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

MY DAY: 9 Feb (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3:30pm. Weather: 26F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: hadrosaur. BBS: 25. Forum: 1. Out box: 50. APOD: asteroid Itokawa. Lunch: Leannaís famous burgers.
Email: Overnight spam 70.
SVC work: I came in for an hour to clear up my desk and to get 16 pages of CL48 onto Jeanís desk.

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

MY DAY: 10 Feb (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:40. Weather: 15F, cloudy, snowing.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Triceratops. BBS: 28. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Web crawl completed at 3:10. Lunch: CFS at YB. Exercise: 10 minute polar exploration with Wolf and Jean. Industry mailing lists: is PAX a participatory show or a sit and watch show?
Email: Overnight spam 110 plus 100 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 731.
SPP work: Getting major chunks of CL48 to SVC.
JES work: Hailing Frequencies, Communique, Blogs.
SVC work: I did the F&E Paravian stuff which put six pages on Jeanís desk.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 08:54 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 Feb (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:30. Weather: 20F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Polesinesuchus. BBS: 28. Forum: 1. Out box: 51. APOD: heart & soul nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:33. Web crawl completed at 6:24. Lunch: salmon at PCS. Exercise: 10 minute walk with Wolf.
Email: Overnight spam 137 plus 149 during the day.
Events: The Valentine Flower Fairy delivered roses to the three ladies of the ADB Coven. Heard that Mongoose had the Noble Armada contract taken away from them. The new w23 website went live and was Ö not very functional.
SPP work: CL 48 stuff.
JES work: Proofreading CL48. Warehouse 23 debacle.
SVC work: CL48 monster article (5 pages), lost empires campaign update article (4), merchant operations (2), sent to Jean (total 11, grand total 33).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 08:55 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 Feb (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:40. Weather: 41F, clear, thin clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: feathered dinos. BBS: 27. Forum: 3. Out box: 51. APOD: worthless skyline. Jigsawdoku 2:11. Web crawl completed at 2:21. Lunch: seafood fettuchini alfredo at Olive Garden. Read FYEO for 9-10Feb. Industry mailing lists: snarky podcasts. Starlist 43615.
Email: Overnight spam 126 plus 69 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 737.
Events: Wolf got a good report from his doctor, who says that heís putting on too much weight to fast because of all the snacks and treats people in the office are feeding him.
Customer Request Wednesday: Found lost CL48 stuff.
SPP work: Went home with an upset stomach.
JES work: proofreading CL48.
SVC work: Sent Jean 4 pages of snapshots, then did the formatting and massive rewriting for 15 pages of SFB Battle groups (written by people who cannot compose complete sentences). That means 19 pages today, for a total of 52, which puts me 12 pages ahead of quota, we are 43.88% done.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:04 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 Feb (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:50. Weather: 44F, clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: climate change at KT boundary. BBS: 24. Forum: 1. Out box: 50. APOD: auriga nebulae. Jigsawdoku 2:15. Ann Coulter: immigration reform ensures Democrats never lose again. Web crawl completed at 12:54. Lunch: CFS at IDK sports bar. Read FYEO for 11-12-13.
Email: Overnight spam 158 plus 142 during the day.
Event: Conference on 2500 marketing decisions.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Proofreading CL48 stuff. Warehouse 23 mess. TMP forums.
SVC work: CL48, did Starlist page (1) and Eneen Primer (1), and the main article for Galactic Conquest (1.5), total 55.5.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:05 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 Feb (Friday, Valentineís Day) 2014
Got to the office at 10:35. Weather: 46F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: ichthyosaurs. BBS: 21. Forum: 1. Out box: 51. APOD: heart nebula 1805. Web crawl completed at 6:42. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: I deliberately parked my car two spaces farther from the lunch restaurant door than I had to.
Email: Overnight spam 120 plus 130 during the day.
Events: We took Markieís stone to the pet cemetary.
SPP work: Stuff for CL48.
JES work: Proofreading CL48. Customer Service. TMP.
SVC work: CL48: started at 55.5 pages, did FC command notes and battle groups (6), Conquest Notes (1), Term Papers (1), Total 63.5 pages to Jean in six days.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:05 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 Feb (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 11:45. Weather: 46F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: BBS: 26. Forum: 1. Out box: 51. APOD: Thorís Helmet nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:09. Web crawl completed at 2:38. Lunch: Jeanís mother sent money to send us all to Saltgrass; I had prime rib.
