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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 October (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: Wall of honor updates. Worked on Booster 37.
Daily Routine: APOD: Horsehead Nebula.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 October (Monday) 2019
SVC work: More wall of honor updates. All medals sent to Samantha. First four multi-person pages sent to Samantha. Did the Lyran LNX for Communique 166. Worked on Booster 37. Evaluated proposals for R13. Reset the MY DAY file and sent Jean the THIS WEEK blog.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Shadow of Io on Jupiter.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 October (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: Did the Walls of the Honored (multi-people pages) to page 20 and sent them to Samantha. Mike Grafton got a general commendation and promotion to his own page. Left early for doctor's appointment (sigh). Moved some completed Shapeways ship folders to the archive, trying to clear things out before I post the 31 Oct releases. Posted the D6P and the 7000 scale Rom sprues.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: BBS: 99102 (I keep finding deadwood posts to delete, trying to keep it under 100,000.) Forum: 2. APOD: not astronomy.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 October (Wednesday) 2019
Events: Meeting with Jean-SVC to discuss how to format WYN 7000s since three different sculptors make them with different software packages that do not combine easily.
SVC work: Sent memo to sculptors about WYNs. Did pages 21-40 for Walls of the Honored. Posted some stuff to Shapeways. Reviewed more R13 proposals.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: galaxy collission NGC 7714.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 October (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: Did Walls of the Honored 41-50 and sent them to Samantha to post tomorrow. That finishes the update. I edited Trotman's scenario for Comm 166 and gave it to Jean and Petrick. Made fixes and sent it to the staff. Read some memos about the ACTASF2 revision from Tony.
Shapeways,
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: BBS: 99,257. Forum: 2 new ones. APOD: meteor. Starlist: Lots of spam about bit coin and sexy girls.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:30 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 October (Friday) 2019
Events: Communique 166 sent. Hailing Frequencies sent. Staff meeting committed to printing FC Booster 37 and 38 for release in early November.
SVC work: Finished Communique and Hailing Frequencies and gave the last bits to Samantha for upload and distribution. Reviewed a possible source for short-run die cut counters.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Samantha work: Newsletters. System backups. Wall of Honor updates.
Daily Routine: APOD: Not astronomy.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:34 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 October (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: I slept late (apparently exhausted). Had a meeting with Petrick and Jean to discuss getting things done during the week Jean goes house shopping with her new fiance. I did the lost page for the Wall of Honor and sent it to Samantha to post Tuesday. I did the planet building page for ACTASF2 and gave it to Jean to proofread.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS Klingons revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: View of Earth from Saturn and Mercury.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:34 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 October (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: Cleaned up my desk and went home.
Jean and Al went house shopping.
Daily Routine: APOD: Cluster NGC 290.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:34 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 October (Monday) 2019
SVC work: I worked on the Hobby section of ACTASF2, including the four minis pages and the How to Paint Orions pages. I reset the MY DAY file. Reviewed an alternative Romulan timeline from Mike West. I did the THIS WEEK blog.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Took to day to continue the search for a house for her and Al to buy.
Daily Routine: APOD: Andromeda.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 October (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: Discussed the Early Romulan thing with Mike West. Discussed it with Steve Petrick (who agreed to read it before deciding about it) and Jean Sexton (who wants it to be Module J3 Shadow of the Eagle).
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Took the day to hunt for a house, but did some work on ACTASF2.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 October (Wednesday) 2019
SVC work: Reviewed a Neo-Tholian story that came in but I don't think the new technology the author invented is going to get approved by Petrick. Shapeways. R13 proposals.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: binary star formation.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:41 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 October (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways (posted everything I had), FC Boosters, running errands to prepare for wolf trip. Discussions with Mike W and Steve P about Module J3 Shadow of the Eagle.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: moons of Saturn.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:41 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 18 October (Friday) 2019
SVC work: Trip to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Samantha work: system backups.
Daily Routine: APOD: Interstellar object 2I-Borisov.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 19 October (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: Trip to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Astronauts.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, October 21, 2019 - 04:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 October (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: Came in, cleaned up my desk, answered email, went home.
Daily Routine: APOD: Pluto

