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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:27 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 May (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:45. Weather: 77F, thin cloud cover.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: titanosaur. BBS: 21. Forum: 0. Out box: 57. APOD: spiral galaxy M61. Jigsawdoku 2:54. Web crawl completed at 12:45. Lunch: roast beef at YB. Read FYEO for 16-20 May. Exercise: walked around block. Industry mailing lists: Paid Prioritization. Starlist: requests done Calgary; requests waiting 2.
Email: Overnight spam 85 plus 135 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 759.
SPP work: AdvMis SSDs, Platinum hat question, monster article, checked outgoing shipments.
JES work: Copyright violators, customer service, uploading PDFs, uploading 2500 photos.
SVC work: Reviewed 2500 mini CGIs, posted some of them, updated status report, sent it to the 2500 team. Did some work on FCTM.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:28 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 May (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:44. Weather: 74F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Paleo-wildfires. BBS: 22. Forum: 0. Out box: 60. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Web crawl completed at 10:32. Lunch: salad. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walked around block. Starlist: requests done 1; requests waiting 2.
Email: Overnight spam 75 plus 50 during the day.
SPP work: Adv Mis, monster article.
JES work: Issues with e/w23, posting CGIs, got C3A uploaded on DT/WV and publicized it.
SVC work: Customer requests. FCTM. FO14. More on 2500s.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:28 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 May (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 73F, some clouds. Lots of rain and thunder last night.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: conference. BBS: 37. Forum: 3. Out box: 54. APOD: Nebula 6164. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Ann Coulter: death penalty. Web crawl completed at 3:02. Lunch: turkey at Furrís. Starlist: requests done 85297; requests waiting 1; entries moved to archive 1.
Email: Overnight spam 227 plus 157 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 774.
Events: A staff meeting discussed products approaching print. FCTM lacks only 4.5 pages and Simone laying out the cover. FMSSB lacks only two dozen illustrations and Simone constructing a collage cover. F&E Minor Empires looks good and F&E-FO14 looks possible but Leanna must study the costs. CL49 looks like it could happen by the end of June. ACTASF1.2 awaits the manuscript from Tony Thomas.
SPP work: Advanced Missions SSDs, CL49.
JES work: Proofreading FCTM, advertising PDFs.
SVC work: Reviewed final fix to B10. Did the last two chapters of FCTM. Chaired meeting; did report.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 May (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: raining (all night), 60F.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Mercuriceratops. BBS: 25. Forum: 1. Out box: 55. APOD: comet. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 11am. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Exercise: short walk with Wolf. Industry mailing lists: stolen files ending up on pirate sites. Starlist: requests done 95472; requests waiting 0; updates received 1.
Email: Overnight spam 101 plus 109 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 777.
SPP work: Advanced Missions SSDs, CL49.
JES work: AdvMis SSD checking, proofreading FCTM.
SVC work: Dealing with 2500 sales. Working on FC tactics manual and starting to make Jeanís fixes.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 May (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 8:20. Weather: 55F, raining steadily.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ornithomimosaurs. BBS: 27. Forum: 0. Out box: 55. APOD: not astronomy. Lunch: CFS at BF (awful). Dinner: ribs at Furrís (even more awful). Exercise: walked Wolf several times.
Email: Overnight spam 25 plus 14 during the day.
Events: Steve Petrick drove Leanna and Jean to Oklahoma City to see some play or something.
SVC work: Reset the office management system. Worked on making corrections to FCTM.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 May (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 5pm. Weather: 70F, cloudy, rained early.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 24. Forum: 2. Out box: 55. APOD: skyline photo. Web crawl completed at 6pm. Lunch: Leanna cooked meat.
Email: Overnight spam 36.
JES work: Customer service from home.
SVC work: Came in for a while to clear desk.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 May (Memorial Day) 2014
ADB salutes the veterans and thanks them for their service.
Got to the office at 1pm. Weather: 75F, cloudy, rained early. Had to leave early because of a commitment; it was a short day.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Antarctica. BBS: 13. Forum: 2. Out box: 57. APOD: ALMA telescope. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Lunch: ribs at Outback..
Email: Overnight spam 33 plus 10 during the day.
SPP work: Advanced Missions SSDs, CL49.
JES work: Customer support, ad in Suspense & Decision, Blogs, blocked spammer.
SVC work: Did the THIS WEEK blog. FCTM.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 04:18 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 27 May (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:15. Weather: 67F, clear, no rain.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ichthyosaurs. BBS: 22. Forum: 3. Out box: 54. APOD: Nebula M17. Jigsawdoku 2:08. Web crawl completed at 10:53. Lunch: roast beef at YB. Read FYEO for 21-25 May. Starlist: requests done 08094
Email: Overnight spam 74 plus 132 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 773.
