October 2015

Summary: Mother at The Oasis; Castro Street Fair including Swirl and Eureka with Scott, Andy, and Tim; Yosemite Weekend, BADcamp 2015 in Berkeley, Halloween at Shotwell House

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Thu 1

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Followup with a redirect request. Called in to the sprint standup but no answer. Updated the phone numbers cheat sheet, printed about 19 copies, and sliced them. Ordered new keyboards and mice for the office. Helped Lucia configure a wireless mouse. Asana task followup. Computer maintenance in the OSACA: hotel and Leslie. Researched cable and cord management solutions. It appears that CORDination Station is no longer being made. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Stopped at Arizmendi Bakery for some items. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: sweet onion and chard ravioli (The Pasta Shop) with julienned pepperoni and side of broccolini. Dessert: we split a brownie from Arizmendi, served warm with whipped cream from a can.

Fri 2

For dinner tonight we decided to try a food delivery service called SpoonRocket. I ordered from my iPhone while riding the bus home. I placed the order then started my stopwatch. I received alerts that the food would be delivered in 15 to 25 minutes. A few minutes later, I received a phone call with an automated message saying that the driver was approaching. I switched to the SpoonRocket app and watched the live map of the driver's approach. He or she was only a few blocks from home. I was still a few minutes before arriving at home, so I texted Patrick at home to meet the driver. I checked the stopwatch; only four minutes had passed. Patrick met the driver and received the food. I arrived home. The all-paper, compostable containers were warm but not hot, so we stuck them in the microwave for a minute or so. Patrick had 100% organic roasted chicken breast [dairy free, low fat, gluten free; Healthy organic seared and roasted chicken breast with a medley of organic vegetables, organic yukon roasted potatoes and organic herbed cumin chicken jus. (~463 cal)] for $11.95, and I had Korean-style mixed plate [with BBQ chicken, beef gyoza, vermicelli vegetable noodles, and broccoli. (contains gluten, egg, soy, sesame oil) (~800 cal)] for $9.50. After tax, a 15% tip specified during order, delivery fee, and discounts due to promotional offers, the total was $20.36. The food was surprisingly delicious and the meal quality was surprisingly high for delivery in under five minutes. All food flavors were excellent. All food textures were excellent except for the gyoza which was good but forgivably not perfect. All food colors were excellent except for the vegetables which were forgivably a little less vibrant than expected. We used the recyclable utensils that SpoonRocket included, so we had no dishes to wash. Following the meal I found that my email receipt requested feedback, and providing that feedback was fast and simple. We loved it with minor concerns and kept wondering how they did it. Submitted this as my first Yelp review. Dessert: we split a chocolate mint cookie from Arizmendi Bakery and drank hot milk, mine with Kahlua.

Sat 3

Breakfast at home: egg, vegan sausage patty, and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Edited Patrick's forthcoming novel: chapter 6. Snack with Patrick: warm chocolate cookie each with whipped cream from a can for dipping. Nap. Dinner with Patrick at home: salad. Nap. Patrick and I rode Lyft to his mom's so that he could help her with a sleep study kit. I continued to The Oasis to meet Troy M. This was the official afterparty for Whatever Happened to Bianca del Rio starring Bianca del Rio and Peaches Christ which played tonight at Castro Theatre, which I did not attend. The night is called Mother, hosted tonight (I think) by Heklina and special guest Danny Pintauro, who was charming. Music by MC2 was mostly dance floor favorites of mostly the past decade. Songs ran on the short side (which I like), and mixing was forgivably imperfect. I asked one of the bartenders who was spinning, and when he said it it ran altogether in my head as Emseetwo so I asked him to spell it and he said M-C-2 and we both laughed. Visuals by Vis-a-Vis were fun: Little House on the Prarie, old horror films involving possessed children, some dance contest in the 1980s, old television from the 1970s. I met Troy's friends Travis, Ryan, and Casey. A fun drag show took place, with some of the performances impressively live instead of lipsynched. Danny Pintauro was the night's special guest who took the stage for a while and made us laugh and think. We danced until the bar closed. I got a bite to eat by myself at V Cafe: fried shrimp po-boy, which was good and the staff seemed friendly. I had forgotten my jacket in the club and ran back to get it just in time. Staff at The Oasis was friendly. Ordered a Lyft Line ride home but canceled when I saw the driver heading east across the Bay Bridge. WTF? Rode UberPool home. My first time with two other stops instead of just one. The two other stops were very close to my stop, so Lyft made about $45 with one trip. The interesting thing is that after picking up the second solo passenger, Lyft found another solo passenger and changed the route. It added maybe 8 minutes to my ride; not a big deal.

