March 2015

Summary: Ferry Building Marketplace and SF Railway Museum with Danny, Richard's Chinese New Year Dumpling Party, Alfred's Steakhouse with The Group with No Name, Dinner party at home with The Group with No Name and Markus and Markus' mom, Chris and Nate visit, Sonoma Weekend at Star West Ranch

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Sun 1

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to Embarcadero Station. Ferry Building Marketplace. Boulette's Larder. Embarcadero. Bow and Arrow sculpture. SF Railway Museum. Rincon Center. Rode UberPOOL to Shotwell Street. Rested. Drove to Richard's for his Chinese New Year Dumpling Party with Sandip, Danny, Ken, Wayne, Kanta, Chris K, Quyen, Dave, Paul M, Romy, Drew, Phil, Tim, Richard. Rode UberPOOL home.

Mon 2

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. Worked with Susan H on issues she found with inserting images into the draft BTS history microsite. Followup with a student email address change. Followup messages following Accessibility Camp Bay Area. Followup with Cynthia A and Joel about Office 2013 support—turns out ITFS will support it after all. Reported blood scattered in large areas in the 2nd floor men's restroom to the front desk security guard. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch: panda bowl to go from Panda Express, ate on the FAMRI steps: chow mein, mixed vegetables. My fortune: A friend will soon bring you a gift. Helped Christine F with computer and account setup. Chatted with Rebecca M about computer hardware. Followup with Minhtu and Rebecca about a reimaging request. Forwarded a request to the education team. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: baked mac and cheese, side salad, garlic bread.

Tue 3

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pear, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Today was the first day I used my new ID badge holder from Specialist ID. I like it. Followup with a student about an email address change. Reported a problem with the Dell ordering website. Ordered computer hardware for Rebecca. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Made live the list of listservs, now hosted on ucsf.box.com, and notified students and staff. Ordered more computer hardware for Rebecca. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Helped Christine with more computer and accounts setup. Visited OEIS. Late lunch at Moffitt Cafe: veggie burger, side salad, water from my Contigo water bottle. Edited the Update from the Dean on paper while eating. Forwarded an ICRD request from Cindy to Rodney. Followup with Mark B about a student email address change which resulted in an AD display name change request. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: truffle and porcini ravioli with bacon, side of diced avocado with lime juice, red wine, water.

Wed 4

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with sliced banana, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights, finishing rewatching Star Trek (2009) on my iPhone 6 Plus via iTunes purchase. Sprint standup. Mini meeting with Eric and David. Responded to Christine F about a new keyboard. Helped Susan H with wysiwyg issues. Met with Kevin and Eric about OSACA web events change requests. Followup with admissions team about web events change requests. Responded to a notice about FREAK Attack from Teresa R. Noticed that Corinna's site was down, notified her. Calendar management. Late lunch to go from Beautifull! and returned to the sunny and warm courtyard to join Eric and Kevin: three onigiri: tea-smoked salmon, kale and arare, curry tofu. Wang Lab build. Issue queue burndown meeting with Kevin and Eric—very productive. Kevin and I learned from Eric about the term bikeshedding. Ordered a laptop and docking station for Rebecca. Wang Lab build. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tamale and side salad, red wine, water. Helped Corinna with website issues. Recently I began reviewing every day in my journal following a staged redesign. Words one can use to test for ligatures: first stuffed different truffle diffident fluid connect.

Thu 5

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. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Mount Zion. Lab visit at Kaiser. Lunch at OPA Market: chicken schwarma wrap, with avocado, not spicy. I ate at the sole table outside. This place has high ratings on Yelp. I thought the wrap was good, but not impressive. I found a tiny piece of chicken bone in my wrap. It was freshly prepared, but it wasn't hot. Service seemed very friendly. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Laurel Heights. Eric, Kevin, and I rode Lyft to Mission Center Building. Drupal Users Group meeting. Walked to Church Street Station. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tamale and side salad, water. Dessert: vanilla ice cream with toppings.

Fri 6

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced bosc pear, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. All-day Webedit Upstream Collaborative Work Session with Eric, Stefan, and Kevin. We lunched at the JCC. Kevin had a tuna melt with fries. Stefan had a burger and (salad?). Eric had a bbq pulled chicken sandwich with (fries?). I had a tuna melt with salad and water from my Contigo water bottle. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: linguine with shrimp and vegetables in marinara sauce with parmesan cheese, water. For dessert I have two blueberry muffins. Reviewed and edited old journal entries in the staged redesign of frankfarm.org. Found a legitimate use for the character entity &​#8203;—aka zero width space—breaking long words like KMODE​_​EXCEPTION​_​NOT​_​HANDLED. The advantage over ­ is that if you copy and paste the text it will not have dashes in it. And the text is still understandable with the break without a dash. The vole returned, and I again returned it to The Wood using an empty plant pot. Late snack: unsalted popcorn via a saucepan. Nightcap: vodka with Dr. Pepper, a drink that I found not very tasty.