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 06:00 pm: Edit

MY DAY 21-31 OCTOBER 2019
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MY DAY: 21 October (Monday) 2019
Events: Sounds like Jean and Al have bought a house subject to the inspector report.
SVC work: Caught up on MY DAY. Reset the MY DAY file. Did the blog for THIS WEEK. Reviewed progress on Shapeways reviews. Discussed battlestations progess with sculptors. Mike W and Steve P seemed to reach a meeting of the minds about Module SSJ3 Shadow of the Eagle, which Jean wants to PDF on 1 Dec as a Christmas surprise for SFB players. I continued to try to download and read the FYEOs but I'm way behind. Worked on Booster 37 and 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: BBS: 99,702 posts. Forum: Several new ones on Booster 37 and ACTASF2. APOD: Mercury Transit.
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MY DAY: 22 October (Tuesday) 2019
Events: Al gave Jean a very nice engagement ring.
SVC work: Boosters 37 and 38. Shapeways.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 23 October (Wednesday) 2019
Events: Al and Jean passed on the house after the inspection report was devastating.
SVC work: Booster 37 and 38, found the old files for Booster 93 (never published) which saves me from doing half of the cards. SFB Module SSJ3 F&E order of battle changes.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: astronaut stuff, not astronomy.
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MY DAY: 24 October (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways, Booster 37, ACTASF2, SFB Module SSJ3 (Petrick and West are doing this but I'm watching).
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Cepheus Seahorse.
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MY DAY: 25 October (Friday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways, Booster 37, ACTASF2, SFB Module SSJ3 (Petrick and West are doing this but I'm watching).
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Samantha work: Backups, website, newsletters.
Daily Routine: APOD: Cassiopia Nebula that looks like a ghost..
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MY DAY: 26 October (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways (approved a lot of ships, worked out the branding with Jean), Booster 37 (finished today and given to Jean for review), Booster 38, ACTASF2, SFB Module SSJ3 (Petrick and West are doing this but I'm watching). Did the THIS WEEK blog. Reset the MY DAY file.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: gravity lens that looks like a smile.
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MY DAY: 27 October (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways. FC Booster 38 (reset the card numbers, product name, and copyright dates on all eight).
Daily Routine: APOD: Aurora that looks like a ghost.
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MY DAY: 28 October (Monday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways: conferred with sculptors on battle stations, 7000s, 2500 scale, and other things.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: space station, not astronomy.
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MY DAY: 29 October (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: Mostly shapeways. Approved a bunch of 7000s (Lyran, Tholian, Romulan) and the Fed 2500. Weight loss doctor for 9 month evaluation. I started making fixes to ACTASF2 (crimelord mis-spelled several times; chapter 0 corrected except for one item sent back to Tony; he fixed that; chapter 1 added more example and gave that to Jean to proofread; chapter 2 one correction plus two pieces of art; Chapter 3 two minor revisions and art; chapter 4 three pieces of art, replace paragraph, add more art;
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Mars rover.
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MY DAY: 30 October (Wednesday) 2019
Events: Ice storm coated everything with ice, making walking outside very dangerous.
Meeting with Jean to discuss her coming in for a bit during her vacation (starts Friday) to do things for the releases of Booster 37, Booster 39, ACTASF2-1.1A, Fed Epack 6, and Klingon Epack 6.
SVC work: Shapeways (descriptions for lots of 7000s). Very quick review of Garth's very impressive police deck plans.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: orion nebula.
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MY DAY: 31 October (Thursday) 2019
Events: We released 41 new items on Shapeways.
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: ghostly veil nebula.
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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 07:04 pm: Edit

MY DAY 1-15 NOVEMBER 2019
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MY DAY: 1 November (Friday) 2019
Events: We released 41 new items on Shapeways.
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Samantha work: Site backups.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 2 November (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Daily Routine: APOD: Flame nebula.
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MY DAY: 3 November (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
Daily Routine: APOD: Rings of Saturn and one of her moons.
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MY DAY: 4 November (Monday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Daily Routine: APOD: lagoon nebula.
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MY DAY: 5 November (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Daily Routine: APOD: Spiral galaxies that spin too fast.
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MY DAY: 6 November (Wednesday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Daily Routine: APOD: M101.
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MY DAY: 7 November (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Daily Routine: APOD: Daughters of Atlas.
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MY DAY: 8 November (Friday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Daily Routine: APOD: tadpole nebulae.
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MY DAY: 9 November (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: Took the day off to work with Leanna at a charity event.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Off work to be with her mother.
Daily Routine: APOD: Saturn.
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MY DAY: 10 November (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
JES work: Came by the office to work on things.
Daily Routine: APOD: Mercury transit across sun.
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MY DAY: 11 November (Monday) 2019
Events: Veterans day. We released the newsletters.
SVC work: ACTASF2, Communique, FC Booster 37, FC Booster 38.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Lunar Craters.
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MY DAY: 12 November (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways, Gingerbread Cruiser for Communique, stuff to help Russ S do the videos for the Sapphire Star tournament.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sideways spiral galaxy.
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MY DAY: 13 November (Wednesday) 2019
SVC work: Finished Booster 37 so it's ready for press but cannot go until I finish Booster 38. Talked with the FC staff about Christmas scenarios and ship for 2019 and 2020. Reviewed the inspection report on Jean's new house. I posted two new Gorns for Shapeways and sent the monthly memo to sculptors about directions for the 1 Dec release. I gave Petrick the Christmas ship for Communique and asked him to check it; he found two minor items. I did the last ship for BOOSTER #38 and gave it to Petrick to check; he found 7 errors.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: BBS: 100,652 total. Forum: two new ones by Jean. APOD: Mercury.
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MY DAY: 14 November (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: FEDCOM BOOSTERS: Made the fixes to the Vudar CWL. Set up the file for Booster 38. Put all 16 card/sides into it. Went back and copied the LDR ones to Booster 40. Fixed the borders (made them white so they don't show). Went back to the layout file and reset all 16 pages to auto-update. Triggered a manual update. Exported the file. Emailed it to Jean. We haven't even released the FC Christmas 2019 ship and Steve Zamboni already has a miniature for it and the 2018 ship. I had fixed the ships for Booster 37 earlier but I opened the file which triggered auto update and re-exported it to create a final printer file.
SHAPEWAYS: Discussed directions with Will, which may have accidentally created a new Fed ship. Discussed directions with Matt, which may have accidentally created new FC ship cards for early years Frax. Discussed directions with Chris Nasipak on Hydran 7000s, orion bases, and Lyran 2500s. Posted: Jindarian FF, Vudar 7000 core, Vudar BCH, Orion BATS, Lyran Tiger 2500.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Mercury.
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MY DAY: 15 November (Friday) 2019
Events: Employees annual safety, disaster, and survival meeting.
SVC work: Assigned hull numbers 271-296 to the new fed corvettes.
FEDCOM BOOSTERS: Finished the fixes to Booster 38. Jean checked them again and I made two more fixes, then I sent them to the printer to turn into laminated cards.
FEDCOM FED EPACK 5: I did the NAC which Mike West had requested as the totally new ship for this ePack.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Samantha work: System backups.
Daily Routine: APOD: Eagle Nebula.
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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 03:09 pm: Edit

