February 2015

Summary: Keith Haring exhibit at de Young, Nico Santos at Punch Line, dinner at L'Ardoise with Patrick, dinner with John W and Patrick S at Kitchen Story, 63rd Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition with Paul M, 2nd Accessibility Camp Bay Area.

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Sun 1

Breakfast at home: water; bran muffin; oatmeal with fresh, diced gala apple; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Visited the de Young with Markus: Keith Haring: The Political Line. This was Markus' first visit to the de Young. We also visited the observation tower, the sculpture garden, and much of the regular exhibit halls. The Haring exhibit was pricey: $29. I was not that familiar with Haring's work and although I did not much enjoy the exhibition I was impressed by his ability to create his art essentially freehand and with celerity. 25-minute wait for Muni, so instead I rode Lyft home for about $9. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: shrimp in indian curry sauce over leftover white steamed rice. Watched Star Trek: Voyager season 6 episode 9, The Voyager Conspiracy on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Mon 2

Breakfast at home: an apple, two half pastries from arizmendi bakery: chocolate croissant, currant scone, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Tried calling in to the sprint standup but no one answered. Organized stuff in the OSACA, software updates for the spare computer, confirmed that the scanner can scan to USB without the computer on, confirmed that the computer is not set to autostart in the bios, cleaned and organized (especially the computer equipment drawer), prepared unneeded devices for surplus and secure destruction, archived a staffmember photo, prepared toner cartridges for recycling, visited other offices on 9 to let everyone know I have returned from medical leave, met with a student to review antivirus and encryption requirements. Lunch at Palio by myself: romaine lettuce salad with feta, walnuts, pine nuts, dried cranberry, balsamic vinaigrette; half of a toasted caprese sandwich; water: about $10. Snack: some Carmelina's tortilla chips. The wait for Muni bus 66 was twice as long as it should have been, so I rode Lyft Line home: about $10 after $1 tip. Dinner at home with Patrick: I had greek chicken in pita. Patrick had leftover shrimp in indian curry sauce over capellini.

Tue 3

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Chatted briefly with Susan H. Lunch at Beautifull!: three vegetarian sides: curry udon noodle salad, brussels sprouts and carrots, and macaroni salad, water from my Contigo water bottle. Investigated new identity font issues and the University Relations font request form. Rode Sidecar to 222 Mason Street ($12). Drinks and dinner at Anzu with Patrick, served by bartender Josh P and server Daryl F: ichirito for Patrick, lychee martini for me, little gems salad with cranberries and cranberry vinaigrette, The Rock (wagyu beef strips cooked at the table on a hot stone, includes three dipping sauces), black cod for him, 38 north (duck breast) for me, 375-ml bottle of Etude pinot noir. Dessert: espresso for Patrick, latte for me, The Fog (coffee and Irish cream cheesecake with creme Anglaise served with a dry ice effect): about $220 after generous tips. Rode UberPOOL to 444 Battery Street: $5 (!). The Punch Line with Nico Santos headlining and with Carla Clayy and one other comic whose name I didn't catch and host Casey Ley. Service by Kelly. Hilarous—so much laughing! Rode UberX home: $20.

Wed 4

Donut run. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced dried apricot, prune juice (because we ran out of soy milk). Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Met and chatted with Rebecca M about computer hardware and workspace needs. Large office breakfast party. I brought donuts and donut holes from Twisted Donut and Coffee. Tried to resolve a problem with the shared office laptop but could not; submitted a ticket to ITFS. Cindy and Joel agreed that we can destroy a bunch of 3.5-inch floppy disks that I had found, so I prepped them for secure disposal. Delivered an old cdrom of photos to Cindy. Prepped other cdroms that were no longer needed for secure disposal. I helped Lucia confirm that she no longer had a problem printing pdf files with completed form fields. Her solution: in the print dialog there's a picklist that you must change so that completed form field data appears in the print preview and on the resulting printout. Lunch to go from Panda Express: panda bowl with orange chicken and chow mein. I ate in front of the library. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mount Zion. Kaiser lab visit. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Laurel Heights. Ordered new business cards. Continued investigating new identity font issues. Prepared marketing copy for the plancomm team to describe our web services to faculty and staff. Did a lot of review and correcting of our master list of websites. Snack: fortune cookie. My fortune: You will soon be involved in many gatherings and parties. Successfully called in a request to alter my business cards order. Rode Muni home. Watched the Super Bowl Halftime show on YouTube with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza from frozen, leftover shrimp in curry sauce over capellini, red wine, water. For dessert I had some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and Patrick had a piece of chocolate. Today while in transit I watched 43 minutes of The Matrix on my iPhone 6 Plus.

