July 2015

Summary: America Day party at Shotwell House. My last ever visit to and purchase from IKEA. Housesitting at Shotwell House. Patrick and Sam visit Dianne in New Orleans.

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Wed 1

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, diced plum; goat yogurt; unsweetened soy milk. Side of raspberries. Confirmed that I do not enjoy goat yogurt; it slightly makes me want to vomit. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Encountered a problem with blank body fields on pharm, filed it in asana. Sprint standup. Jazzee work: completed testing. Microsites: pkcourse followup. Spent most of the day prepping and executing listserv rotations. Office celebration: Susie baked a four-layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. We also had three kinds of ice cream (vanilla, mint chip, and chocolate) and a side of strawberries. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza from frozen. Recharge Spa work: price list pdf, skin care breakup. Snack: sesame rice crackers. Late snack: one black bean tamale.

Thu 2

Recharge Spa web work: various issues. Breakfast at home: a nectarine; granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Linkchecking. Completed Open Graph work but did not want to commit it just before a holiday weekend and before a vacation week for Eric. Followup with various asana tasks, mostly just status updates. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetarian enchiladas, side of refried beans. Dessert from Sunset Bakery: pineapple bun. It was tasty, but we couldn't taste the pineapple. Dessert from Sheng Kee Bakery: two chocolate cream puffs each, slice of two-layer chocolate and vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream.

Fri 3

UCSF holiday. Recharge Spa web work: issue followup, made a change to payment policies live. Discovered a solution to the problem in which rules fail to work in Apple Mail in OS 10.10.3 Yosemite: in Mail preferences, select Rules, then for each rule, open the rule, then select OK to save it. If no error occurs, there was no problem with that rule. However, the following error might appear: "A destination mailbox has not been selected for the Move/Copy action. Select a mailbox or remove the action." If so, the rule has somehow lost its destination mailbox. Reselect the mailbox. Done. Pre-breakfast: a tangerine. Breakfast: granola with unsweetened soy milk. More Recharge Spa web work. Errand: gasoline, air for tires, bought large Casabella Waterblock gloves at Bed Bath and Beyond in Daly City for $7 each. Met Patrick at his mom's. We tried lunching at Starbelly, but there was a long line just to see the host and it didn't look like it was moving, so we left and ate at Super Duper instead. We shared one Super Duper with cheese, one Mini, one order of fries. Patrick had a chocolate shake. I had lemonade. Errands with Patrick: Walgreens. We visited his mom, still recovering from her hospital visit. We drove home.

Sat 4

Breakfast: granola with fresh raspberries and unsweetened soy milk. Installed iOS 8.4 on my iPhone 6 Plus. Tried VSCO Cam for iPhone but it was so minimalist that using it was too frustrating to be worthwhile. I couldn't remember what all the different icons meant. I couldn't figure out how to go back to where I was before. Delete. Troubleshot a CrashPlan problem. Nap. America Day Party at Shotwell House with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, Jane, Richard, Chris, Cricket. Burgers, salad, watermelon. Richard cooked a cake decorated like an American flag. We talked about new jersey, double parkers, home security cameras, indian motorcycles, johnny mathis, american songwriters, eddie izzard, citizenship, hoarding vs collecting, uniqlo-disney tshirts, sup iphone cases, skin care, plant pests, local crime, fireworks, landlords and tenants, pregnancy leave, beverage nostalgia, Jean Danflou La Prisonniere Apple Brandy, windsor. Drove home. Backed up Corinna's website. Late meal: leftover burger.

