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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, September 28, 2012 - 01:06 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 Sept (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:24. Weather: 74F, cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Dmitri Shostakovich, composer, 1906
Today’s battle: Stamford Bridge, 1066
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Permian dicynodonts. BBS: 22. Forum: 5. Out box: 36. APOD: surface of Mars. Jigsawdoku 3:09. Web crawl completed at 10:56. Lunch: fish (and half of Leanna’s roast beef) at CPS. Read FYEO for Ttoday. Exercise: 30 minute rabbit hunt with Ramses this morning when it was 70F.
Email: Overnight spam 65 plus 61 during the day. Spam includes 10 offers to loan me money, 11 chances to review my credit score, and a smattering of other things.
2PM Staff Meeting: SVC reports that he has a card game quote we can use, and has finished the ship cards for the new FC product. SPP reports that the AdMis12 rulebook is finished, and he’s working on a playtest rules draft for C6, and plans to upload an updated eMRB next week. Leanna reports that she has the two Nova books (Distant, Alien) and will shortly have them on the cart and on e23. Mike reports a big shipment of 2500s that look good at first glance. Jean reports finishing proof checks on FC cards. Joel reports he’s doing stuff for Leanna’s upload and helping Mike.
SPP work: Module C6 Forgotten Empires.
SVC work: QCed more map panels and some 2500s. Had my teeth cleaned again. Got Jean reports on FC Cards.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, September 28, 2012 - 01:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 Sept (Wednesday) 2012
Went to business school, had lunch, went to eye doctor. Got to the office at 4:20. Weather: 80F, cloudy. It rained a lot at night.
Today’s birthday boy: Admiral Lord Collingwood, 1750
Today’s battle: Maritsa, 1371, Turks defeat Serbs.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Pterosaurs. BBS: 24. Forum: 12. Out box: 37. APOD: NASA propaganda. Jigsawdoku 2:37. Web crawl completed at 5pm. Lunch: Dyer’s BBQ. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 131 plus 000 during the day.
Customer Request Wednesday: not done.
SPP work: Module C6 Forgotten Empires.
SVC work: Worked on CL46 and Reinforcements Attack. Sent Adam some art stuff he needed. Sent the booster 34 cover back to be changed. Spent almost the whole afternoon at the eye doctor only to hear that my eyes are fine. QCed more 2500s.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, September 28, 2012 - 01:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 27 Sept (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at noon after waiting all morning at the house for a repairman who never came. Weather: 62F, raining.
Today’s birthday boy: Alfred Thayer Mahan, 1840
Today’s battle: Busaco, 1810, Wellington beats the French
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Arthropterygius. BBS: 22. Forum: 3. Out box: 35. APOD: corona australis. Jigsawdoku 3:15. Ann Coulter: liberals & democrats fought against civil rights until 1964, then claimed credit and have now made everyone think it was republican conservatives who fought against it. Web crawl completed at 12:57. Lunch: burger at Chilis. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 103 plus 26 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6 Forgotten Empires.
SVC work: After doing the routine chores, I worked on stuff for Reinforcements Attack. I left in mid-afternoon to go be on a panel of small businesses that won the Enterprize Challenge and are mentoring this year’s class of applicants. I spent much of the hour before that getting my handout ready and printed. The panel was very enjoyable and I got to meet a lot of my fellow entrepreneurs.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 04:57 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 28 Sept (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:07. Weather: 61F, cloudy, rain. We have had four inches of rain in the last 36 hours.
Today’s birthday boy: Field Marshal Sir John French, 1852
Today’s battle: Muhldorf, 1322, German crown decided
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: why sauropods had long necks. BBS: 23. Forum: 6. Out box: 35. APOD: dust clouds. Jigsawdoku 2:56. Web crawl completed at 10:53. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 108 plus 78 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 521.
SPP work: Module C6 Forgotten Empires.
SVC work: Sick much of the day, I did some work on ReAtk and on CL46.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 04:58 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 29 Sept (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at noon. Weather: 63F, raining. We have had over six inches of rain so far this week.