SPP work: Advanced Missions SSDs, CL49 stuff.
JES work: Blogs, prep for meeting, three empires of the FCTM tactics chapter, Starline updated posted to 7 forums.
SVC work: Sent Jean two more blogs. Did the 2500 update and sent four ships to prototype; asked people to move forward on various things in process. Sent Simone the stuff for Hailing Frequencies for 10 June. Handled a bunch of lost mail, delayed replies, and obscure memos. Then I remembered the primary task and did Jeanís fixes to chapter 2 of the FCTM and went home at 8:45pm.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 04:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 28 May (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 75F, clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Aristonectes. BBS: 27. Forum: 3. Out box: 53. APOD: cone nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 5:04. Lunch: salmon at PCS. Exercise: walked around block. Starlist: requests done 55447.
Email: Overnight spam 83 plus 143 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 769.
6PM Staff Meeting: Set the schedule for the rest of 2014.
SPP work: Advanced Missions SSDs, CL49 stuff.
JES work: Uploaded Kzinti ship card pack #1 to DT/WV, sent an email to 940 FC fans there, publicized it. Proofread three more empires from the FCTM.
SVC work: Reviewed a Gorn 2500 BB and sent it back to be done over as it doesnít match the history. I did some customer requests. Worked on FCTM. Called to get my car fixed with the GM recall (now I wait six weeks for parts). Got a haircut.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 04:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 29 May (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 75F, clear, hot.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Gastornis. BBS: 22. Forum: 3. Out box: 54. APOD: Omega centauri cluster may actually be a small galaxy. Jigsawdoku 2:48. Ann Coulter: Last mass shooter proves that guns are not the problem (nutjobs are). Web crawl completed at 10:15. Lunch: BBQ at Dyerís. Starlist: requests done 59803; requests waiting 0.
Email: Overnight spam 53 plus 124 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 779.
Events: Contractor installed replacement air conditioning plant for back half of building.
SPP work: CL49 monster article, AdvMis. Reviewed 2500 Gorn battleship and sent it back for corrections.
JES work: Got Distant Armada up on DT/WV. Publicized.
SVC work: 2500 production coordination. Made Jeanís fixes to FCTM chapter 3. Did the FCTM back cover text for Simone.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 02:17 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 30 May (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:55. Weather: 75F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: mammoths & dogs. BBS: 28. Forum: 2. Out box: 55. APOD: Nebula Abell 36. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 10:45. Lunch: BBQ at BF. Exercise: I took Wolf over to the park. Starlist: requests done 33604.
Email: Overnight spam 145 plus 24 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 781.
Events: Wolf made his first trip to the park across the street.
SPP work: Reviewed Kzinti 2500 BB. Advanced Missions SSDs.
JES work: Marketing, customer service, FCTM.
SVC work: Reviewed and posted Kzinti 2500 BB. Worked on FCTM Chapter 5. Reviewed cover for FCTM.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 02:17 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 31 May (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:20. Weather: 75F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: robot velociraptor. BBS: 28. Forum: 0. Out box: 54. APOD: wasted. Jigsawdoku 2:59. Web crawl completed at 10:16. Lunch: pizza. Read FYEO for 26-31 May. Exercise: walked around block. Starlist: requests done 98146.
Email: Overnight spam 70 plus 7 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 788.
Events: Cleaning lady cleaned office.
SPP work: Advanced missions SSDs; CL49.
JES work: Uploaded Distant Armada and CL35.
SVC work: 2500s (told Sandrine how to prototype the SD7, BATS, and Vulture based on Bruceís advice). Reset the office management system for the next week. I did two new Andro cards for FC for Comm 102. Did the THIS WEEK blog. Worked on fixes to FCTM.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 02:17 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 June (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 4pm. Weather: 90F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Sichuan. BBS: 24. Forum: 3. Out box: 54. APOD: halo of the catís eye. Jigsawdoku 2:26. Web crawl completed at 4:45. Lunch: Leanna cooked stew. Target shooting: 5?5. Industry mailing lists: Kickstarter.
Email: Overnight spam 45 plus 2 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 772.
Events: Chaplain Dentonís birthday party.
SVC work: I came in briefly to clear my desk for Monday.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 02:18 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 June (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 74, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Theropod diversity. BBS: 19. Forum: 1. Out box: 54. APOD: not astronomy. Lunch: disaster.