Sun 5

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, diced pink lady apple and unsweetened soy milk; water. Finished playing The Room for iOS. I was frequently unable to figure out the puzzles, but the hint system worked well, giving me enough info to continue but not so much to make me dumb or to give away the game play. The boxes are both a delight and a frustration in a fun way. In some respects it's similar to Monument Valley but more faux mechanical design than faux mathematical design. In Mac OS 10.10.3 Yosemite in Image Capture 6.6 if deleting photos does not work as expected (does nothing), quit and restart Image Capture then try again. This resolved the problem for me in which Image Capture would display a dialog with "Deleting..." but does not delete the files within the expected amount of time. (It would do nothing except display that message.) The problem was consistently reproducible until the application was restarted. Rode Muni to Embarcadero Station. Rode BART to MacArthur Station. Could not figure out where the Emery Go Round shuttle stop was without asking a station attendant. I could find no signage at all. Waited 20 minutes for an Emery Go Round shuttle but it did not appear and the NextBus times were not consistent. Started walking to IKEA and along the way I saw the Emery Go Round shuttle going in the opposite direction, so at least I knew it existed. I walked to 40th and San Pablo where I caught the Emery Go Round shuttle and rode that to Shellmound and Bay Streets to visit IKEA. Door to door from my home in the middle of the Sunset was 2 hours 11 minutes. (This is partly why people still drive.) I went to IKEA to buy a specific item. I had checked online beforehand that they had the item in stock—lots of green dots indicating plenty in stock. When I arrived I wanted a refreshment and got in line at the cafe by the registers but the line was not moving. After several minutes I abandoned it. It took me about 20 minutes to find the item's location. Along the way I passed the cafeteria, and it was the same as the cafe downstairs; a very long line that wasn't moving. IKEA was all out of the item I wanted. I sought help from a salesperson who did some checking but after several minutes apologized and said that it must have been an inventory error and that there are no more of them anywhere at this location. No further offer to remedy the situation (e.g., let me help you find the item at one of our other stores) even after I told him it took me over two hours to get there. I instead bought a similar item that isn't going to work as well. I paid for my goods and left. I vow to never shop at IKEA again. On the sidewalk to the bus stop a small black child on a small, noisy motorbike drove right up to my feet forcing me to walk around him while he gave me an evil stare. There was plenty of space for him to go around me, but he chose to make a point of making me step around him. Who raises children to do this? Rode the Emery Go Round back to MacArthur BART Station. Rode BART to Embarcadero Station. Rode Muni to West Portal. The sign said another L train would be in 14 minutes, so I started walking. Five minutes later an L train passed me, and I was in between stops so I couldn't easily catch it. I walked the rest of the way home. Door to door return trip was 90 minutes. Dinner at home with Patrick: waffle fries, leftover hamburgers. Lots of home audio system surround sound research and troubleshooting in Audio Midi Setup and System Preferences for Sound. I have six speakers but only two channels appear in Audio Midi Setup. Investigation continues. In total, a reasonably awful day in which most everything I encountered upset me. Things that did work reasonably well today included the inbound Muni ride, BART, and the restrooms at IKEA. I also did a lot of healthy walking. No lunch today.

Mon 6

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh raspberries and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Met with Kevin to troubleshoot i18n issues. Reported a known problem to customers for pharm. Listserv management: residencies, jobs. Followup with Dan S and decommissionning the old CP virtual host including archive handoff. Microsites work. Asana task followup. Helped Rebecca B via WebEx with a content build issue. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Bought a pint of caramello chocolate crunch ice cream from Holy Gelato; about $10 after tax and tip. It has chocolate, caramel, and toffee bits. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: seitan kashmiri curry. Dessert: ice cream from Holy Gelato.

Tue 7

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Helped Cathi with the 4 MB limit when sending messages to listservs. Helped a recent grad with an email question. Listserv management: residency pgy2 for Cathi. Microsites work: PKCourse build. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Vicky's farewell lunch with the OSACA at Park Chow. I had a medium chinese chicken salad and water and shared in appetizers and desserts. Afterwards Cindy showed us the S918 construction in progress and the S1112 pop computer lab. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights, chatting with Courtney A on the way. Microsites work: PKCourse build goes to MSOs for review/approval. Asana task followup. Info security certification followup with Paula B and student SY. Listserv edits for Lucia. Updated our vpn page (vpn... changes to remote...). UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: two recipes from Esalen: Grandma's German goulash and creamy polenta. Dessert: we shared a single-serving Chuckanut Bay cheesecake. Added RelayRides, Silvercar, Getaround, and Lugg to my iPhone.