MY DAY 16-30 NOVEMBER 2019
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MY DAY: 16 November (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways, ACTASF2, THIS WEEK, reset the MY DAY file. Reviewed a proposal for X3 and told the guy that if there is ever an X3 I will design it myself. Made fixes to the Fed NAC which is to be in Fed ePack 5. Posted a month of MY DAY files I had forgotten to post. Posted the Kzinti CVA.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: NGC 5907
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MY DAY: 17 November (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways, cleaning up my desk.
Daily Routine: APOD: Young stars
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MY DAY: 18 November (Monday) 2019
Events: Scientists identified a new genus of pterodactyl: Targaryendraco.
SVC work: Shapeways, ACTASF2, the new Ship for FC Fed Epack 5. Two doctor appointments.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: BBS: 100,904. Forum: 2 new posts. APOD: asteroid going by.
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MY DAY: 19 November (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: Leanna and I went to the gym together.
SHAPEWAYS: Posted the 7000 ISC collections. Jean kept me updated on some store things.
FC EPACKS: Sent Fed NAC to Petrick for review. He sent it back with three changes.
COMMUNIQUE: Finished the Christmas ship and gave it to Jean and Petrick for review.
FICTION: Told a writer there was no way we would change published history to make his story work, and no way to change his story that would fit published history. Finished up work on two stories I wrote and sent them to a selected officer for review.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 20 November (Wednesday) 2019
Events: Personal Trainer day at my gym; Mark worked me to the point of exhaustion and I could barely drive home.
SVC work: Did more looking at Russ S's video project.
SHAPEWAYS: Consulted with Will on several matters. Wrote descriptions for many new uploads.
COMMUNIQUE 166: I fixed the minor error Jean found in the Christmas ship fleet card.
STARLIST: Did a new entry for Maryland that got lost in the spam storm of bitcoin accounts and lonely young girls.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSB (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: colliding galaxies.
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MY DAY: 21 November (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2: I finished the Tholian chapter (finished adding photos and did the one typo) and printed it out and put it in Jean's stack on the table. I started on the Orions, converting various art to a format I could use, and finished it just before I had to leave for the day.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: supernova remnant.
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MY DAY: 22 November (Friday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2; I did the Seltorian chapter but need to get some art from Matt next week.
Steve Petrick and I slipped out to see MIDWAY during the afternoon.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision. Al arrived late in the evening.
Samantha work: system backups. Facebook links.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 23 November (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: ACTASF2: I did the freighter section but had to wait and get art from Zamboni before I could finish it.
GENERAL: I did the THIS WEEK blog and reset the MY DAY file. I went to the open house party at my gym.
RANGERS: Discussion with Al about improvements to the program.
SHAPEWAYS: Posted three new ships, wrote descriptions. Asked for more renders of existing ships that for some reason I don't have. Asked Chris to do two Orion scout ships that won't need approvals and so can be done quickly.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Took Al to see the house she selected for him to buy. Jean did a little work on Shapeways.
Daily Routine: APOD: astronauts.
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MY DAY: 24 November (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways (approved four armed freighters and marked two Orion scouts to be checked tomorrow by Petrick). Lots of work with sculptors to get ships done.
Daily Routine: APOD: astronauts.
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MY DAY: 25 November (Monday) 2019
SVC work: Ships, art, blogs, ACTASF2.
SHAPEWAYS: Things are hopping and this took up much of my day. Approved Will's D7K-2500 and his D6P-3788/3125 and Chris N's Orion scouts and BVP carrier. Posted the D7K for promotional purposes. Zamboni sent the four armed freighters and says the two Q-ships are going in tomorrow. Chris N says the two Orion scouts and an Orion carrier are going in tonight. Will sent the Klingon core collection for 7000. Total 22 items, plus all that were done before.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: bat nebula.
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MY DAY: 26 November (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: Brief chat with another company about a potential deal.
SHAPEWAYS: Conferred with Will and Matthew about ships being completed for Cyber Monday. Approved Vudar 7000 sprues. Wrote descriptions for Q-ships, 7000 Vudars, Klingon D6P.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 27 November (Wednesday) 2019
Events: Jean, Leanna, and Al went to see Mannheim Steamroller while I dogsat.
SVC work: I updated the FC Christmas Pack for this year including ships and scenarios from 2017, 2018, 2019.
SHAPEWAYS: Wrote descriptions, approved Vudar CA and Orion BATS. Discussed special minis series with sculptor and mentioned to Jean that I would like to see it get done.
STARLIST: update from Colorado, new one from Georgia, new one from Colorado.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: ring galaxy.
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MY DAY: 28 November (Thursday, Thanksgiving) 2019
Events: We all had a turkey dinner at my house and stayed home in the bad weather. (Dusting of snow and a bit of ice, but noting bad.)
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 29 November (Friday) 2019
Events: Meeting to discuss getting Shapeways stuff done for Cyber Monday.
SVC work: Shapeways planning.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Samantha work: system backups.
Daily Routine: APOD: Europa.
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MY DAY: 30 November (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: Finalized and printed out the last chapters of ACTASF2. I did the THIS WEEK blog and reset the MY DAY file. I provided whatever Jean needed to get all of the ships uploaded.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 02:54 pm: Edit