Thu 5

Pre-breakfast: 8 ounces of prune juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: Joe's Special (scrambled eggs with ground beef, spinach, and way too much parmesan cheese), wheat toast with butter, two hash browns with ketchup, water. Web meeting with Susie and Cindy. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. At 11:21 am Pacific time I received an unsolicited call from 407-934-2519 and reported the violation to the FTC Do Not Call website. Comm team meeting. During the meeting I had sushi and water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Drupal Users Group meeting. Rode Muni home. Appetizer: tortilla chips. Dinner at home with Patrick: cheese ravioli with truffle cream sauce. Today the landlord stopped by with a gardener to clean the back yard. I had a fine layer of dirt to wipe from my desk but it didn't bother me. Killed several flying insects that had found their way inside the apartment.

Fri 6

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with sliced banana, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Handled a legal name change request for a student. Followup with Monica about closing a domain name. Listserv cleanup, prepared to restore the list of listservs. Reviewed the new proof of my business cards order. Reviewed cellular plan data usage for our OSACA iPads. Lunch from The View Cafe at desk: veggie california sandwich, white cheddar popcorn, gluten-free oatmeal cookie. Prepared meeting notes and sent them to Cindy and Susie. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni ($2.25) then UberPOOL ($5) home. Dinner at home with Patrick: I prepared quesatorta with sliced avocado, sour cream, beans, shredded cheese, green onions. Red wine to drink. Killed one mosquito that had found its way inside the apartment. Made photos public on Flickr. Uploaded photos to Flickr.

Sat 7

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Did a lot of flower pressing work throughout today, mostly greeting card mounts and represses. Lunch at home with Patrick: non-goo chicken tenders sandwich, tortilla chips. Cut my hair, showered. Dinner at home with Patrick: Patrick prepared a variation on Yan-Kit's braised beef with garlic and served it with steamed white rice. Watched Snowpiercer (2013) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. This film was awful, the worst film I have seen in a long time.

Sun 8

Pre-breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk, water. Very rainy and windy today. Drove to Nob Hill. Breakfast with Danny at Toast Eatery: salmon salad for Danny, wet veggie breakfast burrito for me, lattes for both. Afterwards we drove to Westfield Centre and windowshopped. I dropped Danny off at the spa then drove home. Relaxed. Archived tax and medical documents. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Nan King Road Bistro via GrubHub: hot and sour soup, combo fried rice, coconut curry, lemon chicken, two thai iced teas.

Mon 9

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pear, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup by telephone. Meeting: admissions website discussion. Lunch at Artesano: cubano sandwich (pulled pork with ham slice) with side salad, water: $13.02. Meeting: workload discussion. Created a microsites statistics spreadsheet. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers, chardonnay. Flower press work. Watched movie trailers on my iPad while doing advanced planks. Installed iOS 8.1.3 on my iPad. Our landlord installed a new deadbolt today. We now have four keys to get in to our apartment.

Tue 10

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Redirected a request from Monica and Tim to ITFS. Listserv management. Lunch #1: leftover braised beef with garlic. Comm team meeting. ITFS ticket followup for closing an old domain. Followup with Mike K about a website. ITFS ticket followup for my request for a new listserv. Lunch #2: leftover braised beef with garlic. Listserv management. Completed preparation of proposed hardware for Rebecca M. Made an appointment to drop off items for secure destruction at Minnesota Street. Followup with Cindy about the list of listservs. Requested help from Bill N and Millo P to schedule a kickoff meeting for us at Mission Bay. Filed pcard paperwork. Continued entering data into the microsites statistics spreadsheet. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza from frozen, chardonnay. Dessert: sweet waffle from frozen.

