Archive through August 04, 2014

Star Fleet Universe Discussion Board: Company-Conventions-Stores-Ideas: About the Company: Company weblog: Archive through August 04, 2014
By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 03:32 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 July (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:21. Weather: 80F, clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Australia. BBS: 19. Forum: 0. Out box: 52. APOD: not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:24. Web crawl completed at 11:01. Lunch: fish @CB. Read FYEO for 3-4-5 July. Target shooting: 5/5.
Email: Overnight spam 46 plus 142 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 806.
Miniatures Status Check Day: Still waiting for molds and prototypes that should have been delivered two weeks ago. At least there are legitimate reasons for the delay.
New on w23, DT, WV: JagdPanther #7.
SPP work: CL49 scenarios.
JES work: Check Communiuqe 103, posted 2500 report all over the place, uploaded JagdPanther 7.
SVC work: Primary: ship and scenario for communique 103. 2500: status report.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 03:33 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 July (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:23. Weather: 80F, a few fuzzy clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Amargasaurus. BBS: 27. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: Gliese 832c closest habitable planet. Jigsawdoku 2:39. Web crawl completed at 2:40. Lunch: BBQ @VRS. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: freelancer looking for work. Starlist: requests done 45373.
Email: Overnight spam 114 plus 100 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 800.
1PM Staff Meeting: Discussed how to market color SSD packs for Captainís Log.
Events: dog training; Kelly trained me, not the dog.
Customer Request Wednesday: Checked on somebodyís term paper rank and told him he was 3 papers short of CMDR.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: Proofread HF, assembling data for SSD meeting.
SVC work: Primary: CL49 (started rounding up story art and working on Jean fixes to main story). Other: sent Jean FC Gorn Pack 1. 2500: Bruce reports molds will be done at 2pm Thursday.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 03:34 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 July (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:05. Weather: 78F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Javelina formation. BBS: 20. Forum: 2. Out box: 52. APOD: not astronomyy. Jigsawdoku 2:52. Ann Coulter: voter fraud. Web crawl completed at 9:56. Lunch: pork chops @YB. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done 55021.
Email: Overnight spam 45 plus 171 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 808.
Events: Bruce reports that two of the six molds were screwed up but as those are for August ships there is no hurry to fix the problem.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: deleted 8 fake people from BBS, uploaded FC Gorn Pack 1 to DT/WV, final checks of Hailing Frequencies.
SVC work: Primary: CL49 story making Jean fixes. Other: xxxx. 2500: dealing with lost molds. SmapRo: asked Norman Dizon to stay out of early years omega.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 03:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 July (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:07. Weather: 82F, clear blue skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Scansoriopteryx. BBS: 18. Forum: 3. Out box: 51. APOD: sunspots. Jigsawdoku 2:39. Web crawl completed at 1:55. Lunch: BBQ @BF is good again. Read FYEO for 6-7-8-9-10 July. Exercise: walked Wolf at dog park, then later around the block. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: magazine.
Email: Overnight spam 97 plus 50 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 810.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: Marketing, customer service. Sent home early because she was sick.
SVC work: Primary: CL49 fiction editing. 2500: Mold making issues.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 03:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 July (Saturday, Prochorovka Day) 2014
Got to the office at 11:14. Weather: 77F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Itemirus. BBS: 21. Forum: 1. Out box: 48. APOD: supernova remnant. Jigsawdoku 2:14. Web crawl completed at 11:34. Lunch: turkey and lots of veggies @Furrs. Exercise: took Wolf to the big dog park and had women hitting on me. Target shooting: 5/5.
Email: Overnight spam 78 plus 22 during the day.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: Stayed home sick. Did some proofreading.
SVC work: Primary: CL49. Other: This week blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 03:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 July (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3:30. Weather: 91F, partly cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Gobiconodon. BBS: 12. Forum: 0. Out box: 49. APOD: nebula 2818. Web crawl completed at 4:30. Lunch: Leanna cooked corn and steak. Exercise: took Ramses hunting. Target shooting: 5/5.
Email: Overnight spam 56.
SVC work: Came in for an hour to clean up my desk.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 03:36 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 July (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:48. Weather: 79F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: stegosaurus. BBS: 17. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: auroras. Jigsawdoku 2:51. Web crawl completed at 1:02. Lunch: beef tips and noodles @BF. Exercise: took Wolf to dogpark. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: Diana Jones Award. Starlist: requests done 49503.
Email: Overnight spam 68 plus 112 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 835.
Events: First shipment of new 2500s left Ohio. Water was cut off several hours for watermain repair.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: Blog schedule. CL49 proofreading and change checking. Forum help.
SVC work: Primary: CL49 (input guide, knife fighting). Other: blogs. 2500: reviewed Neo-Tholian. SmapRo: helped someone with a question on old TFG game rights.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 06:44 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 July (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at noon after appointments. Weather: 76F, some clouds, rained last night.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Changyuraptor. BBS: 20. Forum: 2. Out box: 51. APOD: distant galaxies. Jigsawdoku 2:15. Web crawl completed at 1:38. Lunch: chicken sandwich @CFA. Exercise: took wolf to dog park. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: Kickstarter. Starlist: requests done 60532.
