September 2015

Summary: Donated my car, Trey Ratcliff Photowalk, Celebration at La Mar with Paul and friends

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Tue 1

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast from Palio: plain bagel with cream cheese. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Encryption followup. Domain name maintenance. Registered for BADCamp 2015. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Plancomm strategy meeting. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Orientation planning meeting. Bridges curriculum meeting. Investigated smoke or steam coming out of Megan's HP printer; it's steam and it's normal. Registered for "5 Secrets of a Successful UCSF Profile." Reported a styling issue to the issue queue. Chatted with Leslie about url versus redirect options to shorten a url. Inquired about whether students still need Microsoft Silverlight. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: four-cheese pizza from frozen with added fresh ingredients, side salad. Local CrashPlan backup failed probably due to an aging disk. Began troubleshooting. Disk Repair has errors, says to reformat. Reformatted. Disk Repair says it's okay. CrashPlan begins copying, all seems well. Baked blueberry muffins, ate a few of them.

Wed 2

Breakfast: blueberry muffins. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with Lisa C about her BIC website request. Followup with a student about Windows 10 and encryption. Telephone meeting with Lisa C: BIC. BIC followup. Began InDesign work on an alumni association bulletin board for Cindy. Began Drupal content type and content work for linking to instead of providing course descriptions for Cindy. Populated the list of students spreadsheet with entering students data. Submitted a permissions request for that spreadsheet for Cindy: add Rebecca and Rodney. No lunch. Rode Lyft to the Castro. Eye doctor appointment: normal checkup. Dinner at Lark Wine Bar with Patrick: appetizers: butterflied prawns (that weren't butterflied), burata crostini. entree: we shared the kotopoulo and truffle fries. Glass of pinot gris for Patrick, glass of sauv blanc for me. Dessert: limoncello tratufo, tawny port for me. We enjoyed the meal. The non-butterflied butterflied prawns was not a problem. Patrick went home. I stayed in the Castro for a while, enjoying excellent live music from 29th Street Swingtet at Swirl! before barhopping then going home. In front of Beaux I encountered Josh A and met Jake. Rode Muni home.

Thu 3

Vacation day. Today Car Donation Services picked up my BMW 318ti that I donated. I used the car so little and it was 15 years old and not in the best shape. I donated it to an organization called CASA San Francisco (aka SF CASA, SFCASA, CASA SF, CASASF) that Phil had suggested. We're now a car-free household. I can now let my car registration expire. I canceled my auto insurance and AAA club membership by telephone. If we need a car for more than a Lyft, Uber, or Sidecar ride, we'll either try RelayRides or rent a car. Archived car paperwork. Shredded and organized paperwork. Errand on Noriega Street. Lunched at Thái Nghiệp Ký Mì Gia: beef stew egg noodle soup, vietnamese iced coffee. The iced coffee was perfection. The soup had something tripey in it which I didn't know to ask to omit. Otherwise I liked it. Bought doughnuts at Twisted Donuts and Coffee. Walked home. Realized I forgot to finish my errand. Returned to Noriega Street. Returned home. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: angel hair pasta with vegetables and flame-grilled chicken, mineral water. Dessert: donuts from Twisted.

Fri 4

Vacation day. Breakfast at home with Patrick: eggs, toast, hash browns with ketchup. Recharge Spa work for Drew: updates for staff and management pages. Napped. Snack: a few peanuts, tortilla chips and hummus, orange juice. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick. Realized at bedtime I've been developing a mild sore throat today.

Sat 5

Mild sore throat today, rested at home. Breakfast: one blueberry muffin, water. Rewatched Who Framed Roger Rabbit on Netflix instant watch by myself in bed. Napped. Dinner at home with Patrick: tofu and vegetables with green curry, flatbread, leftover basmati rice. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick.

Sun 6

Still recovering from sore throat. Breakfast: chicken noodle soup from Mollie Stone's deli. Lunch on the back patio: mushroom bites from frozen with three dipping sauces: ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, garlic sauce; Odwalla Blueberry B smoothie. Dinner at home: I ate leftover spaghetti and meatballs and breadsticks from his lunch with Sam at Olive Garden. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr.

