Summary: Brian and Kelly visit (Blackbird, Canela, Mitchell's), Epic Steak with some from The Group With No Name, Mardi Gras King Cake Party at home
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Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Parnassus. Marshall Strategy group meeting with Ken. Took OSACA surplus items to the surplus pickup. Stopped at OEIS to say hello and look for Stephen. Chatted briefly with Stephen B at the Muni bus stop. Lunch at You See Sushi: sushi combo #3, hot green tea. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Lots of orgcharts work: school, dean's office, education, archive page. Microsites work: replace one image on the topics A2 page with Bob U. I figured out a way to wrangle SVG into a half size while duplicating our look and feel for an image caption. Bob is happy. Now I just have to replace all their site's other images like it. It's on the to do list. Afternoon snack: one navel orange. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: roast chicken breast, mashed potatoes, peas. Dessert: gingerbread molasses cookies, milk with Bailey's for me. The Archer C7 router arrives.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Followup with Megan about the broken job posting form. Followup with Lisa C about digital letterhead and with Joel about his replacement mouse. PharmD redesign work: full site map build and finalize. Lunch at Artesano: lomo saltado: $18.80. Followup with Marissa, Millo, and Polly about people profile content. Rode Uber Pool home. Delivery from Park Gyros via Grubhub: appetizer combo plate, chicken kebab plate, baklava with pistachio.
Breakfast at home and at work: one red apple, one orange, one carrot muffin, water. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Followup with Ken D, and Julie E about people profile content. Followup with Calpoison: added an email address to our Google Docs shared folder. Orgchart work: CP rev. Microsites work: PKCourse redo images. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch at Carmelina's: taco salad with carnitas. Observed MMIs. Microsites work: PKCourse redo images. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home: I think this was leftovers.
Woke around 2:30 am due to an argument between a couple in the upstairs unit. Couldn't return to sleep until around 5:00 am but then only lightly. Woke again around 7:30 am, trying to sleep until 9 am. Turned Sleep Cycle off, then stayed in bed until 1:30 pm. Began a chat with Brandon from the upstairs unit regarding problems with trash/recycling pickup. Late lunch: leftovers. Attempted to hang a mirror in the dressing room, but the room is slightly crooked, and the mirror still doesn't look right after several hours of work and lots of unnecessary scars on the wall. Dinner at home with Patrick: I prepared steamed white rice, deli carnitas, and leftovers; white wine. Dessert: panettone from Simmone, dessert wine.
Slept in due to more sleeping issues. I think I might be falling into a bimodal or interrupted sleep pattern. Patrick made breakfast for me: swiss cheese omelet, one hash brown, one sausage link, one slice of toast with butter. Attempted to resolve our trash problem by sorting the top layer of trash properly but discovered issues that need to be discussed with the upstairs unit. Laundry. Cut my hair, showered. Lunch at home with Patrick: pizza from frozen, we split one cola Zevia soda. Cleaned the mirror hanging mess from yesterday. Vacuumed. Folded laundry. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef Italian meatballs and orzo with creminis, lacinato kale, tomatoes, fresh herbs; we split one ginger ale Zevia soda. Removed the Sonic Pace wifi router and installed a TP-Link Archer C7 wifi router. The process was easy except for the drive sharing. It recognized my WD My Passport Ultra as "volume1," but when I tried to set up the drive for sharing it created the shared folder which appeared empty even though I knew it had lots of files on it. I gave up for now trying to get it to work. This will enable us to return the Sonic Pace router to Sonic; we had been renting it for $10/month, and I hadn't gotten around to doing this until now. At the same time I also reorganized the networking equipment and laid new grip liner on top of our bookshelves where the equipment is stored. Speed test from a 2012 MacBook Air over ethernet with the Archer C7 on our Sonic gigabit fiber internet was 744 Mbps down, 107 Mbps up. Same MacBook Air over wifi from two rooms over: 50 Mbps down, 49 Mbps up. From my 2012 iMac over wifi from two rooms over: 179 Mbps down, 94 Mbps up.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheese on english muffin, water. Followup with IT about receiving spam from sites already in my blocklist (aka Barracuda not working as expected). Microsites work: PKCourse followup with Bob, Savic Lab edits and now in MSO review. Prep for styling work in Drupal. I discovered today that in Outlook Web App (for Exchange 2013) in Safari 10.0.3 on Mac OS 10.11.6 El Capitan it's not possible to set a url in non-underlined text or in a color other than blue. Styling work in Drupal: news series bug and head. Email signature work: draft build for plancomm. Lunch at Noah's Bagels: hot turkey and swiss on plain with pickle slice and potato salad, water. Errand: hardware store. Styling work in Drupal: news series bug and head. Email signature work: draft build for plancomm. Microsites work: PKCourse G-I tract image: rebuilt the broken tablet from almost-scratch, successfully bringing the filesize down several orders of magnitude. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef jerk chicken tostadas with chipotle-maple potatoes and bell peppers, slaw; white wine. We watched videos about La Bread Xpress and Eatsa on YouTube.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Styling work: news series committed. Recommitted the same news series commits to the identity retheme branch I have been working on. Microsites work: followup with PKCourse, all is well. Followup with IT about receiving spam from crainalerts.com. Microsites work: made Savic Lab live, built a placeholder site for Experiential Education and handed it to Stephen B for buildout. Followup tasks for Savic Lab launch. A-Z List work: submitted two requests. Called Sonic and arranged for return of their rented Pace router. Prepped for returning to work on the identity retheme fonts. Lunch at the JCC: chicken sandwich and fries. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus with James H. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. School of Pharmacy Town Hall. Errands. Worked from my phone in Kalmanovitz Library: email and Asana task followup. Read the first 12 of 39 pages of the August 2016 editorial style guide from University Relations. It's distributed only as a PDF, so I'm reading it in iBooks. The reading experience is tedious, but it could definitely be worse. Rode Uber Pool home. Chatted briefly with upstairs neighbor Brandon about waste pickup problems. Dinner at home with Patrick: tandoori chicken drumsticks, leftover steamed white rice, macaroni salad. Spent a lot of time resolving a problem printing from my wifi-connected iMac to a Brother HL-5250DN laser printer which was connected to our router via ethernet. The problem was that before I set up our new TP-Link Archer C7 the printer had had a static IP address while plugged into a different router. Since this printer doesn't have a control panel display, there is no obvious way to check its network configuration directly. The printer did not appear in BRAdmin Light because it was set to a different network. I used the rather cryptic procedure to reset the printer to its default network settings, and then was able to add it in System Preferences Printers and Scanners so that it would work as expected. The other tip that helped was that while the printer is on and in a ready state you can press the Go button three times quickly and it will print three settings pages, the last of which is the network configuration which has some useful information like its current IP address. In all, the solution was very unintuitive, and quite vexing for about 45 minutes. Archived tax documents.
Breakfast at home: one pear, leftover meatballs and orzo. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Followup with Cindy and Megan about livestreaming commencement. Emergency edit to the education unit page for Susie. PharmD content edit prep: acad prereqs. Styling work in Drupal all day: identity retheme fonts. David J's going away lunch at Garibaldi's with David, Paula, Susie, Susan H, Michelle, James H, Eric, Denetra, La'Trece, and Nancy. Appetizers included crispy brussels sprouts and risotto croquettes. I had a chicken milanese sandwich with french fries and, for dessert, chocolate budino. The sandwich and fries were perfect. The budino was not pudding- or custard-like at all. The espresso ice cream included in the dish had melted completely, probably due to our party being so many people. There was a chocolate cake-like substance inside, but it was hard to identify from the remainder of the dish, which was essentially eight ounces of chocolate syrup. I barely ate a third of it before quitting—too sweet. The meyer lemon panna cotta looked like a better choice. Still, service was excellent, and it seemed all had a nice time. Susie and Paula said a few words, and many toasts to David were made. Read pages 12 to 22 of the August 2016 editorial style guide from University Relations. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken piccatta with leftover steamed white rice, hot water. Did more testing of printing and discovered that it stopped working from my computer where it was working yesterday. This time I redid the same reset procedure as yesterday but gave both printers static IP addresses. Now printing works from everything. Hopefully it will stick this time. Continued playing Progress on my iPhone 6 Plus.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sent a communication about last night's downtime for our main website. Sprint standup. Styling work in Drupal all day: identity retheme fonts. Lunch at Rigolo: bacon cheddar burger with fries, water. Errand: hardware store. Team meeting. Susie gave me a ride home. More followup with Brandon from upstairs about our recycling problems. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza from frozen. Watched about an hour of The Martian (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Watched trailers for Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017) and Legion (FX). Recharge Medical work: new skin care content edits.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Styling work in Drupal all day: identity retheme fonts. Errand: disposed of old medications at a new drop box in the pharmacy at Kaiser Permanente on Geary. Lunch at Godzila Sushi: chicken teriyaki bento box. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: red beans and rice, bread and butter, red wine, san pell.