Wed 11

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Submitted a request to ITS voice services. Followup with Valerie and Denetra about a plate number and port number. Met with Kevin P about the shared office laptop. Sprint standup by telephone. Asked Eric to investigate a page error on the PharmD site. UCSF shuttle to Mount Zion. Kaiser lab visit. UCSF shuttle to Parnassus. Town Hall: Joe G elegantly and thoroughly explained the situation with our accreditation status. Lunch from Panda Express: panda bowl with chow mein and beef with broccoli. Chatted briefly with Gwen E. My fortune: You never hesitate to tackle the most difficult problems. Called T-Mobile to ask about a UCSF discount; the rep emailed me a link to check out. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Forwarded a student request to the education team. Met 1-on-1 with Kevin to review lab sites he worked on while I was out—primarily Gross, DeGrado, CERSI, Altschuler and Wu, Savic. Continued entering data into the microsites statistics spreadsheet. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tuna mac and cheese with diced green bell pepper and diced green onions, beer, water. Installed a Drupal 6 security update for Views for Patrick's LLGH website. Continued rereading Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane in ePub format in iBooks. Late snack: unsalted popcorn from a saucepan, 6 ounces of ginger ale with ice.

Thu 12

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Informed the OSACA of the resolution of yesterday's outage of most if not all parts of the admissions section. Rode with Paula, Eric, and Susan to UCSF Parnassus. I bought a small salad from the cafeteria. WCWG lunch meeting. I had an endive and smoked salmon sandwich, water. Followup with Munson K about my business card order. Followup with Lucia on her request to restore the list of listservs page. Followup with Tom E about my telephone request. Followup with Valerie and Cindy about my evacuation of S958. Followup with Vicky about the graduation website. Followup with Cynthia A about ITFS support for Office 2013. Chatted with Kevin P about the shared office laptop login screen. After yesterday's work it's now a lot more complicated to log in—four fields instead of two and the login now requires .\ before the username. Tried to watch the IT Forum live stream but there was an error message that I could not resolve so I gave up and then mistakenly watched part of last month's recorded meeting. Followup with Cindy and Joel about the next web training class. PharmD web work: changing grad fairs from a static table on a basic page to a basic page containing a recurring events view pane. Followup with Christine O about our 9th floor kiosk. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover curry over steamed rice with added tofu. Began watching Up in the Air on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 13

Breakfast at home: fruit and nut granola with fresh, diced gala apple and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Packed things to move. I'm soon giving up my office at Parnassus, so my belongings will move to Laurel Heights. Susan H will get my Parnassus iMac. Lots of software updates for the spare computer next to Rick. Evaluated spare monitors, switched one in the space next to Rick. Lunch: leftovers. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mission Bay then to Minnesota Street. Met with Carey, dropped off media for secure disposal. UCSF shuttle from Minnesota Street to Mission Bay to Parnassus. Others left early due to the holiday weekend. I stayed until 5 PM. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: deli meatloaf, herbed and grilled large mushrooms, instant mashed potatoes, red wine. For dessert, roll slices from Sunset Bakery: chocolate for Patrick, lemon for me. Also for dessert: one scoop each of Three Twins Sergio Romo's Mexican Chocolate. Finished watching Up in the Air on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 14

Breakfast at home: chocolate muffin from Sunset Bakery, cafe (via Bialetti) au lait. Flowerpressing. Minor work because I only seemed to remember this task when at home: edited the tech intro page to add info about mobile devices and to update info about cuda (no longer requires vpn). Lunch at home: leftovers. Since our landlord recently hired a gardener to clear away overgrowth in our back yard, Patrick and I were inspired to do our own gardening and bought supplies at Sloat Garden Center. Nap. Rode UberPOOL to Shotwell Street. Dinner at Shotwell Street with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, Quyen, Dave: Phil prepared dinner: mustard brie with smoked salmon and crackers, spinach salad, filet mignon. Afterwards we attended Soundbox: Sticks and Stones at Davies Symphony Hall. We arrived at 8:15 pm for a 9:00 pm show, and there were no more seats. Drew tried to resolve the issue. We were told that it was clear that seating was not guaranteed, and the tickets indeed said that, but I found that the website did not mention this and so this fact might not be entirely clear to those receiving tickets from will call as we did. Also, Drew pointed out that people took all the seats from one table and moved them to another, and the event rep agreed they were not supposed to do that but that they did not have enough staff to police that kind of behavior. In the end, we simply walked out, not wanting to stand for what would probably be two hours (including waiting for the show to begin and then the show itself). A waste of $25 per ticket in our party of six. Thoroughly disappointed, we stopped at Smuggler's Cove for a few drinks, then returned to Shotwell Street for second dessert and more drinks. I rode UberPOOL home. I have been using UberPOOL lately, and it has been a favorable experience. The extra time required is not unbearable, the riders I shared with have been pleasant, and the price cannot be beat: $5 for anywhere in the city. I can't see how Uber is making money from it, so I expect UberPOOL prices to go up eventually. (I later logged in to my account on the Uber website and noticed that the $5 per ride is a special offer. Despite lots of bad press recently, I still find Uber to be the best taxi alternative service followed by Lyft then Sidecar.