Mon 7

Still recovering from sore throat. Breakfast on the back patio: chicken noodle soup from Mollie Stone's deli, a leftover breadstick, Odwalla Blueberry B. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Drank various medicinal tisanes with local honey. Late lunch on the back patio: six potstickers from frozen, prune juice mixed with club soda, medicinal tisane with local honey, water. Recharge work for Drew: small changes to staff and management pages. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken enchiladas mostly from scratch. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick. Dessert: fresh strawberries with whipped cream from a can. Recharge Spa work for Drew and Phil: built a rough cut of an intro video in iMovie 10.0.9. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr.

Tue 8

Called in sick; still recovering from sore throat and congestion. Breakfast: an apple, medicinal tisane with local honey. Lunch: leftover chicken enchiladas. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: garlic and goat cheese ravioli with broccolini in alfredo sauce. Watched part of Wanda Sykes Imma Be Me (2009) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Wed 9

Called in sick; still recovering from congestion and cough. Breakfast: one-egg omelette, one hash brown, one sausage link, orange juice, medicinal tisane with local honey. Walked to Walgreens and back for some cold medicines. Walked to El Burrito Express, bought an El Norcal (carne asada and onions, French fries, cheese, guac, sour cream, pico and expresso sauce, $10.48), ate in McCoppin Square, drank water that I brought with me. Home. Received an Instacart Safeway grocery delivery. Rested. Dinner at home: leftover burrito. Finished watching Wanda Sykes Imma Be Me (2009) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Nastily hilarious!

Thu 10

Breakfast at home: nonfat black cherry yogurt, orange juice. Went to work despite still having some congestion and occasional coughing. Rode Muni 66 and 44 to Clement Street, walked to California Street, rode Muni 1 to UCSF Laurel Heights. Caught up on email and asana task followup after being out sick for two days then Labor Day and the weekend and two vacation days before that. Rode with Paula (driving) and Eric to UCSF Parnassus. WCWG lunch meeting: I had a roast chicken sandwich. Encryption task force meeting. Worked in the OSACA. Chatted with Joel, Rick, and Leslie about various things including Steve Jobs Man in the Machine which Joel saw recently at the Embarcadero Theatre. Drupal Users Group meeting: Drupal 8 demo and discussion with David Hwang from Acquia. Rode Muni from UCSF Parnassus to Duboce Park, walked to the Castro. Errands: optometrist to pick up hazel contact lenses, Cliff's Variety for organic pesticide, and Walgreen's for petroleum jelly. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetables salad with dressing. Dessert: one warm Pepperidge Farms chocolate chip cookie each.

Fri 11

Breakfast at home: one granny smith apple. Rode Lyft Line to UCSF Mission Bay. Bridges Pharmacy Curriculum Retreat. Box lunch: roast turkey sandwich, potato chips, chocolate chip cookie, water. UCSF shuttle from Mission Bay to Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Uploaded and shared images that I took at today's event. More email catchup and asana task followup. Rode Lyft Line home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Chang's Kitchen. Patrick's fortune: Great acts of kindness will befall you in the coming months. My fortune #1: his greatness. [It was cut improperly so half the fortune was missing.] My fortune #2: Domestic conditions demand your attention.

Sat 12

Breakfast: leftover won ton soup, medicinal tisane with local honey. Still have a remaining cough. Rested. Lunch: leftover chow mein. Rested. Cut my hair, showered. Rested. Medicinal tisane with local honey. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers, peach Hint Fizz.

Sun 13

pre-brunch: one apple. rode lyft to Divisadero. met with danny who brought with him albert and victor. we brunched at vinyl coffee. we browsed sunday streets western addition and the nearby farmer's market. took photos at the painted ladies. they departed. i walked more in the fillmore, then rested, then took muni 22 to church street, alighting one stop later than i had wanted. walked to three twins: milk coffee, blueberry, waffle cone. walked to the castro. rested. noticed i had dripped blueberry ice cream on myself, did my best to clean it with water from my water bottle. used the restroom at lookout. met patrick. coffee at spike's. we browsed at cliff's, bought nothing. dinner at gyro xpress: chicken kebab plate for patrick, avgolemeno soup for me. used the restroom at qbar while patrick browsed at body. encountered dan and (cam?), chatted a short while. saw an american in paris at the castro theatre. rode muni home. edited and uploaded photos privately to Flickr. (fyi: i tend to use all lowercase when entering journal data from my iPhone.)

