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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 05:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 26 Aug (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 75F, some clouds. It rained last night and everything is damp and cool.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: reptiles. BBS: 21. Forum: 1. Out box: 50. APOD: flying past Triton. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 1:40. Lunch: roast beef @YB. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: Wolf to dog park. Target shooting: 10/10. Starlist: requests done 64030.
Email: Overnight spam 151 plus 060 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 845.
SPP work: special project.
JES work: shopping cart link crisis, proofreading.
SVC work: Primary: ACTASF, finalized test format and gave it to Jean for final approval. Other: Made Jeanís fixes to Wall of Honor pages 24-26 and sent them to Simone for upload; sent Jean pages 27-29 for checking. Checked a new book of Petrickís and formulated a plan to complete it. 2500: status report no progress. SmapRo: Reported 161 pirates to SJG.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 05:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 27 Aug (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:45. Weather: 78F, cloudy, cool.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: mammals. BBS: 22. Forum: 1. Out box: 46. APOD: worthless skyline. Jigsawdoku 2:30. Web crawl completed at 1:09. Lunch: pork chops @OB. Exercise: Wolf, Bivins park. Target shooting: 10/10. Industry mailing lists: pirates.
Email: Overnight spam 161 plus 92 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 847.
SPP work: Hydran MSSB.
JES work: Marketing, Customer Service
SVC work: Primary: ACTASF preparations. Other: most of the day, I did ships for the Hydran MSSB. SmapRo: customer request. Did Jean fixes to Wall of Honor 27-29 and did 30-32 for Jean to check.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 05:46 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 28 Aug (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 8:38. Weather: 72F, 50% clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tracks in China. BBS: 17. Forum: 2. Out box: 45. APOD: M20+21. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Ann Coulter: Ferguson. Web crawl completed at 12:42. Lunch: BBQ at Dyerís with Chaplain Denton. Read FYEO for 27. Exercise: walked Wolf several times. Target shooting: 10/10.
Email: Overnight spam 91 plus 233 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 847.
Events: Leanna, Petrick, and Jean went to see Phantom of the Opera four hours east of here in OKC.
SVC work: Primary: Mostly I took a day off, read a book, napped, and walked the dog. Other: Capitalization of the CapLog Index reached page 2.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 05:47 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 29 Aug (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:45. Weather: 86F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Dystrophaeus. BBS: 17. Forum: 3. Out box: 46. APOD: Wizard Nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Web crawl completed at 2:30. Lunch: BBQ @BF (B+). Read FYEO for 28.
Email: Overnight spam 124 plus 120 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 846.
SPP work: CL50 and Hydran MSSB.
JES work: Uploaded SFB DEX#2 to DT/WV, marketed. Proofread various things.
SVC work: Primary: ships for Hydran MSSB. Finalized the format for ACTASF1.2 and sent it to the staff. Other: CapLog Index editing reaches page 4. SmapRo: Sent 3 more WOH pages to Simone and 3 more to Jean. Sent some trek pirates to Paramount.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 05:47 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 30 Aug (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:30. Weather: 74F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: bones. BBS: 14. Forum: 4. Out box: 45. APOD: stupid skyline. Jigsawdoku 2:22. Web crawl completed at 1:30. Lunch: turkey @Furrís. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: Took Wolf and the ladies to the dog park. Target shooting: 10/10. Starlist: requests done Australia.
Email: Overnight spam 73 plus 44 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 826.
Staff meeting: Decided to move ahead with Hydran MSSB but without a specific schedule; other projects have priority. Jean says she needs "three uninterrupted weeks" to finish Traveller, but we need to define what is and is not an interruption. Decided to delay for 90 days consideration of a deal to print replacement sheets for all F&E products. Decided to research POD card deck printers for Battlecards and Battle Damage Code Red.
SPP work: CL50, Hydran MSSB, questions.
JES work: Proofreading, marketing, customer service.
SVC work: Primary: Sent 20 Hydran MSSB ships and 3 bombers to SPP. Other: Six wall of honor pages to Simone, seven to Jean. SmapRo: did the THIS WEEK report. Wrote the new universal contract for decal vendors.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 04:35 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 31 Aug (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3:45pm. Weather: 95F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tyrannosaur. BBS: 16. Forum: 4. Out box: 50. APOD: Nasaganda. Jigsawdoku 2:08. Web crawl completed at 5:11. Lunch: Leanna cooked steak and ears of corn.
Email: Overnight spam 96 plus 014 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 825.
SVC work: I finished the requested edits to the MIT article and put it on Jeanís desk.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 04:36 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 1 Sept (Monday, Labor Day) 2014
Got to the office at 12:30. Weather: 85F and mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Paleoart. BBS: 18. Forum: 4. Out box: 51. APOD: stupid, not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:34. Web crawl completed at 4:51. Lunch: steak at Big Texan. Read FYEO for today. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done 28787; updates received 65613.
Email: Overnight spam 82 plus 59 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 822.
Events: Played the old "wait until Jean walks the dog then lock the door" gag. It never gets old! Jean so enjoys pretending to get upset about it. I hollered "Weíre closed!" through the door but she didnít believe me and kept pounding on the door, screaming and threatening. Great fun for all!
SPP work: Battlegroups.
JES work: Blogs, proofreading, PDF uploads.
SVC work: Finished and turned in the article about SFB for the MIT book: Zones of Control. Wrote some blogs for Jean who needed them in her stockpile. Got the decal vendor contract and marketing plan finished. Pushed Captainís Log Index capitalization project to page six. Did 15 Stinger and 6 Harrier pictures for Hydran MSSB.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 05:55 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 2 Sept (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 84F, clear skies, wall of clouds to the north.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Permian Extinction. BBS: 19. Forum: 1. Out box: 47. APOD: boring. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: turkey @Furrís. Exercise: took Ramses hunting first thing in the morning but it was already hot. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done 90042; updates received 21209.
Email: Overnight spam 113 plus 184 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 827.
Events: Took Isis and Ramses to vet for hunting license renewal.
SPP work: Hydran MSSB. Stuff for CL50.
JES work: Sick much of the day. Did some blogs and proofreading.
SVC work: Made a little progress on ACTASF. Did 17 X-ships for Hydran MSSB. Wasted a bunch of time on a project that should have been over. No change to 2500 status; no prototypes have appeared. Theyíre about 75 days overdue.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 10:18 am: Edit