Wed 8

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Chatted with Kevin about Solr. Helped Daliah with a question about supp app for dentistry. Microsites work: PKcourse followup. Asana ticket followup. Made a change to the PharmD homepage for Susie: return to normal accreditation notice. Info security certification followup. Followup with tech intro and tech reqs. Microsites followup: Kroetz draft is in. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Esalen pad thai noodles. Patrick followed the recipe very closely. We both agreed that the string beans should have been added at the end instead of during the stir-fry; they turned out soggy and visually well-hidden. The flavoring was delicious, not too simple, not too complex. Patrick thought the peanuts should have been roasted or toasted separately then added at the very end so that they would hold the crunch better. I didn't mind them the way they were, but I agreed his suggestion would likely be tastier. For dessert we enjoyed delicious dark chocolate pots de creme from Petit Pot. Afterwards we rode a few rollercoasters via rcdb, then we watched a few movie trailers on imdb. Troubleshot and resolved issues on Patrick's iMac: CrashPlan icon appears twice, Caffeine no longer appears, CrashPlan backup stalled. Later I saw on my own iMac that the CrashPlan icon appears twice. Late snack: tortilla chips.

Thu 9

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to Van Ness Station, walked to UCSF Mission Center Building. IT advisory committee meeting. UCSF shuttle from MCB to Parnassus. Communicators meeting: digital signage. Did some work in the OSACA, mostly email followup. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Microsites work: Bridges people page. Listserv management: Kylie. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. No lunch. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers, Viansa pinot grigio 2013. Watched Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden (2015) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Fri 10

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk; a plum. Rode Muni to 9th and Judah, walked to UCSF Parnassus. AV prep and setup in S936 for Sue A. Alerted OEIS to an issue. Microsites work: Smart Diaphragm homepage image, edited Deanna's draft content all day. Lunch from Panda Express: one chicken egg roll: $2.07. My fortune: To shine is better than to reflect. For Vicky's last day we enjoyed a boysenberry pie that Lisa picked up from Nation's Daly City while running an errand. Walked to 9th and Judah. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers from Patrick's lunch with Aaron at Red Jade. Watched Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions season 1 part 1 on Amazon instant video with Patrick. Watched part of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Patrick canceled our Viansa wine club membership today. Uploaded photos to Flickr.

Sat 11

Breakfast at home with Patrick: one egg, one slice of bacon, one english muffin with butter, one hash brown, prune juice mixed with mineral water. Gardening. Lunch: leftovers. Dinner at home with Patrick. Patrick prepared Esalen yam, artichoke, and blue cheese scones. They turned out more like wide, short biscuits than scones and were delicious.

Sun 12

Rode Muni to Union Square. Met Danny for brunch. We walked to City View for dim sum, then shopped in Union Square: Brooks Brothers, Armani Exchange, Apple Store, Diesel, Ben Sherman, Cole Hardware, JINS. Rode Muni home. Gardening: repotted a lot of plants. Rested. Sunbathed. Realized our back yard has a black ant problem in addition to a gopher and vole problem. Cut my hair, showered. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: red beans and rice, dinner roll with butter. Uninstalled and disabled Adobe Flash on the rest of our computers. Installed Office 2011 on Patrick's computer. Uninstalled and reinstalled CrashPlan on my computer because the icon was appearing twice. Late snack: quesadilla, leftover corn on the cob.

