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Monday, March 18, 2013

This Week at ADB, Inc., 10-16 March 2013

Steve Cole reports:

This was a normal week at ADB, as the design team continued to work on new products while the production team continued to ship unusually large orders. The weather this week was cool, but not bad. The spam storm mostly remained at something under 200 per day. The HVAC system in the front half of the building died and will have to be replaced.

New on e23 this week was the SFB Tactics Manual. Next week will be Klingon Ship Card ePack #2.

Steve Cole continued his recovery from the broken leg. He cannot walk without crutches, and only about 30 feet on them, using his wheelchair for most maneuvering. The doctor says to expect another four weeks in the wheelchair before resuming walking. In the meantime, he finished the Captain's Log #46 FLAP list (including the Reference Ship Chart and Scenario Index for FC) and the Wall of Honor update. He also worked on Star Fleet Marines Last Stand, the April Communique, ship cards for ACTASF, finished Klingon Ship Card ePack #3 and sent it to Jean, got Jean's reports on Klingon Ship Card ePack #2 and sent that to Leanna for the week's e23 upload, and chatted with Ken Burnside about the Squadron Strike module for the Star Fleet Universe. Steve created the long-overdue manual backup for his computer.

Steven Petrick worked on the Master Starship Book, delaying work on C6 until the computer upgrades are finished.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date, and searched for an automatic backup system that will work with the existing computers.

Mike kept orders going out, rebuilt the inventory, and managed customer service. Mike and Leanna bought and installed new shelving to make the printing plant more efficient.

Joel did website updates, sank pirates, released the Communique and Hailing Frequencies for March, and helped Mike.

Jean managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 1535 friends); proofread Communique, Hailing Frequencies, and Klingon Ship Card ePack #2; and did some marketing.