August 2015

Summary: Recharge Spa Midsummer Party at Upcider, Kevin D's going away party, Out in Tech, Legion of Honor with Patrick, potluck dinner at Richard's, quantum13 and T visit, Napa Valley limo wine tour, Banksy's Dismaland

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Sat 1

Breakfast at home: one egg, tater tots, water. House chores: gardening, washed the recycle bins, laundry. Snack: leftover mac and cheese. Archived documents. Cut my hair, showered. Rode Lyft to 1160 Polk Street. Met the spa team at Upcider for drinks and appetizers and dessert which counted for dinner. amanda & jose, marci & jim, pddr, q&d, kyle & jock, jonny. Rode Muni F Line to the Castro. Photo walk on Castro Street. A blackout occurred. Rode Uber home.

Sun 2

Breakfast: half of a sesame bagel with cream cheese. Rode Uber to Russian Hill. Photo walk on Greenwich Street. Brunch at Dim Sum Club with Danny. Rode Lyft to Juan's place. Watched the last scene of Aliens: Resurrection and all of F/X with Danny and Juan. Danny swam and sat in the hot tub. Goodbyes. Photo walk to Market Street. Rode Muni home. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: veggie enchiladas, red wine. Watched commentary for Moonlighting "Atomic Shakespeare" with Patrick then "Big Man on Mulberry Street." Dessert: Ben and Jerry's cherry garcia frozen yogurt. Late snack: half of a sesame bagel with cream cheese.

Mon 3

Breakfast at home: half of a sesame bagel with cream cheese. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Back to work after two vacation days. Read all my new email messages. Sprint standup. Resolved about half of the new email messages. Lunch at Ella's for Kevin's going away with Kevin, Eric, David, Susan H, Paula, Susie. I had a small bowl of tomato-lentil soup with a grilled cheese sandwich (carmody, manchego, and midnight moon cheeses) and a side of greens with vinaigrette. Eric had the chicken and farro salad. Susie had the Garibaldi's salad (sweet lettuces, gorgonzola, french butter pears, spiced walnuts, white balsamic vinaigrette). Kevin and Susan also had the same grilled cheese plate as me. David had an heirloom tomato salad. Paula had the tomato-lentil soup. No appetizers, no desserts. Edited an article for Leslie W, passed it to Susie. Reviewed and made edits to the comm team's latest strategic planning draft. Helped Susie make desktop computer purchase decisions. Rode Lyft Line home. Watered the garden. Dinner at home with Patrick: ravioli in alfredo sauce, water. Watched Moonlighting "Big Man on Mulberry Street" with commentary on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Recharge Spa work: wrote a script for a promo video, sent it to Phil and Drew for review.

Tue 4

I can't remember what I had for breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Nearly-all-day comm team strategic plan meeting. At one of our breaks I ran an errand to the hardware store but they didn't have the things I was seeking. Microsites work: chatted with Bob U on the phone, inserted images into PKCourse. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled salmon; steamed asparagus; twice-cooked, herbed new potatoes; Viansa pinot grigio. Watched Moonlighting "All Creatures Great ... and Not So Great" on Netflix DVD with Patrick. This concludes our viewing of season 3, disc 2.

Wed 5

I can't remember what I had for breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Followup with student SW about encryption. Sprint standup. Chatted with Bob U on the phone about images for the PKCourse website. No lunch. Finished drafting a web page discussing Boot Camp policy and sent it to IT for review. Burchard in Spanish edits. Helped Susie make desktop computer purchase decisions. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: variation on Food Network's Anne Burrell's risotto milanese, olive bread, San Pellegrino mineral water. Watched various short Vimeo and YouTube videos: Purple Rain Adam Levine, Trey Ratcliffe's Photo Walk Across the USA Promo, Air New Zealand Photoshoot on the Hobbiton Movie Set - Behind the Scenes, Trainwreck Trailer HD, Amy Schumer Speaks Her Mind, Stan Lee's Superhumans (1:1) "Electro Man," The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Snack: carrot juice, seaweed crackers. Began installing Final Cut Studio 2 at home.