Mon 13

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with JWG and RT: ok to launch Jazzee? Microsites work. Followup with Sandra and Maria about Burchard Lab in Spanish. Smart Diaphragm is now out of MSO review and approval; launch scheduled for Wednesday. Burchard People page update for Esteban. Made live tech intro and tech reqs on it.ucsf.edu then performed followup tasks. Followup with Pat P about his voicemail from Friday. JWG and RT say ok to launch Jazzee. I alert Lisa and within minutes it is done. Followup with Lisa about a site cert problem. Info security certification followup with Paula and student SY. Followup with Reba about Friday's encryption clinic for new residents. Listserv management. No lunch. Kevin said today he and the family are moving to Seattle; his last day will be in a few weeks. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Errands: the hardware store, the bakery. Rode Muni home. Set ant bait in the back yard. Sprayed plants with supposedly organic pesticide. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Chang's: deep fried dumplings, potstickers, crab rangoons, hot and sour soup, black bean beef chow fun, golden chicken, steamed white rice. Patrick's fortune: He who hurries cannot walk with dignity. My fortune: As a cure for worry, work is better than whiskey. Dessert: German cake from Sheng Kee Bakery. New RH towels arrived but we did not unpack them yet.

Tue 14

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh diced plum and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with lots of email and asana tasks. Notified Rebecca, Rodney, and Cindy about Lael and Dan's presentation about digital signage. Gave Leslie new wording for entering students about tech intro and tech reqs. Launched the Smart Diaphragm microsite for Kamran. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus to Mission Bay. Lunch at The Pub: french fries with ketchup. As I finished, John K joined me and we chatted a bit before the Users Helping Users meeting. Followup with encryption clinic for residents. Minor web edits. UCSF shuttle from Mission Bay to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers from last night. Did some work at home: uploaded images to The Archive, lots of email followup. Watched an episode of Archer Vice on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. I agreed last night to spend time at Shotwell House for the next few nights while PDDR are in New York for Andy's wedding, so I packed some extra clothes. Recharge Spa work: added new images to dermal fillers.

Wed 15

No breakfast. No lunch. Supp app live followup activities. Comm team meeting. Encryption clinic followup. Microsites work: Burchard in Spanish, Smart Diaphragm, PKCourse. Followup with James F about listserv reviews. Lyft to Shotwell House. I'm staying here for a few days to take care of the four birds while the boys are in Buffalo NY for Andy's wedding. Bird care training. Dinner at Shotwell House with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil: chinese takeout.

Thu 16

Breakfast: a tiny amount of granola with almond milk. Fed the birds. Lyft Line to UCSF Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Encryption and encrypted usb drive followup. Recorded node numbers of the pharmd old tech reqs nodes which were recently redirected. Minor edits for tech reqs. Lots of comm team strategic plan work. No lunch. Rode Lyft to Shotwell House. Dropped off stuff. Dinner at Southpaw: fried chicken sandwich, bbq potato chips, three pickle slices. Delicious. Fed the birds. Today marked my 14th anniversary working at UCSF.

Fri 17

Breakfast: a tiny amount of granola with almond milk. Fed the birds. Rode Lyft (Line?) to UCSF Parnassus. Encryption clinic in CL240. ben gail p charles sara t greg m (eric?). Lots of OSACA computer maintenance all day. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mt. Zion. Kaiser lab visit. UCSF shuttle from Mt. Zion to Parnassus. After work errand: Cole Hardware: dish soap, ant bait. Today I learned they have a large garden section somewhat hidden in the back. Dinner at Burgermeister: small San Franciscan (cow burger with blue cheese) with regular fries, water. Rode Lyft Line to Shotwell House. Fed the birds.

Sat 18

Breakfast: a tiny amount of granola with almond milk. Fed the birds. Walked in the Mission. Lunch at Woodhouse Fish Co. (415-437-2722, 2073 Market Street) with Patrick. Patrick had three tacos. I had a crab roll. Iced teas. $38.05 before tip. Errands: Whole Foods. Stopped at Mom Ryan's to say hello, drop off groceries and flowers, and to share some recent photos. Picked up things from Shotwell House. Rode Lyft with Patrick to home. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: herbed chicken fricasee with steamed white rice, water. Washed dishes, did some work in the garden, packed. Rode Lyft from home to Shotwell House. Fed the birds. To bed.