Sun 4

Rode Muni to the Castro. Met Danny who brought with him niece Holly whom I met for the first time. We brunched with dim sum at Mama Ji's (4416 18th Street, 415-626-4416): black tea, shanghai dumplings, cilantro shrimp dumpling, sweet rice lotus leaf, bbq pork rice roll, shrimp rice roll, shrimp stuffed mushrooms, shrimp stuffed eggplant, seared pumpkin cake (with black bean paste filling), spicy cold noodles. $74.77 before tip. I didn't realize until later that the tea is a huge ripoff. I don't care if it's gourmet tea. It doesn't cost $9 for three single servings of tea, especially when many other dim sum restaurants will serve you tea for free. Service by Tina was good in the beginning and then she seemed to disappear for the second half of our meal. We spent a long time trying to get our check. I still tipped well, though. In retrospect I don't know why. We walked the Castro Street Fair. I encountered and said hello to John S and met his friend whose name started with A. I encountered JY who was in town and met his friend Ron. I encountered Eric S and we chatted for a moment. I took lots of photos all day. I encountered Scott and Andy and we met others we knew at Swirl: Tim C, Ben D, Kevin B. I chatted briefly with some guys from San Diego but did not get their names. I dined at Eureka with Scott, Andy, and Tim. Cocktails: everyone had a Manhattan except me; I had a gingertini. Tim had fried chx with fries, Scott had fried chx with beans, Andy had gumbo with shrimp, I had pot roast with mashed potatoes and green beans. For dessert we shared an order of bread pudding. We talked about Qualcomm Eudora, the lending of screwdrivers, friends we know, WTFW, Apple bus etiquette and more. In the restaurant I met a man named Robert who was dining with a large group at an adjacent table.

Mon 5

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup on a student issue. Photo update on the web for VC. Lots of email followup: tech reqs and security vulnerabilities, BigFix to push updates to staff computers, Burchard in Spanish review, redirects for Roy Lab and Smart Diaphragm, new keyboards for several in the OSACA, correcting Danielle's and Marisa's directory entries. Encountered a problem with Apple Mail failing to move items to the trash. I turned the account off then on again as suggested by a post in a support forum, and suddenly I had over 400 messages in my inbox. I spent the next two hours weeding messages in order to find the 20 message threads originally in my inbox. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from SpoonRocket. Our second SpoonRocket order arrived in about 10 minutes. Patrick ordered Thai red curry chicken with coconut milk, red chilies, Thai basil, garlic, peas, carrots, steamed rice, and broccoli. [contains coconut milk, dairy, shrimp paste, fish sauce (~450 cal)] for $7.50. I ordered rigatoni with roasted tomato cream sauce [nuts, vegetarian; rigatoni with roasted tomato cream sauce, basil, kale, toasted walnuts, sweet corn, mushrooms, and parmesan. (~650 cal)] for $7.95. Same as before, warm but not hot, microwave for a minute or so, both meals surprisingly delicious and surprisingly high quality for crazy-fast delivery. Cocktail: hot milk with pumpkin pie spice and frangelico. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick. Late snack: mini spring rolls from frozen with dipping sauce, water.

Tue 6

Breakfast at home: granola with yogurt and milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Microsite work: Burchard in Spanish, Craik Lab. Instant WebEx with Megan to discuss White Coat. Issue queue work: honors and awards for Millo, unhandled exception reported by Connie M. Chatted with John K about A-Z List. Acrobat Pro contract followup. Published the 2016-2017 academic calendar for Cindy. A day or two ago web dev people began using Slack for chat. More followup: Office 2016 for Windows, Acrobat Pro contract, ICRD. No lunch, but I did eat a dried banana chip from a bag in the community food area. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: cheese tortellini with sauteed mushrooms and spinach marinara, garlic sourdough toast. Installed TextWrangler 5.0 at home. Caught up on journaling. Late snack: pea and potato samosas from frozen.

