May 2014

Summary: Jury duty, Mom's day with Pat and Patrick, WTFW (Summer Salutation), DrupalCon Austin begins

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Thu 1

Checked out of the Limited Stay Unit (LSU) at UCSF. Tuesday I accidentally left my house keys at Laurel Heights while helping Susan H with some software installations, so I asked Susie to leave them with the front desk since I didn't have my ID today. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Picked up my keys. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Medical procedure recovery day at home. Breakfast: scrambled eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes, toast with butter, oatmeal with sugar and milk, fresh strawberries, milk, coffee with milk, water. Shower. Rested while watching part of Ghost Protocol on Netflix instant watch. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Paxti's: artichoke dip with toasts; butter leaf lettuce salad with bacon; thin-crust pancetta, sausage, mushrooms, and arugula. Watched In a World... (2013) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Finished watching Ghost Protocol on Netflix instant watch. Browsed movie trailers on Spideo.

Fri 2

Medical procedure recovery day at home. Slept in. Archived medical paperwork. Breakfast at home: spinach and garlic chive 2-egg omelette, 2 hash browns, 2 slices of toast with Earth Balance spread, 5 strawberries, hot water. We recently switched from the medium box to the small box for Terra Firma Farms organic produce. Made some travel arrangements for DrupalCon Austin next month before it was too late. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: tikka masala salmon, side salad with ranch. Finished watching In a World... (2013) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. We also watched Archer season 3 episode 6.

Sat 3

Medical procedure recovery day at home. Slept in. Breakfast at home: fresh strawberries, lowfat yogurt, granola, hot water. Shoe care. Released Mendocino Weekend photos. Lunch at home with Patrick: rice pilaf with spinach, leftover salmon, water. Rested. Did some sewing. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: we prepared quinoa penne with marinara sauce and fresh vegetables. Watched Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) on Netflix instant watch.

Sun 4

Medical procedure recovery day at home. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced pink lady apple, unsweetened soy milk. Slept a lot. Late lunch: leftover penne from last night. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: sweet potato and ginger soup. Watched Pet Shop Boys Somewhere on Netflix DVD with Patrick and popcorn with salt. (His had brewer's yeast as well.)

Mon 5

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Breakfast at the cafeteria: pork sausage, scrambled eggs, grilled potatoes, 2 slices of wheat toast. Photo shoot with Kim B, Joe C, and Sue A. Laptop maintenance for Lisa. Spent most of the rest of today on content and styling work in Drupal and prepping Update from the Dean for live. Lunch to go from Panda Express: fried rice, walnut prawns, mixed vegetables. Ate in front of the library. On my way in I encountered and chatted with student DT and Chris G's Theora, showed a group of students how to resolve elevator #1's quirk of when the doors fail to close properly. Errand: the bank to get quarters for laundry. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: ricotta ravioli in porcini mushroom sauce, side of spinach with green garlic. Rested and did a short self back massage. Afterwards Patrick and I had a little of his medicinal corn soup.

Tue 6

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced bosc pear; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk; hot water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. More Update from the Dean work. Continued handcoding an org chart in SVG. 1-on-1 with Susie. Chatted briefly with Susan H and Eric D. Continued handcoding an org chart in SVG. Comm team meeting. A photo shoot was scheduled today but it fell through. Lunch at desk: leftover ravioli and spinach. Burchard Lab website followup. Filed pcard paperwork. Uploaded some PDF files to our website for Joanne Williams. Styling and view adjustments in Drupal: funding. Followup with Celeste about GALA site contact info. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken tikka masala with steamed white rice, hot water.

Wed 7

Breakfast: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Found out the staff meeting was canceled. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Chatted briefly with Esteban. Lots of followup with Sue: Update from the Dean letterhead. Management activities. Lunch: leftover chicken tikka masala. Listserv management. Content and styling work in Drupal the rest of the day. Rode UberX to the Mission. Dinner at Lers Ros with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, and Richard. I had pad thai. Food was good, but I didn't think it stood out from other thai restaurants. Service was below average: Danny had ordered a fish dish before all the other orders were taken, and after all our orders had arrived we were still waiting for it; they had forgotten to include it. Also, a server or deliverator gave me the wrong dish, and I didn't realize the error until after I had had several bites of Romy's dish. Decor is very modern, pleasing.