Slept in. Breakfast: one-egg chicken tacos from leftovers with crema and salsa. House chores. Browsed and weeded some old photos that I took but never yet uploaded to Flickr. Recharge Medical work: open house reception invitation. Finished watching The Martian (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick and popcorn. Recharge Medical work: flyer for dentists. Dinner at home with Patrick: bosc pear, salami, mixed nuts, dijon mustard, toscano cheese with black pepper, 1,000-day gouda cheese, and San Marzano plum tomatoes on the True Fabrications Twine Rustic Farmhouse acacia cheese board with red wine while continuing to play Samorost 3 getting past the playing cards, building a transport device, and traveling to two other locations.
Breakfast: one naval orange, one red apple. Recharge Medical work: editing. Paid bills. Trip planning. House chores: vacuuming, range hood filter cleaning, window cleaning. Nap. Prepared a mushroom and kale frittata for tomorrow's potluck. Dinner at home with Patrick: Patrick had ravioli from a can. I had shells and cheddar from a box and added diced celery, fresh dill, and tuna from a can; side of carrots sauteed in oil, butter, and dill.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Office celebration. I brought a mushroom and kale frittata. Lunch to go from Palio: roast beef sandwich. PharmD redesign meeting. Styling work in Drupal all day: identity retheme fonts. Errand: Bryan's grocery. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. 1-on-1 with Eric. Styling work in Drupal: identity retheme fonts footer work. Lunch at As Quoted: cobb salad, sparkling water: about $20. I learned today that water and sparkling water are self-serve from taps adjacent to the order counter—neat. Helped Maria F resolve some issues encountered creating new events. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tacos. Today the landlord and the handyman resolved a number of other issues for us: a stuck light bulb and burned out socket and a sink popup that needed reinstallation. They also examined and made attempts to repair leaks above our smaller bedroom window and in our exterior hallway/entry, and in the course of doing so gave us new window blinds. We'll see at the next strong rain how well those leak fixes perform.
Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Styling work in Drupal: identity retheme fonts work all day: headings and more. Also helped Joel with PharmCAS email templates. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Mount Zion. Walked to lunch at Sweet Maple: BATA (bacon, avocado, tomato, arugula) sandwich with crispy wedge fries: $17.99 after tip. Poor timing for a return shuttle, so I walked back to the office. Patrick and I had planned to visit the Asian Art Museum's Tomb Treasures exhibit this evening, but our plans fell through. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from King of Thai Noodle: tofu and vegetable coconut soup, pad see yew, steamed white rice, two thai iced teas. Installed the new Netflix DVD app. Recharge Medical work: invitation final, various editing.
Breakfast: an apple. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Snack: leftover crispy wedge potatoes. Sprint standup. Styling work in Drupal: identity retheme fonts. Lunch at A.G. Ferrari: quinoa, grilled vegetables, grilled salmon, water. Errands: drug store, hardware store. Digital letterhead build: BTS. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: angel hair pasta with grilled vegetables.
Breakfast: a few spoonfuls of greek yogurt, one apple, a few spoonfuls of greek yogurt, one english muffin with coconut spread. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup canceled. Identity retheme work all day: news, events, dates, pager, more. Lunch from deli fridge at The View Cafe: spicy tuna roll, cold black tea. Walked to Clement Street. Dinner at Chapeau! with Patrick: we both had the three-course meal. Chateauneuf du Pape. Patrick had strudel, cassoulet, and molten chocolate cake. I had salad landaise (duck confit salad), pork tenderloin, and baked alaska. We received a pair of profiteroles on the house. Service by Guillaume N I thought was perfect. $173.04 before tip. Patrick was less enthusiastic about the entire visit. We knew that chapeau in French meant hat but we learned that chapeau! in French means wow. Rode UberX home. Recharge Medical work: Walnut Creek invitation build, tote bag art build. Late snack: a few spoonfuls of greek yogurt. Discovered a problem with our refrigerator not cooling properly.