Wed 7

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup: Acrobat Pro licensing, Jazzee setup for Informatics and Technology. Honors and awards work alone then later with Susie: new pages, accordions, and links. No lunch. Susie gave me a ride home. Dinner at home with Patrick: margherita and pepperoni pizza, white wine. Watched Moonlighting "The Next Murder You Hear" on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Thu 8

Breakfast at home: leftover tortellini, toast with coconut spread, 8 ounces of prune juice with water, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Jazzee setup for Info and Tech. Spent most of the day coding html email from a new template by Email on Acid. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from SpoonRocket. Longest SpoonRocket delivery ever: 27 minutes. Patrick had Italian meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and spaghetti [beef and pork Italian meatballs with spicy marinara sauce, spaghetti, cheese, and broccolini. (~750 cal)]. I had grilled salmon with balsamic-butter sauce [grilled salmon with balsamic-butter sauce, onion and herb roasted potato medley, and parmesan-baked broccoli. Recipe developed by the McCormick Kitchens. (~ 600 cal)]. Packed for Yosemite. Nap.

Fri 9

Packed for Yosemite. Rode Muni to Church Street Station, then rode Muni bus 22 which somehow knocked something off the power lines and the bus stopped. The driver ordered everyone off. I walked to 18th Street and rode another bus to Mission Street then walked to Shotwell House. Danny served me the bun bo xao I missed from last night. Phil began our drive to Yosemite. On the way, many trees we saw were brown—a sign of the severe drought. In Jamestown we visited an antique shop, ate bahn mi that Danny had prepared, met with Quyen and Dave, and stopped for a meal and drinks at CC Taqueria. We continued driving, paid the $30 entrance fee to the park, stopped at Tunnel View, then arrived at our rental Storybook Cedar Chalet. The area was startlingly absent of wildlife. Dinner in: wonton soup. We played a Monopoly card game and watched a movie that Quyen had brought on his laptop. Late at night we enjoyed watching for shooting stars in the hot tub.

Sat 10

Breakfast at Storybook Cedar Chalet: croissant sandwich with beef and shredded pork. We drove to Yosemite Village where it was crowded and we had difficulty finding parking. It wasn't until later that Quyen and Dave had used the free valet parking at The Ahwahnee. We got drinks and appetizers at The Ahwahnee Bar. We walked around, visiting the Ansel Adams gallery and the museum. We got ice cream from Village Store. Drove back to the chalet. Dinner: wonton soup, chicken tenders, rice with shredded pork. More playing Monopoly card game and Uno. We watched Dr. No on VHS.

Sun 11

Packed. Brunch at The Ahwahnee was surprisingly good. Phil drove us home. Dinner at their place: Danny made fried rice with andouille sausage and soft shell shrimp dumplings. Rode Lyft Line home.

Mon 12

Breakfast at home: one green apple, one toasted english muffin with butter, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Encryption meeting. Took photos of cable management problems. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mount Zion. Tried on reading glasses at the Mount Zion gift shop. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Laurel Heights. Lunch to go from The View Cafe: deli tempura sushi from the refrigerator. Spent the rest of the afternoon researching and purchasing cable management solutions for OSACA and OEIS. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos, red wine. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 6 (again).

Tue 13

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Palio: egg and cheese on plain bagel. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Rode UberX to Apple Store Union Square to get my iMac repaired because its hinge has broken. Service is excellent. Got a breakfast sandwich and a cold brew with milk at Starbucks around the corner. Stopped at Jins to see about reading glasses or computer glasses, decided I needed to ask my optometrist more about computer glasses. Rode UberX to UCSF Laurel Heights. Worked. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos again. Did some catching up reading many entries in Julianne's journal. Caught up on journaling. Did some organizing of photos in preparation for editing.

Wed 14

breakfast: prune juice, carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. computer maintenance: windows and other updates. osaca staff meeting. unpacked cable management supplies. computer maintenance: windows and other updates. lunch from panda express: panda bowl with half chow mein and half mixed vegetables and orange chicken. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Assisted with management activities. Filed an expense report for yesterday's Uber rides. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Snack: fortune cookie. My fortune: Look for happiness and you will find it. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: broccoli and potato tikka masala with rice; garlic naan. Watched Moonlighting "Next Stop Murder" on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Thu 15

Breakfast at home: biscuit with egg and cheddar. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Lots of computer maintenance, including installing Office 2016 for Joel, who is the first one in the office to receive it. Took a monitor to the Dean's Office. Susie gave me a ride to UCSF Laurel Heights. Assisted with management activities. Finalized and published an updated OSACA and OEIS org chart. Burned discs of Office 2016 for Windows and Mac and of Windows 10. Inserted the live stream link for tomorrow's White Coat Ceremony. No lunch. Errand: bought milk at Byran's. Rode Lyft Line home. Dinner at home with Patrick: rotini with vegetables in creamy marinara sauce; red wine newly arrived from the wine club. Watched Moonlighting "Murder's in the Mail" on Netflix DVD with Patrick and popcorn.

