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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:32 am: Edit

MY DAY: 8 Nov (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 11am. Weather: 64F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Mongolia. BBS: 12. Forum: 1. Out box: 53. APOD: polar ring galaxy 660. Jigsawdoku 2:44. Web crawl completed at 1:37. Lunch: chicken bits @MAL(B+).
Email: Overnight spam 106 plus 62 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 790.
SPP work: Communique, campaign update, vudar ships for CL50.
JES work: Hailing Frequencies, pirates on facebook, ACTASF cover, HMSSB uploads.
SVC work: Primary: Worked more or less exclusively on ACTASF and got the final draft out to the staff.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:33 am: Edit

MY DAY: 9 Nov (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 2:45. Weather: 72F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: ornithomimids. BBS: 13. Forum: 3. Out box: 52. APOD: Catís Eye Nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Web crawl completed at 5:55. Lunch: Leanna cooked roast (A). Exercise: took Ramses hunting.
Email: Overnight spam 129 plus 36 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 797.
Events: We were going to see the Cher concert 120 miles away but Cher is sick in bed and cancelled the show. Pity.
JES work: Campaign update, checking hailing frequencies.
SVC work: ACTASF: I did an extra page of FAQs and left that for Jean to find. I finished the four-page painted ship gallery and left that for Jean to find. I reset the office management system. Having 20 minutes to kill, I did every ACTASF report received so far.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 01:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 10 Nov (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:45. Weather: 70F, a few clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: teeth. BBS: 14. Forum: 2. Out box: 53. APOD: protoplanetary disk. Jigsawdoku 2:04. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: Chinese @L (A). Exercise: took Wolf to dog park.
Email: Overnight spam 89 plus 104 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 789.
SPP work: campaign update for CL50
JES work: blogs, proofreading ACTASF, got HMSSB uploaded and on cart and publicized.
SVC work: Spent the day doing ACTASF reports and creating the background chapter, which I thought would take an hour of cut and paste but which actually took six hours of very intense writing and editing.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 01:29 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 11 Nov (Tuesday, Veterans Day) 2014
Got to the office at 9:10. Weather: 23F (yes, twenty-three) and cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Rosierodon. BBS: 23. Forum: 2. Out box: 52. APOD: Orion nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:24. Web crawl completed at 9:49. Lunch: BBQ @Dyers(A).
Email: Overnight spam 104 plus 182 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 807.
Events: ACTASF Basic Book 1.2 Revision A completed and uploaded. Communique #107 posted. Hailing Frequencies shipped to subscribers.
SPP work: FedCom battlegroup for CL50
JES work: ACTASF proofreading and checking and then uploading and publicizing.
SVC work: ACTASF: went through reports, doing some and sending others to Tony. Mostly, I did "Jean marks" on the final(3) draft she had on the conference table. It was the traditional system where Jean would bring me a few pages with marks on them and Iíd fix the marks and print new pages. Jean found and honest to gosh game mistake on a phaser and I checked every phaser in the game and found a bunch of others that Tony confirmed. Other: staff fixes to Comm 107.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 07:53 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 12 Nov (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 12:15. Weather: 19F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: bones. BBS: 26. Forum: 5. Out box: 57. APOD: comet landing. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: steak @GCW(A).
Email: Overnight spam 152 plus 100 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 790.
Events: Two window washers rescued on world tower. Spacecraft lands on comet.
SPP work: stuff for CL50. Klingon master starship book.
JES work: Publicity, blogs, emails, managing narrative on ACTASF1.2A launch.
SVC work: Primary: ACTASF reports and errata. Other: catching up on email and finding my office. Customer request items. SmapRo: Got a haircut.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 07:53 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 13 Nov (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:30. Weather: 12F, blowing snow.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Thescelosaurus. BBS: 17. Forum: 5. Out box: 56. APOD: comet landing. Jigsawdoku 2:18. Ann Coulter: election fallout. Web crawl completed at 10:36. Lunch: fettuccini Alfredo @OG(A).
