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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 19 Oct (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at noon after partially catching up on weeks of lost sleep. Weather: 41F, some clouds.
Today’s birthday boy: Arleigh "31 Knot" Burke, 1901
Today’s battle: Zama,202BC, Hannibal defeated
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Bromsgroveia. BBS: 26. Forum: 6. Out box: 32. APOD: colliding galaxies 2623. Jigsawdoku 2:42. Web crawl completed at 12:53. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Starlist 54301. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 136 plus 51 during the day.
SPP work: cleaned out C6 topics, term paper topics, etc.
SVC work: Finished the DK140 update countersheet. We used the extra counters for the LDR. Worked with Joel on FCReAtk counters, rounding up the needed graphics.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 Oct (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 66F, clear skies except for some clouds on the far northern horizon.
Today’s birthday boy: Major General Dan Sickels, 1819
Today’s battle: Coutras, 1587, Henry IV defeats Henry III in the fight to see who would be king of France
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Shengjingornis. BBS: 29. Forum: 7. Out box: 32. APOD: useless. Jigsawdoku 2:42. Web crawl completed at 3:14. Lunch: Meat and potatoes at Golden Coral. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 6 minute walk around block.
Email: Overnight spam 55 plus 20 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6, CL46.
SVC work: Worked on future blogs; did the THIS WEEK blog. Worked on updating the countersheets.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 Oct (Sunday) 2012
Got to the office at 7pm. Weather: 81F, mostly clear.
Today’s birthday boy: Alfred Nobel, 1833
Today’s battle: Drakon, 1096, Seljuks against begggars
Daily Routine: BBS: 19. Forum: 4. Out box: 32. APOD: horsehead nebula. Lunch: Leanna cooked pork chops. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: one hour rabbit hunt with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 82 plus 1 during the day.
SPP work: Came in for an hour to clear spam and email.
SVC work: Came in for an hour to clear spam and email.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 Oct (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:52. Weather: 66F, clear sunny sky.
Today’s birthday boy: Bao Dai, emperor of Vietnam, 1913
Today’s battle: Bakshar, 1764, English beat Moguls
Daily Routine: BBS: 19. Forum: 9. Out box: 31. APOD: Nasa propaganda. Jigsawdoku 2:28, a new record on Valkyrie. Web crawl completed at 3:09. Lunch: burger at Chili’s. Read FYEO for today. Starlist: 78233.
Email: Overnight spam 79 plus 45 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 589.
Events: Alien Armada Nova now on e23.
SPP work: CL46 and Module C6.
SVC work: Had a meeting on the Armageddon project. Had an offer for the empty lot that we were originally going to build on. Finalized the unit numbers on the FCReAtk megahex sheet, narrowly avoiding a second ZDD7. Got a preliminary contract with Origins but no idea what it means until they answer some questions.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 03:09 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 Oct (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:45. Weather: 67F, a few clouds.
Today’s birthday boy: Emmanuel de Grouchy, who blew it at Waterloo, born 1766
Today’s battle: Second Battle of Phillipi, 42BC, Marc Antony whips Brutus
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Middle Triassic. BBS: 19. Forum: 2. Out box: 31. APOD: not astronomy. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: pork chops at PCS. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 6 minute walk.
Email: Overnight spam 88 plus 26 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 000.
2PM Staff Meeting: delayed.
SPP work: CL46 and Module C6.
SVC work: I was only here a couple of hours as I had to take Ramses to have a heart health checkup. (He has a murmur but is ok.) Origins wants us to pay $600 for the rooms and I told them to find a way not to charge us or none of us will show up.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 06:31 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 Oct (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 1pm. Weather: 79F and sunny.
Today’s birthday boy: Marshal Henri Petain, 1856
Today’s battle: Caporetto, 1917, Italians routed
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Camarillasaurus. BBS: 23. Forum: 6. Out box: 32. APOD: star clouds of Andromeda. Jigsawdoku 2:38. Web crawl completed at 1:58. Lunch: turkey at PCS. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 6 minute walk.
Email: Overnight spam 112 plus 30 during the day.
2PM Staff Meeting: Set the schedule: Nov (ReAtk, B34, B35, B36, BB Armada N, BB Armada A), Dec (party), Jan (CL46, TravPDcore), Feb (SFM:LS), Mar (C6), Apr (TravPDK), May (CL47), June (FC BoM), July (SFB TBD), Aug (TravPDRom).
SPP work: CL46 and Module C6.
SVC work: Worked on Last Stand counters.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 06:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 Oct (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 41F, cloudy, windy.
Today’s birthday boy: Richard E Byrd, explorer, 1888
Today’s battle: Agincourt, 1415, French lose big
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Tungsenia, earliest stem-tetrapod from Lower Devonian. BBS: 13. Forum: 4. Out box: 35. APOD: medusa nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:37. Ann Coulter: liberal racism. Web crawl completed at 12:30. Lunch: BBQ at Dyer’s. Starlist Alberta CA, 43613. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 74 plus 46 during the day.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Finished the counters for Last Stand and posted them for comment. Did some errands related to the wolf trip which begins tomorrow. (I’ll be back Monday or Tuesday.)