MY DAY: 3 Sept (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:15. Weather: 80F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Nocturnality. BBS: 27. Forum: 6. Out box: 50. APOD: M6 butterfly cluster. Jigsawdoku 2:29. Web crawl completed at 4:07. Lunch: pathetic factory produced frozen junk at Cracker Barrel. Read FYEO for 1-2-3 Sept. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done Ottawa.
Email: Overnight spam 173 plus 207 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 828.
SPP work: sick, went home early.
JES work: sick, could not focus, but continued to insist that she really doesnít like the "lock the door prank". Later she must have felt better because she became the biggest pirate killer of all time, finding over 100 pirates of ADB stuff and over 2,000 of Paramount stuff, plus 460 of GURPS stuff.
SVC work: Chest pains at lunch I laid down for two hours. ACTA. Customer request. Encyclopedia. Hailing Frequencies. CapLog Index. Sent Petrick the last six PFs and the first six Early Years ships for Hydran MSSB. Sent Jean page 7 of caplog index. Sent Jean four more Wall of Honor pages, only three left to do.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 07:16 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 4 Sept (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 68F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: dreadnoughtus. BBS: 21. Forum: 4. Out box: 49. APOD: comet. Jigsawdoku 2:41. Ann Coulter: driving while black. Web crawl completed at 10:19. Lunch: seafood fettuchini alfredo. Read FYEO for today. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: 19805.
Email: Overnight spam 119 plus 184 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 824.
SPP work: Hydran MSSB. Packed orders.
JES work: Proofread wall pages, encyclopedia, index.
SVC work: Encyclopedia page 2+3 to Jean; CapLog Index page 8 to Jean. Sent Petrick 13 Hydran early years ship graphics for the MSSB. Sent Petrick 16 X-ship graphics. ACTA. While at lunch with Jean, I came up with the idea for microwave fettuchini Alfredo. Jean said this was barbaric and heathen.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 07:16 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 5 Sept (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 79F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Dimetropus. BBS: 17. Forum: 4. Out box: 48. APOD: Sagitarius dust clouds. Jigsawdoku 2:22. Web crawl completed at 4:16. Lunch: BBQ @BF. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: walked Wolf at Julian Triangle Park, new territory was marked by Wolf. Target shooting: 10/10. Starlist: requests done Calgary, 44134, 32726.
Email: Overnight spam 162 plus 140 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 833.
Events: It rained much of the afternoon, which reminded Jean of home in North Carolina where it rains every day.
SPP work: Hydran MSSB reports. Rules questions.
JES work: Proofread stuff.
SVC work: ACTA. Encyclopedia page 4 to Jean, index page 9 to Jean. Last three Wall of Honor multi-person pages done and sent to Jean (the four before that sent to Simone). Sent a boatload of graphics to Jupiter IV and Tennishington for decals. Did 12 generic ship pictures for Hydran MSSB.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 07:16 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 6 Sept (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 54F, raining this morning, rained all night.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: dreadnoughtus weight. BBS: 22. Forum: 4. Out box: 49. APOD: wasted time. Jigsawdoku 2:21. Web crawl completed at 11:09. Lunch: pizza @PP. Read FYEO for today. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done 17046, 80220. Sent back a Canadian request for not including the post code.
Email: Overnight spam 121 plus 59 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 829.
SPP work: Hydran MSSB, CL50 Battlegroups.
JES work: customer service, proofreading, PDF uploads.
SVC work: I made Jeanís fixes to the last three Wall of Honor pages. I did the R1(9) ship pictures for the Hydran MSSB. Reset the office management system. Did the This Week blog. Helped Jean get her car fixed.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 08:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 7 Sept (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 3:11. Weather: 79F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: spinosaurus week. BBS: 11. Forum: 5. Out box: 50. APOD: full moon video. Jigsawdoku 2:55. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: Leanna cooked pinto beans with ham, an unusual combination that turned out well. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: took Ramses hunting. Starlist: requests done Toronto; updates received 07950.
Email: Overnight spam 79 plus 20 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 836.
JES work: Customer service from home.
SVC work: Came in for a few hours to clean up my desk and knock out some small projects. Caplog index; Jean fixes to 8 and 9; sent Jean 10. Encyclopedia: jean fixes to page 3, sent her page 4, added 20 more entries (17% complete).