Email: Overnight spam 89 plus 56 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 808.
SPP work: Proofreading CL49.
JES work: Proofreading CL49.
SVC work: Primary: CL49: the first pages reached total completion. 2500: posted status report.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 06:44 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 July (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at noon after Jammie-Morning. Weather: 74F, cloudy, cool, very nice.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Scansoriopteryx. BBS: 19. Forum: 2. Out box: 51. APOD: moon and Saturn. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 2:44. Lunch: steak @GCW. Read Target shooting: 4/5. Starlist: requests done 83605.
Email: Overnight spam 98 plus 30 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 807.
SPP work: CL49 monsters and battlegroups and proofing.
JES work: CL49, Starlist, Rangers.
SVC work: Primary: CL49 (background Qs). Other: customer requests.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 06:44 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 July (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:55. Weather: 59F, cloudy and wet.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: psittacosaur. BBS: 28. Forum: 1. Out box: 54. APOD: nice nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:49. Web crawl completed at 11:02. Lunch: haddock @CB. Exercise: wolf, dog park. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: GPA looking for a reason to exist.
Email: Overnight spam 88 plus 100 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 814.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: CL49 stuff. Uploading CL36 PDF.
SVC work: Primary: CL49, did the battle groups article and the scenario to go with it, 13 pages.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 06:45 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 18 July (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10am. Weather: 64F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Titanosaurs. BBS: 23. Forum: 3. Out box: 54. APOD: giant squid nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:20. Web crawl completed at 5:53. Lunch: BBQ @BF. Read FYEO for 11-12-13-14-15 July. Exercise: wolf to dog park. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: GPA tries to find a mission. Starlist: requests done Ontario.
Email: Overnight spam 111 plus 150 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 819.
SPP work: CL49 ship descriptions.
JES work: CL49, getting CL36 uploaded, 2500 photos.
SVC work: Primary: CL49 (Fed update 18.5 pages, proposals board 0.5 pages, monster 4.5 pages). QCed the shipment of new 2500s which were the Orion BR and DW and Tholian DD.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 06:45 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 19 July (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 80F, clearing quickly.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Heterodontosaurus. BBS: 23. Forum: 2. Out box: 51. APOD: romantic but not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: seafood alfredo @OG, devine! Exercise: wolf, dog park. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: GPA.
Email: Overnight spam 57 plus 82 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 80.
Events: Got word that the wife of my cousin died suddenly. She was a nice person ten years younger than me.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: CL49 stuff (she hates battle groups).
SVC work: Primary: CL49. Other: A customer wanted a modified SSD so I made one and will put it into a future product.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 06:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 July (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3pm. Weather: 93F. clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Cathetosaurus. BBS: 23. Forum: 3. Out box: 54. APOD: solar filament. Jigsawdoku 2:47. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: Leanna cooked turkey and corn. Read FYEO for 15-20 July. Exercise: took Ramses hunting. Target shooting: 10/10. Industry mailing lists: GPA. Starlist: requests done 30519.
Email: Overnight spam 59 plus 8 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 810.
SPP work: Took the company jet to Ukraine.
JES work: She stayed home and [BAD, BAD SVC. YOU OWE ME MORE THAN CHOCOLATE-COVERED RAISINS -- JES]
SVC work: This week blog. CL49 (finished some pages and printed them for Jean).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:10 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 July (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 84F, a few puffy clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 19. Forum: 3. Out box: 49. APOD: comet. Jigsawdoku 2:37. Web crawl completed at 3:45. Lunch: beef and noodles @BF. Exercise: Wolf @EDP. Target shooting: 10/10. Industry mailing lists: GPA.
Email: Overnight spam 70 plus 107 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 000.
Events: The first new 2500s in over a year appeared on the shopping cart. We had a visit from a new player.
SPP work: Went home, not feeling well.
JES work: blogs, advertised 2500s, proofread CL49.
SVC work: CL49: sent Jean the Marine page, the ACTASF Juggernaut page, a page of F&E proposals, and a two-page SFB scenario. 2500: provided text and photos to Simone for the cart.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:10 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 July (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:32. Weather: 85F, clouds, reached 98F.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: eggs in Spain. BBS: 25. Forum: 4. Out box: 49. APOD: aurora. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 3:49. Lunch: sandwich at Red Robin.
Email: Overnight spam 102 plus 83 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 809.
SPP work: CL49, hounding late authors.
JES work: CL49
SVC work: CL49: did tribbles, F&E intro, and the second snapshot, and the two Frank Brooks articles. Then I had to go see the dentist and decided after that to just go home and rest.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:10 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 July (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:55. Weather: 85F, clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Siberia. BBS: 23. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: nebula 4603 Ophiuchi. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: BBQ @RubShack.
Email: Overnight spam 137 plus 135 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 814.
SPP work: CL49
JES work: CL49
SVC work: CL49:

