August 2014

Summary: Seattle and Vancouver B.C. trip ends; brunch at home with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, Patrick, and Mom Ryan; pool party at the Honmas; Quyen and Dave's bachelor party; Quyen and Dave's wedding; Four Seasons Silicon Valley; Stanford Shopping Center with Chris, Nate, and Patrick; launched Beauty by Danny

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Fri 1

Rode UberX with quantum13 and Tadija to King Street Station. Got our boarding passes. Quick food and drink to go from a cafe around the corner. I ate an egg and cheese croissant sandwich while we waited. Amtrak 510 to Vancouver BC. Nap. Ate fruit salad. Snacked on banana chips. Taxi to our hotels: quantum13 and Tadija in Sheraton Wall Centre and me in The Burrard. settled. dim sum lunch with Clara, quantum13, and Tadija at Kirin. This is where I met Clara. Bought beverages at a drug store. We walked cambie street bridge to yaletown. Clara left us for home. Back to hotels. Shower, rested. Walked to Canada Place. This is when I met markus. Vancouver Metropolitan Symphony at Canada Place near Cactus Club. The others got gelato from nearby. We listened to the symphony play various selections while seaplanes landed and the sun set. We walked to Wall Centre. quantum13 and Tadija dropped some stuff at their room. We walked alongside the Davie Street Block Party to dinner at Sushi Bella. Clara went home. The rest of us went to Markus' and chilled. He served prosecco, pistachios, and peanuts. I walked quantum13 and Tadija to their floor before returning to The Burrard. To bed late.

Sat 2

Iced Nespresso in the room. I didn't like how it tasted, so I poured it down the sink drain. Container: yogurt parfait with granola, iced Americano with cream. Errands: drug store for different suntan lotion, got Canada bucks from an ATM. Fido with Kiwi helping, bought a SIM card and plan for $33 CDN. Hotel to apply suntan lotion. Met with Clara at Container. We walked downtown to Chinatown then Gastown then Yaletown, taking photos and seeing more interesting foods than we could eat. Along the way Clara's friend Maggie joined us. Rested. Regrouped at Davie and Burrard. Went to Markus' with a feast that Clara and Markus provided: Stepho's, Urban Fare, Kiisu, Beard Papa, more. We also enjoyed the company of Markus' parrot named Cricket. Walked to Sunset Beach Park, encountering steven and gordon on the way. Steven joined us. We staked out two spots, then watched the Japan fireworks show. I encountered difficulty with the synchronized music; the show did not seem to start on time and the app seemed to presume that it would because it would resync but obviously not be in sync. There was a choice to start it manually, but I accidentally hit the start button at the wrong time and there was no way I could find to recover from it. I realized later I should have given up on the app once I saw it not working. In this situation, it would have been better to ignore broken technology than to try to make it work during a live performance. The show was impressive even without sound, particularly at the end. But still it made me long for a Disney fireworks show. Afterward Clara went home, and we lost Steven and Markus in the crowd. quantum13, Tadija, and I returned to our hotels for a brief rest before heading to Davie Street for a late drink with Austin joining. This is where I met Austin. We ended up at Moxie's where we were served by Crystal. The bar and kitchen were overwhelmed; Crystal was very apologetic. A round of drinks, an order of 7 potstickers. Afterward quantum13 and Tadija returned to the hotel. Austin and I waited in line at 1181 Davie for maybe 40 minutes, meeting a large group of Europeans including Ratna (sp?), Lennert (sp?)(aka Leonard), and another woman whose name I cannot recall but If I recall correctly she was the one from Perpignon. "J'aime Collioure!" I smiled, and she nodded enthusiastically in French. We got in about a quarter to 2:00 AM, and upon entering it was clear that the nightclub was only 60% full, so it was puzzling why we had to wait so long. The bartenders were extraordinarily eyepleasing. Music by DJ Davo was excellent. We stayed a while then left to try to get in at Pumpjack but it still had a line and we decided it wasn't worth the wait, especially given the waiting experience we just had. Austin walked me to the Burrard, and I helped him hail a cab. The front desk called a cab company and the wait was 15 minutes, which Austin declined. On the street we were successful in about 8 minutes and he was on his way. I had forgotten until later that we should have walked one minute to Wall Centre where there were likely taxis waiting. To bed very late.

