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Monday, July 15, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 7-13 July 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on current projects. Jean and Leanna have decreed that we must finish the "five easy pieces" (Gorn Master Starship Book, A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Book Two, the GURPS Prime Directive revision, Star Fleet Universe Index, and Merchants of the Federation) before starting other projects, but noted that work needed to continue on reducing the BBS bloat. (It is down from 202,000 to 135,000 thanks to sterling work by Ryan Opel, Chuck Strong, Steven Petrick, Howard Bampton, and Steve Cole.) We sent out the newsletters on 12 July (to fit Samantha¹s schedule).

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries, 300 spams, and three updates.

Steve Cole worked on the Captain's Log #53 FLAP list, newsletters, art for the Gorn Master Starship Book, Shapeways, BBS reduction, and other projects. He caught up on three months of backlog for the "My Day" blog.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, the Tholian Master Starship Book, and the Gorn Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates, sent out the newsletters, and did some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a Bohemiclavulus.

Jean worked on the Captain's Log #53 FLAP list, managed our page on Facebook (4,115 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways (releasing 67 items), managed our Twitter feed (287 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread the newsletters, took care of customers, and did some marketing.

This Lyran Forest Lion Heavy Dreadnought is one of the ships added to our shop on Shapeways.

Monday, July 08, 2019

These Weeks at ADB, Inc., 23 June - 6 July 2019

Steve Cole reports

These were two weeks of steady work on current projects. We released Captain's Log #53 and its Supplemental File.




New on Warehouse 23, DriveThru RPG, and Wargame Vault during these weeks was Captain's Log #53 Supplemental File.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and three updates, plus over 200 spam emails.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #53 FLAP list, blogs, Shapeways, the backlog (FYEO he hasn¹t read since April, Shapeways clip art which was never organized, BBS reduction including 2018 Shapeways comments, background questions, proposals), art for the Gorn Master Starship Book (17 ships done),and other projects.

Steve Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Gorn Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away an alamosaurus and a juvenile Tarbosaurus.

While Jean was out most of the second week, she worked on the Captain's Log #53 Supplemental File, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,116 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways, managed our Twitter feed (288 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread Captain's Log #53 Supplemental File, took care of customers, uploaded PDFs, and did some marketing.

Monday, June 24, 2019

These Weeks at ADB, Inc., 2-22 June 2019

Steve Cole reports:

During these three weeks we worked all-out to finish Communique #163, Hailing Frequencies for June 2019, Captain's Log #53 and its Supplemental File, releasing the 6 June batch of new ships on Shapeways, and creating the Sapphire Star Tournaments. With all of that getting done, nobody had time to post This Week reports or even My Day reports.

The Starlist Update Project was not worked on during this period due to workload.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #53, newsletters, Shapeways, and other projects.

Steven Petrick worked on Captain's Log #53, newsletters, and other projects.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates, worked on Hailing Frequencies, updated the shopping cart, and did some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a fully grown Coelurosaurian proto-raptor, a Suskityrannus, and that slimy Arthropterygius that wriggled his 30 foot body out of the sewer.

Jean worked on Captain's Log #53, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,114 friends), uploaded ships to and released ships on Shapeways, helped launch Sapphire Star, managed our Twitter feed (288 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread the newsletters, took care of customers, and did some marketing.

Coming soon to our shop on Shapeways: the Canadi'ens!

Monday, June 03, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 26 May - 1 June 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on Captain's Log #53, which had reached over 50% complete.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and two updates.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #53, newsletters, Shapeways, and other projects.

Steven Petrick worked on Captain's Log #53, Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Gorn Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing an Archaeopteryx that flapped its wings and flew away.

Jean managed our page on Facebook (4,101 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways, managed our Twitter feed (287 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread parts of Captain's Log #53, took care of customers, and did some marketing.


This Federation Ground Assault Shuttle will be released on June 6 in our shop on Shapeways.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 19-25 May 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on Captain's Log #53, which has reached 49% completion.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and three updates. This were complicated by a massive spam assault on the Starlist entry module, with over 200 spam entries advertising girls, bitcoins, and other things.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #53, blogs, Shapeways, and not much else. Steve is down to 282 pounds; he started at 376 last July. Wolf likes the daily one-mile walks.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Gorn Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a Gobihadros mongoliensis.

Jean worked on her parts of Captain's Log, repriced ships on Shapeways, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,102 friends), managed our Twitter feed (288 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread parts of Captain's Log #53, took care of customers, and did some marketing.

Monday, May 20, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 12-18 May 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on current projects. It was supposed to be the first week of major work on Captain's Log #53 but that idea was crushed by problems with a new computer monitor that did not plug or play with existing machines. This week also included the annual Company Picnic.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and three updates.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #53, blogs, Shapeways, and other projects.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Gorn Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away an Imperobator antarcticus.

Jean worked on articles for Captain's Log #53, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,101 friends), repriced ships on Shapeways, managed our Twitter feed (288 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread a page from Captain's Log #53, took care of customers, and did some marketing.

Monday, May 13, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 5-11 May 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on current projects. Hailing Frequencies for May and Communique #161 were released on Friday.

New on Warehouse 23, DriveThru RPG, and Wargame Vault this week were Star Fleet Battles modules G3 and G3A.





The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and three updates.

Steve and Leanna Cole took a much deserved vacation to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and then to Albuquerque to see the zoo and a murder mystery dinner theater. Steve is much healthier and walked 14,639 steps (compared to a normal 5,000) on Saturday alone.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, his files for Captain's Log #53, and the Tholian Master Starship Book.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics as well as working on Hailing Frequencies.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a Kaijutitan.

Jean worked on her parts of Hailing Frequencies and Captain's Log #53, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,100 friends), managed our Twitter feed (289 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread Communique #161, took care of customers, uploaded PDFs, and did some marketing.