Thu 6

I can't remember what I had for breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Began editing content for Matt J's lab. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch from Panda Express: two veggie spring rolls with sauce. Attended FERPA training which was pretty much all review for me, but it's good for this knowledge to be refreshed. OSACA. Tried and failed resolving a problem with Rick's iPhone. Tried and failed resolving a problem with Lisa's scanner. Resolved a problem with Rick's scanner by reinstalling its drivers and software. Computer maintenance: Windows Updates and began cataloging audit work. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: lasagne, red wine. Finished installing Final Cut Studio 2 at home.

Fri 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. Sprint standup. Microsites work: PKCourse phone meeting with Bob U: image work. Snack from The View Cafe: peanut butter sandwich crackers: $1. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lots of computer maintenance in the OSACA. Dinner at New Sandy's Cafe & Deli: bun cha gio thit heo nuong (rice noodles with imperial rolls, bbq pork, etc.). Walked to Irving and 10th Streets, rode UberPOOL home: about $8. Organized notes in Notational Velocity. Organized mail, mailboxes, and rules in Apple Mail.

Sat 8

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Researched options for getting rid of the car. Lunch: leftover lasagne, part of a fried chicken sandwich from Grubbin' that Patrick brought home. Errand: picked up a shoe from the shoe repair shop. Removed belongings from the car in preparation for donating it. Did a bit of gardening today. Dinner at home with Patrick: preserved black bean and seitan stir fry with steamed white rice (a variation on Yan-Kit's willow chicken in black bean sauce), red wine. Watched Moonlighting "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice" on Netflix DVD and Archer Vice "Palace Intrigue: Part II" on Netflix instant watch with Patrick and popcorn (brewer's yeast for Patrick, Cabot cheddar shake for me).

Sun 9

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Fertilized the garden. 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to Montgomery Street Station. Lunch at The Grove: chicken pot pie, iced chai: $18.38. Visited the Cartoon Art Museum. On exhibit were: The Bronze Armory Showcase (May 1 – September 12, 2015; an exhibition of costumes and props from popular Marvel Studios films including Iron Man and The Avengers), Darth Vader and Friends by Jeffrey Brown, Small Press Spotlight on Geoff Vasile, The Art of Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells (Cartoon Saloon), Savage Dragon: The Art of Erik Larsen. Afterwards I walked through Yerba Buena Gardens catching the end and cleanup of the crowded 22nd Annual Pistahan Festival. Bought garden supplies at Cole Hardware and 3M Command Strip hooks at The Container Store. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled zucchini and bell peppers with corn-quinoa cappellini. Watched Moonlighting "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice" with commentary on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Sewing projects: repaired two t-shirts for Patrick and one dish towel.

Mon 10

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheddar on english muffin, small coffee. Sprint standup. Microsites work: Burchard in Spanish, PKCourse: small edits for both. Began refreshing local dev environments in preparation for styling work. Tried switching from Codekit 2 to Koala but encountered issues and returned to using Codekit. Discussed the school's orgchart with Paula and Susie. Discussed new hardware purchases for Susie with Paula, Susie, and Eric. Finalized and submitted hardware purchase orders. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lots of computer updates and security review in the OSACA. Helped Lucia resolve a scanning problem. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: kashmiri and coconut milk curry over steamed white long grain rice, white wine. We watched a few short videos from the California Historical Society. Shopped for birthday gifts. Shopped at Instacart. Late snack: leftover lasagne.

Tue 11

Breakfast at home with Patrick: flax-blueberry muffin, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Updated my proposed Boot Camp explanation based on feedback from Christian and Wes, sent it to the group for review. Forwarded a question about possible spam from Joel to Terrie C (DocuSign). Responded to Lisa about a question about possible spam. Responded to a Chatter question from Sarah P about html email. Resolved a problem with supp app that Joel had reported; the prereqs pdf that was correct on the test server was not copied to the live server at launch. Sent Rodney another draft of an image header for Qualtrics. Microsites work: Reviewed Paula's edits to the Kroetz draft then sent it to Deanna for review, PKCourse phone meeting with Bob U: edits. Followup with Dan S about decommissioning a vhost. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Snack from Panda Express: two veggie spring rolls, no sauce. Lots of computer updates and security review in the OSACA. Sent Leslie new text for the entering students August newsletter. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: red beans with andouille and rice. Watched two more Moonlighting episodes on Netflix DVD with Patrick: The Lady in the Iron Mask and Money Talks - Maddie Walks. Dessert: dessert wine, Talenti tiramisu gelato.

