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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:41 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 May (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 9:20. Weather: 60F (high 90).
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Eoabelisaurus. BBS: 30. Forum: 4. Out box: 39. APOD: more water on Europa than on Earth. Jigsawdoku 2:54. Ann Coulter: media lies about budgets to make it falsely look like Obama isnít a big spender. Web crawl completed at 11am. Lunch: Dyerís BBQ. Sent to Joel: a project he must complete. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 75 plus 140 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 345.
Events: Leanna, SVC, SPP, and Jean went to do two hours and 11 minutes of research on Secret Project BB.
Jean work: Traveller, finishing the species stuff.
SPP work: sent all CL45 tactics items for grading.
SVC work: Conferred with Jean and her staff on the Veltressai dependency question. I worked mostly getting quotes on production elements for Tribbles.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, May 25, 2012 - 08:26 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 May (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 85F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Microraptor hanqingi. BBS: 28. Forum: 3. Out box: 39. APOD: scorpius nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:24. Web crawl completed at 12:41. Lunch: BBQ at Blue Front. Sent to Joel: pirates. Read FYEO for today. Starlist: 01803.
Email: Overnight spam 138 plus 58 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 342.
Events: Jean and Leanna toured a local greenhouse so Jean could see what plants grow in Texas.
Jean work: Traveller equipment.
SPP work: Customer questions and requests.
SVC work: Did a CapLog article on future products. Reviewed traveller stuff on tech levels and equipment. I attended a meeting of community leaders chaired by Chaplain Denton. I worked on Traveller with Jean.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 07:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 May (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at noon after taking Jean on a tour of Randall County. Weather: 85F, windy, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Andalgalornis. BBS: 23. Forum: 4. Out box: 39. APOD: galaxy on edge. Web crawl done at 12:33. Lunch: pizza. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 59 plus 24 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 340.
Events: Took Jean to an arena football game.
Jean work: Traveller, weapons & equipment.
SPP work: R2 reports.
SVC work: Reviewed Traveller stuff, wrote some minor paragraphs, started the page layout. Did the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 07:09 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 27 May (Sunday) 2012
Got to the office at 8:30. Weather: 75F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Tetrapods from Permo-Triassic boundary in Russia. BBS: 16. Forum: 2. Out box: 40. APOD: Mercury transit. Web crawl completed at 11am. Lunch: I took the girls to Furrís for turkey.
Email: Overnight spam 45 plus 50 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 351.
Jean work: Traveller PD.
SVC work: As I laid out the TPD book, I left little Ďis Jean awake" notes like "The mistress of a Jindavo is a Jindbimbo" and I knew when she found each one because she hit me in the head. We got to the end of chapter 3, about 80 pages.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 07:09 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 28 May (Memorial Day) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 69F, calm, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Birds have paedomorphic dinosaur skulls. BBS: 22. Forum: 1. Out box: 41. APOD: useless. Web crawl completed at 10:36. Lunch: steak at Saltgrass. Sent to Joel: headings for TPD.
Email: Overnight spam 47 plus 43 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 358.
SPP work:
SVC work: Did the book list for page 2 of TPD. Did page layout for chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 07:10 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 29 May (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 71F, clear blue skies.
We took Jean for a big country breakfast, stuffed her pockets with food, and put her on the bus home (into a hurricane).
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: hoatzin. BBS: 18. Forum: 6. Out box: 36. APOD: nothing to do with astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:29. Web crawl completed at 1pm. Lunch: Judyís burgers. Exercise: walk 7 minutes in 92F.
Email: Overnight spam 99 plus 87 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 371.
Events: Leanna used a bunch of the reserve cash to buy a second bookbinder in case the primary stops working. (It started making funny noises, sparks, and smells.)
2PM Staff Meeting: brief, sad without Jean. Matthew says the Kindle version of the Klingon book will be ready soon.
SPP work: day of the eagle, reports on R2.
SVC work: I worked on traveller page layout, finishing chapter 3 (added alien stuff) and chapter 7 (updating tech rules to traveller skill formats).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 02:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 30 May (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:55am. Weather: 74F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ty Bataar. BBS: 29. Forum: 7. Out box: 35. APOD: reverse eclipse. Jigsawdoku 2:49. Web crawl completed at 12:29. Lunch: Turkey at PCS. Exercise: 7 minute walk.