Thu 8

Breakfast: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Content and styling work in Drupal: mostly funding. Lunch: leftover pad thai. Reviewed and edited the student awards ceremony powerpoint presentation for Cindy. Rode UberX to SoMa. Dinner and first date at Zero Zero with programmer Doug B. Rode Muni home.

Fri 9

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Content and styling work in Drupal: mostly funding. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch from Carmelina's: bean and cheese burrito. Began installing Mavericks on my iMac at Parnassus. Rick drove Joel and me to the Student Awards Ceremony at Mission Bay and back. I rode UberX home.

Sat 10

Spent over an hour with Goo Gone removing residue still stuck to my skin from medical stickers from my procedure last week. Made breakfast: oatmeal with fresh, sliced strawberries; "dried north almond"; a few drops of vanilla; and 2% milk. I began eating then immediately did a Google search on dried north almond—my foodie habit of learning about what I eat when I eat it. I stopped after two bites, contemplated my options, read some more, then threw the whole bowl out. The "dried north almonds" I had were Chinese, packaged by "K. L. Y. Trading Co., Inc." in San Francisco, CA, 94124, U. S. A. A Canadian government web page told me that these were likely apricot kernels mislabeled as north almonds. Travel planning all day with quantum13. Late lunch: Joe's O's, hot water. More travel planning. Dinner at home with Patrick: Patrick made a seitan and vegetable stir fry in oyster sauce with sesame seeds. More travel planning. Watched Interior. Leather Bar. (2013) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. The film is not particularly brilliant, but it interestingly opens exploratory questions about filmmaking and social norms involving sexuality in a way that is both crafty and potentially crafty. It deserves higher than the 5.5 it currently has on imdb. I would give it a 6.8.

Sun 11

Drove to Patrick's mom's place, parked in the back. Patrick surprised her with a card, a bottle of Bailey's, and two dozen roses. We walked in the Castro and ate lunch at Pesce. Mimosas all around ($8 each). Pat's was on the house due to Mother's Day. Pat had a dungeness crab tower (granchio), Patrick had a tartine of smoked salmon (salmon tartine), and I had a kale caesar salad (cavalo nero). For dessert we shared an order of tiramisu. Service by Luis and food were excellent. We drove home. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover stir fry. Watched two episodes of Archer on Netflix instant watch. Sangria, popcorn. Uploaded photos to Flickr.

Mon 12

Week of potential jury duty begins today. Not called today. Breakfast: oatmeal with fresh, sliced apple, cinnamon, and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Content work in Drupal: pharmd admissions. Small corn salad to go from Palio. Lunch meeting with Acquia and John K: John C, Thad M, David W, Louise C, Hank ?, Stefan T, Richie B, Eric D. After the mostly nontechnical part of the meeting, some of us walked to NKRB and continued the more technical part of the meeting. Content work in Drupal: pharmd admissions. Cindy drove a bunch of us to the graduation banquet at Westin St. Francis. Rode Muni home.

Tue 13

Day 2 of 5 of potential jury duty. Not called today. Breakfast: granola with sliced bosc pear and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Hardware research: new laptop for Don K. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Instant meeting with Greg, Rodney, and Eric about SPS setup. Installed OS X Mavericks on my laptop. The restart failed and I thought all was lost but it turned out okay after I cold restarted while holding Option and choosing Mac OS X installer. Lunch: bought a bunch of deli items at Cal-Mart, ate some of them at my desk. Scanning training followup with Susan H. Content and styling work in Drupal: funding. Handled an image request from Benjamin G. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home: leftovers. Linkchecking for home websites.

Wed 14

Day 3 of 5 of potential jury duty. Breakfast: granola with sliced bosc pear and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Launched Burchard's GALA I and II site. OSACA staff meeting: mostly graduation ceremony details. Lunch at the cafeteria: vietnamese rice noodle bowl with tofu, lettuce, peanuts, and peanut sauce. Called in for jury duty at 12:45 PM. Rode Muni to Van Ness Station. Walked to the courthouse. Was excused from jury duty after about 2 hours. No more jury duty until May 14, 2015. Rode Muni home. Snack with Patrick: popcorn. Worked from home for about 2 hours. Linkchecking for Lodestar. Weight training: wrist curl. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetable stir fry over brown rice capellini. Watched about an hour of Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Thu 15

Linkchecking for Lodestar. Breakfast: granola with sliced apple and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Content work in Drupal. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Cindy had sandwiches delivered from Ike's Place via a third-party delivery service. I had a Meatless Mike. We also ate Zapp's potato chips and drank assorted sodas. Rode Muni home. Showered, dressed. Drove to Davies for the PharmD graduation ceremony. Took home flowers. Late meal from King of Thai Noodle: tofu pad thai. Arranged flowers. Web edits to the bowl of hygeia web page. To bed late.