Mon 14

Breakfast: black cherry nonfat yogurt, an almond croissant. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup by telephone. Computer maintenance: Windows Updates. Configured calendar permissions. Chatted with Rodney about ADUC. Set up ADUC on the hotel computer. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Lots of catching up on email. Microsite work: Guo draft. No lunch. Ran an errand at Walgreen's. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Flickr work: titles. Dinner at home with Patrick: lentil soup and sourdough toast with butter, blackberry Hint Fizz. Set up a new external hard drive to replace an old one that had died for local CrashPlan backups. Discovered today that the Cartoon Art Museum has recently closed. So sad.

Tue 15

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: $3.90. 1-on-1 with Susie who recently set up her MacBook Pro and dual Thunderbolt displays. Comm team meeting. Lots of email followup today: retreat photos, Service Now tickets, DUO two-factor authentication setup with Preeti M, microsites work (BIC), jobs on dept homepages, PharmD intern licenses page. Updated presentation slides in InDesign CS6 for the OSACA introduction session at Orientation. Completed a draft for an Alumni Association bulletin board for Cindy. Listserv management: add Marisa. Encryption work: drafted a message for continuing students, worked with Reba to make it perfect. Also began a draft for recent grads, sent it to Reba for review. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetables salad with dressing, butternut squash and yogurt soup, red wine.

Wed 16

Breakfast on the go: an apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sent encryption notices to returning students. Sprint standup. Troubleshot Junos Pulse Duo installation. Listserv management: add Danielle to OEIS. Populated the P1 listserv. Other listserv work. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mission Bay. Attended "5 secrets of a successful UCSF profile" presented by CTSI and the Library with Anirvan C, Kirsten B, and Brian T. They provided Subway sandwiches, cookies, and water—a light lunch. I chatted with Brian afterwards for a few minutes about issues I wanted to see addressed. UCSF shuttle from Mission Bay to Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Minor edit to the it.ucsf.edu tech intro page for students: change cuda to spam for Mark B. Sent the pharmacy alumni association poster to DM for printing. Altered headings for career-development and leadership courses for Bob and Susie. Answered a question about LexiComp for student CJ. Continued tshooting a network file permissions issue with Rodney. Info security certification work. CLE identity work for Stephen and Rebecca, forwarded a problem report from Stephen to Eric. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: orecchiette with broccolini in pesto, red wine. Installed Apple Updates, Office 14.5.5, other application updates.

Thu 17

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Legal name change work for a student. Forwarded a recruitment request to Eric. Web updates: OEIS staff for Rebecca. Forwarded an encryption help request from a student to the encryption team. Lots of various followup. OSACA introduction to the new P1s. Lunch: a bbq pork vietnamese sandwich left over from orientation. Listserv management: I had forgot to populate the intern jobs listserv with the new addresses so I did that. Joe C's farewell celebration at Nursing Mezzanine. Visited Susie's new Parnassus office with Eric. We helped her resolve some issues she has had since setting up her new MacBook Pro and dual Thunderbolt displays. Susie gave us and James J a ride back to Laurel Heights. Sent info security certification messages to specific students. Web updates: OEIS staff. Lots of encryption work: info security certification process management, usb drive distribution preparation. Began work on a request to extend access for a student. More followup with headings for career-development and leadership courses for Bob and Susie. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: quesadilla, side salad. Troubleshot our internet connection which had stopped working last night. Several calls to sonic.net support failed to resolve the problem. On the last call, I was disconnected and the support engineer did not call me back even though he had my telephone number—weird. I gave up talking to them and ended up fixing the problem on my own. I discovered that the router configuration was borked; restoring to factory settings then manually set everything again resolved the problem.