Wed 12

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. More Windows Updates and security review. Sprint standup by phone. Forwarded a question about security support for ChromeOS from an entering student to Pat P. Office party in the OSACA. Joel was full of puns ("Where's my wine?" asked Lisa) and we talked about Bay Area amusement parks; Disneyland; Celebration, Florida; theatre; and more. Researched a replacement for our fax machine, decided on the HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 after feedback from the team. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Purchased the HP OfficeJet Pro 8620. Microsite work: PKCourse edits with Bob U. Jazzee work: lots of followup on the forthcoming residencies golive. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Lyft Line hotspot to the Castro. Walked to The Cafe for Out in Tech, a social for LGBT persons working in technology fields. I encountered many I knew and met many I didn't. It seemed as though everyone wore an Apple Watch except me. The event had sold out and was very successful. The event organizers spent a few minutes introducing themselves, but it was otherwise mingle on your own. Afterwards Emery, Andy, Scott, and I walked to Marcello's, picked up a lot of pizza, and ate at Scott and Andy's place. Rode Muni home.

Thu 13

Breakfast: granola with fresh blackberries and unsweetened soy milk, 6 ounces of prune juice. Vacation day. I drove Patrick and me to the Legion of Honor. In addition to some of the permanent collection we saw Luminous Worlds: British Works on Paper 1760-1900 and Salon Dore from the Hotel de la Tremoille. I joined a docent tour called 3 masterpieces in 30 minutes. Traffic was very light today, and I was the only person for the open tour, so it was like my own personal tour with docent Olga who gave me an excellent sampling of her insightful knowledge of three works of art. Patrick drove us home. Upgraded MAMP Pro. Recharge Spa web work for Drew: add fax number. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover curry with diced chicken breast over steamed white rice, red wine. Watched Moonlighting "My Fair David" on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Submitted a request to donate my 1999 BMW 318ti to Car Donation Services in Martinez, California.

Fri 14

Breakfast: flax-blueberry muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with Dan S about the decommission of a vhost. Helped Susan H with the HIV/AIDS residency page. Sent PKCourse for review to Lisa and Bill. Encryption followup. Notified Reba B that software.ucsf.edu still pointed to the old DDPE instructions. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lots of computer maintenance: installing Windows Updates. Met with Joel and Rick: a discussion about communications strategy turned into quick fixes for pages in the admissions section. Installed, tested, and troubleshot the new fax machine. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover red beans and rice with a side salad. Watched Moonlighting "My Fair David" with commentary on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 15