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 08:08 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 8 Sept (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:50. Weather: 77F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: sauropod diversity. BBS: 18. Forum: 1. Out box: 50. APOD: moon. Jigsawdoku 2:35. Web crawl completed at 1:56. Lunch: Olive Garden. Exercise: Wolf, dog park.
Email: Overnight spam 143 plus 183 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 846.
Events: Steve Cole posted the Frallizoid monster and Jean beat him over the head with a rolled up newspaper.
SPP work: Stayed home waiting for a repairman who could not get anything repaired.
JES work: Wrote BIG NEWS and did such a good job she can take over that task from now on. Finished her work on HF and Communique. Posted blogs.
SVC work: Communique (including Seltorian commando DD) and Hailing Frequencies, Frallizoid.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 08:10 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 9 Sept (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: 79F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Coloradisaurus. BBS: 25. Forum: 1. Out box: 46. APOD: pretty skyline but not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:39. Web crawl completed at 12:45. Lunch: roast beef @YB. Read FYEO for 8th and 9th. Target shooting: 5/5. Starlist: requests done 48340.
Email: Overnight spam 133 plus 220 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 852.
Events: Dog trainer day.
Miniatures Status Check Day: Posted Jumbo freighter.
SPP work: Hailing Frequencies, Communique. Reports on Hydran MSSB.
JES work: Proofreading. Blocking spammers. Got FCTM uploaded and publicized. Blogs.
SVC work: ACTA chapter 2 complete. Chat with Jay Waschak about Federation Admiral.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 02:07 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 Sept (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:15. Weather: 77F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Icthyosaurs. BBS: 29. Forum: 6. Out box: 47. APOD: local supercluster. Jigsawdoku 2:19. Web crawl completed at 2:50. Lunch: China Star buffet. Read FYEO for today. Exercize: Wolf to Bivins park. Starlist: requests done 22033; updates received 63026.
Email: Overnight spam 123 plus 137 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 812.
SPP work: Line items for HMSSB. Scenarios for CL50. Reviewed options to do the update article in CL50.
JES work: Blocked spammer IPs and eliminated fake people from the BBS. Getting FCTM uploaded. Getting R2 uploaded and publicized. Publicizing Comm/HF.
SVC work: Fixed Communique 105. Proofread Hailing Frequencies. Did customer requests. I got chapters 3 and 4 of ACTASF finished and sent to Tony for review; these pages will go to Jean and other staffers later.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:10 am: Edit