Fri 16

Cindy said everyone who worked graduation didn't have to come in to work until noon, so I slept in. Patrick made me breakfast: oatmeal, cinnamon, and fresh, sliced nectarine with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus, catching Rick on the 43. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Chatted with Eric briefly. Web edits for Cindy: Bowl of Hygeia Award. Content and styling work in Drupal: pharmchem history, board of advisors. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover indian food that he ordered last night. Finished watching Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Lots of linkchecking for home websites.

Sat 17

Lots of linkchecking for home websites. Archived then shredded documents. Breakfast: two-egg omelet with spinach, emmental. Cut my hair, showered. Nap. Dinner at Eureka Restaurant and Lounge with Patrick. Food and service were excellent. Our server was Ian, who was charming and helpful. Appetizers: caesar salad for Patrick, bay shrimp salad for me. Main courses: fried chicken with mashed potatoes, collard greens (slightly overcooked but okay), black-eyed peas (whole, not broken, mashed, or saucy), black pepper gravy for Patrick; salmon creek farms pork shoulder with peas and pea shoots for me. We shared a bottle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Laquercia, Italy. On the menu the year of the bottle said 2112, which amused us. Afterwards we stopped briefly at The Midnight Sun, then shopped at Walgreens before returning home.

Sun 18

Breakfast: oatmeal with fresh, diced nectarine; cinnamon; hot water. House chores. Went for a run around the reservoir. Rested. Grocery shopping with Patrick: Bevmo, Whole Foods on Ocean. Folded laundry. Dinner at home with Patrick: Whole Foods minestrone soup for Patrick, leftover stir fry with white rice for me, red wine. Watched two episodes of Archer.

Mon 19

Linkchecking for home websites. Breakfast: oatmeal with fresh, diced nectarine and donut peach; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus, chatting with Christina C then walking with her from 9th and Lawton through a small, public garden, then through the forest next to dentistry. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Met with Don K about new computer hardware. Content work in Drupal: office of the dean, pharmd admissions, others. Lunch at desk: Whole Foods packaged cobb salad, water. Chatted with Joel and Rick about supp app setup. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: sticky rice with char siu, stir-fried asparagus with ginger. Watched Archer Space Race Part 1 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Grocery shopping at Safeway. Prepared two batches of Paula Deen's breakfast casserole. Watched Archer Space Race Part 2 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Linkchecking for home websites.

Tue 20

Ironing. Skipped breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Office birthday party. I brought Paula Deen's breakfast casserole. Other items: fruit salad; yogurt with orange zest, raisins, and walnuts; assorted pastries; bacon slices; hash browns; orange juice. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Maintenance for the shared office laptop: decrypt the drive and remove PGP, upgrade to Mavericks, encrypt with Filevault 2, update other applications. Content work in Drupal: admissions. Lunch to go from Panda Express: Panda Bowl with chow mein, mixed vegetables, and cream cheese rangoons. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Supp app work: prereqs pdf build. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: cornmeal crust pizza, minestrone soup.

Wed 21

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Met with Susan H: converted a Fireworks PSD to a Photoshop-compatible PSD, answered Susan's Photoshop questions. Styling work in Drupal: repaired the search box graphic with a new one from Robin. Helped Susan with an issue with the new loupe. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Mt. Zion. Doctor's office. Lunch at My Ivy: ginger and mushroom rice plate with tofu and vegetables, water. Walked to work, stopping at a hardware store along the way. Supp app prereqs PDF build in InDesign and Acrobat, worked out some Javascript code for interactivity within the PDF form, then sent it to Rick and Joel for review. Followup with Monica A about the residencies microsite review. Chatted briefly with Mike K about a new lab website. Resolved a problem reported by Rebecca B about the bioi curriculum page. Prep work before installing Mavericks. Began installing Mavericks on my Laurel Heights iMac. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home: leftover cornmeal pizza, hot water. Watched Archer season 4 episode 1 with Patrick. Fortune cookie from a while ago. My fortune: Luck will soon come your way.