Brunch: leftover pad see yew. Spent basically all day cleaning and repairing our refrigerator. The fridge portion had stopped becoming cold, and I discovered last night that a lot of ice had built up in the freezer. I found web pages and YouTube videos that helped me figure out the problem: the back panel of the freezer needed to be removed, and the secret area defrosted, declogged, and cleaned. It took about 5.5 hours. I cleaned the fridge and freezer inside, outside, and underneath. The drip pan overflowed. I used old towels to mop and remove the excess water and mess. Exhausted. Lunch: Patrick and I shared a chicken sandwich and Funyuns from Lou's. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Mahalo via Grubhub: kahlua pork, rice, and mac salad for me; chicken katsu, rice, and green salad for Patrick; onion rings to share; water. After dinner: red wine. Watched Croissant Man on Amazon Prime Video and Superstore s2:e14 (Valentine's Day) on Hulu with Patrick. Recharge Medical work: tote bag art build. Purchased WiFi Explorer for Mac by Adrian Granados-Murillo. I saved a note in Pinboard (or maybe then it was Delicious) that Scot B had recommended this app. I like it but probably won't need to use it much. I'm still glad I bought it.
Weeded iOS apps from my phone. Breakfast at home: granola with lactose-free milk and greek yogurt. Long nap; still exhausted from yesterday's fridge cleaning and repair. Lunch: leftovers from King of Thai Noodle. Cut my hair, showered. Dinner at home with Patrick: mushroom ravioli in alfredo sauce, water for me, red wine for Patrick. Rode Uber Pool to Blackbird for Brian and Kelly's gathering and celebration. Along the way my ride took us along Burnett Avenue where we got glimpses of beautiful, grand vistas of a clear San Francisco night. Shortly afterwards I learned that there was a street called Raccoon. Later I learned that it is called Raccoon Drive. At the party I met or encountered Nina, Simma, Scott, Linda, Chris, Joanna, Simon from TalkDesk, Tim C, Adrian, Scott, Fred, Sean. Kelly gave me a few hints on completing Obduction. We drank drinks with names like White Lodge and Laura Palmer and Invitation to Love. Paul M joined at my invitation and we discovered that he and Sean M were both from the same home town. They reminisced about high school. Afterwards Sean and Paul M and I walked to and had a drink at Midnight Sun before switching to 440. I rode Uber Pool home.
Slept in. I made breakfast for myself: two eggs scrambled, two hash browns, two Morningstar Farms veggie sausage links. Watched The Secret Life of Pets on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: TJ's steak and stout pies; TJ's cauliflower, kale, and wheatberries salad; TJ's blood orange soda; red wine for Patrick. Watched The Golden Girls s1:e9 (Blanche and the Younger Man) on Hulu with Patrick.
Breakfast: greek yogurt, one red apple. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. 1-on-1 with Eric. Identity retheme styling all day. Began Drupalcon trip planning. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Mount Zion. Walked to the edge of the Fillmore. Lunch at OTD (aka Out the Door): beef pho, water: $20 after tax and tip. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Laurel Heights. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: TJ's greek-style chicken with orzo, spinach, and feta cheese.
Breakfast: granola, lactaid milk, greek yogurt, diced red apple. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Checked email at the Dean's Office Administration. Sprint standup from one of the S rooms. Visited the OSACA. Staff meeting was canceled. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Logo and digital letterhead work. Identity retheme styling. Walked to lunch at b on the go: chicken grec sandwich (rotisserie chicken, herbed yogurt, cucumber, tomato, red onion on house soft roll). Walked back. Rode Uber Pool to the Castro. Dinner at Canela with Brian, Kelly, and Nina: patatas bravas, croquetas (2 orders), gambas al pimenton (seared shrimp with smoked spanish paprika, sliced garlic, dry sherry and lemon), chorizo coca, tasting trio, jamon iberico. Afterwards Brian, Kelly, and I rode (UberX?) to Mitchell's. I got thai tea in a waffle cone, Kelly got a flavor I don't recall in a sugar cone, Brian got ube and avocado in a paper cup. Rode Uber Pool home.
Breakfast: granola, lactaid milk, greek yogurt; one navel orange. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Identity retheme styling all day. Lunch at AG Ferrari: rosemary bistecca, fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts, water. Rode Uber Pool to the Embarcadero. Dinner at Epic Steak with a subset of The Group With No Name: Drew, Phil, Romy, Michael, Richard, Paul. Afterwards we returned to Shotwell House and ate cake and watched a variety of short videos including the first two episodes of Croissant Man on Amazon Video.