Sat 7

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Worked on my journal code. Lunch at home with Patrick: leftovers. Dinner at home with Patrick: lemon-rosemary grilled chicken breast with diced zucchini and potato, limoncello. Watched part of New York, New York (1977) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Created a github account in order to report an issue about skel by n33. I thought I had one already but could not find evidence that I had created one.

Sun 8

Breakfast at home with Patrick: flapjacks with maple syrup and butter, water. Shopped at Sloat Garden Center. Brunch: scrambled eggs, side salad, biscuit from frozen, water. Rested. Lunch: veggie burger with tomato and mild cheddar, tater tots with ketchup. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Nap. Rode Muni to Embarcadero Station. We attempted to eat at Ramen Bar but found it closed. I guess it was open on Sundays when I had planned this dinner many weeks ago. Dinner at Fuzio with Danny, Romy, Paul, Drew, and Richard: Appetizers: calimari and lettuce wraps. Richard had chicken marsala, Drew had crab cakes, Romy had (chicken sausage with angel hair?), Danny had paella with angel hair, Paul had spaghetti and meatballs, I had chicken marsala. In my dish the orzo was not freshly made and was poorly reheated, but I did not complain. For dessert we shared chocolate pound cake. (Phil was visiting Orange County.) Rode Muni home.

Mon 9

Had trouble sleeping last night; woke at 3:00 am and couldn't return to sleep for several hours. 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. Spent most of today on webform work for Joel. Met with Paula to discuss various issues. Lunch to go from The View Cafe: vietnamese-style avocado summer rolls with dipping sauce. Happened upon Kevin in the courtyard just about as he was finishing his meal and break. It was sunny but too cold, so I did not stay long outside. Kevin and I rode Muni 38L from Target to the Transbay Terminal then walked to Chapter Three for San Francisco Drupal Users Group. Zakiya Khabir, a recent new hire at Chapter Three, presented theming in Drupal 8. I encountered Jayson J, Alex K (Sunrun), Stefan T, and saw other familiar faces from afar. I met two others: James and Michael. Kevin and I each had a veggie slice of complimentary pizza. Afterwards I rode Muni home which in retrospect was a huge mistake. In Embarcadero Station the sign initially said an L train would arrive in 10 minutes, but I must have waited 15 or 20 minutes before one came because the train orders would change or the estimated arrival times wouldn't change even after several minutes. Once the train arrived I was lucky to get a seat. Within the next two stops, the train was already packed since an L had not arrived for a long time before. I got home around 9:00 pm—about an hour just for Muni. The entire ride I thought about how I should have taken Uber or Lyft or Sidecar. Late meal: chicken tikka masala with basmati rice. Patrick had ordered indian delivery for himself earlier in the evening.

Tue 10

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Installed Apple updates. Tested an external hard drive that I haven't used in a long time. Responded to a student inquiry about not receiving certain email messages. Webform work for Joel. Built a branch for the new strategic plan for Susie. Late lunch from The View Cafe: deli sushi: spicy tuna. Gallery build for Lei W. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home but walked between 9th and Lawton and 16th and Lomita. Dinner at home with Patrick: enchiladas and cucumber soda. Installed Apple updates for home devices.

Wed 11

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. Comm team meeting. Meeting with Susie and Eric. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Encountered Kirk H getting rid of old equipment, said hello. Lunch at Moffitt Cafe: teriyaki salmon, steamed white rice, steamed broccoli. Checked in on Monica about a recent request from Leslie F. Checked in on OEIS. Showed Joel and Rick recent webform work. Encountered Rebecca, chatted a bit. Encryption Town Hall with Patrick P and Sian S. Encountered Padric M, said hello. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Continued watching New York, New York (1977) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Thu 12

Breakfast at home: cranberry and poppy seed bagels with cream cheese, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Webform work for Joel and Rick: reply to offer. Wang lab site build. Responded to a student with a question about listservs following graduation. Asana ticket followup. UC Ready inquiry with Steven J. Lunch at Beautifull!: curry tofu, broccolini, quinoa salad. Wang lab site build. Watched part of the IT Forum live stream. Sent an announcement about the forthcoming change from Juniper Networks VPN to Junos Pulse VPN and about free encrypted usb drives that ITS is distributing. Listserv management. Worked late. Rode Lyft home, $16.19 after a $1 tip. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos, wine. Finished watching New York, New York (1977) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 13

