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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 06:59 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 Jan (Tuesday) 2013
Got to the office at 1pm. Weather: 29F, cloudy.
Todayís birthday boy: Barry Goldwater, 1909
Todayís battle: Galveston, 1863, Texans triumph
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: 40. BBS: 42. Forum: 5. Out box: 33. APOD: double star cluster. Jigsawdoku 2:55. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: Leanna and Jean cooked ham.
Email: Overnight spam 75 plus 14 during the day.
SPP, SVC, JES work: CL46, now 95% done.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 07:06 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 Jan (Wednesday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 27F, sunny.
Todayís birthday boy: Isaac Asimov, 1920
Todayís battle: Granada, 1492, Spain free of occupation
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: turtles. BBS: 23. Forum: 9. Out box: 33. APOD: Einsteinís Cross. Jigsawdoku 2:28. Web crawl completed at 10:40. Lunch: Turkey at PCS. Industry mailing lists: GPA struggling to find directors.
Email: Overnight spam 50 plus 10 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6
SVC work: I finished everything for CL#46 including Jeanís changes except for stuff like term paper ranks that I can do after she has gone home. Weíre also waiting on the art. I sent Joel what he needed to set up Hailing Frequencies, and he did. After that, it was just an endless trudge back and forth down the hall as Jean found increasingly pickier typos for me to fix. Every time I took her a few pages I had fixed (again) she handed me a few more she had marked on (again).
Event: Company Christmas party, delayed from earlier so Joel could be here (and so could Jean).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 06:22 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 Jan (Thursday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 37F, sunny.
New on E23: Stellar Shadows #1
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: T-rex Lee. BBS: 27. Forum: 7. Out box: 34. APOD: star clusters. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Ann Coulter: bad inventions. Web crawl completed at 1:23. Lunch: chicken at Chiliís. Industry mailing lists: GPA needs a direction.
Email: Overnight spam 65 plus 68 during the day.
Events:
SPP work:
SVC work: [I forgot to mention that yesterday I made Jeanís fixes to Reinforcements Attack.] Today I just trudged back and forth down the hall, making piddly little fixes to pages Jean had proofread twice already. Sigh. I also did the new Communique format.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 06:22 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 Jan (Friday) 2013
Got to the office at 9:15. Weather: 38F, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: trackways. BBS: 16. Forum: 3. Out box: 34. APOD: Tycho. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 10:34. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for 24-31 Dec.
Email: Overnight spam 58 plus 106 during the day.
Events: Sad morning as Jean started home (for the last time) and her departure was delayed.
SPP/SVC work: Caught up on things not done while Jean was here.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 06:23 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 Jan (Saturday) 2013
Got to the office at 12:45. Weather: 44F, mostly sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: supercroc. BBS: 28. Forum: 9. Out box: 33. APOD: Helene, moon of Saturn. Jigsawdoku 2:15. Web crawl completed at 1:25. Lunch: pizza. Industry mailing lists: GPA.
Email: Overnight spam 52 plus 29 during the day.
SPP work: Module C6
SVC work: I worked cleaning off my desk and doing the tactical paper ranks for CL46. To be brutally honest, after two weeks of Jean I needed a mental break.
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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 06:23 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 Jan (Sunday) 2013
Got to the office at 6:20. Weather: 40F, cloudy, dark.
Daily Routine: BBS: 25. Forum: 3. Out box: 33. APOD: Dark tower in Scorpius. Lunch: I cooked, and it was a disaster Exercise: 30 minute rabbit hunt with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 73 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.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 06:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 Jan (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:55. Weather: 41F, partly cloudy.
Daily Routine: BBS: 31. Forum: 10. Out box: 33. APOD: flaming star nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:32. Web crawl completed at 5:42. Lunch: BBQ at Dyers. Starlist Ontario. Read FYEO for 1-5 Jan. Industry mailing lists: GPA.
Email: Overnight spam 77 plus 40 during the day.
Marketing Monday: Unable to issue press release because Adam never sent the CL46 cover art.
SPP work: Module C6.
SVC work: I set out to catch up on FYEO (did 5 days), clean off my desk (progress, not that anyone can tell), review the Gorn cards for ACTASF (cannot do that until Leanna gets them to print). I also reviewed two Orion 2500s (both need minor fixes), reviewed the ACTASF update with the CL46 data, inserted just-arrived art into CL46 (Admiral V and two Kzinti scouts), and sent Daniel Kast the stuff he needs for Battleships Armada.
Joel did the online Communique Index and did some demotivational cards for Jean.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:21 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 Jan (Wednesday) 2013
Got to the office at 12:12. Weather: 41F, mostly sunny.
THINGS TO DO: QUOTES ON COVERS.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Chinese birds, texas Crocs. BBS: 24. Forum: 6. Out box: 32. APOD: Jellyfish nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:33. Web crawl completed at 2:11. Lunch: BBQ at Country Barn. Industry mailing lists: retail game store survival.
Email: Overnight spam 111 plus 51 during the day.
Customer Request Wednesday: Updated six pages on the Wall of Honor that had various missing awards.
SPP work: SSDs for C6.