Email: Overnight spam 73 plus 9 during the day.
Events: Last night I had a sudden and painful ear itch. Using the usual implement to fix it packed the wax deep against the ear drum, causing extreme pain and dizziness. As I have a chronic ear wax problem I have all kinds of medical stuff to deal with it and managed to get enough out that it no longer hurt or made me dizzy, but I could not hear. This morning I went to the clinic; nurses removed a lot of wax, improving my hearing, but they said that the last part would have to be done surgically on Monday.
SPP work: CL48 stuff including proofreading.
JES work: Proofreading CL48 and refuting ridiculous mis-information somebody posted on TMP.
SVC work: CL48 (63.5 pages yesterday): I did the last two Snapshots (2), the rough draft of commo report (2), the after action and preview page (1), ten questions (1), for 6 pages and 69.5 done. I had to stop because I was exhausted from the rough night last night.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 07:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 Feb (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 4:20. Weather: 46F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 22. Forum: 2. Out box: 51. APOD: Eagle Nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:26. Web crawl completed at 5:37. Lunch: Leannaís burgers. Read FYEO for yesterday. Exercise: took Ramses on a 30 minute walk. Starlist Hong Kong.
Email: Overnight spam 47 plus 8 during the day.
JES work: Monitored the internet from home.
SVC work: CL48: worked on medals list, did the F&E Tactical Note page, did half of the Starline page.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 07:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 Feb (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 46F, clear blue skies.
Daily Routine: BBS: 28. Forum: 0. Out box: 50. APOD: tarantula nebula. Web crawl completed at 2:30. Lunch: chicken strips at IDK.
Email: Overnight spam 50 plus 40 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: Mongoose, Spam assault, blocked one spam IP from the BBS, moved a topic to break a spam link, cleared fake people from user database, blogs for the week, proofreading CL48, gathered names for Starline 2500-2013 ribbons.
SVC work: CL48: did the Starline page (1), the why page (0.5), and ended up spending hours finding enough good background questions for that (1) page. Total 2.5 pages, pathetic.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 07:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 18 Feb (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 62F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: spinosaurs. BBS: 29. Forum: 1. Out box: 50. APOD: rover tracks on Mars. Jigsawdoku 2:15. Web crawl completed at 12:24. Lunch: turkey at Furrís. Read FYEO for 16-17-18. Exercise: walked around half-block. Industry mailing lists: PAX. Starlist 76137. Cross-checked Texas, deleting duplicates and known-obsolete entries.
Email: Overnight spam 110 plus 165 during the day.
Ear Crisis 2014: Still only limited hearing in left (good) ear, but I got batteries for the hearing aid for the right ear. About 8:30pm, a pop in my left ear marked the return of normal hearing.
SPP work: CL48 proofreading and CL48 stuff.
JES work: CL48 medals, CL48 proofreading.
SVC work: CL48: medals list (added 2500 ribbons Jean compiled, did the Anarchist page but had to have Petrick work on it before it could be finalized and go to Jean (1). I did the proposals board (1) but am holding it to see if anyone finds another name to be credited for escorts. I did the ACTASF pages (3) which went smoothly because Tony and SPP had done all of the actual work. I did the SFBF page but havenít finished updating the graphics after Petrick checked it. I donít know why CL48 has turned into such a hard slog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 07:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 19 Feb (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 46F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tracks. BBS: 24. Forum: 1. Out box: 51. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:28. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: pork chops at YB. Exercise: walked half a block with Wolf. Starlist 61204. Cross-checked Missouri for duplicates and obsolete entries.
Email: Overnight spam 58 plus 150 during the day.
Ear Crisis 2014: I woke up with my left ear deaf again but quickly corrected the matter by washing it out.
SPP work: CL48 proofreading and new stuff.
JES work: CL48 proofreading. Awards list, BBS.
SVC work: CL48: Finished the SFBF page (1), the Marine page (0.5), and wrote the FC rules for quantum torpedoes. I wrote the first F&E page but have to wait for cyberboard updates to send it to Jean. I got the awards list finished except for CL48 itself. I played out the (12) SSDs that Petrick did. A total of 91.5 pages have been sent to Jean.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 07:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 Feb (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:45. Weather: 38F, mostly cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: T-rex pursuit. BBS: 21. Forum: 2. Out box: 51. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Ann Coulter: Obamacare was sold on lies to accomplish secret goals. Web crawl completed at 10:46. Lunch: BBQ at Dyerís. Read FYEO for 19-20. Starlist no requests.