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup in my office. Followup with Susan H about how to print thumbnails in The Archive (Resource Space). Webform work for Joel and Rick: waitlist and offer. Susie drove us to Mission Bay. Quick lunch by myself at Peasant Pies: one egg, veggie, and cheese pie; one mushroom and zucchini pie, water. Web kickoff meeting with Matt J, O.J., Marja, Lisa C, and one or two more whose names I cannot recall. Susie drove us to Laurel Heights. Followup with a student following a legal name change. Wang lab site build. Midafternoon meal: leftovers from Beautifull! Asana task followup. Listserv management. Rode Lyft Line to the Financial District. A birthday dinner at Alfred's Steakhouse with Danny, Drew, Phil, Romy, Quyen, Dave, Richard, Paul. The food was very good, although several at the table agreed better steaks were available in San Francisco. The service was well-meaning but occasionally errant. (Drew's bread plate was taken before he was done with it.) I had a five-ounce filet medium with vegetables. Champagne to start. Drew brought two bottles of red wine. Dessert at The House on Shotwell Street: Quyen baked a perfect three-layer chocolate cake with raspberry mousse. Rode Lyft Line home. To bed late.

Sat 14

Not enough sleep. Breakfast at home: one egg over medium, one slice of toast no butter, one hash brown. Nap. Lunch at home with Patrick: sweet potato pozole, biscuit from a tube, coffee, water. Windows browser testing for a redesigned frankfarm.org. Made a redesigned frankfarm.org live. Dinner at home with Patrick: rigatoni with ground beef ragù. Late meal: leftovers from dinner.

Sun 15

Breakfast at home: sweet potato bread pudding, one biscuit with butter, water with lemon. New frankfarm.org post-launch cleanup. Vacuumed. Cut my hair, showered. Vacuumed. Patrick helped me move artwork from my former office at Parnassus to my office at Laurel Heights. We also took one of the pieces to a frame shop because it needed to be reseated. Installed a solar gopher, mole, and vole repellant in the garden. Snack: 12 ounces of vegetable juice, pretzels. Shredded old, unneeded documents. Meant to begin taxes this weekend but ended up doing other things. Snack: sesame rice crackers, water. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled chicken and vegetables with porcini and mushroom ravioli, red wine, water. Watched Archer Vice: White Elephant and A Kiss While Dying on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Mon 16

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 Chris W about a tarball for the old bts staging site. Listserv management. Followup with a student about a same name email issue. Followup with kickoff meeting participants: distributed Word template. Watched Dan D's presentation from IT Forum last week about new VPN and NAC. Lunch at desk: leftover rigatoni. Content work in Drupal: added top and bottom context links to the pages for the new strategic plan. Webform work for Joel and Rick. Followup with Jerry T about permissions problems on our network folder. Made Wang Lab site live. Susie, Eric, and I rode in Susie's car to Mission Bay. Eric and I got lunch and refreshment, him at Peasant Pies, me at Cafe Terzetto. Technical walkthrough at Byers Auditorium with Rachel, Josephine, (?), John, Ian, James, Eric, and Susie. Susie drove Eric to 16th and Mission Station then drove me home. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetable burrito, sweet potato pozole. Made some fixes to the new frankfarm.org code. Trip planning with Patrick: Las Vegas restaurants.

Tue 17

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced gala apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Encountered Peter W, chatted for a while. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Submitted an A-Z List request to and requested font-specific powerpoint templates from SCUR. Sprint standup. Followup with Jerry T about permissions problems with a network folder. Sent NAC questions to Dan D. Made a fresh backup of the MacBook Air and iMac to Time Machine. Installed OS X Yosemite for both computers. Purchased Keynote 6.5.2 and installed it on both computers. Lunch from The View Cafe: veggie california sandwich on rye, ate in the courtyard. 1-on-1 meeting with Cindy. Met briefly with Susie for video title card review. Encountered problems with copy and paste between Chrome windows. It simply no longer works in some situations. If I switch to Firefox it works fine. I blame Yosemite. Yosemite can also be blamed for ruining my browser bookmarks. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: avocado, shrimp, and onion salad with fresh chives from our garden and a side of steamed asparagus. Made a few code adjustments to frankfarm.org.