Fri 16

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. 1-on-1 with Erika C which took only a few minutes. Lunch from Moffitt Cafeteria: dim sum: bbq pork bun, ha gow, shau mai, potsticker: about $6. Hazelnut latte from Peet's. Email followup and event prep in the OSACA. Worked lights at the White Coat Ceremony and reception. Used AirDrop to share photos with lots of people today including Benjamin G. Rode Lyft Line home: $12. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers.

Sat 17

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar and sausage on english muffin. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 7. Lunch: leftovers. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery: pizza from Seniore's with side salad, red wine. Watched Kingsman: The Secret Service on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 7.

Sun 18

Breakfast at home: an apple. Brunch at The Cavalier with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, Paul, Wayne, Peter, and George (visiting from Germany). Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover pizza. Watched 1:03 of Hector and the Search for Happiness. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr.

Mon 19

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on hamburger bun. (We ran out of english muffins.) Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Rode UberX to Apple Store Union Square. Picked up my repaired work iMac. Rode UberX to UCSF Laurel Heights. Unpacked the computer and set it up; all is well. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Helped Joel resolve a problem with Office 2016 and smooth animation and typing. Cable management prep and work, including lots of vacuuming and pest control (silverfish). Rode Muni home, stopping to pick up dessert along the way at Donut World. Dinner at home with Patrick: warm ham and cheese sandwich with mixed greens, onion rings. Dessert: one raspberry-filled donut hole each, one custard-filled donut hole each. I ate half of a crumb yeast donut. Patrick saved his half for the morning. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr.

Tue 20

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on hamburger bun. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Microsites work: title change for Esteban's site. Comms work: updated the deliver an announcement page. Small web edit for Cindy. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: porcini and truffle triangle pasta with grilled vegetables. Finished watching Hector and the Search for Happiness on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Wed 21

Breakfast at home: two biscuits with coconut spread, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Chatted briefly with Brian A. Sprint standup. Lots of email followup. Some small web edits for Cindy. Comms work: updated the deliver an announcement page. Fundraising infographic work in InDesign for Susie. Microsites work: Guo Lab: sent notice of staging to them for review. Encryption work: followup to confirm who has and hasn't received their encrypted usb drive. Had lots of trouble with messages reappearing in my inbox and after much futility troubleshooting remembered I received an email saying that email wasn't working to desktop applications. Switched to Safari and webmail and all was well. Worked on updating an image for Bob U for PK Course. No lunch. While waiting for the shuttle I noticed our main website was unexpectedly in maintenance mode and chatted with Eric over SMS, and I resolved it from my iPhone 6 Plus by removing it from maintenance mode and clearing the cache. (It was kinda like that old AT&T commercial.) It's unclear how the problem occurred. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tofu and vegetable stir-fry with black bean sauce, water. Watched Moonlighting "Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde?" on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Late snack: tortilla chips and garlic hummus.

Thu 22

Breakfast at home: two biscuits with coconut spread, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus, chatting with several students on the way. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Listserv management. Comms work: updated the deliver an announcement page. BADcamp prep. Shared photo books with Paula. Posted new job links to the BTS homepage for Peter L. Met with a student about a DDPE issue and a public email address not appearing in the GAL issue. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lots of cable management work in OEIS: Rebecca, Stephen. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: spinach lasagna, malbec.

Fri 23

Pre-breakfast at home: an apple. Rode Muni and BART to Berkeley. BADcamp higher ed summit, at which I learned a new word "deathmarchy" coined by JK. Breakfast provided by the event: slice of banana bread, coffee with milk. Lunch with a bunch from the summit at a vietnamese restaurant that had Express in the name. Encountered Karl B who was running to catch BART. Browsed an excellent Edward Burtynsky exhibit at the David Brower Center, part of the Art/Act Award and Exhibition. Dinner at East Indian Spice Company with Jeff. Afterwards we walked around downtown Berkeley and got a drink at Jupiter.

Sat 24

Breakfast: yogurt with fruit. Rode Muni and BART to Berkeley. BADcamp sessions. Ate lunch with Rodney, who I encountered at the session just before lunch. Box lunch provided by Acquia: chicken and cheese sandwich, salad with balsamic vinaigrette, cookie. Dinner at Triple Rock with Jeff. Afterwards he drove me to West Oakland BART Station to save me some time on the trip home. Rode BART and Muni home.