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:11 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 24 July (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 8:45. Weather: 80F, clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Kulindadromeus. BBS: 33. Forum: 4. Out box: 51. APOD: worthless skyline. Lunch: BBQ @Dyers.
Email: Overnight spam 47 plus 72 during the day.
SPP work: CL49; when I left early to take Leanna to the doctor he updated 17 pages on my computer.
JES work: CL49
SVC work: CL49: did the ACTASF pages. Did a bunch of changes and rechecks.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:11 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 25 July (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:45. Weather: 87F, clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Simbirskiasaurus. BBS: 14. Forum: 1. Out box: 49. APOD: Crab nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:34. Web crawl completed at 1:48. Lunch: BBQ @BF. Exercise: Wolf @JS Dog Park. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: CPSIA.
Email: Overnight spam 72 plus 111 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 818.
Miniatures Status Check Day: The only progress this week is that the three new Orions got done.
SPP work: CL49
JES work: CL49
SVC work: CL49: Got the warlord article which finished that page. SPP told me that FCBG would be 5.5 pages not the 4.0 he said earlier, which eliminates an SFB scenario and an FC scenario.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:03 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 July (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:20. Weather: , clear skies.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Simbirskiasaurus. BBS: 19. Forum: 1. Out box: 59. APOD: Silver Dollar Galaxy. Web crawl completed at 8:07. Lunch: pizza, not impressed.
Email: Overnight spam 48 plus 6 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 802.
SPP work: CL49, including admiral vanaxilth and btl grps.
JES work: CL49 proofreading and change checking.
SVC work: Most of the day I spent on the four Fed Comm ship cards for CL49.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:44 am: Edit