Sun 15

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk and diced pear. Archived medical documents. Reviewed the garden project with Patrick. Lunch at home: leftovers from Friday night. Patrick attended a play with Sam this afternoon. Washed my bike which hadn't been used in months. The tires had become empty of air, and I filled them. Changed a light bulb, prepared light bulbs for disposal. Discovered that the back yard garden hose had a large hole. Shopped online for gardening supplies. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled herbed salmon with Stove Top, red wine, water. Watched part of The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Mon 16

Breakfast at home: one egg over easy, one sausage link, one hash brown, one english muffin with peanut butter, 8 ounces of vegetable juice, water. Today was a work holiday, but I volunteered to move a few boxes of my items and one of my iMacs from my Parnassus office to my Laurel Heights office. Visited San Francisco Toyota Scion with Patrick. Lunch at Thai Spice (415-775-4777, 1730 Polk St) with Patrick. In addition to chicken pad thai, we ordered a dish we rarely see: battered and deep-fried almond prawns. Both were yummy, service was good. Thai iced teas to drink. About $40 after tip. Home. Gardening with Patrick: I trimmed tree branches, Patrick began preparing a flower bed. Rest. Finished watching the Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dinner: Brazilian food delivery from Mozzarella di Bufala West Portal via EAT24. Delivery arrived in about 30 minutes. Frango a brasileira, moqueca de camarao, tiramisu cup, mozzarella sticks (6 pieces), free 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola, I-think-complimentary breadsticks: $65.78. A bit pricey, but we had gotten tired of repeatedly ordering from the same places, so it was a worthwhile change.

Tue 17

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus chatting with Leslie K on the way. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Lunch at Beautifull!: three onigiri: tea-smoked salmon, teriyaki chicken, kale and arare, water from my Contigo water bottle: about $10 after UCSF discount. UberX had surge pricing, so I took Lyft instead to the Castro: $12.02 after $2 tip. Dinner at L'Ardoise with Patrick: sparkling water, bread and butter, tiger prawn ravioli and filet mignon for Patrick, brussels sprouts salad and filet mignon for me, red wine for both. Dessert: warm chocolate cake and espresso for Patrick, hazelnut cream puffs and decaf espresso for me. About $200. We rode Lyft home: $15.44 after $2 tip.

Wed 18

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Received a Subway gift card in an unknown amount from Denetra as a 2015 innovation winner at a recent LivingGreen staff meeting. Sprint standup. Listserv management. Chatted with La'Trece about pcard. Lab site work: Arkin. Sent a proposed solution for a quick fix to the PharmD admissions page for Cindy, Leslie, and Joel. More work for the PharmD commencement page for Vicky and Cindy. Lunch at A.G. Ferrari: grilled chicken and pancetta sandwich, Zapps limited edition honey mustard potato chips, water from my Contigo water bottle. Could finish only half the sandwich. Styling work in Drupal to resolve Invalid parent selector: html.cke_panel_container .columns-2. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Mount Zion. Kaiser lab visit. Rode bus 24 to the Castro. Patrick and I arrived early for our dinner appointment with others, so we browsed mostly the garden section Cliff's Variety. Dinner at Kitchen Story with Patrick, John, and Patrick. John and Patrick are in town visiting for a wedding at Villa d'Este. John's Patrick had east meets west, John had pork belly, my Patrick had pulled pork tacos, I had a burger and super crispy wedge fries. Wine by the glass for everyone but me, chai tea for me. Too full for dessert. Afterwards my Patrick went home and the rest of us joined visited Hi Tops bingo night where Conrad joined us. Three of us each received a free shot of whiskey. I encountered and said hello to Alan E who was there with two friends. Rode UberPOOL home via Aaron who told me about Morning Gloryville, Ecstatic Dance, and other interesting things.

