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Monday, February 16, 2015

This Week at ADB, Inc., 8-14 February 2015

Steve Cole reports: 

This was a week of triumph for Steve Cole (who finally finished the fiction story for Captain's Log #50) and for Jean Sexton (who saw our page on Facebook grow past 2500 friends). The weather this week was a mix of cold and warm days, typical of the Texas panhandle. The spam storm mostly remained at something under 200 per day.

New on Warehouse23, DriveThru RPG, and Wargame Vault this week were the SSD book for SFB Module R11 (in both B&W and color), the expanded Captain's Log #36 color SSD pack, and the revised Hydran Master Starship Book.

New on DriveThru RPG and Wargame Vault this week were the civilian ship roster card pack for A Call to Arms: Star Fleet -1.2 and several updated and corrected roster books including the Romulans and Tholians.

Steve Cole worked on the Captain's Log #50 story. (No author had submitted one, and Jean told Steve a year ago to write "Day of the Dragon" for the Golden 50th issue. With a whole year to go, Steve put it off until last December. Being forced to write a story without any outline or idea is difficult, and it was the first of February before "the idea" for the story presented itself.) He also did whatever was needed to finish the graphics for the revised Hydran book, write three blogs for Jean, get needed graphics to the SFBOL3G project, to assemble PDF roster packs for ACTASF, and to finish Communique #110. He added six issues of Captain's Log to the SFU history book he is compiling. Steve also took his longest walk in three years (an entire mile around the south lake) taking Wolf on his first visit to the Duck Park.

Steve Petrick finished the revised Hydran Master Starship Book and worked on Captain's Log #50, Captain's Log #51, and the Klingon Master Starship Book.

The Starline 2500 project continues to wait for production molds that are two months late.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with three new entries.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Simone sent out Hailing Frequencies, uploaded Communique #110, did website updates and some graphics.

Jean worked on roster card updates for A Call to Arms: Star Fleet, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 2511 friends), managed our Twitter feed (over 100 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread Hailing Frequencies and Communique #110, took care of customers, uploaded PDFs, and did some marketing.