Breakfast at home: one sausage link, one slice of toast with butter, one hash brown, 7 ounces of carrot juice, fresh blackberries. Troubleshot and resolved broken internet. First Sonic a support engineer helped me confirm that I could connect directly to our DSL modem by configuring my iMac with the static IP address I had been assigned. Second I worked with a T-Mobile support engineer to manually reset the router using the indented reset button then manually reconfigured its settings. I confirmed that Patrick's computer was also fixed, then I made backups and screenshots of the configuration and stored them in SpiderOak. Wrote and submitted the following two reviews for purchases from momastore.org: "Excellent value for great design: I bought my Birds in Harmony mobile in April 2015 and installed it in my office among university professional communicators and administrators, and I have received nothing but compliments on its beauty. I like this mobile particularly for its elegant shapes and the way it delicately balances hues and sizes throughout the piece. I even like it more than most works of Alexander Calder, the originator of the mobile. Contrary to some earlier reviews, I did not find it difficult to assemble, the mobile has never tangled, and the hook mount was sufficiently sticky. The only problems I encountered were small and easily resolved. Once shortly after installation the top-most bird fell out of its wire holder overnight; I replaced it, and it has not fallen, even four months later. One beak was discovered slightly bent. I can't recall if I had received it this way or if I had accidentally bent it during assembly, but to me it was such a small problem. I bent it back into position and now find it hard to identify the same bent beak since there are so many birds in motion. It's not clear from the description, but the mobile includes transparent thread and a discreet hook with self-stick mount and arrives with several groups of birds and wires preassembled. You do not have to assemble every bird and wire yourself; you just have to connect the groups correctly. Tip: As mentioned by others, it helps during assembly to refer to a photo or diagram of the completed mobile, carefully observing the colors and shapes of the birds and wires to help you understand what fits where. It takes some time and perhaps some trial and error. The mobile requires a certain amount of dexterity and care to assemble. For example, someone with arthritis in the hands might use help from others. The mobile is indeed made of cardstock and wire, but neither material seemed cheap to me. Indeed, I suspect that it's impossible to find a mobile as large and beautiful as this for less money." and "Itch-free, great design with an annoying tag: I purchased the Ennis House Textile Block Scarf in charcoal in April 2015 to replace a medium gray cotton scarf that had no pattern and no texture aside from the flat fabric. The blocks in this scarf provide visual and tactile interest rooted in Frank Lloyd Wright's history and great design. The acrylic is soft and does not feel cheap. I haven't worn it every day, but after four months and a few washings the construction is still excellent; no fraying or loose threads, and the dimensions are 9 by 62 inches - about 3% longer than stated in the description. I particularly like that it is machine-washable and that it doesn't contain wool, which causes my skin to itch. The only thing I didn't like was the tag sewn to the scarf. This tag was a scratchy contrast to the soft scarf. Sometimes the tag brushed against my hand, face, or neck, causing me to feel annoyed. Sometimes after throwing on the scarf the tag landed in the visual center of my outfit, which I felt somewhat ruined how I presented myself. I eventually removed the tag with some difficulty with a seam ripper. Then, because I accidentally clipped more threads than I should have, I spent even more time patching the area with black thread and a needle. In my opinion, the design of this scarf could be improved by omitting the sewn tag. After resolving the tag problem, I do enjoy the scarf more. It keeps me warm, presents me stylishly, and is occasionally a topic of interesting discussion." Lunch: leftover curry. Nap. Rode Lyft Line to Whole Foods SoMa. I wanted Della Fattoria bread, but they didn't have it, so I bought Acme instead. Potluck dinner at Richard's with Mike, Sean, Cricket, Phil, Drew, Romy, Quyen, Dave, Kevin, Jerry, Wayne, Tim. Rode Lyft home.

Sun 16

Slept in. Brunch at home: leftovers. Gardening. Showered. Sunbathed. Snack: tortilla chips, water. Showered. Continued editing Patrick's forthcoming new novel. Snack: bunny crackers and pretzels. Dinner at home with Patrick: hard shell tacos with fixins. Recharge Spa work: September newsletter prepped, test sent, and scheduled. Dessert: tiramisu gelato. Watched part of Singin' in the Rain on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Mon 17

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Helped Susan H with a Residencies site issue. Handled an external request. Styling work in Drupal: various open issues. Snack: Late July peanut butter sandwich crackers. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Met with Joel and Rick: more admissions web page edits. Lots of computer maintenance including new Firefox updates. Updated and distributed phone number cheat sheets. Visited OEIS, temporarily in a new location. Followup with HR and ITS about new account creation for Megan D. Rode Muni home. Unpacked a new belt that arrived in the mail: Arcade Belts The Sawyer in size medium. It seems to fit me between the tightest notch and the second-tightest notch. Dinner at home with Patrick: soft tacos, Owl Ridge sauvignon blanc 2014. Finished watching Singin' in the Rain on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Snack: Annie's bunny crackers and pretzels, prune juice, carrot juice.

Tue 18

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced granny smith apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Followup with Jazzee for residencies. Microsites work: Burchard (Join) and Burchard in Spanish. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lots of computer maintenance. Helped Rick resolve a problem with a mapped drive not mounting after login. Helped Lisa resolve how to split a multipage PDF into many one-page PDFs. Troubleshot a prereqs PDF issues reported by Joel. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: angel hair with lemon, ricotta, spinach, and zucchini; red wine. Dessert: tiramisu gelato. Watched an episode of Archer Vice on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Wed 19