Thu 19

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Chatted with Leslie K along the way. Encountered Paula on her wait to train some people. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Styling work in Drupal: resolving tables width:auto versus width:100%. Asana task followup. Tasks following a legal name change for a staffperson. Listserv management. Asana task followup. Review of lab site facility pages. Lunch at desk: leftover sandwich from yesterday. The bread was almost too hard to be edible, probably won't try to save one of these overnight again. Followup with a year 3 student who needs computer help. 1-on-1 by telephone with Cindy. Listserv management. Support inbox followup. Listserv management. More linkchecking. Began sexual harassment prevention online training (required every two years). Rode UberPOOL to the Castro: $5. Dinner at Poesia with quantum13 and Phil. We shared a spinach salad and a beet salad, then we shared fettucine with shredded lamb shank ragu and half roasted chicken with polenta. Two bottles of wine. We were very pleased with everything. About $210 after tip. Rode UberPOOL home: $5.

Fri 20

Archived medical paperwork. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Caught up on journaling. Shower. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Made live a quick fix to the admissions page for Leslie, Joel, and Cindy to add links more helpful to prospective students. Made preparations for buying Joel a new iPad Air 2 to replace his aging iPad (I can't remember which generation). Followup with a student's legal name change. Lunch: ?. Linkchecking. Posted additional text and a link about a notice about accreditation status on the PharmD homepage for Susie, Cindy, and Sharon. Drupal users helping users meeting. For Brian I reworked a table to be prettier. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: ?.

Sat 21

Breakfast at home: Patrick made me a breakfast burrito. Gardening: Patrick decided on names for regions of our back yard: The Wood, North Bed, South Bed, The Court, The Entresol, North Pit, and South Pit. Patrick cleared more roots from North Bed. I installed Water Right garden hoses, a hose splitter, a nozzle/sprayer, and a turret wand. I planted California Color by Botanical Interests in South Bed and Big Dipper Wax Works peppermint, basil, and marjoram in small containers. Lunch at home with Patrick: ?. Dinner at home with Patrick: porcini and truffle ravioli in truffle alfredo sauce, a beer for Patrick, white wine and water for me. Watched part of Magnolia on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sun 22

Breakfast at home: two small breakfast burritos, water. Rode UberPOOL to Fort Mason Center. 63rd Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition with Paul M, took lots of photos. Paul bought a few orchids; I bought none. We rode UberPOOL to his place. He dropped off his purchases and we chatted briefly with his sister Irene. We walked to Woodhouse Fish Company for lunch: cheddar crab melt and water for Paul, two-piece fish and chips for me, iced tea for me. Paul did some grocery shopping on his own in preparation for a bbq and a dinner party. I walked in the Castro. It was a pleasant, sunny day. I tried stopping at Super Duper for chocolate-dipped soft serve, but the line was too long and stuffy. Instead I got a scoop of caramel toffee crunch with wafer cone at Eureka. Tried getting UberPOOL home but encountered problems with the service. Instead I rode Muni home. Rested. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Shanghai Dumpling King via Caviar, delivery in 78 minutes. (We were told it would take at least 75 minutes.) Reviewed orchid show photos with Patrick.

Mon 23

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Ordered a new iPad Air 2 for Joel. Spent most of the day editing the CP history. Lunch: packaged sushi. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: we prepared pork chops, corn off the cob with butter, instant mashed potatoes with butter and buttermilk. Watched more of Magnolia on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dessert: a junior mint cocktail, some mexican chocolate ice cream.

Tue 24

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Listserv management. Email setup for new employee Christine F. Lots of listserv management. Spent most of the day continuing to edit CP history. 1-on-1 with Susie. Lunch during a comm team meeting: california veggie sandwich on rye, water from my Contigo water bottle. CP history edit. Lots of listserv management. List of listservs work with Cindy. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Uploaded photos to Flickr. Made some travel arrangements for a forthcoming trip (Drupalcon Los Angeles). To bed late.