Sun 3

Slept in. Banana chips in the room. Brunch at Cazba. Parade. Split up. I walked through the festival taking photos and enjoying the live entertainment. Back to the hotel for a shower and rest. Took a cab to Harbour Cruises, met quantum13, Tadija, and Markus there; we realized that sms was somehow broken among me and them. CruiseyT Pride Gogo cruise. Met Adrian from Sydney, Sylvain, Matt, Chris, Kachi. Buffet dinner on the cruise: I ate salad with ranch dressing, cole slaw, vegetable lasagne, roast beef with sauce.

Mon 4

no bikes avail. eat chicken wraps fail, feastro food truck. barclay heritage square park, realized I had phone problems again, connected with quantum13 again, walked to Wall centre and hung out in their room until their late checkout time, they dropped luggage in my room, we chatted over refreshments at container, I walked them to wall centre for a cab and said goodbyes, back to the Burrard, walked to fido on Davie and added 10 CDN to my account, met Markus, drove to second beach pool, swam, bought candy from a food truck called Candy Meister: Aseli assorted ocean mix, crunchy caramel peanuts, green woodruff leaves, fizzy candy, spicy ginger sticks. Markus purchased knotweed pastilles. dinner with Markus at cactus club. Afterwards he drove us to the totem poles in Stanley Park and we spent a few minutes observing them. After returning to the car we completed the circumference tour of the park and he showed me the SkyTrain stop to get to the airport before dropping me at The Burrard. Shower. Internet speed test revealed 4.8 Mbps down and 1.2 up—decent. To bed late.

Tue 5

slept in. checked out of the burrard, left luggage in storage with them. walked to robson and howe. hoisin chicken wrap from eat chicken wraps and drank bottled water i brought with me—yummy! vancouver art gallery. returned to the burrard. lunch at container: culver city salad: no-grains salad, iced americano with cream. picked up my bags. walked six blocks to yaletown skytrain. skytrain to YVR airport was pretty easy. signs in the train said the cars were air-conditioned but i could not tell. it was not cold or even cool, and i could detect no ventilation at all. i had to alight when someone stinky boarded and stood next to me, then caught the next train. Refreshment from Starbucks: Naked fruit and vegetable drink: about $5. Charged my iPhone at a charging station next to seats in the waiting area. WestJet flight 1776 to SFO. Did some unpacking.

Wed 6

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast: one sliced apple, eaten while in transit. Breakfast sandwich from The View Cafe: $2.45. Sprint standup. Kiosk work. Calendar management. Worked through email backlog following vacation. Lunch at Artesano: fresca limeade, veggie stew with rice and beans: $17.12. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni partway home, then rode UberX from West Portal because Muni was so awfully slow. Worked through email backlog following vacation. Dinner at home: leftover thai delivery: yellow curry chicken, steamed rice, tofu pad thai. Privately uploaded photos to Flickr.

Thu 7

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Sprint standup. Began content inventory work with Susie but realized that the inventory needed more work before we met. Content work in Drupal: appes. Lots of various followup. Lunch to go from The View Cafe: tofu and vegetables over brown rice. Met with Susie and Eric to discuss orgcharts. Social Media meeting with Julie H, Kevin E, Susie, Eric, Paula. Lots of various followup. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover thai delivery. Updated LLGH to Drupal 6.33. To remember for next time: before running update.php, cd to sites/default then run sudo chown -R _www files and sudo chgrp -R _www files. Updated and published new dates in my journal. Altered SpamAssassin configuration for home email accounts.

Fri 8

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced apple; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Supp app issue followup. Staged and posted live web updates for Cindy: orientation. Followup with Debbie A about a support request. ckeditor upgrade testing with Eric, Stefan, and Kevin. Lunch with Eric, Stefan, and Kevin at the JCC. I had a falafel pita sandwich with potato chips. ICRD work. SPS followup. Completed my 2014 Privacy and Security Briefing training, sent followup emails to Kirk H, Chandler M, and Gail P. Content and styling work in Drupal: residencies. Chatted briefly on the phone with Cathi. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled true cod, salad, hot water. Sent Sonoma photos out for review.