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 06:32 pm: Edit

26 Oct: on wolf trip

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:53 am: Edit

MY DAY: 26 Oct (Friday) 2012
Wolf Trip: Stephen and Leanna picked up the meat and had a pleasant drive to Grants, NM. Stephen made it a point not to check the BBS or email on this trip.
Today’s birthday boy: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, 1919
Today’s naval battle: Santa Cruz Islands, 1942
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ornithomimus. APOD: reflection nebula vdb1.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:54 am: Edit

MY DAY: 27 Oct (Saturday) 2012
Wolf Trip: Stephen and Leanna drove to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary where "Chef Steve" served a massive buffet to 60 wolves and gave several lectures on wolf behavior and diet. SVC consulted with the sanctuary staff of engineering and drainage issues which have been plaguing the facility. He just almost stayed there permanently.
Today’s birthday boy: President Teddy Roosevelt, 1858
Today’s battle: Fair Oaks, 1864
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Titanosauriform. APOD: Halo nebula 6164.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:55 am: Edit

MY DAY: 28 Oct (Sunday) 2012
Wolf Trip: Stephen and Leanna had a pleasant and safe drive home where they were greeted by their children.
Today’s birthday boy: Marshal of France Maurice de Saxe
Today’s battle: Mission Concepcion, 1835, Texas wins
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ornithomimus. APOD: Phobos the doomed moon of Mars.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:55 am: Edit

