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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:11 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 Jan (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:45am. Weather: 36F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Marine reptiles. BBS: 23. Forum: 2. Out box: 49. APOD: Orion nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:01. Web crawl completed at 10:53. Lunch: CFS at Calico. Read FYEO for 14+15. Exercise: walked around the block.
Email: Overnight spam 170 plus 99 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 698.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups & campaign update.
JES work: Proofread FMSSB, customer service, BBS.
SVC work: Sick most of the day, I got little done.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:11 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 Jan (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 12:20. Weather: 51F, some clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Pterosaur tracks. BBS: 20. Forum: 2. Out box: 48. APOD: Despina, Moon of Neptune. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Ann Coulter: Sharpton vs Christie. Web crawl completed at 2:02. Lunch: nice steak at Saltgrass. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walked around the block.
Email: Overnight spam 153 plus 51 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 711.
Events: SVC had the second round of skin cancer surgery, which took some time but was all clear in the end.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups & campaign update.
JES work: Rangers, Mongoose customers, proofreading CapLog, Traveller, Scanning other forums.
SVC work: After surgery (and a good lunch) I didn’t do much but the admin stuff I had to do and I took a long nap.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:11 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 Jan (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:40. Weather: 39F, clear blue skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: ornithischian combat. BBS: 21. Forum: 3. Out box: 48. APOD: M83 galaxy. Jigsawdoku 2:34. Web crawl completed at 1pm. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for today. Industry mailing lists: custom dice.
Email: Overnight spam 49 plus 31 during the day.
Business Friday: Interesting chat with secret agent DN.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups & campaign update. FMSSB.
JES work: Marketing, customer service, proofreading Fed MSSB, traveller corrections.
SVC work: Not feeling well but got some work done on CL48 and other projects.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:12 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 18 Jan (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:30. Weather: 38F, clear blue skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Protoazin. BBS: 16. Forum: 4. Out box: 48. APOD: worthless. Jigsawdoku 2:34. Web crawl completed at 9:56. Lunch: pork steak at TX roadhouse. Read FYEO for today. Starlist 17366, 85225.
Email: Overnight spam 94 plus 42 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 battlegroups & campaign update.
JES work: Fixing incomplete upload to DTRPG, spammer on BBS, IP blocked from BBS, pushed Mike W to get Traveller stuff done, marketing to fanzines, proofreading CL48.
SVC work: Another interesting chat with secret agent DN. Did a page of CL48. Helped Petrick with an SFB question on landing parties. Reset the office management system. Helped Jean handle a marketing permission request. Did this THIS WEEK report. Caught up on blog posts.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 02:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 19 Jan (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 4:15. Weather: 66F, windy, some clouds.
Daily Routine: I just came in for an hour to clear up my desk for Monday. I took Ramses hunting and he whipped the neighbor cat Cocoa in a border dispute APOD: spiral galaxies collide. Jean deleted a fake BBS person and helped some new starlist people.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 02:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 Jan (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:08. Weather: 46F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Gobivenator. BBS: 20. Forum: 6. Out box: 48. APOD: Baryons. Jigsawdoku 2:33. Web crawl completed at 10:30. Lunch: chopped steak at Dyer’s. Read FYEO for 19-20. Starlist 68128.
Email: Overnight spam 64 plus 59 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 FedComm battle groups.
JES work: Blogs, deleted a fake person, helped forum user, proofread Captain’s Log #48.
SVC work: CL48 stuff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 02:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 Jan (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 40F, clear blue skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Sisteronia. BBS: 22. Forum: 4. Out box: 48. APOD: comparison of apparent moon sizes. Jigsawdoku 2:08. Web crawl completed at 12:30. Lunch: turkey at Furr’s. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 87 plus 100 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 FedComm battle groups.
JES work: Starlist, Simone’s job search, CL48 input article, proofread Battle Groups.
SVC work: Set up the file for Comm 98. Worked on CL48 fiction.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 05:53 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 Jan (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:50. Weather: 36F, high clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Atopodentatus. BBS: 24. Forum: 1. Out box: 48. APOD: nothing to do with astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:04. Web crawl completed at 10:14. Lunch: steak & eggs at PCS. Read FYEO for today. Industry mailing lists: convention payment systems.
Email: Overnight spam 114 plus 112 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 708.
Events: Jean got delivery of her new furniture.
Customer Request Wednesday: graphics wanted.
JES work: CL48 proofreading.
SPP work: CL48 FedComm battle groups.
SVC work: CL48 fiction. Dentist appointment.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 04:39 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 Jan (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 15F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Australornis. BBS: 32. Forum: 2. Out box: 48. APOD: Perseus double cluster. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Ann Coulter: the myth of Democratic candidate for TxGov Wendy Davis. Web crawl completed at 3:45. Lunch: CFS at Calico. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 80 plus 50 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 stuff. Battlegroup stuff. Loren Knight fiction.