MY DAY: 27 July (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:57. Weather: 87F and clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 17. Forum: 1. Out box: 60. APOD: Rho ophiuchi star-forming region. Web crawl completed at 2:15. Lunch: turkey @ Furrís. Industry mailing lists: People looking for paying jobs.
Email: Overnight spam 61 plus 8 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 821.
SVC work: Got in this morning to find a note from Petrick that he had made Jeanís fixes (and his own) to the Fed Generics (18.5 pages) and Fed Comm Battle Groups 6 pages. That great work by him pushed us to almost 85% finished. I did the missing FC page (with Gary Cís input on the new ships and Paulís article) and the third FC Scenario. Did the Vanaxilth pages. Did a bunch of fixes to finished pages.
I did have to stop for a moment and do the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:44 am: Edit

MY DAY: 28 July (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:45. Weather: 71F, cloudy, rain.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Pterosaurians. BBS: 16. Forum: 0. Out box: 59. APOD: horsehead nebula. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: ham & eggs @BF. Exercise: walked Wolf @EDP. Target shooting: 10/10. Industry mailing lists: Origins awards.
Email: Overnight spam 128 plus 87 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 829.
SPP work: CL49 stuff.
JES work: CL49 proofreading, blogs.
SVC work: Printed out changed SSDs that never got reprinted. Got the Starmada rules and did that page, then the ships and did those pages, send them to Terry. Added art to the Fed Generics section and reprinted that page. Simone and I took the cover to press. Jean read the FCBG part so I made the changes and added the art. I did the F&E Q&A pages.
I ordered everyone home at 7pm (to avoid burning out) and when I got home I took Ramses hunting for rabbits.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, August 04, 2014 - 11:18 am: Edit

MY DAY: 29 July (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:30. Weather: 69F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: ornithopods. BBS: 19. Forum: 1. Out box: 60. APOD: silly. Web crawl completed at 10:19. Lunch: Roast beef A+@YB. Exercise: long walk in the park with wolf. Target shooting: 10/10.
Email: Overnight spam 104 plus 142 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 819.
Marketing Monday: Leanna emailed wholesalers.
Miniatures Status Check Day: Nothing much happening, still waiting for more prototypes. Matthew says "soon".
SPP work: CL49 final checks and fixes.
JES work: CL49 final checks and fixes. Picking up her new Toyota "Arctic Wolf" car quickly dubbed "Artie."
SVC work: CL49: I did the missing SFB and FC scenarios and finished the last venue page. All of the page numbers are complete, so I was able to do the table of contents and the awards list. Then Jean and I started attacking pages in what we assumed was some logical order.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, August 04, 2014 - 11:19 am: Edit

MY DAY: 30 July (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:50. Weather: 75F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tracks. BBS: 21. Forum: 0. APOD: M31 Andromeda (how fitting!). Lunch: Jean and I went to a Chinese buffet; I had salmon and pork ribs.
Email: Overnight spam 164 plus 98 during the day.
Events: Jean got her new car.
SPP work: CL49
JES work: CL49
SVC work: CL49, we started with a complete book and finished the last rounds of proofreading and change checking. At the end of the day, we were down to the final graphics I have to create and any "art movement" Jean wants to do.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, August 04, 2014 - 11:19 am: Edit

MY DAY: 31 July (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 68F, a few high thin clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: origins of birds. BBS: 16. Forum: 0. Out box: 64. APOD: not astronomy. Ann Coulter: child immigration. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: Prime rib at Salt Grass.
Email: Overnight spam 120 plus 155 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 838.
SPP work: CL49. Reconstitution.
JES work: CL49.
SVC work: CL49, final fixes and moving art around.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, August 04, 2014 - 11:19 am: Edit

MY DAY: 31 July (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:20. Weather: 68F, a few high thin clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: origins of birds. BBS: 16. Forum: 0. Out box: 64. APOD: not astronomy. Ann Coulter: child immigration. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: Prime rib at Salt Grass.
Email: Overnight spam 120 plus 155 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 838.
SPP work: CL49. Reconstitution.
JES work: CL49.
SVC work: CL49, final fixes and moving art around.

Administrator's Control Panel -- Board Moderators Only
Administer Page | Delete Conversation | Close Conversation | Move Conversation