Today’s birthday boy: Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1758
Today’s battle: Cassano d'Adda, 1259
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: birds from Brazil. BBS: 20. Forum: 6. Out box: 35. APOD: Iris nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:41. Web crawl completed at 12:33. Lunch: Pizza. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 43 plus 15 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6 Forgotten Empires.
SVC work: ReAtk, CL46, admin stuff, future blogs. I reset the MYDAY file and did the THIS WEEK file for Jean.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 06:57 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 30 Sept (Sunday) 2012
Got to the office at 6:25. Weather: 69F, raining.
Today’s birthday boy: Nazi hunter Elie Wiesel, 1934
Today’s battle: Verona, 489, Ostragoths conquer Italy
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Mei long. BBS: 30. Forum: 8. Out box: 36. APOD: colliding galaxies NGC 6745. Jigsawdoku 2:47. Web crawl completed at 6:50. Lunch: Turkey. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 30 minute rabbit hunt with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 69 plus 2 during the day.
SPP work: Came in for an hour to clear spam.
SVC work: Came in for an hour to clear spam. I was starting to really drag from an allergy attack.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 06:57 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 Oct (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 61F, clear blue skies.
Today’s birthday boy: James "don’t give up the ship" Lawrence
Today’s battle: Gaugamela, 331BC, Alexander whups Persia
Daily Routine: BBS: 25. Forum: 3. Out box: 36. APOD: a new comet. Jigsawdoku 2:45. Web crawl completed at 10:45. Lunch: Dyer’s BBQ. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 64 plus 58 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6.
SVC work: Reinforcements Attack, QC on 2500s. Allergies were worse, I could barely talk.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 06:57 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 Oct (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:47. Weather: 64F, clear blue skies.
Today’s birthday boy: Field Marshal von Hindenburg, 1847.
Today’s battle: Montcontour, 1569, French beat Huguenots
Daily Routine: BBS: 32. Forum: 8. Out box: 37. APOD: Mars rover. Jigsawdoku 2:43. Web crawl completed at 4:30. Lunch: burger at Home Plate. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 75 plus 73 during the day.
2PM Staff Meeting: Very short, we all know the score.
SPP work: Module C6.
SVC work: did more QC on 2500s. Conference on a new game project that won’t go anywhere. I didn’t get much done because I was suffering from allergies (and lack of sleep as I wake up choking every 30 minutes).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 06:58 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 Oct (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 12:40. Weather: 70F, clear. The business school case study today was an army of lions led by a sloth. The sloth barely showed up to work and the lions fought each other.
Today’s birthday boy: Gore Vidal, 1925
Today’s battle: Barre, Vermont, socialists vs anarchists
Daily Routine: BBS: 26. Forum: 9. Out box: 36. APOD: aurora. Jigsawdoku 2:57. Web crawl completed at 1:23. Lunch: turkey at PCS. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 125 plus 40 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6.
SVC work: Mostly I just moaned and coughed as my allergy attack has taken everything from me. Five days of this gravel in the throat (and no sleep) thing has gotten very old.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 06:58 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 Oct (Thursday) 2012
Sick in the morning, I did not get to the office until 12:30. I was so sick I could not drive and Leanna had to bring me to work. Weather: 51F and cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Richard Cromwell, 1626
Today’s battle: Germantown, 1777
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Vitakridrinda. BBS: 20. Forum: 4. Out box: 41. APOD: Helix Nebua. Jigsawdoku 3:09. Ann Coulter: Rachel Maddow. Web crawl completed at 1:13. Lunch: pork chops at stockyards. Starlist Glasgow. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 94 plus 19 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 534.
SPP work: Stayed home to wait for phone repair man.
SVC work: Still sick, I did what admin stuff couldn’t wait and spent the rest of the time I was here on the sofa.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 07:00 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 Oct (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at noon (sick again). Weather: 47F, cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Robert Goddard, rocket pioneer, 1882
Today’s battle: Allatoona, 1864
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Utatsusaurus. BBS: 22. Forum: 11. Out box: 44. APOD: aurora. Jigsawdoku 2:39. Web crawl completed at 12:49. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 107 plus 26 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6.