MY DAY: 29 Oct (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 46F, sunny skies.
Today’s birthday boy: Bill Mauldin, soldier cartoonist, 1921
Today’s battle: Harmer's Defeat, 1790, Indians destroy 95% of the entire US Army
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Sauroniops. BBS: 41. Forum: 4. Out box: 33. APOD: red spider nebula 6537. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: BBQ at Dyers. Read FYEO for 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th.
Email: Four days of spam 394 plus 38 during the day.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Cleaned up three days of email, read four days of FYEO, and more or less continued my vacation which had been scheduled to last through today anyway.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 08:02 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 30 Oct (Tuesday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 55F, clear blue skies.
Today’s birthday boy: President John Adams, 1735
Today’s battle: Martian invasion of New Jersey, 1938
Today’s words: trust the whispers of dreams untold.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Dinosaur richness. BBS: 27. Forum: 5. Out box: 33. APOD: nebula PK164. Jigsawdoku 2:53. Web crawl completed at 2:29. Lunch: chicken, salad. Starlist 98146. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 87 plus 85 during the day.
2PM Staff Meeting: cancelled, we all knew what to do.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Made final fixes to counters. More negotiations with GAMA/Origins. Sent to Joel: final countersheets.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 07:22 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 31 Oct (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 1:18 after business school. Weather: 76F and sunny.
Today’s birthday boy: Chiang Kai-shek, 1887
Today’s battle: Durango, 1808
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Marine reptiles. BBS: 20. Forum: 5. Out box: 32. APOD: Cepheus ghost. Jigsawdoku 2:22. Web crawl completed at 1:53. Lunch: Leanna cooked roast at home. Starlist 95118. Exercise: 12 minute walk.
Email: Overnight spam 91 plus 24 during the day.
Events: New on e23-Starmada Distant Armada Nova.
Customer Request Wednesday: updated five multi-person medal pages.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Worked on Reinforcements Attack.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 07:23 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 Nov (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 9:45. Weather: 61F, a few clouds.
Today’s birthday boy: Stephen Crane, novelist, 1871
Today’s battle: Coronel, 1914, Von Spee beats Royal Navy
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Masiakasaurus. BBS: 22. Forum: 3. Out box: 33. APOD: witch head nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:48. Ann Coulter: why Obamacare must be repealed. Web crawl completed at 12:53. Lunch: roast beef at PCS. Read FYEO for yesterday and today.
Email: Overnight spam 78 plus 53 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 000.
Events: We all got our flu shots. (We all voted Tuesday.)
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Reinforcements Attack. wrote a blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 07:24 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 Nov (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 75F, sunny.
Today’s birthday boys: Daniel Boone, President James Knox Polk, President William G Harding.
Today’s Birthday Girl: Marie-Antoinette
Today’s battle: Breitenfeld, 1642, Swedes beat Holy Roman Empire.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: microraptor flight. BBS: 24. Forum: 3. Out box: 33. APOD: galactic core black hole flare. Jigsawdoku 2:59. Web crawl completed at 12:55. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Starlist 98239. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 99 plus 29 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 629.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Worked on Reinforcements Attack. Wrote a reserve blog. Worked with Joel to finally finish and upload the countersheets but did not finish.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 07:24 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 Nov (Saturday) 2012
Feast of St. Hubert, Patron of Hunters
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 62 and cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas", 1793
Today in 1988: Battle of Geraldo’s Nose, Neo-Nazis win a bloody victory
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Jeholosaurus. BBS: 22. Forum: 5. Out box: 32. APOD: not astronomy. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: Pizza. Exercise: 6 minute walk. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 61 plus 20 during the day.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Got the counters sent to press.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 07:25 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 Nov (Sunday) 2012
Feast of St. Laurent, Parton of Armories
Got to the office at 4pm. Weather: 77F, mostly clear.
Today’s birthday boy: William Barker Cushing, naval hero
Today’s battle: Kekionga, 1791, Little Turtle whips US Army
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Corythosaurus. BBS: 17. Forum: 6. Out box: 33. APOD: Not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:55. Web crawl completed at 5:15. Lunch: Leanna cooked burgers. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 55 minute rabbit hunt with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 88 plus 1 during the day.
SPP work: Came in for an hour to clear spam.
SVC work: Came in for an hour to clear spam.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 08:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 Nov (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:40. Weather: 55F, partly cloudy.
Today’s birthday boy: Benjamin Butler, 1818
Today’s battle: Rossbach, 1757, Frederick is great
Wrong is a concept that depends on witnesses.--Catbert
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Corythosaurus. BBS: 24. Forum: 4. Out box: 33. APOD: Dione, moon of Saturn. Jigsawdoku 3:27 (mouse is behaving very erratically). Web crawl completed at 12:54. Lunch: BBQ at Dyers. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 77 plus 57 during the day.
Events: new on e23: JadgPanther #4.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Mostly I got sick, crashed on the sofa, and ended up going home early.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 08:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 Nov (Tuesday, Election Day) 2012
Got to the office at 8:17. Weather: 50F, clear skies.
Today’s birthday boy: John Phillip Sousa, 1854
Today’s battle:
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Prestosaurus. BBS: 19. Forum: 4. Out box: 33. APOD: Methone, egg-shaped moon of Saturn. Jigsawdoku 2:38. Web crawl completed at 10:57. Lunch: roast beef at PCS. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 44 plus 86 during the day.
Events:
2PM Staff Meeting: Went quickly and efficiently. Everything keys to when the die cutter says he can deliver.
SPP work: CL46, C6.
SVC work: rulebook for Reinforcements Attack.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 08:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 Nov (Wednesday) 2012
Got to the office at 1pm. Weather: 77F, mostly clear.
Today’s birthday girl: Madame Curie, 1867
Today’s battle: Belmont, 1861, Grant’s first battle
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: SVP meeting. BBS: 24. Forum: 3. Out box: 34. APOD: not astronomy. Web crawl completed at 2:24. Lunch: Leanna cooked burgers. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 97 plus 18 during the day.
Customer Request Wednesday: Updated more medals.
SPP work: CL46, C6.
SVC work: Communique #83.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 08:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 Nov (Thursday) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 66F, a few clouds.
Today’s birthday boy: Oliver Otis Howard, Major General, 1830
Today’s battle: Operation Torch, 1942
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Turtle-Archosaur Affinity. BBS: 20. Forum: 7. Out box: 34. APOD: tadpole galaxy ARP 188. Jigsawdoku 2:24. Ann Coulter: avoid running purist candidates for senate if you want to win seats. Web crawl completed at 1:39. Lunch: half of a hamburger at Malcomb’s. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 81 plus 42 during the day.
SPP work: CL46, C6.
SVC work: Sent to Joel: five wall of honor pages. Completed Communique 83 and sent to certain staffers.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 08:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 Nov (Friday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:35. Weather: 68F, clear blue skies.
Today’s birthday boy: LTG Ambrose Powell Hill, 1825
Today’s battle: Lipantitlan, 1835, Texas beats Mexico
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Xenoceratops. BBS: 21. Forum: 1. Out box: 34. APOD: clouds of Melotte 15. Jigsawdoku 2:27. Web crawl completed at 2:50. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 71 plus 40 during the day.
Events: Visit from a guy trying to design a backup network.
Now on E23 are revised master rulebook update D with covers and SFT41-45.
I had supper with my pastor who helped me overcome some depression and frustration issues.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Finished communique, worked on ReinAtk rulebook.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 08:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 Nov (Saturday) 2012
Got to the office at 12:45. Weather: 70F, windy, clear.
Today’s birthday boy: Mikhail Kalashnikov, 1919
Today’s battle: St. Denis, 1567 French catholics vs French protestants.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Quetzalcoatlus. BBS: 20. Forum: 4. Out box: 34. APOD: Polar ring galaxy NGC 660. Jigsawdoku 2:29. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: pizza. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: 30-minute rabbit hunt with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 67 plus 24 during the day.
SPP work: CL46 and C6.
SVC work: Finished Communique 83. Finished HF 83. Sent to Joel: Communique 83 and HF83. Did the THIS WEEK blog. Worked on the Reinforcements Attack rulebook.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 06:21 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 Nov (Sunday, Veterans Day) 2012
Feast of St Martin of Tours, Patron of Soldiers
Got to the office at 3:36pm. Weather: 45F, mostly clear.
Today’s birthday boy: George S. Patton, Jr., 1885
Today’s battle:
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: elephants. BBS: 22. Forum: 0. Out box: 34. APOD: Eclipse in Australia. Jigsawdoku 2:35. Web crawl completed at 5:42. Lunch: Leanna cooked chili. Read FYEO for today.
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.

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