November 2016

Summary: Brunch at Yank Sing Rincon Center with Neil, Matthias, and Danny; The Rama Epic at Asian Art Museum with Neil and Matthias; watched the 2016 presidential election results with Neil, Matthias, Doreen, and Amir at Irish Times; dinner at 54 Mint followed by Roísín Murphy at Mezzanine with Patrick; finished reading and editing a forthcoming novel by Patrick, Nico Santos at the Punch Line, Thanksgiving feast at home with Patrick, Sam, and Mom Ryan

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Tue 1

Recharge Medical work: new patient forms, pushed new pdfs live, other web updates. Breakfast: egg, turkey, and muenster on english muffin times two. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Committed a fix for Apply button too large. Helped Rick with a supp app issue. 1-on-1 with Susie. Identity retheme work: favicon. Lunch: packaged sushi from The View Cafe, ate in the courtyard. Met with Julie and Marley about the CP orgchart. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Uber POOL home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef cauliflower fritters with apple-spinach farro, sautéed veggies and walnuts; san pell. Recharge Medical work. Read and edited chapters 19 and 20 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Wed 2

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheddar on english muffin; coffee with half and half. Resolved an authentication problem with DDPE with the UCSF IT Service Desk. Spent almost the entire day migrating orgcharts from PowerPoint 2016 to InDesign CC because PowerPoint 2016 was giving me the beach ball so much that it was unusable. Lunch: veggie california sandwich, water from my water bottle. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Uber Pool home—one of the longest Uber Pool rides ever: 40 minutes. Recharge Medical work. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Indian Clay Oven West Portal: mushroom mattar, chicken tikka masala, mixed vegetables paneer, naan combination, raita, samosas, rice; white wine. Recharge Medical work.

Thu 3

Breakfast at home: leftover quiche, one green apple, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. CP and School orgchart work in InDesign. Eric and I walked through branch merging and I committed my code to update the favicons in the identity retheme. Microsites work: Benet Lab. Helped Joel with adjusting some admissions Word and PDF documents. Began closing some dbts sites. Lunch at the JCC: cow burger with fries. The fries were unusually bad today; I think an old batch got mixed in with a fresh batch. I threw most of it into the compost bin and did not register a complaint. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lots of cable management for Joel. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers from last night, white wine.

Fri 4

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Spent most of the day in BrowserStack testing identity retheme art. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch from Cafe Bellini: veggie slice, iced coffee. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: meat lover's angel hair with garlic alfredo sauce, water. Wasted the evening browsing imgur.

Sat 5

Breakfast at home with Patrick: I made eggs, hash browns, sausage, and english muffin with butter; orange juice. Organized stuff at home. Lunch with Patrick: Blue Apron smoked mozzarella and cabbage pizza with romaine and apple salad, Dr. Zevia soda. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr.

Sun 6

Rode Muni to Embarcadero Station. Walked to Rincon Center. Brunch at Yank Sing Rincon Center with Neil, Matthias, and Danny. This is my first time meeting Matthias. We enjoyed dim sum with ice water and hot tea, finishing with two slices of pistachio ice cream cake. Afterwards Danny left for another lunch date. Matthias, Neil, and I rode Muni to Civic Center Station and visited the Asian Art Museum. The current main exhibit was The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe. We toured floors 1 and 3 then broke for refreshment at the cafe, sitting on the patio with beverages and sharing a tandoori chicken sandwich with small side salad. Floor 2, a quick run thru Samsung Hall where a performance had recently ended, then a circle in the loggia completed the trip. By now it was around 4 PM, and they departed to gather luggage to switch hotels (Hyatt to Kimpton Buchanan). I rode Muni home in the opposite direction. Rested. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron crispy chicken with mashed potato and spicy collard greens.

