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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 01:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 Dec (Saturday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:15. Weather: 32F, raining, some snow, cloud cover total, everything is wet.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Saurophaganax. BBS: 27. Forum: 6. Out box: 46. APOD: Sun in various wavelengths. Web crawl completed at 11:53. Lunch: ham & Eggs at BF. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 40.
Events: It started snowing at 11 and we went home.
SPP work: stayed home due to snow.
JES work: stayed home due to snow. Did some customer service and social marketing from home.
SVC work: wasn’t here long enough to do much.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 01:43 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 Dec (Sunday) 2013
Got to the office at 4pm. Weather: 32F, sunny.
Daily Routine: BBS: 22. Forum: 4. Out box: 46. APOD: analema. Jigsawdoku 222. Web crawl done at 4:30. Lunch: we cooked chili. Exercise: 5-minute walk in snow with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 42.
Work: SVC stopped by briefly to clear spam. Jean answered questions on BGG and deleted 3 fake people from BBS.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 02:31 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 Dec (Monday) 2013
Got to the office at 9:55am. Weather: 32F, mostly sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ankylosuchus. BBS: 15. Forum: 5. Out box: 47. APOD: meteor shower. Jigsawdoku 2:24. Web crawl completed at 12:38. Lunch: roast beef at Furr’s. Read FYEO for yesterday and today.
Email: Overnight spam 53 plus 59 during the day.
Events: We had a company Christmas party to pass around presents. Simone got a dagger and two airsoft pistols. Mike got two multi-tools. Leanna got a dragon trinket box and books on cats and wolves. Jean got books on dogs and a flint spear point. SVC got a laser light for his shotgun and a Dilbert calendar. SPP got a bayonet for his rifle and a stack of military history books.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Traveller, Tribbles, worked with Simone to prepare art for holiday press releases.
SVC work: Finally did the THIS WEEK blog I didn’t do Saturday because of the panic-stricken snow evacuation. Did other blogs Jean needed.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 02:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 Dec (Tuesday, Christmas Eve) 2013
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 29F, mostly sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 16. Forum: 1. Out box: 46. APOD: Sharpless 308 bubble. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 10:30. Lunch: BBQ at Dyer’s. Read FYEO for today. Industry mailing lists: piracy.
Email: Overnight spam 29 plus 26 during the day.
Events: Nobody did much real work, but we were all here.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 02:33 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 Dec (Christmas, Wednesday) 2013
We each celebrated Christmas in our own way. Steve Petrick did a security check on the office. APOD: Phobos. Lunch: Christmas dinner with my family.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:49 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 Dec (Boxing Day, Thursday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 32F, some clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: assorted news. BBS: 27. Forum: 0. Out box: 46. APOD: M33 Triangulum galaxy. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Ann Coulter: Kwanza is a phony holiday based on Marxism. Web crawl completed at 11:11. Lunch: ham and eggs at Blue Front. Read FYEO for yesterday. Industry mailing lists: pirates and Christmas.
Email: Two days of spam 75 plus 22 during the day.
Event: Jean threw a small Christmas event to pass out presents, giving me a book and some special hard to find raisons, Leanna a wind chime, Petrick a book and a bear with bagpipes, Mike a stained glass goblet, and Simone some books by a famous graphic designer.
Event: AMA techtel came to find out why Line-2 wasn’t working and why internet was slow and fixed both problems.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: customer service, blogs, etc.
SVC work: Did some year end cleanup of files and stuff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:49 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 27 Dec (Friday) 2013
Got to the office at 3:20. Weather: 52F, partly cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Jialingpus. BBS: 15. Forum: 2. Out box: 46. APOD: cloud melotte 15. Lunch: frito pie from Robinson’s.
Email: Overnight spam 71 plus 5 during the day.
Events: Leanna had her gall bladder removed.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Blog, demotivational, deleted 2 fake people, sent tournament notice, customer service.
SVC work: All I did all day was take care of Leanna.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:50 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 28 Dec (Saturday) 2013
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 45F, mostly sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: scaly vs feathers. BBS: 15. Forum: 2. Out box: 46. APOD: aurora. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: CFS at Calico.
Email: Overnight spam 36 plus 15.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Traveller, deleted 2 fake people, customer serv.