Sat 9

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with two, small, fresh, diced peaches; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Housecleaning. Cut my hair, showered. Lunch: leftovers. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: fish tacos. Watched part of The Abyss (1989) Special Edition with Patrick.

Sun 10

Prep for brunch party at home. Brunch wtih Mom Ryan, Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, and Patrick at home: israeli couscous salad with kalamata olives; heirloom white beans with ham hock and italian sausage; saffron-buttered rice; purple grapes; frisee and baby spring mix salad with heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, and mushrooms; green onion ciabatta, rose brut, viansa sangiovese, fruit tart, coffee. Made public Sonoma trip photos following reviews. Privately uploaded photos from July 27. Deleted my UCSF account from System Preferences on my iMac at home. A recent security training I took at work described a recent change in policy that even if you're just checking UCSF email on a computer the computer needs to be encrypted. I don't want FileVault or PGP on my home computer and I no longer work from home, so I removed the account. I was checking only calendar items, not mail, so now at home if I want to see my work calendar I must use either my iPhone or my iPad which both have hardware encryption.

Mon 11

Breakfast at home: coffee via Bialetti with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Sidecar to Whole Foods Haight, bought items for today's office event. Walked to UCSF Parnassus. Office party: welcome to Leslie M and we also celebrated two birthdays. Leslie M takes the position that Shirin had vacated. Standup meeting. Met with Rodney: ICRD review. Met with Cindy, Frances, and Rodney about orientation. Styling work and issue followup in Drupal for most of the rest of today. Didn't eat a proper lunch today, grazed at the birthday buffet now and then. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Watched more of The Abyss (1989) Special Edition with Patrick.

Tue 12

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, diced peach. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Susie held a surprise celebration in my office and invited everyone in 218; pharm.ucsf.edu had won a UCSF Webby Award (or is that Webbie Award?) in the category of best non-starter-kit site by an internal team (or something to that effect) in the first annual UCSF Webbies. (Since there is no web page for it, I am uncertain about the exact naming of the event and the award.) Susie brought pastries from Arizmendi Bakery. Comm team meeting. Notified Joel and Rick that a Jazzee issue they reported had been resolved. Content inventory work: PharmD. Lunch at the JCC: roast beef sandwich with corn soup. Shopped briefly at The Ark. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dentist appointment. Ran a few errands including visiting Dr. Jonathan at On The Run. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: gluten-free spinach linguine with mango marinara. Dessert: one ricciarelli each. We drank a cocktail that Patrick made up: frangelico, banana liqueur, 7-Up. Finished watching The Abyss (1989) Special Edition with Patrick. Worked on Danny's new website, setting up the responsive version of HTML5 Boilerplate and pouring in his content. Late snack: one tamale.

Wed 13

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced peach; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Worked on Danny's new website: inserted fonts. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Forwarded Dan S a redirect request from Conan M. Wore new shoes: Keen Austin in potting soil (dark brown). They are squeaky and troubleshooting determined the cause to be my orthotics, so I made a note to myself to put powder in them later. Calendar management. Notified Anirvan that Profiles seems to be down. Completed content inventory review, scheduled a meeting with Susie. WebEx meeting with Debbie A to resolve some menu item change requests. Lunch at the JCC: build-a-bowl: spanish rice, mexican chicken, fajitas vegetables, grated cheddar cheese, water: about $10. Content inventory followup: subsites that will not be migrated in phase one. Rode UberX to M Spa. Deep tissue massage at M Spa with Andrew—excellent. Dinner at Kitchen Story with Patrick. Rode UberX home with Patrick.