SVC work: Did the last report I had for Comm 85. Caught up on some emails that got lost. Got a haircut. Did the final report on the Gorn cards for ACTASF, approving them.
Sent to Joel: two more 2500 ships.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:22 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 Jan (Thursday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 38F, fog, been raining since 5pm yesterday.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Oviraptorosaur. BBS: 25. Forum: 3. Out box: 32. APOD: bullets from Orion. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Ann Coulter: deliberate lies by anti-gun (so-called) journalists. Web crawl completed at 12:52. Lunch: Chicken at Chiliís. Starlist 94086. Read FYEO for 6-10 Jan.
Email: Overnight spam 74 plus 20 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 689.
SPP work: Paravian and Carnivon SSDs.
SVC work: Finalized Communique 85. Updated Line of Battle rules sheet. Reviewed the ACTASF update that has the same data as CL46 so they match. I did Fed ship card ePack #2 and sent it to Jean for review.
Sent to Joel: Three missing pages and one corrected page for wall of honor. Communique 85.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 08:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 Jan (Friday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:41. Weather: 48F, scattered clouds, lots of wind.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: eggs. BBS: 31. Forum: 4. Out box: 35. APOD: Fornax cluster. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Web crawl completed at 12:02. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Worked with Steve Petrick on CL47 story.
Email: Overnight spam 97 plus 20 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 672.
SPP work: C6
SVC work: After clarifying exactly what she wanted, I sent Leanna the production PDF for Line of Battle Revision 6. Sent for press quotes for the 7 new products.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 08:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 Jan (Saturday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:45am. Weather: 28F, cloud.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: archosaurs. BBS: 21. Forum: 6. Out box: 37. APOD: Planets found. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 4:58. Lunch: enchiladas.
Email: Overnight spam 85 plus 34 during the day.
SPP work: C6
SVC work: I cleaned up my desk, worked on final CL46 reports, and had a nice phone call with what could turn into an interesting business deal.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 08:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 Jan (Sunday) 2013
Got to the office at 4:50. Weather: 25F, clear skies, snow.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Pricesaurus. BBS: 26. Forum: 5. Out box: 32. APOD: NGC602. Web crawl completed at 5:30. Lunch: Leanna cooked turkey. Exercise: took Ramses hunting
Email: Overnight spam 53 plus 21 during the day.
SPP work: he came in for an hour to clear his spam.
SVC work: I came in for an hour to clear my desk and spam.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 08:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 Jan (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 17F, partly cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tetrapods. BBS: 18. Forum: 7. Out box: 36. APOD: stars and clouds. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Web crawl completed at 10:38. Lunch: BBQ at Dyers.
Email: Overnight spam 70 plus 44 during the day.
SPP work: C6
SVC work: Final fixes made to Reinforcements Attack. Reports from Dal & Tony for the Monday version of ACTASF fleet update 2 (escorts) were processed and sent to Mongoose. I did Jeanís last Caplog Fixes. Did the needed growler icons for CL46.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 08:20 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 Jan (Tuesday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 23F and cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: turtles. BBS: 22. Forum: 5. Out box: 36. APOD: solar flare video. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Web crawl completed at 3:23. Lunch: enchiladas at La Fiesta. . Worked with Steve Petrick on reconstructing a corrupted ship card.
Email: Overnight spam 80 plus 56 during the day.
Events: Steve Petrickís mac died and must be rebuilt.
3PM Staff Meeting: Sent stuff t press.
SPP work: C6
SVC work: Approved ACTASF Fleet Update One. Got the ship cards for reinforcements attack, boosters 34-35-36, and the reprint of Romulan Attack ready for press and took them to the printers.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 04:06 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 Jan (Wednesday) 2013
Got to the office at 11:40 after an exciting day at business school. Weather: 40F, a few scattered clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Pricesaurus. BBS: 20. Forum: 4. Out box: 35. APOD: spiral galaxy 1309. Jigsawdoku 2:45. Web crawl completed at 12:20. Lunch: chicken at LJS. Read FYEO for 11-15 Jan.
Email: Overnight spam 75 plus 56 during the day.
SPP work: cleaning up warehouse. SSDs for CL46.
SVC work: CL46, CL47, Mongoose.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 04:06 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 Jan (Thursday) 2013
Got to the office at 8:30. Weather: 29F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: museums. BBS: 20. Forum: 5. Out box: 34. APOD: supernova remnant. Jigsawdoku 2:24. Ann Coulter: violent mental illness. Web crawl completed at 2:23. Lunch: BBQ at country barn. Target shooting with the new MP5 after I figured out how to get the battery compartment open.
Email: Overnight spam 80 plus 25 during the day.
SPP work: SSDs for CL46.
SVC work: Sent Dk the last starmada ship he needs. Sent Matthew the Fed card fixes for ACTASF. Drove to printer to check proofs on booster covers. Put the 12 rebuilt SSDs into CL46 and sent a PDF to the staff checkers.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 04:06 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 18 Jan (Friday) 2013
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 45F, mostly clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: dino lactation. BBS: 27. Forum: 9. Out box: 34. APOD: crater on martian moon. Jigsawdoku 2:44. Web crawl completed at 12:31. Lunch: BBQ at BF.