MY DAY DECEMBER 2019
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MY DAY: 1 December (Sunday) 2019
Events: Jean released 88 new ships on Shapeways.
SVC work: Shapeways release. I did the North Polar ships for ACTA as far as I could and sent them to Tony to finish. I got over 100 spam emails from Letters From Santa and another 100 from Home Improvement, plus more from girls wanting dates and bitcoin.
Daily Routine: APOD: Starburst galaxy M94.
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MY DAY: 2 December (Monday) 2019
Events: Meeting to revise and standardize the names of all of the Christmas ships. Tree is now heavy, Star is now Strike, Snow is now command, Gingerbread is attack cruiser.
SVC work: Revised the text of the ACTASF: Christmas pack to resolve issues Jean found. Posted names for the North Polar Fleet. In the evening, I taught "game design merit badge" to a Boy Scout troop consisting entirely of girls.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Mercury transit of sun.
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MY DAY: 3 December (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: Worked on the ACTASF Christmas Pack, the FC updated Christmas pack, and the SFB Christmas SSDs.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: dumbell nebula M27.
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MY DAY: 4 December (Wednesday) 2019
SVC work: Finished ACTASF Christmas Pack but accidentally gave Jean the low res version which she uploaded. Worked on the Updated FC Christmas pack and the SFB Christmas SSDs.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 5 December (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: Sent the High Res version of ACTASF Christmas to Jean to upload Friday. Finished the Gingerbread SSD for SFB and had Petrick check it; he sent two pages of fixes to be made.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Took the day off in compensation for working all day Sunday on the Shapeways release.
Daily Routine: APOD: Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744.
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MY DAY: 6 December (Friday) 2019
SVC work: Leanna and I took the day off in compensation for working all day last Sunday. We went to a nice dinner (I had rock lobster which is not really lobster), saw a movie (Daniel Craig in Knives Out, superb!), did some shopping, watched some TV.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, checking changes on the ACTASF2 corrections/updates.
Samantha work: system backups.
Daily Routine: APOD: Starfield.
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MY DAY: 7 December (Saturday) 2019
Events: Al was building new office furniture for Jean so she would be more efficient.
SVC work: I did the SFB SSD for the North Polar Tree Cruiser and Star Cruiser and sent them to Petrick for review, he found so many problems that I gave up for the day. I reset the MY DAY file. I did the THIS WEEK blog. I did Art's scenario for the Communique.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, checking changes on the ACTASF2 corrections/updates.
Daily Routine: APOD: Star trails (boring).
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MY DAY: 8 November (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: Shapeways, Mostly I cleaned up my desk and went home.
Daily Routine: APOD: Meteors.
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MY DAY: 9 December (Monday) 2019
SVC work: I answered a few emails but wasn't feeling well and went home.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Solar Probe, view from.
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MY DAY: 10 December (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: SHAPEWAYS: Conferred with Lawson about ships for the month. Conferred with Zamboni about ships for the month. Posted Zamboni's Gorn DNM and then his Gorn 7000 collections. Posted three Lyran CL variants by Nasipak. Posted Peladine CA by McCammon. Worked on Communique.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Satellite Trails (boring).
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MY DAY: 11 December (Wednesday) 2019
SVC work: Reviewed Monitor minis with Jean, discussing empire-specific possibilities. Designed a new Fed ship for a newsletter next year. Worked mostly on Communique.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways.
Daily Routine: APOD: Supernova Remnant.
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MY DAY: 12 December (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: Doctor's appointment (I seem to have seven doctors now) found my kidney in great shape.
COMMUNIQUE: Finished it and put it on Jean's desk.
SHAPEWAYS: Posted the generic monitor, the Tholian monitor, and the Hydran Templar.
NEW SHIPS: Finished the ship card of the Britanian HMS By Jove and gave it to Petrick to review.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: Took the day off.
Daily Routine: APOD: starscape.
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MY DAY: 13 December (Friday) 2019
Events: We announced plans to merge the two newsletters into one, using the Hailing Frequency title and the issue numbers from Communique. So while Hailing Frequencies was never really numbered the next one will be HF-169.
SVC work: NEWSLETTERS: I made Jean's fixes to Communique. I sent Samantha the communique and the big news.
