sent it to Eric and Greg for optional review. Jazzee cashnet setup followup. Followup with Walter S about access to pcweb. Lab websites: content followup with Michelle A. Met with Susie. Staff appreciation lunch: vegetarian penne in marinara sauce, salad, baguette slice, peanut butter cookie. Sue D and Mark L led a raffle. The gifts: many gift cards, Bear Hugs, a Cal Academy gift pack, and a Monterey Bay Aquarium gift pack. Sprint start meeting. Snack from Carmelina's: nachos without jalapenos, $2 smoothie from Jamba Juice. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Can't remember what I had for dinner tonight.

Thu 30

I can't remember how I got to work today. It was either Muni and UCSF shuttle or I rode my bike. Unplanned UC Ready meeting with Esther S and others. 1-on-1 with Rodney. Chatted briefly with Eric. Lab websites work. Lots of calendar management. Web content for Cindy: withdrawal and readmission. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch: panda bowl from Panda Express: chow mein with mixed veggies, two veggie spring rolls. My fortune: Your labors will bear sweet fruit. Content migration training with Rodney, Eric, and two students. 1-on-1 with Cindy. Ordered a new Brother ADS-2500W for the OSACA. PharmAdMIT installations for Joel. More lab websites followup. Prepped bowl of hygeia news. Followup with Tran about my encrypted external hard drive. Dinner at home with Patrick: indian food delivery from Clay Oven West Portal: papadum, vegetable samosa, raita, kashmiri naan, vegetable biryani, clay oven mixed seafood. Chatted with Danny on the phone.

Fri 31

Weight training: tricep kickback. Breakfast at home: 2 hash browns, 2-egg scramble with mycopia mushrooms and diced red onion, 12 ounces of orange juice, 1 biscuit from a tube. Weight training: standing dumbbell curl. Rode my bike to UCSF Laurel Heights. Lots of email followup. Timesheet activities. Posted bowl of hygeia news for Cindy. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Fast lunch from Subway: footlong veggie deluxe with provolone on honey oat. Jazzee setup meeting with Lisa D. More PharmAdMIT installs for Joel. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Renslo Lab website work. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Rode my bike home.