Email: Overnight spam 107 plus 118 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 383.
Events: Jeanís trip home was derailed when a relief bus driver failed to show up for work in Shreveport.
SPP work: CL45, reports on R2.
SVC work: Spent the day working on Traveller. Almost done with the last parts of 7, finally got 10 done, sent 4 chapters to staff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 02:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 31 May (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 8:45. Weather: 62F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Sphenodon. BBS: 22. Forum: 3. Out box: 36. APOD: Saturn. Jigsawdoku 2:33. Ann Coulter: showdown in Wisconsin. Web crawl completed at 10:30. Lunch: grilled chicken and salad. Sent to Joel: Stuff for HF. Read FYEO for 27th. Exercise: went to dentist instead. Industry mailing lists: 3d printing copyrights and "too similar to a big company" issues.
Email: Overnight spam 79 plus 112 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 388.
Events: Mechanic Bob changed cutter blade.
SPP work: Worked on CL45
SVC work: Sent Traveller staff chapters 6 and 10 and parts of 8. Talked with Matthew about Kindle and book publishing and art for Traveller.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 02:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 June (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:18. Weather: 69F, cloudy.
Joel landed a rare full-time graphics design job and will, starting next week, work for us a couple of hours two nights a week and a few hours on Saturday. That should be enough to keep up with the website and product graphics, but we might need to get more help for Mike Sparks.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: access to published fossils. BBS: 24. Forum: 10. Out box: 35. APOD: Sagittarius triplet. Web crawl completed at 1:45. Lunch: BBQ at Blue Front. Read FYEO for 28th & 29th & 30th and 31st. Exercise: three hours working on fence repairs. Turns out Joel knows tools very well.
Email: Overnight spam 82 plus 94 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 390.
SPP work: Worked on CL45 and Day of the Eagle.
SVC work: Worked on Traveller.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 02:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 June (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at 9:20. Weather: 62F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Triassic extinction. BBS: 18. Forum: M51. Out box: 41. APOD: M51 spiral galaxy. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: pizza. Sent to Joel: Traveller cover. Read FYEO for 1st and second. Exercise: walk, 7 minutes.
Email: Overnight spam 71 plus 40 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 389.
SPP work: Worked on CL45.
SVC work: Wrote seven blogs for Jeanís stockpile. Worked on Traveller, CL45, and some other stuff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 02:33 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 June (Sunday) 2012
Got to the office at 5pm. Weather: 93F.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Tarbosaurus. APOD: Venus transit. Lunch: Leanna cooked stew.
Email: Overnight spam 122 plus 11 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 386.
SPP work: Came in for an hour to clear spam.
SVC work: I just cleaned out the spam and went home.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 07:04 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 June (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 9:45. Weather: 93F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Tarbosaurus again. BBS: 25. Forum: 7. Out box: 37. APOD: collision with Andromeda. Jigsawdoku 2:40. Web crawl completed at 10:46. Lunch: BBQ at Cattle Call. Read FYEO for 3rd and 4th. Exercise: too hot.
Email: Overnight spam 107 plus 130 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 383.
Events: Leanna uploaded SFT21-25 to e23.
SPP work: CL45, R2 reports
SVC work: report on ACTASF Gorn-Kzinti rulebook.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 07:05 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 June (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:19. Weather: 68F, cloudy, wet. We got 0.75" of rain last night (and we needed it).
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Atlasaurus. BBS: 29. Forum: 8. Out box: 38. APOD: Venus transit. Jigsawdoku 2:30. Web crawl completed at 11:34. Lunch: Dyerís BBQ. Sent to Joel: ships to photograph. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walk for 7 minutes (once around the block). Industry mailing lists: linked in spam.
Email: Overnight spam 105 plus 151 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 382.
Events: Queen Elizabeth II came out on the balcony to wave to the Lancaster bomber flying over. SFT21-25 is now on e23.
2PM Staff Meeting: We changed things; Petrick ran the meeting, and will keep the list of everyoneís goals for the week, so he can do what I never do and check to see if progress is being made or if the goal list was just a rhetorical exercise. SVC is focusing on communique and Mongoose stuff. SPP is focusing on CL45 and R2; he will do a new update for AdvMis next. Leanna says sales are very strong; she is to upload the next CapLog this week and R2 next week. Mike Sparks is trying to take the good ships from Mongoose and make boxed sets of them. Matthew says we will have new stock in depth shipped this week. Joel has website updates and a traveller cover-frame to do. Jean is checking the changes and updates to Traveller but is not re-proofreading the stuff held over from PD20M.