Mon 7

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Inserted Brodsky redirects. Microsites work: Benet Lab. Ordered a DVI patch cable for Joel. Tried setting up microsite slideshows for theming but encountered and reported issues. Lunch at Starbucks: ancho chipotle panini, tall flat white. 1-on-1 with James: slideshow for microsites issues. PharmD info architecture work. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron pork meatballs with beet and cranberry agrodolce; white wine. Finished reading and editing chapters 21 and 22 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Tue 8

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Finished watching Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest via downloaded Amazon Prime Video. Began rewatching Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Orgchart work almost all day: OSACA-OEIS. Lunch: tempura shrimp sushi roll from the deli case in The View Cafe, water. Rode Muni downtown. Met Neil and Matthias at Irish Times to watch the presidential election results, met their friends Doreen and Amir.

Wed 9

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus, learning along the way the disappointing presidential election results. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: two eggs, two slices of whole wheat toast, hash brown triangles, two sausage links, water. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo and continued rewatching Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Archived CP databases provided by Becky K. Various task followup. Minor web edit for Cindy. Helped Joel with a problem with changed bookmarking behavior in Safari 10. Identity retheme work: banner, ACPE svg logo, UCSF svg logo, microsites hero slideshow. Late lunch from Starbucks: special edition turkey and cranberry sandwich. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza delivery from Baiano: medium bbq chicken pizza, caesar salad. Watched Superstore s2:e8 (Election Day) on Hulu with Patrick.

Thu 10

Patrick prepared breakfast for me: scrambled eggs with sausage, hash browns, and toast; 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Followup with a problem reported with the job postings form. Notified customers of a problem with missing content on pharm. Lots of styling work all day in Drupal. Lunch from The View Cafe: hawaiian tuna roll from the deli case, water. Rode (Lyft Line?) downtown. Dinner at 54 Mint at 16 Mint with Drew, Phil, Paul, and Patrick. Appetizers: two orders of suppli (tomato risotto croquettes, molten smoked mozzarella) and one order of polipo (grilled octopus, chickpeas, purple potatoes, celery). Main courses: Drew and I each had the special crab rigatoni. Patrick had carbonara ("Rustichella d'Abruzzo" spaghetti, organic eggs, guanciale, black pepper, pecorino). Paul had bistecca ai ferri (12-ounce grilled grass-fed ribeye, arugula, cipollini onion "agrodolce"). Phil had the fish special. Dessert: a tiramisu with no ladyfingers—weird. Saw Roísín Murphy at Mezzanine with Patrick. Rode UberX home: about $15.

Fri 11

Breakfast at home with Patrick: french toast with pear compote. Lunch: leftovers. Watched Hurricane Bianca on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Vacuumed. Watched Stranger Things s1:e5 (The Flea and the Acrobat) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef greek pasta bowl with artichokes, red pepper sauce, arugula, gremolata; red wine. Watched Superstore s2:e9 (Seasonal Help) on Hulu with Patrick. Read and edited chapters 23, 24, and part of 25 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Sat 12

Breakfast at home: Patrick's leftovers from Toast West Portal: hash browns, bacon, pancakes, toast with coconut spread, carrot juice. Read and edited chapters 25 and part of 26 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Lunch at home with Patrick: grilled chicken breast sandwiches with gouda, bbq sauce, and mexican crema; grapefruit Zevia soda. Cut my hair, showered. Read and edited chapter 26 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Snack: assorted nuts, water. Watched Superstore s2:e10 (Black Friday) on Hulu with Patrick.

Sun 13

Breakfast at home: two hash browns, two sausage links, two eggs scrambled with gouda, sourdough toast with butter, 8 ounces of orange juice. Read and edited chapters 27 to 41 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Afternoon snack: tortilla chips, herbed wheat thins, assorted nuts, water. Recharge Medical work: updated the Facebook opengraph tryptich, moved the staff and management content to the about page and removed the staff and management pages. Watched Stranger Things s1:e6 (The Monster) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Recharge Medical work: thumb replacements. A few days ago (not exactly sure when) I finished watching Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate and Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest both via downloaded Amazon Prime Video. Finished watching Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation via downloaded Amazon Prime Video.