Thu 14

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced apple; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Content inventory followup: subsites that will not be migrated in phase one. Followup with Conan's redirect request sent to Dan S. Punch list meetings with the departments, Paula, Susie, and Eric. Lunch from The View Cafe: veggie california on multigrain with pickle, potato chips, water from my Contigo water bottle. 1-on-1 phone call meeting with Cindy. Web update for Cindy: scholarship form. Sent a content inventory 410 summary to Cindy for review. Web updates for Joel and Rick: supp app presentation. Answered logo questions for Susie and Jaime. Posted updated fall draft schedules for Lucia. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home, picking up a few items from Roxie Market along the way. Dinner at home with Patrick: penne with grilled vegetables in homemade marinara sauce with a dash of cayenne, moscato d'asti.

Fri 15

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Palio: plain bagel with egg and cheese. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sat in on a SOM-ITS conference call about whole disk encryption for students. Submitted a request to ITS to move computers; I'm switching offices in the S building at Cindy's request. UCSF 150 content insertion review for the new website with Susie: no issues. Web updates for Cindy: handbook (student conduct), Clery. Made live gallery features for Burchard Lab, announced. Lunch at the JCC: chicken cobb salad (turkey bacon). Stopped at a toy store but made no purchases. Susie and I worked on orgchart drafts, horizontal content review, and we staged the CRSP one-page microsite. I sent orgchart drafts to the MSOs for review and sent Marcos C the CRSP staging. Began work on a hallway poster for Cindy: AMCP. asana ticket followup. Web updates for Leslie M: preview sessions. Stopped at a toy store. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: chinese food delivery from Tsing Tao. Patrick's fortune: Keep your plans secret for now. My fortune: Look! Good fortune is around you. Watched part of The Grand Budapest Hotel on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 16

Recaulked in the shower. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced apple; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Installed Hanx Writer and enjoyed getting a puzzled look from Patrick as I used it with the sound on. Drove to Sunnyvale for a pool party. Aside from the usual suspects, I met or encountered Anne, Loretta, Bob, Linda, Patricia, Casey (sp?), Tayah, Kevin, and probably a few others whose names I cannot remember. I gave Kiana an owl pen that flaps it wings when you write, an owl eraser and sharpener, a make-your-own-felt-owls kit, and a Ty owl named Swoops. Quyen and Dave's bachelor party

Sun 17

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, sliced banana; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk; coffee with unsweetened soy milk. Edited photos from last night. Bought a tire gauge to replace the one that went missing as well as more valve caps from the nearby auto parts store: about $3. Went to the nearby gas station, bought gas, then set correct tire pressures. Edited, rereviewed, and uploaded photos to Flickr and Dropbox. Midafternoon snack: two green chile tamales, water. Phil and Drew came over to work on Recharge Spa web edits. Sushi dinner with Phil, Drew, and Patrick at Ninki. Finished watching The Grand Budapest Hotel on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Caught up on journaling.

Mon 18

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Palio: rollo verdura, water. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sprint standup meeting. Content and styling work in Drupal. Dropped off shoes for donation at On The Run. Encountered and briefly chatted with Nada H and Louise C. Late lunch at Perilla: brisket and meatball noodle soup, water. Content and styling work in Drupal. Encountered and briefly chatted with Kevin E. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. House chores: vacuuming, laundry. Worked on Danny's forthcoming website. To bed late.

Tue 19

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Content and styling work in Drupal: mostly schedules. Lunch at Rigolo: fried shrimp on baguette with french fries, water: about $12. Content and styling work in Drupal: mostly schedules. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home: deli items from Whole Foods: kale salad, minestrone soup. Worked on Danny's forthcoming website. Snack: vegetarian tamale.