Sun 25

Breakfast at home: leftover lasagna, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni and BART to Berkeley. BADcamp sessions. Lunch at Koja Kitchen by myself: short rib jiro, mochimisu, strawberry lemonade: about $18. Dinner at Katsumi Sushi (510-502-3390, 2521 Durant Avenue Suite C, Berkeley) with Jeff: he had the cherry blossom roll. I had the anna roll and the baked scallop roll. Two rolls were too much for me; I did not know how big they were. The anna roll was delicious. I forgot to read my Snapple bottle cap. Afterwards we walked along Lake Merritt and he again drove me to West Oakland BART Station. Rode BART and Muni home. Caught up on journaling.

Mon 26

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Lots of email followup. Resolved an issue reported by Rick in Jazzee; applicant did not follow instructions to use only Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Chatted with Rebecca and Stephen about various issues. Responded to several issues involving students taking exams with ExamSoft SofTest. Microsites work: began building one of the microsites associated with Jacobson Lab. No lunch. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: red beans and rice. Watched about an hour of The Cannonball Run (1981) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Began newsletter and other work for Recharge Spa.

Tue 27

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Sent announcements about completed tasks: kidney.ucsf.edu redirect, link updates following MTM launch. 1-on-1 with Susie. Edits in InDesign CS6 to infographic documents. Comm team meeting. Installed VMware Fusion 8. Installed Windows 10 with Microsoft Edge into Fusion 8. Prepped Cindy for choosing a new iPad. Followup on an issue involving a student taking exams with ExamSoft SofTest. Worked with Bob U to replace an image on the PK Course registration page. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast with mashed potatoes and stir-fried spinach; beer. Finished watching The Cannonball Run (1981) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. More work for Recharge Spa: Twitter profile and header graphics, email newsletter prep.

Wed 28

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Microsites work: Loop Decoy homepage image build. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheddar on english muffin. Asked Lisa by phone to save my packing slips. Filed pcard paperwork. Assisted Eric with management activities. Lunch: spicy tuna roll from the deli refrigerator in The View Cafe: about $7. Comm team strategic plan meeting. Resubmitted my request for student encryption status to Jesse A. Listserv management. Encrypted usb drive followup with students via email. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Trader Joe's butternut squash risotto from frozen; white wine. Dessert: various sweets.

Thu 29

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of carrot juice, 4 ounces of prune juice mixed with water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Chatted with Lawrence L about CERSI. Followup with students about encryption issues. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch: two veggie spring rolls, no sauce. Encryption meeting with Kirk H and others. Lots of unpacking of deliveries and computer maintenance. Began work on upgrading the shared office laptop. Rode Lyft to SRBC, chatting with driver Robert about Wordpress, Drupal, web dev, and mobile app development. For dinner Patrick and I met at Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company but were disappointed to learn that they had a private event for the evening. So instead we walked to Twisted Donuts and Coffee and bought some donuts then dined at A Desi Cafe. Food was very good, service was excellent. Walked home. Dessert: donuts from Twisted.

Fri 30

Breakfast at home: four donut holes from Twisted. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. E-Value meeting all day. Lots of maintenance on the shared office MacBook: resolved a partition problem by decrypting FileVault, repaired then resized the partition, upgraded Mavericks to El Capitan, successfully installed Office 2016 for Mac, successfully installed Windows 10 into Boot Camp anew, successfully installed lots of other updates. Lunch provided at the E-Value meeting: two thin slices of pizza, water. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Trader Joe's chicken enchiladas. Recharge Spa work: scheduled the next email newsletter in Mailchimp. Watched episodes 101 (Page Hurwitz) and 102 (Alec Mapa) of Wisecrack (2005) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Very funny, recommended.

Sat 31

Breakfast at home with Patrick: Trader Joe's pumpkin rolls. Recharge Spa work: drafted adding Botox and Xeomin to the home page and sent it to them for review. Lunch: leftover indian food. Troubleshot a script to automount the CrashPlan volume attached to my computer on Patrick's computer. Gardening. Cast my mail-in ballot for voting in the forthcoming election. More of the same Recharge Spa work. Nap. Rode Lyft to Shotwell House. Halloween party with purdy and victor, charles, peter, karl, phil, drew, romy, paul m, quyen and dave, cricket, ken, manesh (pronounced maneesh), chris k, ian, wayne. Appetizers included samosas, mini egg rolls, and fresh spring rolls. We poorly played Cards Against Humanity. Had trouble getting a Lyft home, so instead I walked to Castro and Market and rode Muni L-Owl home.