Sun 19

Breakfast: a tiny amount of granola with almond milk, a small slice of banana bread. Fed the birds. Errand: groceries at Whole Foods at Market and Dolores. Dropped off three plums at Mom Ryan's, chatted with her for a bit. Rode Lyft Line home. Checked on the garden. Snacks: bing cherries, seaweed rice crackers, iced tea slightly sweetened with sucanet. Recharge Spa web work: pushed live some retina image work and safety info for Voluma.

Mon 20

Breakfast: a tiny amount of granola with almond milk. Fed the birds. Rode (Lyft Line?) to UCSF Laurel Heights. Handled some requests for help from students via email. Followup with a student about an issue. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. 1-on-1 with Cindy. CLE Project: Standards 2016 and CAPE Outcomes meeting with student BC. Met with JCB about the supp app. Computer maintenance. Wrote feedback for John C about Win 8 instructions for UCSFwpa. No lunch. Rode UberPOOL from UCSF Parnassus to the Mission: $7.52. Dinner at Shotwell House with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil: fake crab salad, stir-fried beef salad, mineral water. Packed. Rode UberX from the Mission to the Sunset: $15.24. Unpacked. Snack: chocolate. Today Patrick signed us up for Instacart Express—a one-year membership of free delivery for orders over $35.

Tue 21

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Sat in on Unit A training. Microsites work: Smart Diaphragm change request: preterm birth image, Burchard in Spanish followup. Followup with Reba about issues. Scheduled a comm strategy meeting with Joel and Rick. Listserv management. Comm team strat plan followup. Followup with a student about an issue. Followup with Michael N about sharing the info security certification qualtrics form. Listserv management. Submitted an A-Z list change request to Alexia. Followup with Dan S about decommissionning an old virtual host for CP. Microsites followup: PKCourse status. Followup with a student about an issue. Microsites work: Guo status, Smart Diaphragm postlive tasks. Lots of residents encryption clinic followup. Microsites work: Burchard in Spanish status, PKCourse homepage image followup. Asana ticket followup. Microsites work: MTM. Errand: bought wine at Wine Impressions. I learned from Kevin about Gifgrabber, an app that enables you to easily make animated gif screen captures on Mac. Rode Lyft Line from UCSF Laurel Heights to the Castro: $6.00. Sean B's dinner party with sean larry joe harley aki tiffany khoi jeffrey paul aemar maia vincent yifan billy. We ate beef fried rice, eggplant tofu, steamed white rice, tamales. Billy and I discovered to our delight that we have a friend in common: CBW. I brought a bottle of red wine. My fortune: Your surrounding friends will take good care of you. Rode Lyft Line from the Castro to the Sunset: $13.37 after tip.

Wed 22

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Sat in for a bit on Unit B training. Helped Rick with a problem with the backend pdf template missing from Jazzee. Lunch during all-afternoon comm team strategic planning meeting: fresh bing cherries. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Microsites work: MTM followup. Helped JCB with their Jazzee pdf template. Responded to a problem report from Rick about Assist. More encryption clinic followup with Cindy. Microsites work: PKCourse images. Lots of listserv management. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home: tortilla chips, leftover red beans and rice. Patrick and Sam left today to visit Dianne in New Orleans.

Thu 23

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Helped Rick reinstall Assist; we had been using an old method of connecting, and the Assist team sent us a new jar file to use instead. Helped JCB with their supp app pdf template. Attended a CLE integration meeting on short notice to provide guidance on identity. Listserv management. Encryption clinic followup. Followup with a student about an issue. Notified ITS about a recent lightweight security review I performed. Listserv management. Followup with Steve J about UCReady. Listserv management. Edited pages on it.ucsf.edu for Reba. Digital signage followup. Microsites work: Jacobson. Created and delivered identity drafts for Rebecca M and Brian W to use for our pages in CLE. Agreed to help the residencies team with Jazzee at Cindy's request. Followup with a student about an issue. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dinner at New Sandy's Cafe and Deli: bun cha gio thit bo nuong, hot tea: $13 after tip. Rode Muni home.