Wed 20

Breakfast at home: super granola with unsweetened almond milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sprint standup. Helped Frances K resolve a problem with ITS with network folder access. Reported and followed up with servint regarding problems encountered following yesterday's web outage. Staged web updates for Leslie M: preview session. Lunch at Pasta Pomodoro: lunch express: capellini tre colori with minestrone soup, dolce piatto ($12). This was the second disappointing Pasta Pomodoro experience I have had in recent memory. The dolce piatto ($7.50) was a sampler plate of chocolate cake, cheesecake, and seasonal gelato. Its description included "dolce cioccolato" which I saw elsewhere on the menu was a warm chocolate cake but when the dessert arrived, the chocolate cake was not warm. In fact, it and the cheesecake had been hurriedly taken out of the freezer; there was still a crisp layer of frost on top. The menu needs to make it clearer that the dolce cioccolato in the dolce piatto is not the same as the standalone dolce cioccolato. The (peach?) gelato was tasty, so I ate it along with sauced fresh berries. Later I expressed my disappointment while offering to still pay for the dessert since I ate part of it, but in the end Brad apologized and removed it from the bill. My bill was originally $22.27. I also had a $5 off coupon for completing a survey following a previous meal, so my resulting bill was $7.61. I tipped $3.50 because service by Brad was good despite the kitchen's error with the dessert. Afterward I bought wine at Wine Expression. Met with Kirk H and Chandler M by phone about encryption for students. Met with Eric, Susie, and Kevin about the proposed identity guidelines for web from University Relations. Content inventory work with Susie. Prepared a response to the proposed UCSF brand guidelines for web, sent it to the team for review. Rode UberX to Scot and ECB's. WTFW dinner with many from the Syndicate at Scot and ECB's with a birthday celebration for Alan. ECB was in NYC. I met Ben T. Dan B let me share his UberX ride to Forest Hill Station, and I rode Muni home from there.

Thu 21

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced peach; cinnamon; unsweetened almond milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Our servint sites were down basically all day today, so I spent a lot of today in communications with people who needed to know and with servint trying to find some answers. Farewell party for our intern Alex G. Prepared draft 2 of a response to the proposed UCSF brand guidelines for web, sent it to the team for review. Prepared a new hire checklist for Cindy. Lunch at the JCC: spinach nut burger with fries. Alex observed me work for about an hour today. After receiving unsolicited mail at a ten-year-old work mailing address, then investigating the company's offer, I called 1-800-673-4718 and asked to be removed from the mailing list for Naked Wines. Lots of content inventory work. Rode UberX home since it was past 7 PM. Laundry. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from King of Thai Noodle: noodle soup, fried rice. Worked on Danny's forthcoming website: created something essentially identical to a stock image (164919851 on shutterstock) from scratch in Photoshop because I didn't want to pay for it and it also because wasn't big enough for what I needed.

Fri 22

Breakfast at home: super granola with unsweetened almond milk, side of seedless grapes. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sprint standup. Content inventory work with Susie. Lots of followup today with servint about problems resulting from the recent web outages. Web updates for Leslie M: preview session. Lunch at Beautifull!: yellow curry tofu over quinoa, water. Lots of calendar management: added holidays and events and invited the office calendar so that they would appear on that calendar. Web updates for Leslie M: grad fairs. Helped Rick and Cindy post the welcome packet. Web update for OSACA: Clery on admissions, postbacc. Updated Monica A's bio. Web updates for pharmchem: add some missing lab sites. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers from last night.

Sat 23

Breakfast: kale salad, grapes, water. Patrick and I drove and checked in to Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto. Midafternoon meal poolside on the roof: we split a chicken cobb salad ($22) and a summer roll ($15). Patrick had a sangria ($15). I had a ginger berry mule ($15). $12 service charge automatically included. $7 tax. About $86 total; a very pricey lunch. Food took a little longer than expected to arrive; the server had warned us in advance but considering the price of this hotel I was disappointed. After the food arrived, and after our deliverator had left, we noticed that the salad dressing was missing, and it was frustratingly difficult to get the attention of any service staff for about six minutes. The food was good—what we had expected, not outstanding. However, the shrimp summer rolls were accompanied by two dipping sauces, both with deliciously complex flavors. Wedding ceremony and reception for Quyen and Dave at INDO Restaurant and Lounge in Palo Alto. We had a great time. The food was excellent and the wait staff treated us very well. For some strange reason there were many spills and dropped glasses tonight. I had intended to bring my camera but forgot it in the hotel room. I realized from this and previous experiences I enjoy weddings more when I don't bring my camera, otherwise I'm preoccupied with getting good shots rather than relaxing and enjoying the moment.

