April 2016

Summary: Nate visits. Celebration dinner at Trattoria da Vittorio.

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Fri 1

Pre-breakfast: one blood orange. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, english muffin with margarine. Sprint standup. Met with Celeste to discuss support issues. Installed some computer updates. Tech reqs meeting with Stephen B, Courtney A, Mattice H. Lunch at You See Sushi: sushi. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Alumni Weekend event work: program, met with Susie to review images and build slides. Reported a git vulnerability to John, Eric G, and Eric D. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: enchiladas and side salad. Watched more of Now You See Me on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 2

Breakfast: two eggs scrambled with leftover tofu curry, one hash brown, orange juice. Rode Lyft Line to Shotwell House. They're not ready yet, so I get a steak burrito and pineapple agua fresca at El Tepa Taqueria. Drew drove Paul, Romy, and me to Thunderbird House. We spent the evening and night, enjoying the company of Nate (visiting from Hawaii), Chris G, Chris K, Richard, and hosts Quyen and Dave. We ate pizza and watched Grandma and two episodes of I'll Have What Phil's Having (Italy and Hong Kong).

Sun 3

Breakfast at Thunderbird House. Drew drove Paul, Romy, and me back to Shotwell House. They dropped stuff off and checked on the birds. Drinks and appetizers at Trick Dog with Romy, Paul, and Drew. Walked to Castro Street Station. Rode Muni home. Rested. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Dinner at home with Patrick: dukkah-spiced cod with warm beet, carrot and arugula salad, red wine. Dessert: pecan cookie from Hot Cookie. Finished watching Now You See Me on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Watched season 6, episode 5 of Archer (Vision Quest). Did a small bit of listserv work for work, resolving an incorrect spelling of an email address in one list.

Mon 4

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Computer maintenance for Joel. Sprint standup. Edtech meeting. Bridges student brown bag where I had a small and tasty ham and provolone sandwich, water from my klean kanteen water bottle. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Launched Guo Lab. Worked on the Alumni Weekend event presentation slides in Keynote. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken fried chicken with baked sweet potato and kale. Remote admin work for work: software updates. Chatted with Tina via SMS.

Tue 5

Woke with some lung congestion. Breakfast: an apple, honey-ginger tisane, zinc, two english muffins with butter. Worked from home: purchased Keynote ($19.99), 1-on-1 with Susie, reviewed the Alumni Weekend slides in Keynote 6.6.1 and helped her install Granjon on her computer. Alumni Weekend program build in InDesign CS5. Throughout the day I ate and drank from today's Instacart order: Whole Foods chicken and corn chowder, one bartlett pear, broccoli salad. Late dinner: brown rice avocado and cucumber sushi.

Wed 6

Had much difficulty sleeping last night due to my cold. Slept in. Sick day. Ginger-honey tisane, acetominophen, Whole Foods carrot-ginger soup, one english muffin with butter. Recently I started reading and enjoying What to Eat by Marion Nestle on Kindle. Dinner at home with Patrick: steak and eggs with quick kimchi fried rice.

Thu 7

Had much difficulty sleeping last night due to my cold. Slept in. Sick day. Ginger-honey tisane, dayquil generic, Whole Foods chicken and corn chowder, 8 ounces of orange juice, 8 ounces of vegetable juice. Basically rested all day. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Vanida Thai via Yelp EAT24: tom yum chicken, bbq chicken, garlic tofu, pad thai, sticky rice: about $50 with tip. Watched the Rogue One trailer on YouTube with Patrick. Watched Archer season 6, episode 6 (Sitting) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Fri 8

Sick day. Dayquil generic, Whole Foods chicken and corn chowder, 6 ounces of orange juice, 6 ounces of vegetable juice. More rest and recovery. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Alice Chinese Bistro via EAT24: pork, prawn, and chive dumplings; small hot and sour soup; house special chow homemade noodle; boiled tofu and cabbage in clay pot; crispy honey sesame; steamed white rice; steamed brown rice, water, sparkling water and red wine for Patrick. Patrick's fortune: A great pleasure in life is doing what others say you can't. My fortune: A refreshing change is in your future.