SVC work: Still very sick and not really able to work much. Lack of sleep means I just keep passing out. Really miserable and cannot focus. I did have a nice chat with John Ward from GAMA to work out Origins 2013.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 Oct (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at 12:13. Weather: 44F, cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, 1952
Today’s battle: Naval Battle of Vella Lavella, 1943
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Post-Cretaceous origin for rodents. BBS: 20. Forum: 11. Out box: 35. APOD: heart of Orion. Jigsawdoku 2:58. Web crawl completed at 12:36. Lunch: Pizza.
Email: Overnight spam 46 plus 22 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6.
SVC work: Still sick and not really able to function. A week-long allergy attack has advanced to a serious sinus infection. The 12-hour pills give me about 2 hours I can work and that just covers the admin stuff I have to do every day to keep ADB running. I did get 60% of communique done (days late).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:36 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 Oct (Sunday) 2012
I stayed home to rest and get over my sinus infection. APOD: waste of time. Industry mailing lists: eLance.
Today’s birthday boy: Oliver North, 1943
Today’s battle: Lepanto, 1571, west beats Turkey at sea

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:36 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 Oct (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 45F, clear blue skies.
Today’s birthday boy: Eddie Rickenbacker, Ace, 1890
Today’s battle: Navarino, 1827, west beats Turkey at sea
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Mesozoic placentals. BBS: 23. Forum: 8. Out box: 34. APOD: spherical nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:48. Web crawl completed at 1:22. Lunch: BBQ at Dyers. Starlist 28376. Read FYEO for three days.
Email: Two days of spam 149 plus 54 during the day.
SPP work: Battlegroups for CL46.
SVC work: Still sick but 70% functional. I did the THIS WEEK blog and sent it to Jean. I did the Lyran DWE and scenario and put them in Comm 82. I sent Joel everything to do HF82.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:36 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 Oct (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 12:30 after sleeping late to get over being sick. Weather: 75F, mostly cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Bruce Catton, 1899
Today’s battle: Liesna, 1708, Russia beats Sweden
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Avian phylogeny. BBS: 19. Forum: 3. Out box: 33. APOD: supernova remnant. Jigsawdoku 2:39. Web crawl completed at 3:47. Lunch: salmon at PCS. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 91 plus 44 during the day.
2PM Staff Meeting: We were busy and skipped it.
SPP work: General war disruptor cannon rules for C6.
SVC work: I was still sick and took a two-hour nap, then got communique 82 ready for upload. Cleaned up my desk some and worked with Joel on HF82. Started on the Reinforcements Attack countersheet.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:37 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 Oct (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 2:44 after going to business school and then going back home to take a nap. Weather: 54F and cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Giuseppe Verdi, 1815
Today’s battle: Tours, 732, Franks stop Moslem invasion
Daily Routine: BBS: 19. Forum: 7. Out box: 33. APOD: waste of time. Jigsawdoku 2:46. Web crawl completed at 4:17. Lunch: grilled chicken & salad. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 144 plus 23 during the day.
Customer Request Wednesday: did not happen due to my being late and sick.
SPP work: C6
SVC work: I was very sick and just managed to get communique turned into a PDF before I had to go home.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:39 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 Oct (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at noon. Weather: 70F, a few clouds.
Today’s birthday boy: Alfred Washington Ellet, inventor of American riverine combat, 1820
Today’s battle: Naval Battle of Cape Esperance, 1942
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Teraterpeton. BBS: 22. Forum: 4. Out box: 34. APOD: aurora. Jigsawdoku 2:38. Ann Coulter: racism. Web crawl completed at 1:20. Lunch: microwave something. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 130 plus 39 during the day.
SPP work: Stayed home sick with the same crud I have.
SVC work: I worked on various projects.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:39 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 Oct (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:48. Weather: 50F, cloudy, raining.
Today’s birthday boy: King Edward VI, 1537, son of Henry VIII, both of England
Today’s battle: Ludford Bridge,1459, wars of the roses.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: dinos in Spain. BBS: 22. Forum: 5. Out box: 35. APOD: starfield. Jigsawdoku 2:59. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 131 plus 58 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6 counter list posted and work on rules.