JES work: Review of website revisions Simone is making. Proofreading battlegroups. Blogs.
SVC work: CL48 fiction. Conference with Chuck Strong about F&E and StratCon. Review of website revisions Simone is making. Loren Knight fiction.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 04:39 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 Jan (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:55. Weather: 25F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Quetecsaurus. BBS: 23. Forum: 2. Out box: 48. APOD: supernova in M82. Jigsawdoku 2:29. Web crawl completed at 1:05. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 133 plus 87 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 724.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Marketing. Battlegroups.
SVC work: CL48 fiction, all day, except for a little time formatting the fiction database.
Joint Venture Projects: 2500: got news that new King Eagles and Kzinti DNs are en route. TPD: Jean was hounding Mike West for the rest of the fixes to the existing chapters. ACTASF: The rest of the topics were opened and Tony was busy with new rules.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 04:39 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 Jan (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 49F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Parabohaiornis. BBS: 20. Forum: 2. Out box: 48. APOD: Mars rover. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Web crawl done at 1:45. Lunch: CFS @ YB. Read FYEO today.
Email: Overnight spam 47 plus 41 during the day.
SPP work:
JES work: Marketing PDFs, proofreading battle groups.
SVC work: Fiction database updates. CL48 fiction. THIS WEEK report. Reset the MY DAY system.
Joint Venture Projects: 2500: got the new KE and ZDN proof copies for inspection before production begins.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 06:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 Jan (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3:25. Weather: 64F, clear blue skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Caenagnathid. BBS: 23. Forum: 1. Out box: 48. APOD: sunspots up close. Jigsawdoku 2:11. Web crawl completed at 4:01. Lunch: Leanna cooked pork chops. Exercise: very long hunting trip with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 38.
SVC: I came in for an hour to clear my desk for Monday.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 06:09 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 27 Jan (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:05. Weather: 19F, cloudy all over.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Anchisaurus. BBS: 18. Forum: 1. Out box: 48. APOD: celestial road. Jigsawdoku 2:48. Web crawl completed at 10:44. Lunch: BBQ at YB. Read FYEO for yesterday and today.
Email: Overnight spam 62 plus 130 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 720.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Other forums, fliers, blogs, traveller, Simone’s search for a real world job.
SVC work: CL48 tribbles fiction, getting to the important turning point, but I hate it when I have to write good fiction to order on command and under a deadline.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 06:09 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 28 Jan (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:55. Weather: 15F, clear skies.
New on e23: Asteroid Zero-Four.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Parabohaiornis. BBS: 19. Forum: 0. Out box: 48. APOD: spiral galaxy M83. Jigsawdoku 2:47. Web crawl completed at 10:45. Lunch: salmon at PCS.
Email: Overnight spam 130 plus 110 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 monster article.
JES work: CL48 proofreading, Uploaded Asteroid Zero Four to e23, drivethru, and wargame vault, story conference.
SVC work: Breakthrough on tribbles story.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 06:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 29 Jan (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 31F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Utatsusaurus. BBS: 19. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: Jelly doughnut on Mars! Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: pork chops at YB. Read FYEO for yesterday and today.
Email: Overnight spam 141 plus 110 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 732.
SPP work: CL48 monster article updates and corrections.
JES work: Proofreading CL48, marketing, customer service, dealing with stuff on non-ADB forums, convention request. Took Markie back to vet as he’s still off his feed.
SVC work: I worked on the tribbles story all day while ignoring as many distractions as possible.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 06:43 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 30 Jan (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 59F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Abelisauridae. BBS: 13. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: pretty, but no astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:28. Ann Coulter: immigrants mostly vote Democrat. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: chicken salad sandwich at Malcomb’s. Industry mailing lists: Kickstarter advice.
Email: Overnight spam 128 plus 73 during the day.
Events: Jean took Markie back to vet, he’s still not eating.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Proofreading CL48
SVC work: Finished the tribble story for CL48.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 06:43 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 31 Jan (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:17. Weather: 26F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Tasmaniosaurus. BBS: 17. Forum: 2. Out box: 49. APOD: weird and NOT astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:32. Web crawl completed at 1:50. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for 30 and 31. Industry mailing lists: Kickstarter.
Email: Overnight spam 151 plus 131 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 733.
Events: Robert Diamond visited the ADB offices.
Events: Markie got to home home, but not all was well.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Proofreading CL48
SVC work: CL48 stuff, admin stuff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 07:00 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 Feb (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 29F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Cretaceous turtle. BBS: 23. Forum: 2. Out box: 49. APOD: pretty dust clouds. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Web crawl completed at 2:30. Lunch: grilled chicken at Malcomb’s. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 54 plus 11 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: CL48 proofreading. Markie.