Sat 9

More cold recovery and tax filing. Lunch: Chinese food leftovers. Rest and tax filing all day. Dinner: Chinese food leftovers.

Sun 10

Cut my hair, showered. Tax filing. Brunch: leftover thai and chinese food. Tax filing. Troubleshot printing problems: new thicker laser printer paper means we need to choose "Thicker" in print settings otherwise the printer will jam. Rode UberX to Stonestown Galleria with Patrick for a small celebration with Mom Ryan. We had desserts and coffee at La Baguette. Patrick had a chocolate cake and decaf, Mom Ryan had a tiramisu cake and iced decaf, and I had a chocolate eclair with chocolate filling and regular coffee. We walked for a while in the mall. Mom Ryan stayed to rest a bit longer. Patrick and I rode UberX home. Tax filing: completed all returns. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover chinese food. Watched Archer season 6, episode 7 (Nellis) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Mon 11

Pre-breakfast: a pear, 6 ounces of orange juice, 8 ounces of vegetable juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, water. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Spent part of the day catching up on old email and most of the day writing a summary for proposed tech reqs for fall. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: bbq-spiced salmon and roasted sweet potato rounds with arugula, apple and walnut salad. Began weeding my Apple Contacts and Facebook friends.

Tue 12

I can't remember what I had for breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Chatted briefly with Todd L, introduced him to Slack. Tech reqs work all day. Lots of calendar management. Small updates for Wang Lab. Checked in with Rick about his need for the camera for the awards banquet. Followup with an old ticket submitted to ITS (Megan's computer not reflecting Windows Updates installed properly). Followup regarding an auth.net alert. No lunch. Rode Lyft Line to the Mission. Met Jef at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. He had free tickets to Louder Than Bombs as part of his membership in the New York Times Film Club. Mac and cheese for him, burger and fries for me. Rode Lyft Line home with one of the nicest drivers ever.

Wed 13

Breakfast: granola with whole milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Began but then stopped taking a building survey. Followup with an old ticket submitted to ITS (Megan's computer not reflecting Windows Updates installed properly). Tech reqs work all day. No lunch. Rode Lyft Line to West Portal. Celebration dinner at Trattoria da Vittorio with Patrick, Sam, and Mom Ryan. We started with a cheese platter with toasted baguette. Mom Ryan had the sea bass special with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Patrick had pollo milanese with eggplant parmesan. Sam had a spinach linguine special with artichoke and prawns. I had short ribs with polenta and vegetables. We all shared a caesar salad. For dessert, we shared a complimentary tiramisu. Sam drove us all home.

Thu 14

Breakfast: an apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Computer maintenance. Tech reqs work. 1-on-1 with Cindy. WebEx meeting with Andres, Lalit, and Anastasio (Megan's computer not reflecting Windows Updates installed properly); they will troubleshoot the issue further. Impromptu meeting with Kirk H. We helped a student with a wireless problem, discussed tech reqs, then visited Sasha and Jon J and chatted with them about tech reqs. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Tech reqs work. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: meatball ragout with swiss chard, red wine, sparkling mineral water. Dessert: warm chocolate chip cookies from frozen. Watched Archer season 6, episodes 8 and 9 (The Kanes and Pocket Listing) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Fri 15

Breakfast at home: cereal with whole milk, 6 ounces of carrot juice, 6 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Tech reqs work all day. Followup with Rodney and SM about editing permissions. Chatted with Joel via email about email storage space. Finished auditing the A to Z website list. Prepped for styling work by loading current databases for all our sites. Chatted with Eric on Slack about git. Microsites work: general followup. Updated BTS job listings for Peter L. Sent Kroetz Lab to Susie and Bill for final review and approval. Made plans to remediate QuickTime for Windows zero-day alerts but learned later that Lalit says BigFix will uninstall them for ITFS-managed computers. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: nepalese chicken tarkari with garlic-spinach rice and spiced tomato sauce. Watched 1:08:43 of Age of Adaline (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dessert: brittle.