Thu 22

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Completed installation of Mavericks on my iMac at Laurel Heights. Had to wrangle CrashPlan Pro e (install Java, restart backup engine manually) and Symantec Endpoint Protection (remove and reinstall). Ordered computer accessories for Don K, using new purchasing codes in BearBuy for the first time. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. 1-on-1 with Cindy. Chatted with Joel and Rick about the supp app prereqs PDF. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Very late lunch from The View Cafe: veggie california sandwich on rye, pickle slice, water from my Contigo water bottle. Comm team meeting: Eric, Paula, Susan H, and I played Dixit for about an hour. Supp app prereqs PDF build in InDesign and Acrobat. Chatted with Eric briefly about current issues. Listserv management. Prep work for removing references to our Cochrane Center web page for Marley. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Recharge Spa website work for Drew: added links for diseases listed on the USCIS page. Dinner at home with Patrick: quinoa rotelle with grilled vegetables in marinara sauce and a little bit of sliced char siu, red wine. Dessert: a few bites of pina colada chocolate. Watched about 40 minutes of Mary Poppins Anniversary Edition (1964) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 23

All-day code jam with Eric, John K, Stefan T, Jon J, Kevin D, and Jayson J. Jon demonstrated his work with Vagrant and Puppet to create standard virtual development environments. Late lunch at Pasta Pomodoro with Eric, John K, Stefan T, Jon J, Kevin D. Dinner at home with Patrick: we added fresh mixed greens and mushrooms to my leftover salmon salad. Dessert: we made and ate strawberry clafouti. Continued watching Mary Poppins Anniversary Edition (1964) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 24

Breakfast at home: leftover casserole. Naps. Met Steven at Golden Gate Park. We walked throughout nearby parts of the park, getting refreshments and stumbling across the remains of an international yo-yo competition. Dinner afterwards at Perilla. Finished watching Mary Poppins Anniversary Edition (1964) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sun 25

Breakfast at home: leftover strawberry clafouti. Tried to plan more vacation but did not make any progress. House chores. Reviewed photos. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos. Patrick also made a peach salsa to go with tortilla chips.

Mon 26

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced nectarine; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. House chores. Uploaded photos to Flickr. Lunch with Patrick at Mama Ji's, a new dim sum restaurant in the Castro. Food and service are very good. There are too many tables in the middle of the space making it very difficult or impossible for people to move in and out of the space. Afterwards we shopped for clothing but did not buy anything. Business seemed very light, perhaps due to Memorial Day and to the construction on Castro Street making it difficult for shoppers to navigate the sidewalks. Home. Uploaded photos to Flickr. Phil came over and I helped him create a new newsletter for the spa. We snacked on rice crackers, pistachios, banana chips, and tortilla chips with peach salsa. Phil left. Uploaded photos to Flickr. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos again. Watched Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre and The Greatest Places on Netflix instant watch. Uploaded photos to Flickr.

Tue 27

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced granny smith apple; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Linkchecking for home websites. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. WebEx with Rodney and Eric about the SPS installation in IIS7. Eric joined from home. Successfully re-enrolled in pwmanage and successfully changed my Active Directory password. Scanning and Photoshop help for Susan H. Resolved a problem in which after upgrading to OS 10.9 Mavericks I received the following CodeKit error while saving a .scss file: "Compass was unable to compile one or more files in the project: Encoding::CompatibilityError on line ["28"] of /Applications /CodeKit.app /Contents /Resources /engines /scss /lib /sass /tree /visitors /to_css.rb: incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and ASCII-8BIT—Run with --trace to see the full backtrace—(This action was triggered by a change to _styles.scss)." OS X was version 10.9.3. CodeKit was version 1.9.3 (8403). ruby --version == ruby 2.0.0p451 (2014-02-24 revision 45167) [universal.x86_64-darwin13]. I resolved this by finding the config.rb that was at the root of my project folder, editing it to include 'encoding = "utf-8"' (without the single quotation marks) on the first line, then quitting and restarting CodeKit. The page at http://stackoverflow.com /questions /13987010 had the answer that worked for me from rauberdaniel. Before getting this solution to work I had read http://github.com /bdkjones /codekit2 /issues /11 and http://stackoverflow.com /questions /19572817 and http://www.amyhaywood.com /problems-codekit-upgrading-mavericks and tried 'sudo gem update --system' followed by 'sudo gem install compass' followed by 'xcode-select --install' and none of that had worked for me. It took me several hours to figure this out. (I had found rauberdaniel's answer last week and tried it but it did not work for me then, so maybe the solution required one or more of the commands I tried today.) Late lunch at the JCC: veggie burrito with cheese, water. Filed pcard paperwork. Styling work in Drupal: small fixes. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick. Patrick purchased groceries from Good Eggs for the first time, and he found it a really nice experience with reasonable prices. Dinner was turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli. Today I helped a friend set up web space for a new startup.