Breakfast: cherry kefir, one naval orange. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Created a new prereqs form in InDesign CC 2017 for Joel for postbacc. Updated an old page in the SOP IT wiki for Julie. Helped Lucia with a problem with moderation workflow. Identity retheme styling all day. Snack: one granola bar. Lunch at Rigolo: mac and gruyere with side salad, hot water: about $15. Attempted to help Michelle with a printing problem and failed, but she was able to figure it out shortly afterwards. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef honey-miso cod with black-rice ramen and veggies, roasted broccoli. Rode Uber Pool to the Castro. Castro barhopping with Paul. I met him at The Mix. He had come to the Castro directly from work and had had two drinks and was now getting tired. I had a drink then we walked to and briefly visited Qbar then 440. At 440 Paul encountered an acquaintance named adiaç. We briefly visited Beaux which was open to the public but also holding events for Lesbians Who Tech. At Hi Tops I had another drink and briefly chatted with Ric who was there with Steven B and other friends. Paul departed for home. I visited Badlands, encountering or meeting jay, aaron, henry, lee, lee, calvin, dzuy, and jay who introduced me to the Make It Big iOS app. Afterwards I got a bite to eat at Gyros Express with Calvin, and there Calvin encountered Nham and Robert. Nham encouraged us to attend Shangri La tomorrow night.
Slept in. Breakfast: cherry kefir, leftovers. Installed a hinge mount door stop. All day: lots of laundry and new clothing prep (amputagging, clipping poorly trimmed threads, ironing). Lunch: sirloin steak Chunky Soup, TJ's hot cocoa from a packet. Dinner at home with Patrick: lentils with orzo, san pell. Watched Superstore s1:e15 and s1:e16 on Hulu with Patrick, popcorn, and cherry kefir.
Slept in. Mardi Gras King Cake Party at home with Patrick, Mom Ryan, Sam, Quyen, Dave, Paul, Romy, Drew, and Phil. We watched parades from yesterday's Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans and other YouTube videos related to Mardi Gras and Cirque du Soleil. The menu: Gambino's traditional king cake, Gambino's bavarian cream filled king cake, Louisiana spiced peaches, creole stuffed artichokes, hot cocktail muffulettas, assorted olives, sausage puff pastries, candied almonds (spicy and mild), potato salad, Café du Monde coffee and chicory (via Mom Ryan's 12-cup coffee maker that we had imported from her home), and lots of wine. Cleaned and rested. Watched Archer s6:e12 (Drastic Voyage Part 1) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Watched Archer s6:e13 (Drastic Voyage Part 2) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Recharge Medical work: gym flyer.
Breakfast: granola with lactaid milk and greek yogurt. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Meeting with Eric and Susie about reusing PharmD banner ads on our main website. Identity retheme styling all day. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch at You See Sushi: tempura shrimp bento box, hot green tea: $14 after tip. PharmD content inventory meeting with Cindy and Joel. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. More identity retheme styling. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home: buffalo cheeseburger on sesame seed bun, potato salad, one spiced peach half, water.
Breakfast at home: kashi wheat biscuits mixed with granola, greek yogurt, lactaid milk; chai. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. 1-on-1 with Eric. Responded to a student about our expired Acrobat Pro 11 site license. Blocked lots of domains in my Barracuda configuration. Filed pcard paperwork. Made travel arrangements for Drupalcon Baltimore. Registered for an Edward Tufte course. Revised a future meeting to be on WebEx instead of in person. Notified Denetra about a problem with the secure paper deposit box / shredder. Renotified Jesse A about an out-of-date web page discussing the Acrobat site license. Lots of travel documents and calendar management. Followup with Calpoison team about videos and subtitles or captions. Registered for Town Hall "Connecting to Your Excellence - How to Create Lasting Positive Change in Any Work Environment" by Shola Richards. Followup with Nadav about Zen. Identity retheme styling work the rest of the day. Very late lunch at Beautifull!: two $2 onigiri: tea-smoked salmon in one, and ginger pork in the other. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef orange-balsamic chicken with roasted brussels sprouts and celery, parmesan quinoa; Coke Life, which uses a blend of cane sugar and Stevia. It's good; I cannot even taste the Stevia in it. Did some fire alarm testing and date-checking. All our fire alarms are over 10 years old, and I recently learned that fire alarms over 10 years old should be replaced, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.