Sat 16

Breakfast: carrot-ginger soup, mini croissants, veggie tamale. Rode my bike in Golden Gate Park and home again. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: goat cheese, roasted golden beets, and arugula ravioli in truffle cream sauce, white wine. Finished watching Age of Adaline (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Not recommended unless you're female or you're young or both. Dessert: warm chocolate chip cookies. Recharge Spa work: added Walnut Creek image gallery.

Sun 17

Rode Lyft to the Mission, met Danny at Dolores Park for sunbathing. I ate a very messy breakfast sandwich and a vegan chocolate donut from Dolores Park Cafe. After maybe an hour it was getting too hot, so Danny rode home on his scooter to drop off stuff. I took the J and then the F and met him at the Civic Center farmers market. We browsed and shopped at the market, then I left him near City Hall. Phil wanted to take him to Costco. I visited the rabbits public art exhibit in front of City Hall, then rested on the steps for some time before riding Lyft home. Showered and rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: enchiladas with black beans, white wine. Late drink: grape Zevia soda.

Mon 18

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Followup with a website that was discovered to be offline (Seiple). Followup on QuickTime for Windows zero-day vulnerabilities and IT actions. Tech reqs work: asked housing to review. Lunch at A.G. Ferrari: chicken sandwich. Shopped at Books, Inc. Modified title elements for all sites to add "UCSF" to meet UDAR website standards. Followup with Frances P about videos for the Benet Lab website. Edited pages regarding security actions for grads, sent them to Marc L and Reba B for review. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron crispy catfish sandwiches with spicy lime aioli and chopped salad, sparkling mineral water. Vacuumed.

Tue 19

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with Acrobat Pro license end issues. UFD meeting with Susie, Paula, and Eric. Archived fraud paperwork. Lunch at Panera Bread City Center, which had good food but I nonetheless had a terrible experience. The restaurant is very difficult to find. Better signage could help, but nothing will change the poor foot navigation of City Center except for tearing it down completely. I went up two flights of stairs, down one flight, asked directions at Best Buy, down another flight, around a corner, and then I found it. Flies and very aggressive pigeons swarmed the outdoor patio looking out onto a parking lot and made only marginally more pleasant by added container greenery. The complexity of ordering via iPad and they forgot to add the field greens I had added but I was too tired to complain about it. Why did they give me half of a large baguette with a soup and a sandwich? Inside the restaurant the air conditioning was set to "freezing." Never again. The bread is delicious, though. I had a steak sandwich with white cheddar on ciabatta with a cup of chicken and wild rice soup. Iced tea. $13.89. I ate with one arm held high to bat away the many birds landing on my table—so bold! Chatted with Eric about an issue I reported: old Google Maps links shortened with Google URL Shortener fail, but only on mobile. Unpublished a person page for Katherine K, then documented the process. Followup with video permissions for Frances P. Began choosing Drupalcon sessions. Rode Lyft Line home: about $10 after a $2 tip. Dinner at home with Patrick: enchilada, tamale, and black refried bean leftovers; water. Watched trailers and a few clips on YouTube. Late snack: corn chips, prunes.

Wed 20

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup by telephone. Worked with Cindy on notifications to students and faculty about info security requirements. Met with Rebecca, Cindy, and Stephen about tech reqs, curriculum content, and software security issues. Styling fixes for it.ucsf.edu pages. Microsites followup with Sandra and Maria. Followup with Sian and Paz about the ending of the Acrobat license. Lots of computer maintenance for OSACA computers. Lunch from Panda Express: Panda Bowl: mixed vegetables with orange chicken, ate on the FAMRI steps. My fortune: You are a classic. Chatted with SM about editing content in Drupal. Rode Muni home. Installed updates for Patrick's computer. Dinner at home with Patrick: roasted chicken and mixed mushrooms with crispy rosemary-orange salad and chipotle pan sauce. Watched part of Ant-Man (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Remote desktop: updates. Installed updates for my computer.