SPP work: R2 reports, CL45, Jeff Wileís ship.
SVC work: Sent Gorn-Kzinti mini-book report to Mongoose; Matthew said it would all be done. Worked on communique.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 07:05 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 June (D-Day) 2012
Got to the office at noon. Weather: 73F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: origin of birds. BBS: 26. Forum: 7. Out box: 36. APOD: NOT astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:28. Web crawl completed at 12:35. Lunch: turkey at PCS. Sent to Joel: More instructions on traveller cover. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walk 7 minutes.
Email: Overnight spam 156 plus 87 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 381.
Events: Todayís business school case study was an owner who refused to update (or even clean) the store but could not understand why 80% of her business had disappeared.
Customer Request Wednesday: I didnít have any short or easy ones, the only ones left take four or more hours. I did work a little on one of those long ones. I did also send Daniel Kast a stack of files he needs to do Nova conversions of the Starmada books.
SPP work: Proofread Hailing Frequencies, started work on Advanced Missions update.
SVC work: Reviewed fixes to the Gorn-Kzinti mini-rulebook for ACTASF. Worked on the technology sloshing article for CL45.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:52 am: Edit

MY DAY: 7 June (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 63F, cloudy, raining.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Were dinosaurs lighter than we thought? BBS: 26. Forum: 2. Out box: 37. APOD: Venus transit. Jigsawdoku 2:48. Ann Coulter: Scott Walker wins. Web crawl completed at 3:17. Lunch: burger at Chiliís (with the best ear of corn I have ever had in my life). Sent to Joel: more pirates. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walk 7 minutes.
Email: Overnight spam 119 plus 115 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 380.
Events: Joel came by, smacked pirates, uploaded photos, worked on the traveller cover, took more photos.
SPP work: Worked on advanced missions update.
SVC work: Worked on checking the mongoose ship cards. Jean phoned in her reports on Communique.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:52 am: Edit

MY DAY: 8 June (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 9:20. Weather: 63F, cloudy, raining.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Iranian dinosaurs. BBS: 30. Forum: 7. Out box: 35. APOD: Venus transit. Jigsawdoku 2:40. Web crawl completed at 12:29. Lunch: BBQ at Blue Front. Starlist: 46123. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walk 7 minutes.
Email: Overnight spam 76 plus 100 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 360.
SPP work: Worked on advanced missions update.
SVC work: Long phone call with Secret Project S reaching the point of exchanging non-disclosure documents. Meeting with Petrick on a future expedition. Worked on Platinum Hat.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:53 am: Edit

MY DAY: 9 June (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 64F, cloudy, wet.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Armored titanosaurs. BBS: 21. Forum: 2. Out box: 36. APOD: Venus transit. Jigsawdoku 2:48. Web crawl completed at 10:43. Lunch: pizza. Sent to Joel: communique 78. Exercise: walk, 7 minutes.
Email: Overnight spam 58 plus 40 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 359.
SPP work: Advanced Missions Update
SVC work: Did the THIS WEEK blog. Worked on Comm 78 and HF. Worked on Mongoose stuff. Worked on CL45.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:53 am: Edit

MY DAY: 10 June (Sunday) 2012
Got to the office at 5pm. Weather: 96F.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: New Cretaceous nodosaur from Mexico. BBS: 18. Forum: 11. Out box: 36. APOD: NASA propaganda, not astronomy. Web crawl completed at 6:37. Lunch: Leanna cooked ham & beans.
Email: Overnight spam 106.
SVC work: I came in for an hour to clear spam.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 June (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 9:15. Weather: 73F, a very few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ancient people in India made weapons from dino bones. BBS: 20. Forum: 2. Out box: 35. APOD: Venus transit music video. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: BBQ at Country Barn. Read FYEO for 9th, 10th, 11th. Exercise: did my 7-minute walk around the block at 9:15 before it got hot.
Email: Overnight spam 73 plus 08 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 358.
SPP work: Advanced Missions update.