Fri 24

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with Cindy and Rebecca about orientation. Microsites work: PKCourse homepage image mockup and send for review. Notified Reba and Richie about changes needed to a page on it.ucsf.edu. Microsites work: Burchard, Burchard in Spanish, send the latter to Maria and Sandra for review with caveats. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Walked to about 9th and Irving, encountered the School of Medicine team at Social Kitchen & Brewery: sarah p johnathan p cynthia m beth b and later joined by mark. I joined in refreshment and had a cocktail. We chatted about Cliff's Variety, soda and sugar consumption, Novato, TapTapSee, information security, Seattle, and more. Dinner to go from Hing Wang Bakery: sticky rice with peanuts, egg roll, tofu skin roll, sesame ball: about $6.00 after tip. Rode Muni home. Ate.

Sat 25

Breakfast at home by myself: one egg sunny side up, one hash brown, one sausage link, one english muffin with cream cheese. Home improvement: spackled holes in Patrick's room and the bathroom. Investigated then backed The Everyday Messenger: A Bag For Cameras & Essential Carry by Peak Design. The bag I use now is a Lowepro Passport Sling II. It works just kinda okay for my needs. I have a mirrorless camera (Panasonic Lumix G6) with the kit lens and a 45-200mm zoom lens. The bag holds these items comfortably as well as a medium or lightweight jacket and an assortment of accessory items. Despite it working for me, I have a lot of problems with this bag. It doesn't fit a lot of very common things well along with the camera and lens. A pen with a pocket clip? It sort of fits in either of the inner pockets, but not very well. A 4th-generation iPad? It just barely fits, and due to the bag's shape it fits very awkwardly. Sheets of letter-sized paper? Same thing, and you better have them in a folder or binder otherwise they will get bent out of shape. A compact umbrella? Yes, awkwardly. The zipper that expands or contracts the bag works, but the difference between the two is so comparatively little as to be negligible. There are large pockets on the outside, but I essentially never use them because I live in a big city and I ride the bus frequently and fear pickpockets. The pockets do not zip or seal, so it's very easy for someone to reach in when I'm not looking or for things to fall out if I stumble or set the back down and it falls sideways. I pulled out the Peak Design Capture that I never use and attached it to the Passport Sling II and the Capture and my camera just sagged in a very sad manner; Capture just wasn't suited for it. I've had the Passport Sling II since November 2013 and it has gotten me through, but there are lots and lots of times I was just disappointed with it despite it being the best I could find to fit my needs. Well, Lowepro, there's a new bag in town. The Kickstarter price for The Everyday Messenger is almost five times what I paid for the Passport Sling II, but I have no qualms. The Everyday Messenger will likely feel a little bigger to me, but I'm hoping not by much with a small load. No lunch. Early dinner at home by myself: broccoli, corn on the cob, one meatball from Bi-Rite deli, water. Shopped for camera lenses. Watched Dallas Buyers Club (2013) on Netflix DVD by myself with popcorn. Shopped for camera lenses. Late snack: Amy's cheese enchiladas from frozen.

Sun 26

Pre-brunch: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Coffee and brunch at Starbucks West Portal and La Boulange West Portal with Drew and Phil. Afterwards we returned to my place and worked on Recharge Spa communications strategy and web edits. They took home a bunch of things I no longer needed. Shopped for camera lenses. Dinner at home by myself: corn on the cob, veggie burger with cheddar, water. Shopped for camera lenses. Dessert: one coconut macaron from La Boulange—heavenly! Caught up on journaling.

Mon 27

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Editor training. Helped SL with her document scanner. Spent the rest of the day organizing data about who has and hasn't completed the information security certification form from a few months ago. Also chatted with Bob U about PKCourse. Late afternoon snack: part of an oatmeal raisin cookie. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dinner by myself at Pomelo: a very delicious australian malbec ("ruca malen"); quezon city: filipino style chicken adobo: chicken marinated and cooked in cane vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and black pepper, served with jasmine rice and whole fried garlic. $24.47 before tip. Rode Muni home. Dessert at home: two macarons from La Boulange.