Thu 21

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheddar on english muffin, small coffee with whole milk. Styling work on pages I own on it.ucsf.edu. Met with Susie to discuss identity retheme issues. Followup with a request from Marley for better dept-to-dept navigation. Pcard activation followup with Jackie. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: spiced pork chops and mashed potatoes with kale, english peas and goat cheese. Finished watching Ant-Man (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 22

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Pcard activation followup. Spent the whole day editing and inserting images into an Alumni Weekend followup story for Susie. Rode lyft line to the Castro, encountered kangta and met his friend saul (sp?), met Jef at Eureka, Bryant serving, we chatted with the chef who was from mississippi. Beet salad to share, bbq short ribs for Jef, pork shoulder for me, we shared profiteroles for dessert. Those whom I met or encountered this evening: kevin, sabine, guest steve, server mike, doug, angel, mario, ryan, karl, hayden, candice, tyler, germain, gino, cody, keith. Hungry after closing, so I ate a pulled pork sandwich with fries at orphan andy’s. More met or encountered: server mike, presoon, rode muni L home.

Sat 23

Slept in. Breakfast: Whole Foods minestrone soup, bread with butter, 6 ounces of carrot juice, water. Watched Ant-Man extras and outtakes on YouTube with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: an amazingly short 18-minute delivery time from Clay Oven Indian West Portal via EAT24: sweet lassi, spinach nan, rice pilav, aloo gobhi, raita, dal soup, vegetable pakora, chicken tikka masala. Watched Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick—loved it. I don't recall hearing about this film when it was released, and I felt that at 7.1 on IMDB it is underrated. Late snack: an apple.

Sun 24

Breakfast: one green apple. House chores. Cut my hair, showered. Recharge Spa work for Drew: jobs. Caught up on journaling. Rode Muni L to Soma. Brunch at El Capitan (1123 Folsom Street) with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, and Paul. We shared two carafes of sangria, the house ceviche, two dozen $1 oysters, chicharrons, plantain chips. Entrees: pulled pork sliders for Phil, chilaquiles for Paul, cow burger medium with cheddar and fries for me, elote and chicken wings for Romy, cow burger medium with gouda and fries for Drew, only oysters for Danny. Everyone liked everything except I was the only one who like the ceviche. The others thought it wasn't fresh, but I thought it was fine. Everyone agreed the oysters seemed really fresh. We encountered several problems with the music. When first turned on its extreme loudness prevented us from having a conversation, and there were no other patrons in the restaurant. We asked several times for it to be turned down. Then, later, we realized that the same track was on repeat; we must have been listening to the same song for 20 or 30 minutes. Eventually the volume and repeat problems were resolved. The entrees did not come out all at once, and their timing seemed obviously poor when everyone was eating but Paul was still waiting for over 5 minutes for his chilaquiles. Neither Drew's nor my burger was medium as ordered—they were both cooked a few minutes too long and turned out medium well. Afterwards we visited Flora Grubb Gardens, a very small cafe serving terrible coffee and tasty desserts amidst fine gardens and that just happens to sell most everything you see. Afterwards we drove down the crooked part of Vermont Street because most everyone had not yet experienced it. Back to their place for a nap. Rode Lyft Line home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron korean bao sliders with gochujang mayo and sweet potato tempura. Watched Archer s6:e10 (Reignition Sequence) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. I thought this was one of the funniest episodes in a long time.

Mon 25

Woke with a sore throat. Took a sick day and stayed home to drink lemon-ginger green tea and rest. Watched Tangerine (2015) on Netflix instant watch. I liked it a lot. The story is both simple and twisty, and a subplot went deeper than I had expected. The performances were quite fine. There's unarguably adult material here, and if you're fine with that I recommend it. Wait until the end of the credits for perhaps the biggest shock of the film. Lunch: chicken noodle soup, lemon-ginger green tea. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Late snack: tater tots with ketchup, crispy vegetable snacks from the farmer's market.

Tue 26

Sick day, sore throat. Breakfast: one-egg and scallion omelette sprinkled with green sauce from indian food leftovers, side of hash browns, 6 ounces of carrot juice, 6 ounces of orange juice. Rested. Lunch: leftovers. Watched Full Metal Jacket (1987) on Netflix instant watch. Dinner at home with Patrick: seared salmon and "green" potato salad with pickled mustard seeds. Dessert: a scoop of pistachio gelato. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Recharge Spa work: specified location availability (SF versus Walnut Creek) for many items, added photos to the Locations page, added Walnut Creek details to the Locations page.