Fri 18

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup by telephone. Lots of encryption work and followup. Lunch during skits: Chinese food. Presented orientation sessions along with Kirk H. We did three student groups and three rooms with presenters moving from room to room. Sent the info security certification and encryption signup links to P1s. Helped Lucia improve the image quality of the SOP logo on the photobook in InDesign. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetable curry with basmati rice.

Sat 19

Breakfast: breakfast taco. Sunbathed. Lunch: leftover orechiette, water. Showered. Rode Lyft Line to Recharge for a photo shoot. Photo shoot day with the Recharge team, including Phil, Drew, Amanda, Johnny, Ling, Chris, Alyssa, and Jade. We took photos across the street with a wall of greenery for a background. Rested. Rode the cable car to the Embarcadero. Ate a bento box at Delica at the Ferry Building Marketplace. Walked to AT&T Park and arrived 20 minutes early for the Trey Ratcliff Photowalk but then checked the event web page and found that I was at the ending point instead of the starting point for the walk. I wasn't sure how I got the starting point wrong, but then I found other people confused and in the wrong location. I suspect the route start and end was switched at some point. Also complicating things was that in San Francisco piers appear to increase in number from Market Street going north and they also appear to increase in number from Market Street going south. The starting point instructions were given as between piers 35 and 39, and some of the others I encountered had interpreted this to be south of Market rather than north. Before I encountered others I had ordered a Lyft Line which took me to the starting point. I arrived only a few minutes late and joined before the group photo. The walk proceeded with Trey giving his tips at various stops along the walk. It was hard to keep track of whether I was behind or ahead of Trey because I'd be distracted shooting and not always able to keep my eye on where he was. But I guess for most of the event I stayed pretty close. The route choice was perfect. The Embarcadero's large sidewalks made it easy for the hundreds who joined to walk. It was tight in some places, particularly for non-group walkers going in the opposite direction, but it worked. And this route offered so many interesting things to shoot. My night shooting skills were pretty awful, so it was good practice for me. I didn't think I'd need my tripod and realized my error when I saw so many other photographers with theirs. Today was hot, so the evening was warm until the very end of the route, and it made me realize that I rarely shoot at night because in San Francisco it's almost always too cold for me, but on warm nights I have no excuse. I stopped at Safeway to use the restroom, then rode Muni to the Castro. Dinner at La Tortilla: dos enchiladas (chicken, carnitas) a la carte, cantaloupe agua fresca. While shooting photos on the sidewalk I met and chatted with Jay S and Gilbert. While chatting we encountered Jay's friends Noé and Kianni. Rode Muni home. Later I learned that Karl B and Jason P had entered a hyperlapse I had shot while eating at La Tortilla.

Sun 20

Rode Muni to Embarcadero Station, walked to Butterfly Restaurant where I met Paul, Drew, Phil, and Romy for brunch. Direct view of the bay, the decor is black and stainless steel and mirrors circa 2004. We started with drinks and calamari. Phil also had a bloody mary oyster shooter (no shot). Paul had (I think) the fish special. Drew had an angus cheeseburger. I can't recall what Romy had. Steak and eggs? Phil had the shaking beef cobb salad. I had pig in a hole egg sandwich with fries and side fruit salad. We all enjoyed the food and experience. Service was excellent. Afterwards we walked on the Embarcadero a bit but it was too hot for walking in the sun. We wanted to go someplace that was air conditioned, and Paul suggested The Cavalier so we went there and got drinks and dessert. The dessert was an ice cream terrine with toasted almonds. Rode Muni home. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: pasta e fagioli.

Mon 21

Breakfast at home: granola with yogurt, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup with Susie in her Parnassus office. Did a quick security review of a few computers in the Dean's Office. Visited the OSACA. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Coffee and orange juice from The View Cafe. Lots of email followup. Listserv management: an adjustment for James F. Followup on encryption issues. Styling: increase button size for Leslie M. Began site build for Guo Lab. Assisted with a logo request for Susie. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Stopped at Walgreens. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: wild boar pappardelle, red wine. Dessert: one Bi-Rite salted caramel cake cup each—yum! Watched a few popular Kickstarter videos.