MY DAY: 11 Sept (Thursday) 2014
Terrorism Remembrance Day: This will never be forgotten.
Got to the office at 10:05. Weather: 61F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Ikrandraco. BBS: 25. Forum: 5. Out box: 47. APOD: boring and not astronomy. Jigsawdoku 2:27. Ann Coulter: immigration reform. Web crawl completed at 1:30. Lunch: turkey @Furrs. Read FYEO for today. Exercise: Wolf, walked all the way across Elwood Park. Target shooting: 6/6. = Starlist: requests done Ireland.
Email: Overnight spam 95 plus 224 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 804.
SPP work: Hydran MSSB. CL50.
JES work: Blocked spammer and deleted fake people from BBS. Got R2 SSD book uploaded, publicized. Started reading ACTASF1.2.
SVC work: Primary: Made Tonyís fixes to ACTASF chapter 2 and sent it to Jean. Got Chapter 5 sent to Tony. Did one page of Tonyís notes on chapter 3. SmapRo: Called to set up appointment for my annual physical.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:10 am: Edit

MY DAY: 12 Sept (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 45F, raining.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: spinosaurus. BBS: 19. Forum: 2. Out box: 45. APOD: supernova remnant. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: BBQ @BF. Read FYEO for today.
Email: Overnight spam 131 plus 141 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 800.
SPP work: Battle groups, scenarios, strategic transport carrying booms rule.
JES work: Proofread. Unleashed alligators.
SVC work: Primary: ACTASF, finished table of contents and publisher info and sent that to Tony. Other: Got and posted hard counts of I+J sheets for F&E.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:10 am: Edit

MY DAY: 13 Sept (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 9am. Weather: 48F, cloudy, wet.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Spinosaurus. BBS: 21. Forum: 5. Out box: 46. APOD: mashup, nonsense. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: turkey @ Furrs.
Email: Overnight spam 52 plus 58 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 794.
Events: Jean and Leanna went to dog show.
SPP work: Sent SVC a list of art he wants. Reviewed Gary Cís campaign and told him why it isnít publishable. Scenarios for CL50.
JES work: Proofread. Moved topics around so spammers wonít find them.
SVC work: Made Jeanís fixes to ACTASF-2; did ACTASF-7 and sent that to Tony. I did the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:11 am: Edit

MY DAY: 14 Sept (Sunday) 2014
I stayed home all day (rare as that is) to rest after Leanna expressed concerns over my health. It rained in the afternoon, but I still managed to take Ramses for a hunt. Dinosaur list: Spinosaurus. APOD: M27 dumbbell nebula. I watched the BBS from home and Jean dealt with some spammers.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:11 am: Edit

MY DAY: 15 Sept (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:30. Weather: 67F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Spinosaurus. BBS: 15. Forum: 13. Out box: 46. APOD: comet Churyumov. Jigsawdoku 2:06. Web crawl completed at 4:49. Lunch: riblettes @APB. Exercise: Wolf, Elwood dog park. Target shooting: 5.5. Industry mailing lists: GGIC. Starlist: requests done 97410.
Email: Overnight spam 172 plus 070 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 816.
SPP work: Battlegroups articles. Checked orders and assembly line. No Hydran MSSB reports over the weekend.
JES work: Blogs, researching the spam attack, got Captainís Log #7 uploaded to DT/WV.
SVC work: Primary(ACTASF): Made Tonyís fixes to chapters 3-4 and gave those pages to Jean. Other: Sent Whitney two FC cards that needed reprinting. SmapRo: did the sales copy for JagdPanther #9.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 02:52 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 Sept (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 11. Weather: 50F and cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Mosasaurids. BBS: 24. Forum: 6. Out box: 47. APOD: stupid skyline. Jigsawdoku 2:38. Web crawl completed at 1:58. Lunch: roast beef @YB. Target shooting: 10/10. Starlist: no requests.
Email: Overnight spam 151 plus 161 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 810.
SPP work: Battlegroups, checking orders and game assembly, CL50 scenarios.
JES work: Proofread ACTA, Spammers.
SVC work: Primary (ACTA): Got the Tony report I accidentally deleted yesterday and finished chapters 0 and 1 for Jean to read. Did Tonyís comments on chapter 3 movement and rewrote the drone marker rules (again) to allow single drones from a marker. Other: Processed some BBS questions in CL50; discussed Traveller with Matthew. 2500 update: still no prototypes.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 02:53 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 Sept (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 12:20. Weather: 65F, cloudy and rain. Leanna and I took the day off for our wedding anniversary.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Rhinorex. BBS: 24. Forum: 5. Out box: 46. APOD: skylline, wasted time. Web crawl completed at 1pm. Lunch: romantic dinner for two.
Email: Overnight spam 209 plus 38 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 803.
SPP work: Processed reports on Hydran MSSB, checked game and order packing.
JES work: Proofread ACTA, Spammers.

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