STARMADA: Consulted with Daniel Kast about the next three products and the Christmas pack. I sent him all of the Lyran and Hyran ship graphics he needed for DISTANT ARMADA so that can be released quickly.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Samantha work: system backups.
Daily Routine: APOD: meteors.
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MY DAY: 14 December (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: Everybody else took the day off and I worked on various products.
Daily Routine: APOD: Interstellar comet 2I Borisov.
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MY DAY: 15 December (Sunday) 2019
Events: Everybody took the day off. I took a rare Sunday off to clean out closets.
Daily Routine: APOD: not astronomy.
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MY DAY: 16 December (Monday) 2019
SVC work: I spent the day cleaning out desk drawers of old junk from the last 30 years I have had this desk.
SPP work: Took the day off.
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Spiral Galaxy M77.
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MY DAY: 17 December (Tuesday) 2019
SVC work: I spent the day cleaning out desk drawers of old junk from the last 30 years I have had this desk. I had Leanna drop me at the gym. After my work out I walked the two miles to the office, the longest walk in five years, without stopping or resting, at a steady and fast pace. I felt incredible to have accomplished this.
SPP work: Took the day off.
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Horsehead Nebula.
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MY DAY: 18 December (Wednesday) 2019
Events: Late that night, Jean's dog Wolf was attacked by another dog, which bit him on the leg and broke the smaller bone. Expensive vet visit and possible law suit against other dog's owner. Police were involved.
SVC work: Finished the revised FC Christmas Pack.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Neutron star.
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MY DAY: 19 December (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: Wrote my lesson plan to teach a bariatric class tonight. Taught the class to a medium sized crowd.
STARMADA: Sent Daniel Kast a bunch of missing Lyran, Hydran, and WYN art he needed. Revised the FC ship card pack because Jean didn't like the cover saying six scenarios when there were actually eleven.
Leanna's car broke down and the quick service repair guys we were waiting for took hours to never show up. By the time we were done at the dealership the day was shot.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: old Apollo photo, not astronomy.
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MY DAY: 20 December (Friday) 2019
SVC work: I updated my SIG file for the forum. I actually spent most of the day helping Jean move.
SPP work: spent most of the day helping Jean move.
JES work: Spent most of the day moving.
Samantha work: system backups.
Daily Routine: APOD: panorama of Mars.
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MY DAY: 21 December (Saturday) 2019
SVC work: I did a bunch of work on Starmada, Fed Commander, and Shapeways.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 22 December (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: I cleaned up my desk and took the day off.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 23 December (Monday) 2019
SVC work: Art for Stamada products.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: asteroid.
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MY DAY: 24 December (Tuesday) 2019
Events: None of us did much and we all went home early.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 25 December (Wednesday) 2019
Events: Company Christmas party. No one went to the office.
Daily Routine: APOD: eclipse.
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MY DAY: 26 December (Thursday) 2019
SVC work: Year end paperwork. Shapeways.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: sky.
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MY DAY: 27 December (Friday) 2019
SVC work: Year end paperwork. Shapeways.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: eclipse.
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MY DAY: 28 December (Saturday) 2019
Events:
SVC work: Year end paperwork. Shapeways.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: eclipse.
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MY DAY: 29 December (Sunday) 2019
SVC work: I cleaned up my desk and went home.
JES work: Reported that the BBS glitched and deleted all 1000+ users.
Daily Routine: APOD: 14 year old photo from Cassini. Come on, NASA, quit pretending that the glories of the past excuse not getting us to Mars.
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MY DAY: 30 December (Monday) 2019
Events: BBS users steadily re-registered.
SVC work: Sent Samantha everything for Hailing Frequencies #167. Will sent in the B10 for the 7000 scale series on Shapeways. Spent a lot of time on the BBS database collapse.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: APOD: Triffid Nebula.
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MY DAY: 31 December (Tuesday) 2019
Events: New Years Eve
SVC work: Approved more Shapeways ships. Worked on art for Tholian MSSB.
SPP work: SFB updates, MSSBs (Tholian).
JES work: customer service, marketing, Shapeways, GURPS revision.
Daily Routine: BBS: 102,680. Forum: 2. APOD: M33 triangulum galaxy.
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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 06:08 pm: Edit