Reviewed paperwork for donating the car. Breakfast at home: granola with diced granny smith apple, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Microsites work: continued editing Guo Lab draft. Followup with Joel about a prereqs pdf issue. Updated the tech reqs: Chromebooks details. Followup with Cindy about Megan's accounts setup. Sent account cleanup requests to ITS. Changed my UCSF email password, then encountered lots of difficulty working because neither my old nor new passwords worked for various things. Lots of styling work. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers remixed, red wine. Dessert: Ben and Jerry's cherry garcia froyo. Completed two small sewing projects. One was repairing green corduroy jeans. The other was creating a corded protection bag for the mint plant to protect it from insects. Watched the last episode of Archer Vice (Season 5 of Archer) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Watched a little of the beginning and a little of the end of Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Late snack: leftovers. Partially completed paperwork to donate the car. Later snack: seaweed rice crackers, one fig newton.

Thu 20

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Watered the garden. Updated LLGH to Drupal 6.37. Dinner at home with Patrick: enchiladas, side butter leaf lettuce salad with ranch dressing. Watched Unforgiven on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Resolved some character entity issues with my journal. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick. Late snack: toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese, carrot juice; tortilla chips and hummus.

Fri 21

Vacation day. Breakfast: leftovers. Cut my hair, showered. Nap. Dinner with quantum13 and T at Catch: french onion soup each for them, bouillabaisse for quantum13, fish of the day which I think was mahi mahi for T, fish and chips for me. For dessert we shared a bread pudding. Drinks and dancing at Beaux (music by djmsjackson aka DRTYBTCH) then Boy Bar at The Café. Rode Lyft Line (Brendan) home.

Sat 22

Breakfast: one egg over easy with green onions and parsley, one hash brown with ketchup. Rode Muni to Powell Street Station, walked to Hilton Union Square. Met quantum13 and T and Markus for a Napa Valley limo wine tour. Along the way we picked up his friends Paul and Michael whom I first met. We visited Viader, where Ian gave us a tour. We lunched at Tra Vigne. I ate a roasted chicken salad ($16). We visited Mondavi. Limo back to San Francisco, Hilton Union Square. Taxi to Chow with Markus, T, quantum13.

Sun 23

Breakfast at home: six vegan potstickers from frozen with dipping sauce, 10 ounces of vegetable juice. Rode Muni to Powell Street Station. Saw Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation with Patrick at AMC Metreon with popcorn and a cherry coke. Rode Muni home. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: sweet onion and red chard red pepper ravioli with alfredo sauce, green onions, roasted tomatoes, and applewood bacon; side butter leaf lettuce salad with heirloom tomato, red onion, and cucumber; bread and butter; chianti.

Mon 24

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast to go from Palio: egg and cheese on plain bagel. Ate half of it. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Ate the other half. Sprint standup. Listserv management. Sent a reminder widely about the change in VPN from Cisco and Juniper Connect to Junos Pulse. Followup with a student about BigFix and encryption. Updated a link on the find a home page. Followup with ITFS about a request to reinstall CrashPlan Pro on one computer. Microsites work: PKCourse: ping, new images. Followup with Reba about the first encryption status report I received awhile back. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch to go from Panda Express with Eric. I had fried rice with mixed vegetables. My fortune: Business and health matters around you will blossom. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mission Bay. Microsites training with Eric training and students Steve, Peter, Connie, Sandra, Erika, Marley. UCSF shuttle from Mission Bay to Parnassus. Lots of computer maintenance in the OSACA: Quicktime 7.7.8 and Windows Updates. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: mediterranean pizza with spinach, feta, bacon, and green onion from frozen, side butter leaf salad, red wine. Watched part of Eddie Izzard's Unrepeatable on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Did some grocery shopping online. Recently I have been visiting Banksy's Dismaland mostly via others' Instagram photos. I find what he has done to be genius and a delight.

Tue 25

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Followup on various inbox messages. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Submitted computer hardware setup requests to ITFS for Susie. Telephone meeting with Bob U. Styling work in Drupal. Afternoon snack: Late July mini peanut butter sandwich crackers. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. More computer maintenance: Windows Updates. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Chabaa Thai, red wine. Watched the remainder of Eddie Izzard's Unrepeatable on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Today we received a package from Tina containing treasures from the Oregon coast, some olive oil soap, and a small bottle of grapeseed lotion.