Wed 18

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Content work in Drupal at the Dean's Office: update from the dean. OSACA staff meeting. Checked in on OEIS. Distributed phone number cheat sheets. Lunch at Starbucks on Parnassus: egg salad sandwich, americano with half and half. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Followup with OSACA about events and programs and events pages: change requests are live. Followup with Jerry T about folder permissions problem: problem is resolved after he reset permissisions again. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: variation on Mayumi Nishimura's udon salad with tahini sauce, water. Late meal: leftovers from last night's dinner.

Thu 19

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. Kaiser lab visit. Early lunch at Yum Yum Hunan: mango chicken with brown rice lunch special, hot tea. My fortune: Your financial life will be secure and beneficial. Update from the Dean: near-final review. Reconfigured the laptop calendar permissions and delegations for Lucia and Lisa. Content work in Drupal for Susie: strategic plan. Styling work in Drupal: table headers line-height and border. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: appetizer: crackers with cowgirl creamery mt. tam triple creme; entree: Mayumi Nishimura's scrambled tofu, Williams-Sonoma's snow pea and radish salad, limoncello, water. Updated LLGH from Drupal 6.34 to 6.35.

Fri 20

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. Redirect check work all day. Encountered problems reconfiguring my local dev environment for the QBC sites. Chatted with James J about a closure request of two phone lines for OSACA. Removed an old Google Form for Leslie and Joel. Lunch: leftovers from yesterday's lunch. Content and styling work in Drupal. Forwarded a kiosk request to Rodney. Asana ticket followup. Content and styling work in Drupal. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: pear and watercress salad, garlic family soup. Watched Archer Vice "A Debt of Honor" on Netflix instant watch with Patrick and popcorn from a saucepan.

Sat 21

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Tax filing work all day: about eight hours to complete four returns (one pro forma) due to our domestic partnership. Lunch: ham, egg, and cheese on bagel, water. Upgraded OpenSSL on my iMac from "OpenSSL 0.9.8zc 15 Oct 2014" to "OpenSSL 1.0.2a 19 Mar 2015" by executing "openssl version; which openssl; brew update; brew install openssl; brew link --force openssl; hash -r; openssl version" then renaming the one at /usr/bin to something different and creating a symlink from the one at /usr/local/bin to /usr/bin. Did the same for Patrick's computer and my MacBook Air, needing to upgrade XCode and install brew from brew.sh for both beforehand. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken, bean, and cheese burrito for Patrick; grilled chicken breast, brown rice, and leftover salad for me. Resolved the browser bookmarks problem I encountered after installing Yosemite at work by using xmarks to restore from a cloud backup I didn't remember existed. Late meal: ramen with vegetables.