Sun 24

A 6.0 earthquake occurred in the middle of the night. I had been up for the previous half hour; couldn't sleep. Patrick had awoken a minute before it occurred. We felt shaking, rolling, and swaying, and it lasted for seemingly a long time. We checked USGS and tweets, not much aside from the 6.0 rating and a few tweets and Facebook posts. We had planned to go to Viansa with Chris and Nate in the morning, but we soon realized that we needed to change plans. Back to bed, woke around 6:30 AM. Shower. Breakfast in the room: eggs, potatoes, toast with butter, V8, carrot juice, coffee. I soaked in the rooftop hot tub while Patrick took a bath in the room. Shower, rested. Checked out. Chris and Nate met us in the lobby. Wine country plans aborted, we drove to Stanford Shopping Center and ate at Max's Opera Cafe. Nate had a pastrami sandwich with red potato salad, Chris had a giant chicken pot pie, Patrick and I shared a salmon, dill, and havarti sandwich with arugula salad. Fries for the table. Iced teas for Patrick and Chris. Afterwards we walked through the gorgeous and visually perfect Apple Store and then the rest of the shopping center. We didn't buy anything. We drove them back to The Domain and said goodbye. Patrick drove us home. Unpacked, rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from King of Thai Noodle. Watched with Patrick about 30 minutes of the advance screening of Cheatin! by Bill Plympton on Vimeo. Lots of amusement so far; I'm very impressed. Decided to give in to the UCSF policy to use FileVault so that I can have my UCSF calendar on my home computer and home laptop. Sigh.

Mon 25

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, english muffin with butter substitute, water: about $4. Moved stuff from my office in S960 to S958. Met and welcomed new hire Vicky U who takes the position that Danielle had vacated. Followup with Richard M about moving more equipment between offices. Let ITS know they can send two ports back to the network port pool. Ordered a replacement UPS battery for Vicky. Kiosk work. Followup with Monica A about the Residencies website. OSACA calendar management. Lunch at Starbucks: kale salad with brown rice and lemon tahini dressing, chocolate chai tea latte venti. Content review with Susie. Began editing draft content for Pam E's website. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: sweet-pea-and-mint ravioli with sliced heirloom tomatoes in meyer lemon sauce. Watched with Patrick the remainder of the advance screening of Cheatin! by Bill Plympton on Vimeo. I enjoyed it very much. It's a beautiful film, somewhat surreal, and with an oddish style that's not quite like any other film I know. I particularly enjoyed the sound production, the interesting camera angles, and the unexpectedly funny moments, particularly to those already familiar with Bill Plympton's work. Weight training: weighted leg lift right, crunch. Wrote and posted SF recommendations near Moscone Center for quantum13's residents at his request.

Tue 26

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Just missed the shuttle, so I ate breakfast at Palio: egg and cheese on english muffin, iced coffee. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Followup with Dan S about IIS redirects. Sent Lynn O the Residencies website for review and golive approval. Followup with ITS and Lisa S about confusion over tickets. Sent Cindy PharmD calendars pages to review and approve. Completed followup work for Cindy for PharmD policies pages and all 401 gone pages. Followup with Ron K about Savic Lab website. Lots of content work in Drupal all day. Forgot to eat lunch, but I did have 4 prunes in the late afternoon. Chatted with Karl M to set up a new small microsite for Nadav. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tofu taco tuesday, hot water. Spam handling configuration for home email accounts. Weight training: weighted leg lift left, crunch.

Wed 27

I received an unexpected tweet from @danielpunkass. Since I am not familiar with this username I thought it was spam but upon inspection it was someone who was previously familiar with and reminiscing about a shell script called ou I wrote in 1988 or 1989 and found me via the April 17, 2007 post in my journal. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Just missed the shuttle, so I ate breakfast at Palio: egg and cheese on english muffin, iced coffee. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Sprint standup. Followup with Sue and Joe about Qualtrics. Content followup with Cindy. Content inventory and review with Susie. Staged the scoliosis website for Karl M and Nadav and sent it back for review. Lunch today was a small bag of complimentary trail mix from our recent Four Seasons stay. Content work in Drupal with David: pharmchem research phys bio. Rode UberX to M Spa. Patrick and I each got a deep-tissue massage at M Spa. Dinner at La Mediterranee with Patrick: he had chicken kebabs with side salad, I had pomegranate chicken with avgolemono soup. We each had a glass of the daily pinot noir. For dessert we shared a pistachio nest. Near the end of the meal one of the staffmembers accidentally spilled my wine glass and insisted on bringing me a new glass—so nice. Encountered and briefly chatted with Thong and Thomas G who were dining there as well.