Tue 22

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 4 ounces of prune juice, 8 ounces of carrot juice, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Comm team strategic plan meeting. Email followup. Notified constituents of an info security change. Microsite work: Burchard in Spanish. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Mount Zion. Errands: Kaiser, optometrist, Cliff's Variety, Walgreens. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken cordon blue with side of leftover pasta fazool, red wine.

Wed 23

Breakfast at home: granola with yogurt. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup by telephone. Reorientation activities all day. Email followup on various issues. No lunch. Rode Muni N-Judah to Embarcadero Station. Walked to La Mar for a celebration with Paul in the front bar. Also in attendance: Sean S, Richard (aka Richie) F, Irene, Drew, Phil, Romy, Ron, Jeff, Sara, Irene, Karl. For dinner composed of appetizers we ate empanadas, calamari, vegetables, and more. Paul received several drinks and a profiterole on the house. Accompanied Karl, Paul, and Irene in Uber to Paul and Irene's place. Accompanied Karl at Hi Tops for a drink. Rode Lyft Line home.

Thu 24

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 4 ounces of prune juice, 8 ounces of carrot juice, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Forwarded a kiosk request to Rodney. Exchange delegate management. Listserv management. Microsite work: Burchard in Spanish, PK Course (A-Z List, 3-month followup). Forwarded another kiosk request to Rodney. Followup with a student report that our site license for Acrobat no longer shows one year but rather 31 days. Computer maintenance: hotel and shared laptop. it.ucsf.edu Advisory Committee Meeting via WebEx. Successfully removed SED and installed DDPE on the Hotel computer. Encryption task force meeting. I think today was the day I began installation of Office 2016 on my iMac. Met Karl and Eric at Thai House Express for dinner. Afterwards we went to Hi Tops for a drink.

Fri 25

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 4 ounces of prune juice, 8 ounces of orange juice, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Completed Office 2016 installation on my iMac. Sprint standup. Chatted with Carmen N about bms.ucsf.edu and Kathy G's website. Submitted a request to IT to handle a same name issue I had discovered. Answered a question for a student about credentials for wireless. Followup with IT about an error when changing a display name in ADUC. Implemented and styled a site switcher mechanism for Burchard and Burchard in Spanish. Submitted a ticket to john K to redirect an old domain used by Shuvo. Met with David C from IT to resolve a problem with an admin account on my computer. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: four-cheese ravioli with alfredo sauce and sauteed tomatoes.

Sat 26

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 4 ounces of prune juice, 8 ounces of orange juice, water. House chores and home improvement. Cut my hair, showered. Snack: one green apple. Nap. Dinner at Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company (aka SRBC) with Patrick: one beer flight (we shared), soup of the day (corn chowder), two orders of fried chicken with cole slaw, side order of french fries. Dessert: cookies (almond) and milk for Patrick, salted caramel cake for me. Service by Vanessa was excellent. Lots of items were spicy. The soup had a chili oil added on top. The cole slaw was noticeably spicy. And I think the fried chicken had some spiciness as well. It got hard to tell what did and didn't have it because the spiciness lingered. The overall spiciness was near my borderline, but I tolerated it. The fried chicken used thigh meat, and I thought it was fine, but Patrick would have preferred breast meat. The meat was deliciously juicy and not dry at all, the crust crisp and crunchy; just perfect. We enjoyed our meal and shall return. Before this place existed, it was not possible for us to say we were visiting our neighborhood brewery. $90.16 after a generous tip.

Sun 27

Breakfast at home: breakfast burrito. Bought gifts. Caught up on journaling. Prepped a new email Recharge Spa newsletter for Phil, Drew, and Chris. Patrick made tiramisu. Resolved a problem with the Trash on my iMac at home. Patrick and I made meringues. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Paxti's via EAT24: 10-inch salsiccia pie, butter leaf lettuce salad, San Pellegrino: $38 after a 10% tip for the driver. Dessert: tiramisu. Finished watching The Imitation Game on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick.