THURSDAY MARCH 18th 2021
I had a meeting with Jean about GURPS ROMs 21.
I proofread the last of R4J.
I did the first Name-A-Starship certificate for a non-Federation empire.
I did all of Jeanís recheck changes for GR21.
I sent Jean the text of the R4J history section.
I sent Jean the descriptions for the B10P and WB10 ship is loading into Shapeways.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, March 19, 2021 - 05:10 pm: Edit

FRIDAY MARCH 19th 2021
I did ship descriptions for Jeanís shapeways releases.
I Worked on graphics for R4J and did them all.
Someone reported a glitch on Shapeways meant it was showing no models at all available for any store. Jean got that fixed.
Leanna reported that our Kyocera dealer had fixed the printer problem last Monday, and that there was no word from the test shipment to the UK via Parcel Monkey.
I contacted the die cutter to check on status.
Steve Petrick got his first vaccine shot for COVID.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 05:31 pm: Edit

SATURDAY MARCH 20th 2021
I sent Simone an update for the release schedule.
I worked on a fiction story.
I conferred with sculptors about Shapeways.
I conferred with Jean about GURPS ROMS 21 progress. (I am waiting for her to check the changes and send the last dozen fixes.)
We had a board meeting to discuss finances and the impending purchase of a new Kyocera since we have worn out four of the five we bought.
I sent a memo on the board meeting to our attorney for record.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 05:32 pm: Edit

SUNDAY MARCH 21st 2021
I stayed home and read books and played Flotsam.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 05:32 pm: Edit

MONDAY MARCH 22nd 2021
Discussions (Jean) about updates to the website.
Discussions (Petrick, West) about R4J history. The PDF thing screwed up and Mike could not read all ten pages so I sent him the missing parts, which was fun since the PDF maker kept stopping in mid-word on random pages, but I think he finally got the whole document.
Somebody on the forum wanted us to do "paper cards to replace minis" which could allow people to try ACTA without buying minis (or assembling and painting them, something a fair number of players do NOT find fun). I whipped up a sheet of Klingon "cards" and sent them to Tony and Jean for comment.
I updated the schedule of upcoming releases.
I had a conversation with the die cutter but am still waiting for a definitive answer to the question of when the counters will come back.
More work on the fiction story.
I worked on the TacOps rulebook, formatting the X-mauler rule and deleting rules I pulled from Captainís Log which had already been published, mostly in Planetary Operations.
I updated the SJ17 scenario graphic for R4J.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 05:32 pm: Edit

TUESDAY MARCH 23rd 2021
WEEKLY STRATEGIC PLANS MEETING: We made plans to complete GURPS ROMS 2021 and SFB MODULE R4J for upload in the very near term and to get more ships sent to Shapeways. Jean presented Steve Petrick with an edited copy of the R4J history section that I did, marking over 200 mistakes I made or at least mistakes I didnít fix when I rewrote and expanded Steve Petrickís rewrite and expansion of Mike Westís original draft.
I did the spell check on another chapter of Klingons. Jean told me to print the rest of it as-is without trying to spell check it since the Pagemaker spell check system is horribly inefficient.
Finished the Federation chapter of ACTASF Reinforcements One.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 05:33 pm: Edit

WEDNESDAY MARCH 24th 2021
Finished the Introduction/weapons chapter of ACTASF Reinforcements One.
Sent Zac Belado a checklist of FC Ship cards.
I assigned hull numbers to the four DNWs so Will could do decals before the ship hits shapeways. 2141 Missouri (DNW), 2142 Tennessee (DNW), 2143 Washington (DNW), 2144 South Dakota (DNW).
Sent the die pattern specifications to the die cutter. He has to build us a die and that will take some extra time.
I completed Jeanís deep dive revisions to GURPS ROMS 21, generated the PDF, put a copy on Leannaís hard disk so she can start shipping copies tomorrow, and put the thumb drive in my pocket to give to Jean when I see her for lunch tomorrow.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, March 26, 2021 - 05:33 pm: Edit

