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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: Cat’s 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 I’d 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 Furr’s.
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 @ Dyer’s. 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.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 07:02 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 19 Nov (Wednesday) 2014
Got to the office at 11:15am. Weather: 45F, high choppy clouds.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: marine reptiles. BBS: 17. Forum: 3. Out box: 58. APOD: M81 Andromeda galaxy. Jigsawdoku 2:36. Web crawl completed at 1:34. Lunch: Chinese @LGB (A). Exercise: tool Wolf to dog park. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: Future EU VAT requirements. Starlist: requests done 08093.
Email: Overnight spam 171 plus 181 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 798.
SPP work: Klingon MSSB.
JES work: Spambots, shipyard sacks, marketing, publicity for Talkshoe, file recovery.
SVC work: Primary: some ACTASF reports. Sacked up 18 half-pound Shipyard Sacks of kitbash pieces. Other: customer requests, including the ship for Communique #109. SmapRo: very uplifting conversation with a very happy customer.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 07:02 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 20 Nov (Thursday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:25. Weather: 40F, mostly clear.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: Brazil. BBS: 19. Forum: 0. Out box: 58. APOD: Cygnus nebula. Jigsawdoku 2:12. Ann Coulter: Gruber tapes prove Obamacare was a lie from the start. Web crawl completed at 4:20. Lunch: fish @CB(A). Read FYEO for 6-7-8 Nov. Exercise: walked Wolf around the block. Target shooting: 5/5. Industry mailing lists: VAT. Starlist: requests done Edinburgh UK.
Email: Overnight spam 148 plus 168 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 790.
Events: SFBOL reports 543 third generation SSDs are live on line, total 15% done.
SPP work: Klingon MSSB.
JES work: Uploading FC Briefing #2, publicity for PDFs and minis, Talkshoe.
SVC work: Mostly a reconstitution day, doing some stuff to get ready for Simone to come in, a few ACTA reports and working on plans for Book 2.1. Had dinner with my pastor to discuss the loss of Isis. Spent 90 minutes on Talkshoe.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 07:02 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 21 Nov (Friday) 2014
Got to the office at 10:10. Weather: xxx.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: origins of feathers. BBS: 19. Forum: 5. Out box: 60. APOD: M1 Crab Nebula. Jigsawdoku 2;14. Web crawl completed at 3:37. Lunch: BBQ @BF(A). Read FYEO for 9-10 Nov. Exercise: took Wolf to the park. Target shooting: 10/10. Industry mailing lists: The EU appears to be trying to coax US manufacturers into collecting and paying EU VAT taxes. Starlist: requests done 92082.
Email: Overnight spam 176 plus 130 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 808.
Events: Received (from a friend) scans of the missing parts of JagdPanher #13, so Simone can now prepare the whole set for uploading during Nov-Dec-Jan-Feb-March.
SPP work: Klingon MSSB.
JES work: Spambot destruction, customer support, photos for shopping cart, publicity.
SVC work: Primary: ACTASF reports. Starline: suggested that Jean cross-market the existing Kit Bash Packs with the new Scrapyard Sacks.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 07:03 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 22 Nov (Saturday) 2014
Got to the office at 11:05. Weather: 62F, clear and sunny.
Daily Routine: Dinosaur list: tails. BBS: 15. Forum: 3. Out box: 53. APOD: solar flare. Jigsawdoku 2:28. Web crawl completed at 4pm. Lunch: fettuccini Alfredo @OG(A). Read FYEO for 11-12-13-14-15 Nov. Exercise: took Wolf to dog park.
Email: Overnight spam 122 plus 20 during the day. Email left in in-box at end of the day: 797.
SPP work: Took the day off so he could work Sunday and dog-sit Wolf for Jean.
JES work: Updated the shopping cart with new one-bag photos, sent notes to 10 Starlist people, ranger demo, deleted two fake people, deal with spambots, customer support.
SVC work: Reconstitution, office work, reset the office management system, wrote the THIS WEEK blog.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 01:55 pm: Edit

MY DAY: 23 Nov (Sunday) 2014
Daily Routine: APOD: waste of time. Lunch: Big Daddy Crab Bucket. The weather was cool and cloudy. SPP reported rain and one brief snow flurry in Amarillo.
Events: Leanna, Jean, Simone, and a friend of Simone’s (Caitlin) went to Lubbock to see CATS so SVC drove them on the condition that he got to go to Joe’s Crab Shack.
SPP work: Klingon MSSB, Dog-sitting.
JES work: Hitting SVC in the head.
SVC work: Driving. Eating crab legs.

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