Email: Overnight spam 77 plus 90 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 722.
SPP work: CL48 stuff and proofreading.
JES work: Uploaded SFB Designer Expansion #1 to Drive Thru, publicized it. Chatted with a guy publishing Traveller in Italian. Wrote the input guide article for CL48. Proofread a lot of pages of CL48.
SVC work: CL48: Wrapped up F&E intro page (1). Did the FC online/pbem/ships page (1). Did the FC Intro page (1). Did the SFBOL/PBEM page (1). Reminded Jean to do the tribbles article and the input guide article. I did Vanaxilth (4). I did one of Mike Westís planets for prime directive (1). I did Jeanís input guide article (1). A total of 102 pages have been sent to Jean.
In other news, I sent a bunch of ship backgrounds to Josh Driscoll to make 3rd Generation SFBOL SSDs.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 07:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 Feb (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:30. Weather: 40F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: stolen skull. BBS: 23. Forum: 3. Out box: 51. APOD: Lighthouse Nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:34. Web crawl completed at 12:17. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Industry mailing lists: Kickstarter lessons. Starlist 48188. Cross-checked Michigan.
Email: Overnight spam 85 plus 134 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 726.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: CL48 proofreading.
SVC work: CL48: I processed Paulís warlord article (0.5) that I got last night. I wrote the FC version of the Carnivon rules, made Petrickís fixes, and sent them to the staff. Petrick brought me the ship yard report so I did that (4) and printed out the Paravian SIT (3.5). At this point, 110 pages have gone to Jean.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:22 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 Feb (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at noon after taking a morning off. Weather: 62F, clear blue skies, wall of clouds in the far northern sky.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: marine tetropods. BBS: 16. Forum: 4. Out box: 49. APOD: M44 star cluster. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Web crawl completed at 7:45pm. Lunch: chicken and salad at Malcolmís. Starlist 94510.
Email: Overnight spam 14 plus 17 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 scenarios and proofreading.
JES work: Proofread 25 pages of CL48.
SVC work: did the Carnivon DW, Paravian CA & DW (3). Made changes and send them to the staff. Did the THIS WEEK blog. Reset the office management system. Did the CL48 SIT and sent it and the SSDs to the F&E staff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:23 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 Feb (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3:35. Weather: 34F, high thin clouds.
Daily Routine: BBS: 20. Forum: 4. Out box: 48. APOD: Saturn ring plane. Lunch: Leannaís famous pork chops. Industry mailing lists: Kickstarter.
Email: Overnight spam 20 plus 7 during the day.
SPP work: Proofread CL48 stuff.
JES work: Social media from home.
SVC work: Came in and did two SFB scenarios and the two pages of F&E Q&A. So busy with CL48 I forgot to go read the Sunday Dilbert cartoon.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:23 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 Feb (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:19. Weather: 38F, high wispy clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: bird evolution. BBS: 20. Forum: 3. Out box: 48. APOD: galaxy core. Web crawl completed at 1pm. Lunch: sausage at YB.
Email: Overnight spam 53 plus 161 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 proofreading.
JES work: proofread 9.5 pages.
SVC work: I did the last two SFB scenarios, the three FC scenarios, and added a snapshot, then I did the table of contents and verified the page count was right (144). At this point the only thing we donít have is the seven Starmada pages. I processed the staff reports and sent Jean the FC carni/para rules, so she has 137 pages (lacking only Starmada) and has done 95.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:23 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 Feb (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 28F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Pachyrhinosaurus. BBS: 27. Forum: 3. Out box: 48. APOD: Pleiades. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: turkey at Furrís.
Email: Overnight spam 81 plus 168 during the day.
SPP work: proofread 24 pages.
JES work: proofread 24 pages. Customer service.
SVC work: CL48 Tactical paper ranks. Started on making fixes (48 done).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 08:58 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 Feb (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 21F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tracks. BBS: 28. Forum: 2. Out box: 47. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:39. Web crawl completed at 10:32. Lunch: awful pizza.
Email: Overnight spam 82 plus 114 during the day.