THURSDAY MARCH 25th 2021
Met with Jean and Al for a nice non-business lunch.
Did some ship descriptions for Jean.
Helped Leanna break down the costs for the counters to get them into the accounting.
Did the Klingon chapter of ACTASFR1 which included building a lot of new rosters to separate the B and K refit designs.
Jean (correctly) stopped the release of GURPS ROMS 21 to fix a typo on the back cover.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, March 26, 2021 - 05:33 pm: Edit

FRIDAY MARCH 26th 2021
Did some ship descriptions for Jean.
Solved a minor issue with the counters being mounted at Surefold.
Posted the F&E Q&A stuff from CL54 that I should have posted much earlier.
Finished the Romulan chapter of ACTASFR1 (13 new ships).
Helped Leanna fix the back cover for GURPS ROMULANS 21.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, March 05, 2021 - 03:47 pm: Edit

WEDNESDAY MARCH 3RD 2021
Got a note from Cenveo about hard copy proofs being ready.
Got more SIT data from Chuck Strong.
For TacOps today, I pulled the ship list out of the SIT and started sorting it into categories (leaders, light PFTs) to identify ships needing special rules.
I made the changes and added the art to the ACTASF Tholian BB that will be in the 10 March newsletter.
Conducted a test of the PDF sales thing for the non-updated F&E Books. I made Jeanís fixes to the press release so it would be ready.
Cenveo came by with the proofs and I approved them. The printed sheets should be at the die cutters in a week.
Worked on updating the F&E Counterlist.
Simone came in and created the covers we needed for R4T and for the SFM Battle Manual.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, March 05, 2021 - 03:48 pm: Edit

THURDAY MARCH 4th 2021
We had a visitor in the office: Jeanís dog Wolf. He was fun to have around.
I got the "list of F&E counters" document updated and posted.
I mostly worked on the TacOps SIT and reorganized the TO topics.
Posted the offer to sell PDFs of the four non-updated F&E rulebooks.
I printed out the newsletter extras for Jean to look at.
Much later at night I remembered to send Jean the product description for R4T.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, March 05, 2021 - 05:54 pm: Edit

FRIDAY MARCH 5th 2021
Got more SIT data from Chuck Strong. Added it to the TOSIT.
Jean requested pricing data so she could post R4T. Leanna sent it and Jean uploaded it to the two PDF Stores.
Sent Simone the stuff for the newsletter.
Sent Simone news about the two new F&E products for the newsletter.
Posted news of the SFB Battle Manual to the BBS and sent it to Simone for the newsletter.
Did the next four pages of the TACOPS SIT and posted them.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, March 06, 2021 - 07:08 pm: Edit

SATURDAY MARCH 6th 2021
Got Mike Westís report on the SFM update for the newsletter and made the one fix he had.
Worked on the Star Fleet Marines Battle Manual, finishing the 46-page beast.
Did four more pages of the TacOps SIT and posted them.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, March 07, 2021 - 11:08 pm: Edit

SUNDAY MARCH 7TH
Basically, I slept late, ate breakfast, took a nap, ate lunch, took another nap, walked a mile, ate supper, took another map, watched Youtube.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 04:16 pm: Edit

MONDAY MARCH 8th 2021
I made Jeanís suggested edits to the STAR FLEET MARINES BATTLE MANUAL which made it a more cohesive book.
We got the covers for ACTASF2 and started printing books.
Leanna and I went and got our second COVID shots; she started having a reaction right away and had to be taken home.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 04:16 pm: Edit

TUESDAY MARCH 9th 2021
Leanna still at home very ill from the COVID vaccine reaction. Itís not as bad as it
was the first time but she still cannot work.
I pushed the TacOps SIT to the end of the Hydrans.
I started having a bad reaction to the vaccine, lots of body aches. After the staff meeting (which was moved two hours earlier than scheduled) I went home.
Staff Meeting.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 04:16 pm: Edit

WEDNESDAY MARCH 10th 2021
Leanna is back at her desk but shaky; I feel much better. Tylenol took care of my body aches.
I finished the next pass of the TacOps AlphaSIT and posted it. I printed a copy for SPP to check product locations and rule numbers.
We cleared and released the Newsletter with the Marines Update and the ACTASF Tholian BB.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 03:56 pm: Edit

THURSDAY MARCH 11th 2021
I met with Jean to discuss the possibility of Stratcon and some PDF marketing things.
I posted a plan to revise one or two of the four non-updated F&E rulebooks DURING Stratcon. So far, not a single comment on it.
I made the latest round of changes to the TacOps SIT and posted it. We have 86 cells which still need work out of 5000, not bad for this early in the process.
I worked on Jeanís Deep Dive fixes to GURPS ROMS 21 and was shocked by what I found.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 03:57 pm: Edit