Thu 28

Breakfast: leftover thai noodles. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sprint standup. Followup with Richard M about moving more equipment between offices. Lots of content and styling work in Drupal. Content inventory and review with Susie. Archived hexagon assets in The Archive. Lunch today was a few chocolate-covered raisins from Susie and some purple seedless grapes I brought from home. Content and styling work in Drupal. Followup with Pam E: returned edited draft content. Rode UberX to my eye exam. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home: redux of tofu taco tuesday. Tagged photos from Quyen and Dave's bachelor party. Prepped Up Your Alley Fair photos for review and publication. Weight training: dumbbell curl.

Fri 29

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Followup with Richard M about peripherals being moved. Content and styling work in Drupal all day. Followup with Rick, Joel, and Lisa D about a Jazzee issue that Rick reported. Troubleshot and resolved an owner-group problem on our staging site that still remained from the recent web outage rebuild. Web edits for Cindy: PharmD policies. Listserv management. Helped student CN with a webmail problem. More content and styling work in Drupal. Web edits for Joel: prospective students calendar. Filed pcard paperwork. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Snack from Panda Express: two veggie spring rolls no sauce. My fortune: You will be fortunate in everything you do. Rode Muni home. Made public my photos from Up Your Alley Fair. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza delivery from Mozzarella di Bufalo: half sausage, mushroom, red onion; half shrimp, feta, and basil; salad with ranch dressing; one breadstick; hot water; sparkling water. Responded to an emergency request to update Esteban's website. Watched an episode of Archer on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Coded schema.org for Danny's forthcoming website. Completed Esteban's request and chatted with him briefly.

Sat 30

I used realfavicongenerator.net for the first time today to build a favicon set for Danny's forthcoming website and it was so slick and easy I immediately did another set for Recharge and pushed it live. Drove to the Castro with Patrick, found all-day street parking unexpectedly easily. Late lunch at Gyro Xpress (415-554-0352, 499 Castro Street) with Patrick: chicken gyro wrap and ayran for Patrick, falafel wrap and peach juice for me. We walked in the Castro. Ice cream at Eureka! Cafe (451 Castro Street): dutch chocolate for Patrick, coffee for me. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover pizza from last night, seedless grapes. Patrick made an experimental post-dinner cocktail for us but it turned out poorly. Don't mix gin with midori—too sweet, too thick. We threw it out. Watched part of The Darjeeling Limited on Netflix DVD with Patrick and our standard popcorn configuration. So far: quirky fun. Installed Microsoft Word for iPad since Patrick was interested in it. Recharge Spa work for Drew: edited text for a new brochure. Resolved a problem with the Recharge website in which the focusability of a floated anchor wrapping an image was interrupted by an h2 that followed it. I surmised a z-index problem, and removing display:relative from the h2 resolved it, so it seems it was something like that. Lots of work for Danny's forthcoming website: vcard mastering, logo mastering, avatar master drafted and sent for review, business card drafted and sent for review, domain purchase and assignment. Web work now just waiting on final testing.

Sun 31

Lots of work for Danny's forthcoming website: browser testing, Google Analytics setup, social media review. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced peach; cinnamon; unsweetened almond milk. Made Danny's site live and ordered business cards. Late lunch: veggie burger on pretzel bun with butter leaf lettuce, ketchup, and mustard; water. Emergency planning, starting with BK's gobag post on Facebook. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled salmon with garlic and mustard, side butter leaf lettuce salad, grilled new potatoes with ketchup and mustard, water. More emergency planning. Watched more of The Darjeeling Limited on Netflix DVD with Patrick.