Email: Overnight spam 176 plus 185 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 801.
Events: Jean saw a snowflake and (fearing she would be snowed in) called for rescue by the Steves. (Official weather service report was 0.001 inches of snow.)
SPP work: stuff for CL50. Klingon master starship book.
JES work: ACTASF re-proofing, publicizing; spammers.
SVC work: Primary: ACTASF Reports and errata. 2400: QCed another shipment of ships.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 07:53 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 14 Nov (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 9:40. Weather: 26F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Gansus zheni. BBS: 16. Forum: 3. Out box: 57. APOD: comet. Jigsawdoku 2:01. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: BBQ @ BF(A). Exercise: Took wolf to dog park in 42F. He did his business, I bagged it and tossed it, and we came home.
Email: Overnight spam 67 plus 148 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 788.
SPP work: Klingon master starship book.
JES work: ACTASF1.2B proofreading, uploading, publicizing.
SVC work: Primary: last reports on ACTASF1.2A processed, ACTASF1.2B finished and sent to Jean (via Wolf) for upload. Other: updated storelist. 2400: Reviewed the 40 pounds of defective ships we have in "the bucket" and decided to make something happen.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:41 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 15 Nov (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 1:15. Weather: 70F, sunny, windy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Psittacosaurus. BBS: 19. Forum: 1. Out box: 55. APOD: Nice nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:34. Web crawl completed at 5:31. Lunch: Leanna cooked chili. Exercise: took Ramses hunting; later took Wolf to the dog park. Starlist: requests done 64030, 78504, 55418, 99208.
Email: Overnight spam 118 plus 86 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 795.
SPP work: Klingon master starship book.
JES work: Marketing, customer support.
SVC work: Primary: packing one-pound bags of minis. Other: Reset the official diary. Did the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:41 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 16 Nov (Sunday) 2014
Got to the office at 7:45. Weather: 16F, cloudy.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: feathers. BBS: 16. Forum: 1. Out box: 56. APOD: worthless skyline. Jigsawdoku 2:23. Web crawl completed at 12:30. Lunch: turkey at Furrís.
Email: Overnight spam 50 plus 25 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 802.
Events: Leanna, Jean, and Petrick went to Oklahoma to see Manheim Steamroller, leaving SVC in the office dog sitting. (I have to potty-walk Wolf every two hours and did I mention it is 16 degrees F outside?) I went to lunch at 11 and by the time I got back to the office at 12 it was a howling snowstorm, so I decided to take the dog and go home.
SPP work: driving.
JES work: Customer support, Marketing.
SVC work: After getting done what had to get done I went home and tried to keep Ramses from killing Wolf. When that was clearly a non-sustainable project (i.e., when they accidentally discovered each other), I brought Wolf back to the office. Fortunately, the snow had stopped. The girls and Petrick got home at 11pm.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 17 Nov (Monday) 2014
Got to the office at 11:00. Weather: 20F, clear, sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Daohugoupterus. BBS: 13. Forum: 5. Out box: 56. APOD: star system HD95086. Jigsawdoku 2:25. Web crawl completed at 2pm. Lunch: enchiladas @LFG (A+). Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: stock art. Starlist: requests done 78233.
Email: Overnight spam 166 plus 82 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 806.
Events: Snow on the ground, streets messy but drive-able.
JES work: Blogs, Marketing.
SPP work: Klingon MSSB. Helped with orders.
SVC work: Primary: reviewed ACTASF1.2B reports. 2400: Made the last of the Pound-o-Ships bags for this year. Other: teeth cleaning.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:42 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 18 Nov (Tuesday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:15. Weather: 26F, clear and sunny. It reached 48F by mid-afternoon.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: turtles. BBS: 16. Forum: 3. Out box: 60. APOD: Tadpole nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:28. Web crawl completed at 3pm. Lunch: BBQ @ Dyerís. Exercise: took Wolf to dog park.
Email: Overnight spam 144 plus 150 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 804.
Miniatures Status Check Day: Waiting for masters.
SPP work: Klingon MSSB. Helped with orders.
JES work: Killed spammers, marketing, customer service.
SVC work: I dabbled in ACTASF reports and sent some art to SFBOL3G but mostly I took a stress day to clean up my desk and do some personal things that have been waiting too long.

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