SVC work: CL46, Reinforcements Attack Countersheet.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:40 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 Oct (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 66F, clear blue skies.
Today’s birthday girl: Margaret Thatcher, 1925
Today’s battle: Queenstown Height, 1812, Canada is saved
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Biomechanics. BBS: 16. Forum: 5. Out box: 33. APOD: galaxies and dust. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: pizza. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 53 plus 35 during the day.
4pm Saturday Caplog Meeting:
SPP work: Took the day off to get over HRP syndrome.
SVC work: Countersheets for various projects.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:40 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 Oct (Sunday) 2012
Got to the office at 4:50. Weather: 74F, clear blue skies.
Today’s birthday boy: Dwight D Eisenhower, 1890
Today’s battle: Hastings, 1066, England falls to Normans
Daily Routine: BBS: 23. APOD: extreme deep field. Jigsawdoku 2:38. Lunch: I cooked a big pot of stew. Read FYEO for today. I took Ramses for an hour-long hunting trip.
Email: Overnight spam 101 plus 9 during the day.
SPP work: stayed home to rest.
SVC work: Came in for an hour to clear spam, then stayed some to work on counters.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:40 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 Oct (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 12:20. Weather: 75F, clear skies.
Today’s birthday boy: Major General Irvin McDowell, 1818
Today’s battle: 533AD Belisarius captures Carthage
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Djupedalia. BBS: 27. Forum: 6. Out box: 31. APOD: sun in reverse. Jigsawdoku 2:45. Web crawl completed at 2:44. Lunch: BBQ at Dyer’s. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 85 plus 54 during the day.
SPP work: spent the day on Xander’s questions when had had better things to do.
SVC work: Worked on the ReAtk countersheet and started the work to changoever the DK countersheet.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:05 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 Oct (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 12:20. Weather: 75F, clear skies.
Today’s birthday boy: Major General Irvin McDowell, 1818
Today’s battle: 533AD Belisarius captures Carthage
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Djupedalia. BBS: 27. Forum: 6. Out box: 31. APOD: sun in reverse. Jigsawdoku 2:45. Web crawl completed at 2:44. Lunch: BBQ at Dyer’s. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 85 plus 54 during the day.
SPP work: spent the day on Xander’s questions when he had had better things to do.
SVC work: Worked on the ReAtk countersheet and started the work to changoever the DK countersheet.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:05 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 Oct (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 66F. clear skies.
Today’s birthday boy: Dmitri Shostakovitch, 1905, composer
Today’s battle: Bosco Marengo, 1447, Venice beats France
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Erlikosaurus. BBS: 21. Forum: 13. Out box: 32. APOD: spiral nebula R sculptoris. Jigsawdoku 2:44. Web crawl completed at 1:48. Lunch: ham at Furr’s. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 86 plus 70 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6, CL46
SVC work: Did the Paravian countersheet. Sent to Joel: Booster covers, ReAtk counters, C6-Paravian counters.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:06 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 Oct (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 12:30. Weather: 60F, sunny, clear.
Today’s birthday boy: Pope John Paul I, 1912
Today’s battle: Cyrus captures Babylon, 532BC
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Suuwassea. BBS: 28. Forum: 6. Out box: 32. APOD: aurora. Jigsawdoku 2:59. Web crawl completed at 2:15. Lunch: steak at Chilli Willi’s.
Email: Overnight spam 117 plus 39 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6, CL46
SVC work: Did the Carnivon counters.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:06 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 18 Oct (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 8:55am. Weather: 37F, mostly clear.
Today’s birthday boy: John LeCarre, novelist, 1931
Today’s battle: Assandun: Danes defeat Saxons, 1016
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Xenoceratops. BBS: 27. Forum: 6. Out box: 32. APOD: Alpha Centauri Bb. Jigsawdoku 2:31. Ann Coulter: town hall truths. Web crawl completed at 10:46. Lunch: roast beef at PCS. Read FYEO for yesterday and today.
Email: Overnight spam 78 plus 34 during the day.
Events: Leanna bought me a smart phone.
SPP work: Module C6, CL46
SVC work: Shortly after lunch I became very sick and went home, so I really didn’t get anything done today.

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