Tue 28

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh raspberries and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. BigFix/TEM followup. Followup with James F about email account closures. 1-on-1 with Susie. Picked up my flatbed scanner from Susan H. Comm team meeting. Errand: Books, Inc. Followup with a student who reported a problem with TEM. Handed off credentials to a reviewer. Followup with Edel A about admin rights on OSACA computers. Followup on info security certification tracking. Followup with it.ucsf.edu table styling and changes to the recommended security products page. Followup with Jaime K about PKCourse images. Filed pcard paperwork. Followup with Lisa S about a potential phishing attempt; legitimate but hard to tell. Listserv management. Forwarded a request to Susie. Followup with the residencies team. Reported a Jazzee problem to Lisa: unable to set time zone. Jazzee setup for residencies and followup with Cathi. One of the problems I encountered at work today was the error "The application 'Safari.app' is not open anymore." At first I was unable to resolve it. A web page said that if you can launch it do so then change your default home page. This solution didn't work for me because I couldn't launch it. After some time I noticed that Safari was listed twice in Force Quit Applications (Cmd+Option+Esc). I force quit both instances, and that resolved it. Safari launched normally again. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dropped things off at home. Dinner at Grubbin: Juicin' (turkey, bacon, avacado, sprouts, provolone cheese, pesto aioli, and grub sauce) on French roll, small order of fries. Couldn't finish both halves of the sandwich, took one home. Watered the garden. Laundry. Encountered the error "The application 'Safari.app' is not open anymore." at home as well. Same solution: force quit two instances of Safari. Installed various software updates for Patrick's computer. Late dessert: a few tablespoonfuls of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Fro Yo.

Wed 29

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: eggs and potatoes. Met with Rodney to discuss security issues. Sprint standup. Helped Rick with some issues. Spent all day babysitting computers while they installed Windows updates and Windows software updates. Walked to 9th and Judah. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home by myself: the half sandwich left over from yesterday, waffle fries and shoestring fries. Watched Moonlighting: season 3, episode 6: "All Creatures Great and ... Not So Great" and "Big Man on Mulberry Street." Dessert: a few tablespoonfuls of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Fro Yo. I have Thursday and Friday off; needed to take vacation days because I'm at the accrual maximum. Created an inventory of purchased art. Patrick and Sam returned from New Orleans today, and Patrick arrived home around 9:00 pm. We watched the dance sequence from "Big Man on Mulberry Street." Late snack: tortilla chips, cucumber soda.

Thu 30

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Recharge Spa web work: more retina work. It's notable that some images don't make much visible difference and others make a lot. Walked to the shoe repair shop, dropped off a shoe for stretching. Rode Muni downtown. Shopping in Union Square by myself. At Alden Shop I chatted with Robert who did an unusually nice thing for me. Lunch at Sushiritto: Geishas Kiss, $10.50, yellowfin tuna (hand-caught), tamago, piquillo peppers, yuzu tobiko, lotus chips, cucumber, avocado, green onions, sesame seeds sauce: white soya. I loved it. Bought pastries at Specialty's Bakery. More shopping. Rode Muni to the Castro. Met Patrick at Peet's. We dined at Fable. Tomato leek soup ($11) and fried chicken ($27) for Patrick. Heirloom tomato salad ($14) and steak ($34) for me. San Pellegrino ($5). No dessert. About $120 after a generous tip for Marda E. We rode UberX home. Watched Moonlighting: season 3, episode 7: "Atomic Shakespeare" on Netflix DVD with Patrick. More Recharge Spa work: began adding important safety info pages. Late snack: sesame ciabatta with cream cheese.

Fri 31

Breakfast at home: almond scone, organo gold ganoderma extract coffee (via Tina). Shopped online. Showered. Some Recharge Spa web work: more safety info pages work. Late lunch: mac and cheese from a box with peas and corn from frozen, two and a half fish sticks. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza from frozen with added fresh vegetables, petite syrah. Watched Moonlighting: season 3, episode 8: "It's a Wonderful Job" on Netflix DVD with Patrick.