SVC work: CL48 stuff. Reset the office management system. Did the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 07:01 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 Feb (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 2:15. Weather: 29F, cloudy. We had about 0.1 inches of snow last night and this morning.
Daily Routine: BBS: 18. Forum: 2. Out box: 49. APOD: useless skyline. Web crawl completed at 3. Lunch: Leanna cooked chili. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: two minute walk with Ramses (all he wanted of the weather). Industry mailing lists: Kickstarter.
Email: Overnight spam 50.
Markie: Passed away late Sunday night.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Customer support from home.
SVC work: Came in for an hour to clear desk.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 07:01 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 Feb (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 29F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: BBS: 24. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: lunar landscape from Jade Rabbit. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Web crawl completed at 12:25. Lunch: BBQ at YB.
Email: Overnight spam 71 plus 100 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Time to reflect.
SVC work: Trying to order a stone for Markie’s grave, I became so upset that I had to be taken home. I felt better late in the day and took Ramses for a hunt in 39F weather, which lasted longer than I'd have thought.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 07:02 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 Feb (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 30F, cloudy, snowing.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: how many new dinos? BBS: 20. Forum: 3. Out box: 49. APOD: particle beam jet HH24. Jigsawdoku 2:10. Web crawl completed at 5:03. Lunch: turkey at Furr’s. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 118 plus 127 during the day.
Events: Markie was laid to rest on his own plot of ground (not the city’s mass grave). We went to the SPCA to interview replacements and selected (for a one-week trial) a pygmy mix (of who knows what) named Wolfie. I doubt if he’s six pounds but he looks for all the world like a teeny tiny collie-shepherd mix.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: SFU Handbook.
SVC work: CL48. Building repair contractor.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 06:22 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 Feb (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 3F, cloudy. Tiny trace of show that by noon was a howling snowstorm.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Avaceratops. BBS: 28. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: spiral galaxy 2683. Jigsawdoku 2:31. Web crawl completed at 10:17. Lunch: chicken alfredo at Cheddars. Read FYEO for today. Industry mailing lists: Gencon. Starlist 93003.
Email: Overnight spam 127 plus 93 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 738.
Events: snowstorm, early evacuation.
Customer Request Wednesday: graphic request.
SPP work: CL48 Stuff.
JES work: Proofreading CL48, blogs, spammers.
SVC work: CL48 Stuff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 06:24 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 Feb (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:07. Weather: 5F, cloudy, four inches of snow, packed powder on streets.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: turtle. BBS: 23. Forum: 2. Out box: 49. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Ann Coulter: Chris Christi. Web crawl completed at 3:28. Lunch: roast beef, potatoes, green beans at marketing meeting. Read FYEO for today. Industry mailing lists: Gencon parking. Starlist 79911.
Email: Overnight spam 137 plus 138 during the day.
Events: Snow made driving difficult and turned me into the ladies’ chauffer with no time to work on the company’s business.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Marketing seminar, customer service, blogs, proofreading.
SVC work: Another wasted day of a wasted year. Between picking up Jean, going home early to meet the cable guy, and chauffering the women to one appointment or another, I didn’t spend enough time at my desk to get my chair warm. I did take Jean to a web marketing seminar that she found fascinating with a lot of stuff to "fix" on our website and which I found to be almost totally irrelevant to ADB’s business. After throwing a fit I was left alone for two blissful hours of worthwhile work on CL48.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 08:52 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 Feb (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:40. Weather: 21F, clear skies, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: dimetrodon. BBS: 26. Forum: 3. Out box: 49. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:24. Web crawl completed at 3:07. Lunch: BBQ at BF. We took the ladies there because the bad weather made it hard for them to go somewhere on their own; they hated the food and complained about the chairs. Read FYEO for today. Industry mailing lists: GenCon parking. Starlist 98372; sorted Washington state
Email: Overnight spam 112 plus 63 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 730.
Events: Wolfie was officially adopted by Jean and officially became a member of the ADB staff.
SPP work: CL48, office routine, taking Jean to SPCA.
JES work: Adoption paperwork, proofreading.
SVC work: Got Communique 94 finished.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 08:53 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 Feb (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 39F, partly cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Darwin. BBS: 26. Forum: 1. Out box: 50. APOD: spiral galaxy 5101. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Web crawl completed at 4:52. Lunch: pork at Texas Roadhouse. Read FYEO for today. Industry mailing lists: Gencon. Starlist Essex UK.
Email: Overnight spam 93 plus 24 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 scenarios.
JES work: Proofread Communique, finished her part of Hailing Frequencies, customer service.
SVC work: CL48. This week blog. Reset the office management system. Got Communique 98 out to staff.

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