Mon 14

Breakfast: one red delicious apple, one slice of sourdough toast with butter. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Launched ACDRS. PharmD redesign meeting. Email summit. More cable management for Joel. Rode UberPOOL home, happily catching a dusk view of the super-large supermoon looking east down Parnassus. I took a photo with my iPhone 6 Plus, but the moon turned out to be just a poor smudge indistinguishable from a lamp far down the street. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Decided on the fly to watch Wreck-it Ralph on iTunes because the HD version is only $3.99. The 3.9 GB download came over sonic.com gigabit fiber in about one minute. Microwave popcorn failed, saucepan popcorn successful.

Tue 15

Accidentally forgot to eat breakfast today. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Styling work: tried resolving bullet problems on the pharmacy and pharmd homepages but failed. Spent about an hour trying to make Apple AirDrop work and failed. 1-on-1 with Susie. Plancomm website planning meeting. Late lunch from The View Cafe: meatloaf with gravy and chunky mashed potatoes, water. Office party in the conference room with vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream, chocolate cake, something sugar-free for David, and maple-leaf-shaped shortbread cookies with fall-colored sugar sprinkles. Identity retheme background work 1-on-1 with Susie: we decided all white. Microsites work: a small change to Residencies for Erin. Checked on a misdelivered package for Joel and set it up for resolution. Inserted a bio for Aeshah's person page. Completed identity retheme art deployment by uploading image content with new accent art. Sent Kevin E a CommCon idea: poster presentation guidance. Notified site owners and editors of the identity retheme art deployment. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron seared chicken with roasted honeynut squash and garlic rice. Recharge Medical work: editing.

Wed 16

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: breakfast burrito, coffee with half and half. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. OSACA staff meeting. Helped Joel import ICS files to Outlook 2016. Lunch at Moffit Cafe: roast turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Made Benet Lab live. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Lyft Line home for $6.34 after a $1 tip. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron vietnamese meatballs with sweet potato noodles and daikon radish, syrah, san pell. Watched part of Star Trek: Beyond (2016) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Thu 17

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: breakfast burrito, coffee with half and half. Picked up an old OSACA iPad from the OSACA and dropped off an ethernet dongle. Chatted with Polly about correcting contact info via HR tickets. Sprint standup joined remotely from S126. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Chatted 1-on-1 with Susie about a new print project. Ordered a new UPS for Cindy. Followup following the Benet Lab launch. Gave Megan and Cindy advice for selecting hero slideshow images. Submitted a feature request for the all sites users feature; after two rounds James completed it exactly how I wanted on the same day—nice! Reminded Michael N about a task for him to grant me access to a wiki. Lunch at the JCC: cow burger, side salad, La Croix lime water: about $12. Microsites work: Residencies: added two new pages for Erin. Microsites work: task statuses. Styling work: resolved the problem of green bullets appearing on homepage quicklinks for pharmacy and pharmd. Confirmed that identity retheme backgrounds have been set to all white. Confirmed that the PharmD ACPE notice accent artwork no longer forces the adjacent text to be awkwardly thin on iPhone 6 Plus portrait. Confirmed that the identity retheme art was successfully deployed. Closed the Benet Lab project task. Prepped svg logo work to be pushed to master. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dropped off an old OSACA iPad at the OSACA. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza delivery from Baiano's: pepperoni mushroom, greek-style salad with olive oil dressing. Dessert: one slice each of tiramisu. Watched the remainder of Star Trek: Beyond (2016) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Recently while in transit and via downloaded Amazon Prime Video I finished watching Project Gelb (2014) and started watching Wizard Mode (2016). AirDrop worked for me today when a few days ago it did not even after much troubleshooting. I think what fixed it for me was restarting after signing out and then in again to iCloud on my iPhone 6 Plus.