SVC work: Inserted all 40 ship cards from Reinforcements Attack into the Master Ship Chart so I could keep track of them. Set up the file for Comm 79 -- picking the two revised sips and setting up that all future issues will have one new escort. Worked on the scout rules for ACTASF but Tony and Dal will do the lionís share of the actual work. The guy from the local T-shirt company that Jean met at that trade show stopped by (deal to be made).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 June (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 66F, cloudy, rained.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Mesozoic birds. BBS: 33. Forum: 2. Out box: 37. APOD: Thackerayís globules. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 11am. Lunch: BBQ at Dyerís. Starlist 45840. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 7 minute walk.
Email: Overnight spam 92 plus 90 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 357.
Events: Joel came in at 6pm to update the website.
2PM Staff Meeting: Petrick chaired the meeting and reviewed who had done (and was to do) what. SVC only got half of his list done because he lost it; he was working on CTAJ scouts, then to work on CL45 fiction. SPP working on AdvMis update, but reports for R2 update are not due until 2 July so it cannot go on e23 this month. Decided to send CDH to e23. Leanna reports sales good, accounts caught up, orders going on out schedule. Mike reports inventory being build up and need for reprint of one FC card. Joel has things to do (site updates). Jean is proofing R2, Traveller, FC ReinAtk in that order.
SPP work: Advanced Missions update.
SVC work: Worked on CTAJ1 scouts.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 June (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:15. Weather: 71F, cloudy, rained 2".
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Magnapaulia, new lambeosaur from Baja. BBS: 26. Forum: 3. Out box: 34. APOD: more Venus transit. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Web crawl completed at 12:18. Lunch: Turkey at PCS. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 100 plus 102 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 356.
Customer Request Wednesday: I did a THIS IS YOUR SHIP poster for someone who asked for it.
SPP work: Advanced Missions update
SVC work: Spent all day on ACTASF Scout rules.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 June (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 77F, some clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Gargantuavis. BBS: 25. Forum: 7. Out box: 35. APOD: M13 Hercules star cluster. Jigsawdoku 2:26. Ann Coulter: Government is the only industry where service gets worse as costs increase. Web crawl completed at 1:29. Lunch: grilled chicken salad. Sent to Joel: retail store update. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walk, 7 minutes. Even these short "walk around one block" things leave me physically exhausted and unable to work for up to an hour. Starlist: 02536.
Email: Overnight spam 81 plus 90 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 355.
Events: Leanna sent CDH to e23.
SPP work: Advanced Missions update.
SVC work: Updated retail store list. Did the poster and sent it to Joel. Received the cover and art for Reinforcements Attack. Got a curious email that could in theory become Secret Project O, but I really do not think itís going to happen. I looked at a game by another company and imagined a way to make a Klingon version of it. I sent an email I should have sent 3 weeks ago to the deck plans guy Matthew knows. I took another step toward Secret Project U. Updated Orion and ISC SIT Files.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 18, 2012 - 07:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 June (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 9:45. Weather: 70F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Cymbospondylus. BBS: 34. Forum: 4. Out box: 39. APOD: spiral galaxies M65 and M66. Jigsawdoku 2:33. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: BBQ at Blue Front. Sent to Joel: corrections to what he did last night. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 7 minute walk
Email: Overnight spam 100 plus 112 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 354.
Events: Campaign designerís handbook went live on e23.
SPP work: Advanced Missions revision.
SVC work: Reworked the poster. Worked on traveller art. Talked to deck plans guy. Worked on CL45. Approved Adamís art for Reinforcements Attack so he could be paid.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 18, 2012 - 07:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 June (Saturday) 2012
I took the day off, stopping by the office for 30 minutes to clear out spam. It was hot and sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Nqwebasaurus, an African ornithomimosaur. BBS: 25. Forum: 5. Out box: 36. APOD: yeah right. Web crawl completed at 1:52. Lunch: chopped steak Cracker Barrel. Exercise: took Ramses hunting.
Email: Overnight spam 97.
SPP work: Advanced Missions revision.
SVC work: I did the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 18, 2012 - 07:47 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 June (Sunday) 2012
Got to the office at 3:40. Weather: 90F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Island-dwelling dinosaurs. BBS: 26. Forum: 2. Out box: 37. APOD: Jupiterís rings. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: Leanna cooked me a turkey dinner for fatherís day.
Email: Overnight spam 118.
SVC work: I just popped in for an hour to clear Email.

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