Email: Overnight spam 81 plus 24 during the day.
SPP work: CL47, C6, Tournament.
SVC work: CL47 story.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 04:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 19 Jan (Saturday) 2013
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 61F, sunny skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Jurrasic Park 4 set for 2014. BBS: 17. Forum: 6. Out box: 61. APOD: Barnardís Loop. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Web crawl completed at 12:02. Lunch: breakfast at NuC
Email: Overnight spam 61 plus 11 during the day.
SPP work: Took the day off (as he had no computer).
SVC work: Worked on CL46 reports, put the pages printed out into order and started working down the alibi list. Worked with Joel to get the three covers (CL46, ReAtk, BatArm) to press.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 04:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 Jan (Sunday) 2013
Got to the office at 4:20. Weather: 61F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Archaeopteryx. BBS: 24. Forum: 9. Out box: 34. APOD: antikithera clock. Web crawl completed at 6pm. Lunch: Leanna cooked roast. Exercise: 30 minute rabbit hunt with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 82 plus 21 during the day.
SPP work: Came in for an hour to do Email.
SVC work: Came in for a few hours to clear email and clean up my desk. Did the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 09:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 Jan (Monday) 2012
Got to the office at 10:15. Weather: 26F, some clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: JP4. BBS: 18. Forum: 5. Out box: 37. APOD: video of Titan landing. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Web crawl completed at 12:42. Lunch: BBQ at Dyers.
Email: Overnight spam 45 plus 54 during the day.
Events: Leanna ordered two Mac G5s loaded with Classic and Tiger to start the transition process. Two or three more will be ordered in a couple of months.
SPP work: CL46 final draft assembly.
SVC work: Went to approved ship card proofs at Whitney and take the covers to Trafton. Steve Petrick and I got the first complete printout of CL46 fully assembled. Now, we just have to fight through the alibi pages (mostly missing art, but this does include awards). At supper I accidentally ate a piece of onion and have no idea how sick Iíll get or if Iíll be at work tomorrow.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 08:47 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 Jan (Tuesday) 2013
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 30F, partly cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Cladistics. BBS: 25. Forum: 7. Out box: 38. APOD: Cygnus Wall. Jigsawdoku 2:31. Web crawl completed at 1:30. Lunch: chicken at Chiliís. Read FYEO for 16-20 Jan.
Email: Overnight spam 45 plus 000 during the day.
Marketing Monday: Did an alert that will go out tomorrow.
SPP work: CL46 medals, Email, Warehouse.
SVC work: Reviewed proofs for covers. Reviewed ACTASF Fed ship cards. Did campaign ribbons and medals for CL#46.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 05:15 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 Jan (Wednesday) 2013
Got to the office at 1:10. Weather: 63F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Eosinopteryx. BBS: 27. Forum: 8. Out box: 35. APOD: spiral galaxy 4945. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Web crawl completed at 2:41. Lunch: Leanna cooked ham and beans.
Events: covers for CL46, ReinAtk, BattleshipsArmada arrive.
Email: Overnight spam 102 plus 23 during the day.
SPP work: took the day off.
SVC work: Went to check coating on ship cards which was fine. Did the scenario graphics and other alibi pages for CL46.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 05:15 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 Jan (Thursday) 2013
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 31F, cloudy, total fog.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: crocodile. BBS: 33. Forum: 4. Out box: 34. APOD: boring. Jigsawdoku 2:28. Ann Coulter: why effective gun control cannot happen. Web crawl completed at 11:03. Lunch: Pork Chops at PCS.
Email: Overnight spam 50 plus 52 during the day.
Events: The two new G5s arrived.
SPP work: CL46, rebuilding the SIT.
SVC work: Looked at DN stats for ACTASF update 2.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 05:16 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 Jan (Friday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:53. Weather: 38F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Russians find UFO fossil. BBS: 17. Forum: 34. Out box: 10. APOD: Mars rover pics. Jigsawdoku 2:23. Web crawl completed at 1:06. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Starlist 34222. Read FYEO for Jan 21-22-23.
Email: Overnight spam 63 plus 46 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 733.
SPP work: Getting his G5 up and running. Shrinkwrapping boosters.
SVC work: I spent a big chunk of the day QCing maps because we were out of defective maps to use as packing material. I also helped Petrick shrinkwrap two of the boosters. Joel finished packing boosters and helped Petrick shrinkwrap the third one.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 05:17 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 Jan (Saturday) 2013
Got to the office at noon. Weather: 45F, mostly sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: trackways. BBS: 17. Forum: 3. Out box: 35. APOD: moondogs. Jigsawdoku 2:22. Web crawl completed at 12:56. Lunch: pizza. Starlist Germany. Read FYEO for Jan 24. Worked with Steve Petrick on final CL46 fixes.
Email: Overnight spam 29 plus 24 during the day.
SPP work: Working on cards and boosters, CL46.
SVC work: Did the PDF for CL46 and fought our way through the corrections. Sent to Joel: a pirate to sink.

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