SVC work: I was here for as long as Leanna could stand to be here. I did the THIS WEEK blog and caught up some email.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:50 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 29 Dec (Sunday) 2013
Got to the office at 4:30. Weather: 28F, sunny. I cleaned up my desk and email and then went home.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Camptosaurus. BBS: 17. Forum: 1. Out box: 46. APOD: aurora. Lunch: Leanna cooked turkey for the four of us.
Email: Overnight spam 48 plus 4 during the day.
Events: We had Christmas dinner for the four executives.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:50 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 30 Dec (Monday) 2013
Got to the office at noon. Weather: 39F, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Tonganosaurus. BBS: 21. Forum: 0. Out box: 46. APOD: fractals. Jigsawdoku 2:34. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: turkey sandwich at Malcomb’s. Read FYEO for 26-27-28-29-30 Dec. Industry mailing lists: ransom virus attacks on computers.
Email: Overnight spam 57 plus 75 during the day.
Events: We had the company end-of year-party.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Blogs, marketing, Simone’s project.
SVC work: I was sick all day and spent most of it on the sofa. I did write a page of fiction and catch up on FYEO.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 04:58 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 31 Dec (Tuesday) 2013
Got to the office at 11:15. Weather: 48F, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: scaly vs fluffy. BBS: 23. Forum: 1. Out box: 47. APOD: horsehead nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:30. Web crawl completed at 12:28. Lunch: leftovers from the party. Read FYEO for today. Starlist 06066, 21286, 92589.
Email: Overnight spam 52 plus 15 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: marketing, telling someone he cannot post his conversions of SFU to other game systems.
SVC work: Did a star fleet alert, read FYEO, did art for a demotivational, did a customer request, caught up on stuff. Mostly I just drifted off to sleep because I was sick all day.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:15 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 Jan (Wednesday) 2014
I stayed home to rest and spent the day watching British scifi on Roku (HMS Camden Lock). I have no idea what the weather was like. I did manage to ensure that everyone ate black-eyed Peas which is required in Texas (or you’ll be cursed with bad luck all year). APOD: stupid skyline, not astronomy. Lunch: leftovers.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:15 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 Jan (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:45. Weather: 33F, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Hungarosaurus. BBS: 20. Forum: 4. Out box: 46. APOD: astronauts, NOT astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:42. Ann Coulter: Duck Dynasty. Web crawl completed at 1:22. Lunch: turkey at Furr’s.
Email: Overnight spam 107 plus 56 during the day.
SPP work: Sick all day, tried to work on battlegroups.
JES work: customer service, deleted a fake person.
SVC work: Sick all day, just got email done and went to take a nap on the sofa.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:16 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 Jan (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 41F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: APOD: comet Lovejoy. Lunch: BBQ at BF.
Email: Overnight spam 81.
SPP work: Checked his email and went home to recover from the Hideous Rotting Plague.
JES work: BBS cleanup, various maintenance issues.
SVC work: Very sick, I just checked my email while on a run to pick up medicine and went back home.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:16 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 Jan (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 42F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Therizinosaur. BBS: 21. Forum: 1. Out box: 48. APOD: waste of time. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 1:35. Lunch: Chicken bits at Malcomb’s.
Email: Overnight spam 105
SPP work: Sick, stayed home.
SVC work: I did the THIS WEEK blog but otherwise I just napped and coughed.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:16 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 Jan (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3:14. Weather: 25F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: auctions. BBS: 23. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: shell galaxy NGC474. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 4:28. Lunch: Leanna cooked meat and potatoes. Read FYEO for 1st.
Email: Overnight spam 56 plus 7 during the day.
SPP work: Came in and worked a few hours.
Leanna work: Came in and worked a few hours.
SVC work: Came in and worked a few hours.
Jean work: Stayed home, being the only sane one of us.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:17 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 Jan (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 2:30 after being sick all morning. Weather: 28F, clear blue skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Permian. BBS: 22. Forum: 4. Out box: 50. APOD: NASA photo, not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Web crawl completed at 5:47. Lunch: chicken salad at Malcomb’s.
Email: Overnight spam 146 plus 34 during the day.
Events: Announced we are not going to Origins.
SPP work: Sick, but worked on a few things.
JES work: Blogs, BBS stuff, flamewar.
SVC work: Did Communique 97.