Wed 28

Breakfast at home: two small apricots, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. OSACA staff meeting. Chatted with Monica about the residencies website review. Chatted with Joel about supp app prereqs pdf, sent him the latest draft. Impromptu visit with a nurse. Some small web edits (hspr) for Cindy. Lunch to go from Panda Express: two veggie spring rolls with sauce. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Chatted about moire reduction and Photoshop with Susan H. Theming work in Drupal: deeper microsite banners. Reworked our colors documentation for Susie. Pilot sites followup (Keiser, Gross). Rode Muni to the Castro. WTFW (Summer Salutation) at Scandy's with Andy M, Scott T, Scot B, Ken K, Andy T, Michael C, Dan B, Ray F, Tim C, Josh A, Rob C, Jose C, Brian K, Reed L, Patrick C, Conrad C, Chris N. Scott and Andy served cheese balls, lasagne, salad, and macarons. Everyone else brought wine. Rode Muni home.

Thu 29

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Made edits to the residencies website, sent it to Monica for review. Submitted tickets to ITS for Danielle and Susan H. Snack: two tangelos, shared part of one with Nancy. Lunch to go from Starbucks: hearty vegetable salad with quinoa, kale, broccoli, peas, butternut squash, red cabbage, lemon tahini dressing—perfection. To drink: some fresh fruit and vegetable blend. Followup with Nadav and Karl about galleries. Web updates for Cindy and Lucia. Followup with Dell about Don K's laptop order. Web edits for Danielle. Edited the draft of the DeGrado site content, then passed it to Paula. Prepared expenses reimbursement in MyExpense. Installed and configured the Concur iPhone app. Sent a request to WeID to add Rodney as a door authorizer. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled rock cod; butter leaf lettuce salad with fresh mozzarella, apricot marinated in seasoned olive oil, basil, blue cheese dressing. To drink: Sam Adams cherry wheat—delicious. Linkchecking for home websites: SDBM.

Fri 30

Breakfast at home: one apricot. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Posted a new page about international collaborations to the current website for Susie and Tina B. Handed off color specs to Laura M via Cindy. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch: thank you lunch for graduation ceremony volunteers and staff: there was a problem with the order from Pasta Pomodoro, and it arrived very late. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Meeting with Susie and Paula: social media banner graphics, content work. Updated our Twitter profile header graphic. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: gluten-free spinach fettucine with wild mushrooms, red onion, basil, and tomato sauce topped with grilled fish, hot water. Packed for DrupalCon Austin.

Sat 31

Breakfast at home with Patrick: mushroom and green onion scramble, 1 hash brown, two slices of toast with butter, hot tea. Virgin America flight to Austin, Texas for DrupalCon 2014. Rode UberX to SFO. At the airport I enjoyed the SFO Museum exhibit called San Francisco from the David Rumsey Map Collection. When boarding the plane I found myself very coincidentally sitting next to Richard B, an ITS employee with whom Eric and John and I work closely. I met his girlfriend Alexia, with whom I later learned I had previously exchanged emails because she works in University Relations. And then, I also unexpectedly encountered Conrad C on the same flight, but he didn't see me, and we talked briefly just after alighting. Baggage claim. Richie, Alexia, and I arranged to share a cab, thinking that we were all going to the same place, but shortly after the driver left the curb we realized that Richie had booked the wrong Omni Hotel. The cab driver dropped them at the wrong hotel for them to sort it out. I continued in the cab and checked in to Omni Downtown. No room issues. Dinner at Uncle Julio's with Conrad and a bunch of his Pantheon coworkers: Sophie J, Riyanka, Ryan, Linda W, Josh K. Barhopping with Conrad: Oilcan Harry's, listened a bit at Cedar Street (hip hop), Rain on 4th, Castro's, Handlebar. At Handlebar Conrad and I rode a seesaw and kiddie-playground horses. We met strangers Madeleine and John, both from New Jersey, now living in Austin and Boston. Great live and DJ-mixed music seemingly everywhere. Late meal from KaBaBeQue: salad bowl with chicken shawarma, about $8, delicious. Back to the hotel.