Fri 18

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Secret print project. Alerted students to UCSF IT support for macOS 10.12 Sierra. Fixed a broken link for Cindy and Joel: DACA. Lots of styling work today. Added some pubs for Lei W. Lunch at the JCC: tuna melt with salad, water. Afterwards I visited the Katz Snyder Gallery to see Skin Deep: The Art of Tattoo. Lots of linkchecking. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Finished watching watching Wizard Mode (2016) via downloaded Amazon Prime Video. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef cauliflower mac and cheese with kale, breadcrumbs, sun-dried tomato tapenade; white wine. Upgraded iOS from 9.3.5 to 10.1.1 on my iPhone 6 Plus.

Sat 19

Breakfast at home: two eggs scrambled with italian seasoning, spinach, and muenster; english muffin with butter, tater tots, two sausage links. Recharge Medical web work: updated pdf thumbs, updated the travel health page. Lunch at home with Patrick: porcini-truffle ravioli in alfredo, san pell. Nap. Recharge Medical web work: published the IV therapy page, new blog post. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef gruycafère sausage polenta with mushrooms, chard, roasted carrot and cabbage, pesto. Watched "Homosexuality: It's about survival - not sex | James O'Keefe | TEDxTallaght" on YouTube with Patrick followed by "Night of the Tarantula" (Season 6, Episode 7) of Murder, She Wrote on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Sun 20

Breakfast at home: two fried eggs, two sausage links, hash browns, one slice of toast, 8 ounces of orange juice. Recharge Medical work: December news. Retrofit a new space heater (Honeywell UberHeat HCE200) with an intake filter so that it would stay cleaner easier. Lunch: leftovers. House chores. Rewatched Star Trek: Beyond (2016) on Netflix DVD by myself. Installed new LED light bulbs (Cree from Home Depot). Dinner at home with Patrick: variation on Green Chef apple rosemary chicken with squash and apple, fennel salad, fig vinaigrette, red wine. Watched Star Trek: Beyond (2016) extras on YouTube.

Mon 21

Breakfast 1 at home: one granny smith apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast 2 from Cafe Bellini: plain bagel toasted with cream cheese. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Asana task followup and styling all day. Helped David J configure his laptop to print to the copier. Errand: Bought Sugru black 3-pack at Target for about $15. Lunch at The Pig and Whistle: chicken breast sandwich on sweet roll, sides of potato salad and cole slaw. The sandwich was delicious. The sides were just okay; I ate only a little of them. Water to drink. $10 after a $1.50 tip. Stopped at Trader Joe's for a few items. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron kale and tahini flatbreads with roasted chickpeas and beet-pear salad. This morning I noticed that my Bose earbud headphones had broken at a stress point. The fracture was small, and Sugru was perfect for this kind of repair job. This was my first time using Sugru. I repaired my headphones at five stress points (even though four of them weren't broken), a headphones extension cable that had a fracture in the middle of the cable, three other small cables for charging devices, and I fashioned a new zipper pull for a hoodie of Patrick's. We'll see tomorrow how well everything turns out.

Tue 22

The Sugru projects turned out beautifully. Breakfast at home: granola with yogurt, chai tea with SweetLeaf and milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Styling work all day: topbar, print styles. Today was the first time I spent a lot of time working with flexbox in css. It took me basically all day—eight hours—to get what I thought was a simple header to work across modern browsers. Lunch from The View Cafe deli fridge: spicy california roll, water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Lyft home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Park Gyros: chicken kebab plates. For dessert we split one kadayif (aka kanafeh or kanafah?). Spent over an hour on the phone with (Kresha?) in T-Mobile customer support trying to get them to fix a problem. This morning I had successfully redeemed an offer of a free Lyft ride up to $15 in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app and received a text message confirmation of it, but then when I took a Lyft ride this evening my credit card was charged and there was no credit from the offer redemption. Kresha said that T-Mobile would credit our T-Mobile account $15 within the next two hours and that they would further investigate the reason why the problem occurred. So much trouble and not worth the hassle. Three support team members needed to be involved in order to resolve my problem. Kresha was polite and apologetic, but I found the overall T-Mobile Tuesdays experience to be awful. She assured me that the problem would not happen again, but she gave me no evidence of the reason the problem occurred or what steps they had taken to prevent it. I am consequently still distrustful of the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. She said the next time a Lyft offer appears in T-Mobile Tuesdays she will call me to confirm that my redemption of the offer works successfully. (Several days later I find that our T-Mobile account was not credited as she claimed would happen.)

