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Monday, May 14, 2012

This Week at ADB, Inc., 6-12 May 2012

Steve Cole reports:

This was a de-stressing week for the design team at ADB, with the party to celebrate Joel's graduation from college on Wednesday, the company picnic on Thursday and Steve Cole taking vacation days on Friday and Saturday (including the spring trip to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary). The weather this week was cooler. The spam storm mostly remained at something over 200 per day. Stephen and Leanna Cole celebrated the 35th anniversary of the day they became engaged.

We shut down the office Thursday and attended the annual business-to-business trade show, doing some networking, helping the Kyocera dealer, and collecting 28 shopping bags of office supplies, chocolate, water bottles, and other swag. Returning to the office, we divided up the chocolate (saving some for Jean and Joel) and packed up most of the office supplies and water bottles for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.

Nothing new went to e23 this week because Leanna was buried in orders and accounting (except for Thursday).

Steve Cole finished Communique, worked on deckplans for Traveller, and worked on Tribbles vs. Klingons, which had been unveiled as the Secret Project T.

Steven Petrick worked on Captain's Log #45 and the update of R2.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out, rebuilt the inventory, and managed customer service.

Joel did website updates, chased pirates, and helped Mike.

Jean managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 1,192 friends), proofread Communique and Hailing Frequencies, dealt with some upsetting crank phone calls, and did some marketing.