Still taking a break from work. Yesterday I drove down to Sunnyvale for a lunch meeting, then back up to help my grandparents move. This mainly consisted of hauling boxes full of trash downstairs and out to the Dumpster.
Commute advice: to get from Berkeley to Sunnyvale by car, take the 13 to the 580 to the 680 to the 237. Do not take the 980 and 880. The 880 has Huge Trucks driving at 70mph on it, and it's packed bumper to bumper except in this tiny window from 10AM to 2PM. The 580 and 680 don't clog up until after 5. Also, the drive is much nicer; you go behind the hills and up through this less-developed region.
I'm still looking for a way to avoid the 237, which also clogs up around 3 PM going east.
Today, committed some patches that have been mouldering for a while, and chased a bootstrap failure which was caused by an experimental patch of mine. I should stay the heck out of the back end.
Heard a performance of Mozart's Requiem Mass at Cal in the evening. This is about an hour of continuous music which grabs you and doesn't let go. Truly awe inspiring. I can still hear the chorals to 'Dies Irae, dies illa' echoing in the back of my head.