Wed 25

Uploaded photos to Flickr. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with applesauce, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Stopped in at the Dean's Office to learn that today's staff meeting was canceled. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Finished editing CP history. Sitebuilding: Wang Lab. Listserv management. Lunch at Eliza's: cashew chicken with broccoli and brown rice lunch special. My fortune: Long life with blessings of family & friends is yours. Met with Paula to review strategic plan content. Completed travel arrangements for Drupalcon LA. Calendar management. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: mediterranean pizza from frozen with butter leaf lettuce salad. Dessert: a mini ice cream sandwich. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. First significant weight training since surgery: dumbbell curl. I encountered another vole after hearing rustling noises outside our back door. This is the second one we have encountered. After wondering what to do (again), this time I cornered it and forced it to hop into an empty plant pot, then carried it to The Wood which is further back in our back yard and released it.

Thu 26

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced dried apricot, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Met with Eric and Kevin to determine where we should store our documentation. We agreed to try it with Evernote, so I installed Evernote desktop and began bringing documents in then discovering a problem with entering tags. Prepped and sent a notice to Lei about a website staging for his review. At lunch I explored the back side of Laurel Village. It is mostly unpleasant, but I discovered that Rigolo has a single table outside the back door and since there are so few places with outdoor seating in the sun I decided to lunch there. A cheeseburger with a side salad and an iced tea cost about $20. Rather expensive for a pretty ordinary burger, I thought, but I didn't care. I also discovered that Cal-Mart has a few tables and chairs under an awning. Not in the sun, but another possibility. Followup with Cindy about the list of listservs. Forwarded a support request about job postings to Lisa. Responded to Cindy who reported a sticky key on her keyboard. Chatted with Cliff B from Renslo's team, scheduled more time to chat with him tomorrow. Sent a meeting invitation: lab website build process. Chatted briefly with David J who wanted to borrow my office for an interview. Followup with Cindy about the list of listservs. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus, continued watching Star Trek (2009) on my iPhone 6 Plus via iTunes purchase. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: lemongrass basil chicken over leftover steamed white rice. Dessert: a mini ice cream sandwich. Watched more of Magnolia on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Caught up on journaling. Late meal: double order of top ramen.

Fri 27

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with Lei W about his lab website build. Forwarded an issue to the education team. Followup with Marja T and Olivier J about a forthcoming meeting. Followup with Stefan about a domain that can be closed. Followup with Stephanie B about a support request she had submitted which is now resolved. Followup with Rebecca about an account access problem. Filed pcard paperwork. Lunch at the JCC: bbq pulled chicken sandwich with side salad, water from my Contigo water bottle. History microsites domain setup. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Kingdom of Dumpling via EAT24 in a record-breaking 18 minutes. Watched more of Magnolia on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 28

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pear, cinnamon, unsweetened soy milk. Bought gas in Daly City. Took a wrong exit along the way. Drove with iPhone 6 Plus nav via Waze to 2025 Stierlin Court in Mountain View for the 2nd Accessibility Camp Bay Area. (To clarify: this is my first attendance at an Accessibility Camp Bay Area.) Many blind people are in attendance. This is the first time I witnessed live speech-to-text translation (captioning) displayed on a large screen for the audience. My four sessions: (1) Inclusive Usability in Neon Carrot with Jayne Schurick, (2) The 80/20 rule: Finding and fixing the Top 10 Accessibility Errors in Unite with Karl Groves, (3) Beyond Large Fonts: A Partially Sighted User's Perspective in Culture Club with Karo Caran, and (4) Getting Our Design Team To Walk The Walk in Neon Carrot with Judith Blankman. The day's sessions were bookended by a welcome address and closing remarks by the event's organizer Jennison Asuncion. Following Groves' session I realized that I lost that session's notes due to Evernote not synching the data correctly, which makes me unhappy. And which is ironic because I'm writing this day's journal notes in Evernote. Drove home, getting an automated car wash at the Valero on 495 Moffett. It's later now and I have switched to writing this day's journal notes in TextWrangler on my iMac at home. Today's events made me realize that Apple Notes, Notational Velocity / Simplenote, and Evernote have all eaten my data. Despite this fact, I still prefer Notational Velocity / Simplenote the most, but I also still don't fully trust any of them. Late snack: toasted raisin bagel and cream cheese. Will and Tom move to Los Angeles.