Wed 23

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: mushroom-spinach-sausage omelette, one pumpkin pancake. Styling work: topbar for lab sites. Helped Megan resize an image so that it would print correctly with Shutterfly. Helped Lucia troubleshoot black vertical lines on printouts. Lunch to go from Cafe Bellini: caesar salad, water. Created a codepen account. Rode Muni to Barbacco. Dinner at Barbacco with Patrick: prosecco for me, chianti for Patrick. We started with pig-tail-shaped pasta with ?. Entrees: pork polpette (meatballs) for Patrick, beef stew for me. Dessert: almond cake. Cafe au lait for me, espresso for Patrick. Afterwards we walked to The Punch Line to see Nico Santos with Marcella Arguello. The host was Emily Van Dyke. Everyone was very funny even though the crowd seemed a bit mixed. I chalk it up to presidential election shock. Afterwards Patrick went home. I stayed to hang out with Nico and other friends of his. Met Alex (aka Sheps), David, Josh, Jared (aka Bunny). Josh and Jared left for something. Alex (a designer), David (of YouTube), Josh (of YouTube), Nico, and I rode to the Pilsner Inn for drinks. Josh and Jared met us there. We stayed for some time then walked to Blackbird for another round. After that we went to Josh's place for more drinks and talking. I rode Lyft home. A fun, exhausting evening.

Thu 24

Holiday; no work. Breakfast: an apple. House cleaning. Thanksgiving feast at home with Patrick, Sam, and Mom Ryan. Patrick bought all the food from Bi-Rite except for the Diestel turkey which was from Whole Foods. He needed only to reheat everything. san pell, sour cream cornbread, classic gravy, crab bisque, bourbon sweet potato mash, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry-orange relish, pecan pie. Started watching Arthur (1981) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 25

Holiday; no work. Lunch: leftovers. Began various vacation planning. Finished watching Arthur (1981) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron butternut squash risotto with brussels sprouts and chestnuts, tarantas cava brut. Watched Stranger Things s1:e7 (The Bathtub) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Sat 26

Breakfast at home: leftover banana pancakes that Patrick had brought home from breakfast with Sam at Home West Portal. Favicon updates for Recharge Medical website and Tina's website. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Watched Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Sun 27

Discovered in the middle of the night that I have caught a mild cold. Breakfast at home: maple-nut-cranberry cereal with yogurt, sliced banana, and diced red delicious apple; water. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Perilla via Grubhub: pho ga and garlic noodles.

Mon 28

Stayed home from work; sick with a mild cold. Breakfast: leftover pho ga. Lunch: rice and turkey in chicken broth. Watched Stranger Things s1:e8 (The Upside Down) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Sri Thai via Grubhub.

Tue 29

Stayed home from work; sick with a mild cold, but I quickly helped Joel resolve one small need with Jazzee and I completed a print project for Susie. Patrick and I had planned to see Michael Chabon at the JCC but canceled. Watched about half of The Princess Bride (1987) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Wed 30

Stayed home from work; sick with a mild cold. Patrick and I had planned to see Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald at Davies Symphony Hall but canceled. Explored the iOS app called The Orchestra with Patrick. It's very well done, and I've never seen anything like it before. Watched David Blaine: Real or Magic? (2013) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.