Wed 27

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Caught up on email. Chatted with Paula about UFD. Lunch from The View Cafe: veggie california sandwich on wheat, small coffee using my Seattle Public Library mug brought from home. Met with Susie to discuss, revise, and publish the Alumni Weekend report. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Chatted with Lisa about Qualtrics issues. 1-on-1 with SM: helpdesk website build. Bridges communications meeting. Chatted with Lisa about buying a Mac for her for home. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: za'atar chicken and pearl couscous with asparagus and pink lemon compote, water for me and red wine for Patrick. Dessert: small chocolate chip cookies, two for Patrick, one for me. Recharge Spa work: May news html email build, locations page. Explored Amazon Music playlists in prep for the Student Awards Dinner. Late snack: cereal with milk.

Thu 28

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 in my Seattle Public Library mug. Sprint standup. Lots of calendar management and vacation notification. Updated the Incapsula info page in the SOP IT wiki. Followup with pcard fraud issues. Chatted with Lisa about livestreaming commencement, which resulted in me spending about an hour preparing a communication to Jim J, the stage electrician at Davies. It got sorted out; we will not try to livestream this year but maybe next year. Sent Lisa instructions on how to join Chatter. Published Substantial Evidence changes for Jamie. Listserv management for one of our student leadership groups. Eric and I walked through a hack to add a news listing thumbnail image for a news story without also having that image appear in the top right corner of the node page. In this hack you choose a regular crop cropped as you like in addition to choosing a square crop cropped to the smallest white area you can, then after finding the inserted image code, wrap it with a div with class clearfix. This provides a bit of extra whitespace at the top of the article, but basically no one is going to notice anything is amiss. Lunch from The View Cafe: sushi from the refrigerator. Met with Paula and Susie about UFD. Edited 8 pages of the 10-page UFD. Chatted with Eric about caching issues; Varnish seems to occasionally annoy me because I have to wait for it to clear a page before I can report to the task generator that my task is complete. Chatted briefly with David about the student awards dinner and commencement stories and photography. Helped Michelle remove photos from the camera memory card so that she can download them from my Box account. Rode Lyft Line to the Sunset district. Dinner at Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company (SRBC) with Patrick: we shared everything: beer flight, half caesar salad, chipotle bbq pizza, fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw. For dessert, chocolate stout two-layer cake with Bailey's cream cheese frosting. All food and drink was delicious, in particular the fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy were perfect. The pizza gets a little soggy in the center; I prefer it crisper. But it's still a very good pizza. Service by Patricia N was mostly very good. (At the end she disappeared upstairs for a long time while we were waiting to pick up our payment.) $63.11 before an $11 tip. Walked home.

Fri 29

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheddar on english muffin, water. Sprint standup. Researched and reported a problem with Esteban's degrees. ICRD approval work. Lunch from Panda Express: chow mein with beef and broccoli. Laptop prep for student awards dinner tonight. We loaded Cindy's car. I rode with Leslie, Lucia, and Rick in Leslie's car to UCSF Mission Bay. The dinner went mostly well. I used playlists on Amazon called Cocktail Party Jazz, Jazz Dinner Party, and 50 Great Songs for Celebrating. Rode with Leslie, Lucia, and Rick back to UCSF Parnassus. Unloaded. Leslie gave Lucia and me rides home.

Sat 30

Slept in. Walked to and ate lunch with Patrick at Lou's Sandwiches: buffalo chicken sandwich and sparkling water for Patrick, CBR (chicken breast, bacon, cheddar, ranch) sandwich and san pelligrino mandarin for me, potato chips to share. Walked home. Did some gardening and house chores. Shopped on the Zappos iOS app on my iPad Pro while sitting in the sun in the back yard. Dinner at home with Patrick: California Pizza Kitchen fire roasted vegetables crispy thin crust pizza from frozen (delicious), red wine, water. Watched Sweeney Todd on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Hated it. Recharge Spa work: added images to the Visit Us page. House chores.