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Monday, March 04, 2013

This Week at ADB, Inc., 24 February - 2 March 2013

Steve Cole reports:

This was the week of the Great Blizzard of 2013, when we got 19.1 inches of snow on Monday (the 25th). Amarillo knew well in advance that the storm was coming, so everyone bought groceries, rented DVDs, and stayed home on Monday (and, for half of the town, on Tuesday). National media reports that Amarillo was all but destroyed were found humorous here. The roads were passable (at 15mph) on Tuesday and normal traffic flow resumed on Wednesday, by which time the show (piled on the sides and centers of the streets) was little more than a curiosity. The spam storm mostly remained at something under 200 per day.

New on e23 this week was the Captain's Log #46 Supplemental File.

Steve Cole continued to recover from his broken leg, working half-days all week. Adam sent in the cover for Last Stand. Steve managed to complete the addition of medals and ribbons to the file pages for the Wall of Honor, but Joel has yet to post over 20 individual pages, while Steve has only done a few of the 40-odd multi-person pages. Steve is negotiating another deal with a computer company (few of which ever get to the point of release) and has completed the first round of paperwork.

Steven Petrick worked on Paravian SSDs for C6, the monster article for Captain's Log #47, and errata files for later R modules.

Leanna kept the unusually strong orders up to date and kept up with the accounting.

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

Joel did website updates, chased pirates, and helped Mike. His computer (Thor) crashed on Wednesday, bringing his work to a halt for the week). Everything is backed up on Carbonite but we're waiting for a new hard disk to be installed.

Jean managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 1,519 friends) and did some marketing.