Wed 26

Vacation day. Breakfast: leftover noodles. Rode Muni to Embarcadero Station. Walked toward the Embarcadero and encountered a sandwich board advertising Autodesk Gallery—a free gallery on the 2nd floor at the Autodesk offices at One Market Street. It turns out to be really amazing, with tons of exhibits, many of which are interactive. Lots of architectural scale models and beautiful 3D-printed objects. Lunch at Michael Mina's Ramen Bar: Hokkaido with pork belly ($14), strawberry mule ($7): $23.75 total. The noodles and halved boiled egg are perfectly cooked. The broth is thickish and tasty. The strawberry mule is disappointingly weak. Indoor lighting is terrible for food photography (unless you're right by a window), so I didn't take any photos. Next time: I want to try the chicken sandwich; skip the cocktails. Followed Tour #2: Embarcadero (North): Covering the Waterfront from Tom Downs' Walking San Francisco by Wilderness Press. Visited the Ferry Building Marketplace, walked along the Embarcadero, explored Levi Strauss Plaza, visited the Levi Strauss history exhibit, saw 200 and 202 Green Street where Philo T. Farnsworth invented television, saw the Daniel Gibb warehouse building, looked in at the historic Old Ship Saloon, walked through Sydney Walton Square. Rode Muni home. Surprisingly, only 37 minutes from Embarcadero Station to my front door starting at exactly 5:00 pm. Dinner at home with Patrick: white beans and rice, bread and butter, red wine. Did some gardening.

Thu 27

Breakfast: leftover noodles. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Lots of responding to emails collected from yesterday. Sprint standup by telephone. Learned today that possibly 4 GB of RAM is not sufficient for DDPE in Windows, sent a request to the encryption team for clarification. Followup with UCSF IT about Boot Camp. Lots of meetings today: 1-on-1 with Cindy. Drupal editors meeting. Encryption Task Force meeting. Digital signage meeting. Met with Joel and Rick: more web edits for the admissions section. No lunch. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover Thai food. Watched part of Graffiti Bridge on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 28

Breakfast at home: granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Lots of email followup all day. Lots of work compiling information security data into a spreadsheet and preparing a summary of planned actions. Lunch: sushi from The View Cafe refrigerator case, ate in the courtyard. Telephone meeting with Bob U. Filed pcard paperwork. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home, stopping at Roxie Market and Delicatessen for a few items. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover white beans and rice with sausage. Finished watching Graffiti Bridge on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Cocktail: orange juice with Pinnacle whipped cream vodka. Recharge Spa work for Drew: created a new business card.

Sat 29

Recharge Spa work: stylesheet adjustments following adding fax number. Lunch at Grubbin' with Patrick: we split a sweet mouth waterin' and a bag of potato chips. San Pelligrino orange for me, green tea for Patrick. About $15. Dinner at home with Patrick: artichoke and feta ravioli with grilled broccolini, red wine. Watched part of Behind the Candelabra on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sun 30

Pre-brunch: an apple, water. Met Danny at his place. We walked to Wise Sons for brunch. Open-faced bialy and hand-sliced smoked salmon for Danny, vegetable hash with two eggs and iced coffee for me. Afterwards we walked to Cesar Chavez Street then around Precita Park then to Garfield Square and then back to his place. Danny left for an appointment. I rested at their place before walking to Dolores Park and then the Castro. Bought garden supplies at Cliff's. Rode Muni home. Did some repotting and flower pressing. Dinner at home with Patrick: goan coconut curry with white basmati rice.

Mon 31

Breakfast: an apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Microsites work: made PK Course live, performed postlaunch tasks. Listserv management. Responded to a question from Rick T about the paper size for the Mission Bay map created by University Relations. Followup with Sara about a Qualtrics question. Followup with John K and Jamie/Fei about A-Z List. Added events to drupal.ucsf.edu. Followup with a student about encryption. Followup with Peter L about a request to add a jobs page. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Info security meeting with Tina B, Cindy, Michael N, Rebecca. Microsites work: Burchard in Spanish: urls in Spanish, minor edits. Watched Behind the Scenes of Behind the Candelabra on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Watched YouTube clips of Liberace and dueling pianos. Snacks: carrot juice, cashews, seaweed crackers, mini peanut butter sandwich crackers.