Sun 22

Breakfast at home: a free sample of Chalk Hill Cookery sprouted buckwheat granola. I added soy milk and fresh blueberries. I thought it tasted terrible—the worst thing I have tasted in a long time—and washed it away in the sink after eating the blueberries. Fruit and nut granola with soy milk. Shopped online at bevmo.com. It was a miserable shopping experience. The sort picklist doesn't work—nothing happens when you select a new sort. Warning messages when forms are submitted incorrectly are presented in red text, but Bevmo's corporate colors are red and white, so the warning messages are very easy to miss. It takes a really long time—about 15 or 20 seconds—to add an item to your shopping cart. I started opening multiple tabs and performing separate shopping cart adds to work around this problem. The search autocomplete results appear too slowly to be useful. The top hit of a search for italian beer resulted in O'Douls non-alcoholic beer. A link in my shopping cart went to a page missing error page. Selecting the Live Chat feature did nothing; it didn't open a chat window, and it didn't take me to another page. The coupon code I entered and which was still valid gave an error: "The coupon code entered does not meet the requirement(s) for usage. Please check the condition(s) of the offer and try again." (I later used this same coupon successfully in person at the store.) Also, the system knows who I am and it knows that I have earned a discount on my next purchase, so it should automatically ask me if I want to use it at checkout but it doesn't. I printed my shopping list and abandoned my shopping cart. Before this experience I liked Bevmo! but now I'm inclined to never shop there again after this purchase. Met Danny at Dim Sum Club but was disappointed to find they were closed. I had gone by the hours in Yelp, and the restaurant did not seem to have their own website. We ate instead at Cafe GoLo. Danny had french toast with blueberries but took half to go. I had a spinach scramble roll. Complimentary amuse bouche of sweet potato tart and raspberry tart were a welcome touch. Water for both. I didn't want a large meal, and my sandwich was just the right size. Service was friendly and efficient—very good. Afterwards we returned to Dim Sum Club and had another meal: chinese donut noodle roll, bean curd roll with oyster sauce, rice porridge with donut, fried shrimp dumplings with mayo, curry samosa, bbq pork noodle roll, broccoli with oyster sauce, rice, fun guo, chicken feet with black bean sauce, salt and pepper deep-fried chicken wings, pork spare rib, durian dessert. All the food we ordered was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised by the presentation of the chicken wings which were split and spread at the end of the bone, something we hadn't seen before. I ordered baked bbq pork buns to go for Patrick. I especially liked the chinese donut noodle roll for its differences in textures: soft rice noodle on the outside and crispy donut on the inside. The service is awkward. Sometimes we were not understood properly, and it's hard to say whether this was a language issue or a noise issue. As one waiter attempted to rearrange tables for an incoming party the condiments tray sitting atop the cleavage formed from both tables fell to the floor and the glass hot sauce jar broke, throwing hot sauce everywhere on the floor. The mess was cleaned within minutes. Frequently deliverators did not know to which tables items were to be delivered. I feel it is worth going back, just don't expect much in terms of service. Also if $1 per person for tea that doesn't taste any different than the complimentary tea you get at any other Chinese restaurant bothers you, bring your own tea bags and ask for a pot of hot water. Danny refused tea when offered, but he was still charged for it. It was such a pittance that we didn't bother to complain. Afterwards I dropped the bbq pork buns in the car, and we visited The Octagon House. I knew it wasn't open today; we saw it from the outside. We briefly visited Alleyne Park then walked to Polk Street to window shop. We discovered a great furniture and antiques store called Flipp (stylized as Fl!pp) and chatted with the friendly salesperson who showed us how succulents grow in their garden. We admired the unusual (middle eastern?) architecture of Crunch Fitness (formerly the Alhambra Theater). Danny bought candy at The Candy Store. Afterwards we visited the frame shop, and I picked up a piece of artwork I left for service a few days ago. Danny rode the bus home; I took my artwork to work then bought beverages at Bevmo then went home. Helped Patrick cook and set up for a dinner party. Dinner at home with Patrick, Pat, Danny, Drew, Phil, Romy, Richard, Markus, Markus' mom: antipasti platter with three italian cheeses, salamis, pepperoncinis, toasts, crisps, barbecue-flavored pistachios, and artichoke tapenade; Patricia Wells's garlic family soup (aka creamy garlic and leek soup); Williams-Sonoma's snow pea and radish salad; Martha Rose Shulman's (The New York Times) chicken cacciatore; saffron rice; Acme olive bread and ciabatta; limoncello spritzers; fruit salad with mint glaze; dark chocolate gelato; and blood orange sorbetto. A fine day and evening.

Mon 23

Patrick reported another encounter with a vole—this one was our third. 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. Installed brew and wget, and upgraded openssl on my work iMac and my work MacBook Air. Styling work in Drupal: qbcmaster and pspg admin menu for local nav blocks hover problem, media half float left + media half float left not enough spacing below problem. Content work in Drupal: history microsites. Followup with James about telephone line closures. Followup with Joanne P about a problem with the Dell punchout in BearBuy. Followup with Vicky about a problem: no View Draft tab. Final review for the UFD PDF for Sue. Lunch at the JCC: tuna melt with side salad, water from my Contigo water bottle. Followup with Rebecca M about her laptop order. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Made some edits to journal code. Earlier today Patrick captured the vole in a paper bag then released it in The Wood. Encountered an odd headline today on gq.com: Marc Jacobs Confirms Marc by Marc Jacobs Will Become Part of Marc Jacobs.

Tue 24

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Carmelina's: breakfast burrito: $4.85. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Comm team meeting. Content work in Drupal all day: history microsites. Followup with Rebecca M about her laptop order. Followup with Chandler and Kirk about a meeting. Followup with Esteban about his request to have his website in Spanish. Followup with Alexia about an A-Z List request. Late lunch from The View Cafe at desk: veggie spring roll with dipping sauce, water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken cacciatore with angel hair pasta.

Wed 25

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Palio: yogurt, granola, and fruit cup; water. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Content work in Drupal all day: microsites history. Shopped at Trader Joe's, bought snacks for this weekend. Lunch from Trader Joe's: veggie wrap. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Missed my bus by one minute, so I shopped at Arizmendi. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Dessert from Arizmendi Bakery: we shared a slice of two-layer chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting. It's tasty and almost too rich, but we finished it. Something I did on the weekend—or maybe it was coincidence—caused my secondary local backup to fail. No time to troubleshoot it tonight. Primary local backup and cloud backup are both still working, so no worries. Pantry organizing.