Mon 28

Walked to Noriega Street. Bought donuts at Twisted Donuts and Coffee. Walked to Judah Street. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Office party at the OSACA. I brought donuts and donut holes. Lisa also brought donuts. Leslie brought dim sum: ha gow and shau mai. Others brought watermelon and cantaloupe, blueberry muffins, blueberries, strawberries. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Styling work in Drupal. Experienced a lot of crashes in Outlook 2016 for Mac. Email followup. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus and UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mission Center Building, chatting with Brian A along the way. We talked about the new theme for the Drupal Starter Kit, UCSF, Parnassus buildings, San Francisco, Oakland, photography. Drupal Users Helping Users meeting. Installed Office 2016 for Mac on my office laptop. UCSF shuttle from Mission Center Building to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. While arriving home I saw one of our upstairs neighbors returning home on a skateboard and carrying a very large dining table. Dinner at home with Patrick: soft tacos. Cocktail: one part Boylan's cream soda with one part whipped cream vodka stirred with ice. I call it the Doppia Crema. Dessert: tiramisu. Spent several hours setting up a Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro audio adapter (aka sound card) and troubleshooting the configuration. I have it seemingly working but I'm not entirely certain if I'm better off than I was without it. Surround sound with an iMac and a speaker system that decodes Dolby AC-3 surround sound is extremely non-intuitive and an excellent example of something that doesn't just work with Apple. Do I still need the TOSLINK to optical mini cable? I think no, but if I remove it, things don't work correctly. On the Logitech Z906 controller do I choose input 1 or input 3? Input one is for the 6-channel input; input 3 is for the digital input. I leave it on 3 because it works and input 1 doesn't. Input 1 gives me helicopter rapid-click noise. Recharge Spa work for Chris: more October newsletter build. Submitted my color and add-on choices for the Everyday Messenger Kickstarter I backed.

Tue 29

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Outlook 2016 for Mac crashed upon launch. It closed and relaunched and crashed again. No more. Configured Apple Mail and Apple Calendar and set them as default, then did the same for my work laptop. Microsites work: Guo Lab build, redirect work with Charles K and John K and Kamran H, are we handling BIC? (yes). Downloaded ISOs from Barbara M for Windows 10. Microsites work: Giacomini Lab template draft for Carmen. Helped Joel with a VSLOOKUP function question on a spreadsheet. Turns out he had a column of numbers that were represented as text and when I changed them to number the formula started working as expected. Acrobat Pro license work: renew? 1-on-1 with Susie. Info security certification process management. Filed pcard paperwork. Followup on an ADUC change request of IT. Began proofreading the UFD. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home, stopping at Roxie Market where I bought 6 meringue nests from Lees of Scotland for about $4.50. Dinner at home with Patrick: taco night (again), red wine. Dessert: leftover salted caramel cake, tiramisu. Did more testing of surround sound; it seems to work but it sometimes requires fiddling before everything seems correct. Recharge Spa work: prepped and committed the October newsletter. Troubleshot "disk not ejected properly" problem with my Western Digital My Passport external drive. Batch-converted RW2 files to DNG using Adobe DNG Converter which I recently installed and figured out how to use. Troubleshot why SEP no longer has a green dot but it appears this is now normal.

Wed 30

Breakfast at home with Patrick: Patrick made pancakes made with kefir instead of milk (because we were out), hot tea. Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Closed the grads mailing list. Followup with an ADUC request of IT. Delivered the old fax machine to the event where they picked up electronics you no longer needed. Followup on the end of our Acrobat Pro site license. Took photos of the new Dean's Office. Installed Skype for Joel and tested it. Orientation tech session review meeting. SmartSheets demo by Stephen B. Chatted with Rebecca about phone numbers and HR stuff. Visited the new OEIS office. Helped Rebecca with cord management solutions. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Finished proofreading the UFD. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Bought a half gallon of whole milk for $2.95 at the corner store on 9th and Judah. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: mac and cheese with tuna, red onion, green bell pepper; red wine; water. Dessert: tiramisu. Late meal: leftover mac and cheese.