Email: Overnight spam 64.
Events: The two Steves went to a restaurant they eat at frequently and ordered a meal they have eaten before, but the new cook loaded it with onions sending both of them home with food poisoning, so they missed an entire day of work.
JES work: Marketing, customer service, FCTM, party.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 02:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 3 June (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 77F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Alligator. BBS: 22. Forum: 2. Out box: 53. APOD: WR104. Web crawl completed at 1:04. Lunch: roast beef at YB. Jigsawdoku: 2:25. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done 17603; requests waiting 2.
Email: Overnight spam 236 plus 35 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 787.
Miniatures Status Check Day: Delayed by illness.
SPP work: CL49 campaign update
JES work: Marketing Distant Armada PDF, Proofread more of FCTM, uploaded Starmada PDFs, prepped G1 deck plans for upload.
SVC work: Did a blog for Jean. Created a single-leaf copy of the G1 deck plans tech files so Leanna could upload the PDF. Despite feeling like I wanted to go back to bed, I did the Jean fixes to chapters 5 and 6 of the FCTM.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 02:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 June (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10. Weather: 77F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: crocogator. BBS: 19. Forum: 3. Out box: 56. APOD: sun. Web crawl completed at 6pm. Lunch: fish at Cracker Barrell. Industry mailing lists: pop up banners for conventions. Starlist: requests waiting 3.
Email: Overnight spam 56 plus 112 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 785.
1PM Staff Meeting: Discussed rearranging the production schedule after two of the Tholian ships failed to cast.
Events: Visit by an old customer (Mark Conder) and West Texas Business Center official Brian Whipple.
SPP work: CL49 campaign update.
JES work: Uploaded F&E ISC rulebook, marketed it. Proof read more of FCTM.
SVC work: Customer requests. Rebuilding the 2500 schedule and getting pictures posted.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 02:33 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 June (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 80F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Zhanghenglong. BBS: 23. Forum: 2. Out box: 52. APOD: Ultra Deep Field. Jigsawdoku 2:13. Ann Coulter: Bergdahl. Web crawl completed at 11. Lunch: chicken salad sandwich at Malcombís. Read FYEO for 1-2 June. Industry mailing lists: kickstarter. Starlist: requests done 41017; requests waiting 2.
Email: Overnight spam 80 plus 140 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 790.
Events: Long-horn cattle driven down the main street of Amarillo, an event Jean had never seen.
SPP work: Campaign update for CL49. Checked shipments.
JES work: Proofread FCTM, PDF uploads, pirates.
SVC work: 2500 production, TCTM, FYEO.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 02:33 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 June (Friday, D-Day) 2014
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 73F, cloudy. Heavy rain last night along with tornado sirens at 2am.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tracks. BBS: 26. Forum: 3. Out box: 52. APOD: comet. Jigsawdoku 2:11. Web crawl completed at 10:54. Lunch: BBQ at BF (meat was tough). Read FYEO for 3-4-5 June. Exercise: walked Wolf to the park across 10th street, two blocks. Starlist: requests done 98021; requests waiting 2.
Email: Overnight spam 87 plus 110 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 782.
SPP work: Campaign update for CL49. Checked packing.
JES work: Demotivaionals, uploading G1 gunboat, got pocket edition of SFB working on DT/WV,
SVC work: Starline 2500 stuff. FCTM.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 07:03 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 June (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 11:30. Weather: 70F, cloudy. Heavy rain last night. A tree fell on a power line a half a mile from my house, leaving us in the dark for four hours..
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Jurassic date. BBS: 25. Forum: 1. Out box: 54. APOD: Eagle nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: ribs at Outback. Read FYEO for 6-7 June.
Email: Overnight spam 36 plus 11 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 782.
SPP work: CL49, updates on FMSSB and AdvMisSSD.
JES work: Publicized gunboat deck plans PDF. Pictures of masters from mold 2501. Proofread chapter 9, 10, and half of 11 from the FCTM.
SVC work: Worked on 2500s and FCTM. Did the THIS WEEK blog. Reset the office management system.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 07:04 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 June (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 65F, cloudy. Rained heavily last night but no drama.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Pterosaur eggs. BBS: 24. Forum: 2. Out box: 55. APOD: star cluster 290. Web crawl completed at 11am. Lunch: Leanna cooked beans and ham. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walked Ramses. Target shooting: 5/5.
Email: Overnight spam 21 plus 6 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 782.