Joint Venture Projects: 2500: received a shipment of prototypes from Mongoose but was too sick to review them.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:17 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 Jan (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 33F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ceratosaurus. BBS: 36. Forum: 1. Out box: 47. APOD: M7 scorpius star cluster. Jigsawdoku 2:23. Web crawl completed at 2:25. Lunch: steak & eggs at PCS. Read FYEO for 2 Jan.
Email: Overnight spam 92 plus 139 during the day.
SPP work: Despite being sick, worked on CL48.
JES work: Communique, PHP issues, 2425 page, Gencon, Traveller.
SVC work: Despite being sick I sent Comm 97 to the staff and did some work on the new 2425 page.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:18 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 Jan (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 40F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: ichthyosaur color. BBS: 17. Forum: 4. Out box: 48. APOD: sunspot. Jigsawdoku 2:03. Web crawl completed at 3:27. Lunch: pasta at Cheddar’s. Read FYEO for 3-4-5 Jan.
Email: Overnight spam 88 plus 94 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 699.
Customer Request Wednesday: Too sick to do it.
SPP work: sick, but did a few things.
JES work: getting sick, did a few things.
SVC work: Sick, but managed to write the year-ahead blog and do some minor things. Did first look at two new 2400s and one new 2500.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:18 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 Jan (Thursday) 2014
Got up early and very sick, but had skin cancer surgery scheduled and went anyway. Turned out to be a bigger (if still minor) deal than expected but I was so bad afterwards that I went home to bed and never made it to my desk.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tyrannosaurus. APOD: tadpole nebula IC410. Ann Coulter: immigration.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups.
JES work: Blog, uploaded Romulan Armada, did her parts of HF, worked on smartphone background project, did Talkshoe even though she should have been in bed with plague.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 05:34 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 Jan (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:25. Weather: 47F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Goniopholidid. BBS: 19. Forum: 4. Out box: 55. APOD: Helix nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:22. Web crawl completed at 2:15. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for 6 Jan. Industry mailing lists: Patreon. Starlist 20762.
Email: two days spam 376 plus 103 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups.
JES work: Proofed HF, publicized HF/Comm, publicized Romulan Armada, Blogs, Starlist issues, bounced mail issues.
SVC work: reviewed prototypes and CGIs for 2500s. Posted nine days of MY DAY.
Joint Venture Projects: 2500: Tholian TK5 and DN approved to go into a master mold (but not enough ships to do one); Klingon B10 sent back with multiple errors. TPD: Jean was pushing Mike W to get fixes sent back in. ACTASF: Tony Thomas reorganizing rulebook.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 05:34 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 Jan (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 47F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Utahraptor pack. BBS: 28. Forum: 6. Out box: 48. APOD: Seagull Nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 1:07. Lunch: pork steak at Tx Roadhouse. Read FYEO for today. Get your allowance.
Email: Overnight spam 47 plus 27 during the day.
SPP work:
JES work:
SVC work: I did the THIS WEEK blog, but mostly rested.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 05:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 Jan (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 12:50. Weather: 68F, cloudy, windy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Spanish dinos. BBS: 26. Forum: 4. Out box: 48. APOD: scale of the universe. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: enchiladas at LFG. . Exercise: took Ramses on patrol.
Email: Overnight spam 74.
SPP work: Came by to check email.
LMC work: Worked four hours on orders.
JES work: Customer support from home.
SVC work: Came in to check email and keep Leanna company.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 05:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 Jan (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:51. Weather: 41F, some clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: poposaurus. BBS: 24. Forum: 2. Out box: 48. APOD: movie from 1902. Jigsawdoku 2:03. Web crawl completed at 10:11. Lunch: BBQ at Rub Shack; Jean never did get a properly cooked ribeye and was really upset. Read FYEO for 12+13 Jan.
Email: Overnight spam 73 plus 103 during the day.
Events: SVC got a haircut. SVC and SPP got flu shots. Markie got WAY too many puppy treats.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups.
JES work: Customer service, Traveller, website.
SVC work: Started final attack on CL#48.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:10 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 Jan (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 12 noon. Weather: 53F, partly cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: bone pathology. BBS: 24. Forum: 2. Out box: 48. APOD: stupid skyline. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Web crawl completed at 12:48. Lunch: steak & eggs at PCS.
Email: Overnight spam 129.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups.
JES work: Proofreading Fed MSSB, customer support, deleting fake people from BBS and Forum.
SVC work: Leanna and I did not feel well, went home early.

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