Thu 26

Breakfast at home: granola, soy milk, water. Rode Muni and walked to Mission Center Building, stopping at a paint store on the way to buy some Frog Tape for pantry organization. Drupal UHU meeting. UCSF shuttle from MCB to Parnassus then to Laurel Heights. Lunch at desk: TJ's mushroom tortellini. Republished the commencement event for Vicky. Helped student MY with questions about software. Asana ticket followup. Met with Buzz M who is completing Susan H's request to have my old iMac wiped and reimaged. Sent kickoff meeting proposals and check-ins: SMDC, Savic, Altschuler and Wu. Answered a question for student CS about email after graduation. Filed pcard paperwork. Followup with Eric about his Drupalcon ticket. Calendar management. Linkchecking. Rode UberX to the Mission. Dinner at Limon on South Van Ness: the tier 2 prix fixe for the table, wine. Food and service was excellent. Afterwards, Richard, Michael, Quyen, Nate, and I went dancing and barhopping in the Castro: Badlands, then briefly Toad Hall, then Moby Dick.

Fri 27

Rode Sidecar to Shotwell Street: $14. Breakfast with PDDR: breakfast burrito. I rode with Phil and Drew to a Sonoma getaway weekend to visit Viansa Winery, Cline Cellars Vineyard and Winery, and stopping at Star West Ranch for a two-night stay. The others drove separately: Quyen, Dave, Nate, Chris, Richard, Michael. We all met Michael for the first time. We met the owners of Star West Ranch, checked in. Star West Ranch is a large and charming property filled with fine wood furniture, interesting architecture and objets d'art et de maison, bright colors, and pleasant garden spaces. We rented all three rooms/spaces for a total of (I think) at least 14 adult bedspaces. Rested. Dinner at the ranch: pork tenderloin, salad, two-layer lemon cake.

Sat 28

Day two at Star West Ranch. Breakfast: egg and chinese pancake rolls. Wineries: Imagery, Arrowood. Vietnamese sandwiches with leftover pork tenderloin. Snacks. Nap. Watched The Illusionist on satellite television. Dinner at the ranch: sous vide filet mignon, salad.

Sun 29

Day three at Star West Ranch. Danny and Romy took a horse riding lesson and short ride with instructor Suzie and her friend Leticia on horses named Belgian Waffle and Gypsy. I took a few photos before they departed. After they returned, we checked out then visited Ram's Gate for a tour, wine tasting, and snack platters with Zach as our host. Returned to San Francisco and Shotwell House. We watched The November Man on television. Danny served us vietnamese noodle soup. I rode Sidecar shared ride home: $6 (and no shared ride).

Mon 30

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 Altschuler and Wu. Calendar management. Helped Paula with a question that was answered by the Wayback Machine. Helped Cindy with a question about keys for locks on computers. Calendar management. Linkchecking. Decided today I need to abandon Delicious for storing bookmarks. It doesn't seem to be under development anymore, and there's a weird problem when using the bookmarklet that causes it to unnecessarily pause for an unbearable amount of time when I'm typing text. My first thought for an alternate solution was Evernote even though I don't like it a lot. (I have lost data with it once and didn't have access to my data once because I misunderstood how it works.) But maybe I'll just store bookmarks in the browser and let Xmarks sync it. Calendar management. Followup on a problem with the Dell punchout in BearBuy. Linkchecking. Lunch: veggie california sandwich on multigrain with pickle slice. Experimenting with presentations in Apple Keynote. Stopped at Bryan's grocery briefly for 2 ounces of mexican blend spices for $6.99. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos. Edited .htaccess files for home websites.

Tue 31

Breakfast at home: fruit and nut granola with plain yogurt soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Encountered JCB, chatted briefly about Jazzee and life. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Listserv management. Linkchecking. Presentation build in Apple Keynote for Susie. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Ordered a new Dell E7440 laptop for Paula. Calendar management. Lunch at desk: leftover mexican rice. Styling work in Drupal: bugfixes. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: variation on Ina Garten's wild mushroom risotto using carnaroli as recommended by Tina. Recently my local CrashPlan backup failed, probably due to a crashed hard drive probably due simply to the age of the drive. To replace it, I purchased a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2 TB Portable Hard Drive in red for $92 from Amazon.