SVC work: I came in and cleaned up my desk.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 03:17 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 June (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 61F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: evolution of armor. BBS: 23. Forum: 1. Out box: 54. APOD: sort of funny light in the sky chart (that cleverly avoids UFOs). Jigsawdoku 2:44. Web crawl completed at 12:19. Lunch: beef tips and noodles at BF. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walked Wolf to park and back. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: Origins. Starlist: requests done 17201; requests waiting 1; updates received 46835.
Email: Overnight spam 79 plus 143 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 786.
SPP work: Communique.
JES work: Blogs, Hailing Frequencies, Communique.
SVC work: Communique #102. Hailing Frequencies. Reviewed and updated 2500 status. Determined stand hole needed in B10 and Vulture and advised Mongoose. Did a blog for Jean to feed her schedule. SPotD (Small Project of the Day): I have a ton of these that arenít getting done so I will try to do one every now and then. Answered a question for a fiction author.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 03:18 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 June (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 67F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: hadrosaur. BBS: 25. Forum: 1. Out box: 54. APOD: M51 whirlpool galaxy in xrays. Jigsawdoku 2:38. Web crawl completed at 1:10. Lunch: pork chop at Calico. Read FYEO for today. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: Cthulu action figures. Starlist: requests done Korea; requests waiting 1; updates received 72035.
Email: Overnight spam 69 plus 64 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 786.
Events: SVC drove LMC and JES to Lubbock so they could see "Driving Miss Daisy" while SVC went to Joeís Crab Shack.
Miniatures Status Check Day: So many in progress I can only do one small step on one ship per day. Today I clarified the BATS connector issue so that can move forward.
SPP work: update article for CL49.
JES work: conference on new edition of GC. Proofed Hailing Frequencies. Finished proofing FCTM. Publicized newsletters. Posted and publicized starline 2500 status report
SVC work: Primary: Finalized Comm102 and sent it to Simone. Other: conference on new edition of GC. SPotD: did not have time for this today.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 03:18 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 June (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 1pm. Weather: 86F and clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: elasmosaurus. BBS: 23. Forum: 3. Out box: 54. APOD: useless skyline. Jigsawdoku 2:26. Web crawl completed at 4:20. Lunch: China Star buffet (just Jean and SVC as the others hate Asian food; I donít like it but they had salmon so I couldnít care less what else they had). Read FYEO for today. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: Origins. Starlist: requests done 87112; requests waiting 0.
Email: Overnight spam 174 plus 7 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 795.
1PM Staff Meeting: discussed recon report from China Star.
Customer Request Wednesday: Reviewed a file.
SPP work: update article for CL49.
JES work: Checking changes on FCTM. Deleted 8 fake people from BBS. Dealt with bounced emails from HF. Posted 2500 update to Mongoose Board.
SVC work: Primary: generated PDFs of My Day archives so Simone could finish an archive page for the website that Joel started but never finished. Other: Jean fixes to Chapter7K of FCTM. 2500: posted Orion slaver; sent query on the Neo-Tholian NCA.. SPotD: I actually hunted down the lost small projects list.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 03:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 June (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 66F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Archaeopteryx. BBS: 21. Forum: 2. Out box: 53. APOD: tarantula nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:07. Ann Coulter: Cantor defeated by anti-amnesty votes. Web crawl completed at 11am. Lunch: turkey at Cracker Barrel. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walked Wolf; later, walked Ramses. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: Diana Jones Awards. Starlist: no requests.
Email: Overnight spam 105 plus 5 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 795.
Events: huge shipment of boxes arrived.
SPP work: SSDs for CL49.
JES work: Scheduled PDF uploads. Uploaded CL#5 to DT-WV; marketed it. Prepped AdvMis SSD for upload. Checked fixes on FCTM.
SVC work: Primary: Rom-Gorn-Kzinti sub-chapters of FCTM. Other: article for CL49. 2500: told Sandrine to revise Slaver. Small project of the day: moved the I+J soft pledge F&E counter project into the final stage.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 03:19 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 June (Friday, Knights Templar Day) 2014
Got to the office at 10:08. Weather: 66F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 26. Forum: 1. Out box: 52. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Web crawl completed at 10:43. Lunch: BBQ at BF; one of their worst days. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: took wolf to the Dog Park. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done 35613; archives sent to and posted by Simone 10.
Email: Overnight spam 144 plus 105 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 784.
SPP work: CL49 stuff, checked shipments, cleaned office.
JES work: Blogs, marketed CL#5, uploaded Advanced Missions SSD book.
SVC work: Primary: FCTM chapters on Tholians, Seltorians, Lyrans. 2500: posted Gorn BB; sent BATS to prototype. SPotD: obsolete F&E counters fire sale.

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