New on e23: Captainís Log #34
Customer Request Wednesday: posted tactical note titles and authors for CL48.
SPP work: Proofreading CL48.
JES work: Proofreading CL48 SSDs.
SVC work: Made fixes to 27 pages of CL48.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 08:58 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 27 Feb (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 44F, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: non-dino stuff. BBS: 22. Forum: 1. Out box: 47. APOD: silly. Jigsawdoku 2:33. Ann Coulter: minimum wage issue designed to cover Obamacare. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: steak & eggs at PCS.
Email: Overnight spam 84 plus 152 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 stuff.
JES work: CL48 stuff. BBS defense and cleanup.
SVC work: received and placed the Starmada stuff, but that left a space Jean claimed for her battlegroup project. CL48 Stuff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 08:59 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 28 Feb (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:25. Weather: 62F, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 24. Forum: 2. Out box: 46. APOD: worthless skyline. Lunch: BBQ at BF
Email: Overnight spam 89 plus 75 during the day.
SPP work: CL48 fixes.
JES work: CL48 fixes. Publicized CL34 on PDF.
SVC work: CL48 fixes.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 08:59 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 March (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:40. Weather: 46F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tailbones. BBS: 20. Forum: 2. Out box: 47. APOD: spiral galaxy 7331. Jigsawdoku 2:33. Web crawl completed at 22:22. Lunch: CFS at YB. Exercise: 45 minute rabbit hunt with Ramses.
Email: Overnight spam 67 plus 1 during the day.
Events: birthday party for my cousins Paige and Rebecca.
SPP work: Took the day off.
JES work: final fixes CL48. Defense of the BBS.
SVC work: final fixes CL48. Did the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 08:59 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 March (Sunday) 2014
Stayed home to rest, but I did check the BBS from home. Weather: 10-15F, cloudy. APOD: sunset on Mars (from lander).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 08:59 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 March (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 15F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Teyuwasu. BBS: 22. Forum: 0. Out box: 46. APOD: 12 habitable exoplanets. Jigsawdoku 2:09. Web crawl completed at 1:38. Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich at M. Exercise: walked half a block with Jean and Wolf.
Email: Two days of spam 129 plus 119 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 739.
Events: Tried to go have cancer surgery but Obamacare had screwed up my policy so the doctor would not do it. Later I called in and they said I owed $14. Then Leanna called in and it said we owed $1400. We had already paid that 5 weeks ago.
Check in with Artists: Adam says CL48 cover will be here "really soon." (Did not show up the next day.)
SPP work: Advanced Missions SSD updates.
JES work: Blogs, customer service, CL48 cover meeting.
SVC work: Back cover for CL48 (with a new format), article for a book on wargaming history by MIT.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 09:00 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 March (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 32F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Theropod ootaxa. BBS: 19. Forum: 0. Out box: 47. APOD: solar prominence. Jigsawdoku 2:40. Web crawl completed at 1pm. Lunch: pork chops at YB. Read FYEO for 21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28 Feb. Exercise: half block walk with Wolf & Jean. Industry mailing lists: death of Aaron Alston. Starlist 33626.
Email: Overnight spam 68 plus 120 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 732.
SPP work: Advanced Missions SSD updates.
JES work: MIT article, Ranger reports, customer service, updating convention stuff for Hailing Frequencies, Starlist welcome mail.
SVC work: catching up on delayed items, reading FYEO, working on MIT article, answering email I ignored during the Captainís Log work period, three pages of SupFile48.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 10:37 am: Edit

MY DAY: 5 March (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 12:30. Weather: raining.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: stolen tracks. BBS: 19. Forum: 3. Out box: 47. APOD: running chicken nebula. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: CFS at Calico. Read FYEO for 1-2-3-4-5 March. Exercise: walked half a block.
Email: Overnight spam 130 plus 82 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 728.
Uploaded to DriveThru/Wargame Vault: Alien Armada.
Customer Request Wednesday: Reviewed and rejected two scenarios as boring.
SPP work: Catching up on stuff that did not get done during CL48, finding more call-out notes.
JES work: Uploading PDFs; meeting about PDF upload schedule, Working on DTRPG categories, Rangers.
SVC work: Finished MIT article. Revised ACTASF part of CL48 to delete two Call Out Notes that we had previously rejected and replaced them with two new ones.
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