FRIDAY MARCH 12th 2021
I updated the TacOps SIT with the information Chuck sent, wiping out all of the unknown cells except the ones needing rule numbers and one ship which Chuck quickly sent on request.
I assigned the needed special ship rule numbers to TacOps (549.0) and started roughing in some of the rules.
Leanna ran an experiment with Parcel Monkey which (if it works) would allow us to start shipping to the UK and Canada again.
I worked on Jeanís fixes to GURPS ROMULANS 21, reaching page 124. Jean and I conferred over the status of certain pages. I have yet to receive Chapter 2 due to a paperwork shuffle issue.
Leanna could not get the PC which controls the PC book-printing computers to print and took it to the repair guys, who said they would fix it.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 03:57 pm: Edit

SATURDAY MARCH 13th 2021
It was very foggy on the drive in, visibility limited to 100 yards. Kinda spooky.
Leanna got her repaired computer and it still would not work. She eventually discovered that the last Windows-10 update meant no PC would work with any Kyocera printer. This has Kyocera pretty upset and blocks us from printing books. She is consulting with the tech support guys at the local repair shop, Kyocera, and Microsoft for a solution. We can print books from one of the Macs but it is a very slow process compared to using the PCs to control the Kyocerasí built-in hard drives where the books are stored electronically.
Internet was working on the east side of the building but not the west side. We eventually tracked this to a piece of equipment on the west side that had burned out overnight. We replaced it.
I finished making all of the changes Jean had given me for GURPS ROMS 21. I was shocked at how sloppy the original book was, how many mis-spelled words and typos and other issues. She still has to give me two chapters and I expect this will take several passes.
I made the two F&E TacOps SIT fixes and asked Chuck for the data on the tactical group capabilities.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 06:03 pm: Edit

SUNDAY MARCH 14th 2021
I read the alternate-history section of R4J and marveled at the clever construction of the timelines by Steve Petrick and Mike West.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 06:03 pm: Edit

MONDAY MARCH 15th 2021
I updated the Tactical Operations SIT which is complete but not necessarily perfect.
I ran the spell check on Chapter 3 of GURPS KLINGONS 20/21 (pages 33-67).
I discussed the alternate time line chapter of R4J with Steve Petrick and offered to do the needed editing to present their work in the right context. That took the rest of the day but the work done by Steve and Mike West is outstanding and I was happy to contribute some minor reformatting.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 06:07 pm: Edit

TUESDAY MARCH 16th 2021
At home, I read the revised Early Warp Romulan history and marked 185 things I needed to fix, mostly random verb tenses I need to standardize.
At the office, I made the fixes and ran the spell check, which took three hours.
Staff meeting

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 06:07 pm: Edit

WEDNESDAY MARCH 17th 2021
We had a fluffy snow storm in Amarillo. Roads were slick (we saw seven cars in the ditch on my drive to work) and visibility was 100 yards.
Worked on GURPS ROMS 21.
I proofread 10 pages of R4J.
Had to spend most of the afternoon at a doctorís appointment.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 - 06:53 pm: Edit

TUESDAY APRIL 6th 2021
We had the staff meeting on the phone because Jean didnít want to catch our colds. We were mostly over them but still having some coughing problems.
I worked on ACTASF Reinforcements 1. I Sent Tony the Seltorians.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 - 06:53 pm: Edit

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7th 2021
Leanna, Steve Petrick, and I accidentally had lunch with Jean and Al (we all went to the same place without pre-arrangement); we discussed restarting the Rangers this summer, indexing Shapeways, and getting new Shapeways ships done to match ACTASFR1.
I finished the FRAX chapter of ACTASFR1 and sent it to Tony. Tony sent me the Juggys and WYNs but I had to work on newsletter stuff.
Got word that the counters are finished and will ship tomorrow and be here in 7 days. Notified the F&E Staff to get cracking on TacOps.
Sent a requested ship card to FCOL and asked them to confirm I did it right since I had not done one in a year. They confirmed it and I sent them the other half of that ship.
Conferred with Petrick about the WB10 ship card I had to create to match Willís new mine. Then I created it and gave it to him to check. Then I fixed his issues and sent it to Mike West to check and to Tony elíTomas to turn into an ACTA ship.
Conferred with Jean about what news to include in the April 10 newsletter and what news to hold for the May 10 newsletter.
Petrick and I solved a minefield conundrum for a player by realizing he had read the rule backwards and thought he could set for a target number rather than ignore a number of targets.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 04:29 pm: Edit

THURSDAY APRIL 8th 2021
Leanna and I became ill at work and went home, but we did get a few things done first. Leanna reports lots of orders are coming in, 10-20 per day, but she is keeping up.
I did a bunch of reports and corrections on ACTASFR1.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 04:29 pm: Edit

FRIDAY APRIL 9th 2021
I did a bunch of reports and corrections on ACTASFR1.
I worked on revisions to the WB10 ship card for the newsletter.

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