Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, Can I Trust You At All
Mirror, mirror on the wall, can I trust you at all?
I woke up, on the second morning, with the news that no news was today’s news. In other words, "We've run the signal through the standard analysis. Nothing new except the signal has a new pattern. Something like this." The communications officer started imitating a frenzied beeping that had no apparent pattern. I sighed and turned off my communicator; the day was off to a bad start.
As I prepared to repeat my captain’s log, I caught sight of myself in the mirror. I looked slightly frazzled and rather tired. I decided to do a written report instead of a video log.
Feeling thankful of our old Electronics and Engineering officer, I turned to my keyboard and screen. I pressed "CAPTIANS LOG" and prepared to type:
Captains log, Written ReportThirteenth day of flight
I paused, looking blankly at the screen. What to write... maybe I should use the video log. At least then I wouldn’t have to stop to think but just barge through it...
For something to do I clicked “Toolbar”. What a day already...
Bold | Italic | Underscored | Auto Sign| | Auto Date | Add Status Report
Status Report | Computer Report | Local Computer Report | Camera Check | Date And Time | Kill All | End | SUDO End
Continue Writing | Close Log Report | End System Check
I sighed and clicked “Status Report”. Maybe I could review the situation... or maybe I should close this and start up a Textual Game.
“What?!” I said. I reread the Dialog. Then I sat back and thought... It could just be a file read problem. I sat up and typed in:
pend: inter 5
It answered me immediately. “Inter 5 connected: inter 5@desktop:”
I read it then typed in:
It responded “inter 5@desktop@/home/inter5/statchecks/1999/sep:” I quickly wrote “ls”.
This took a bit longer. Finally it said:
I wrote “Rpr Statcheck05.txt”
Checking for bugs...
Done: None found! Checking for errors...
Done: None found! Checking font pointers...
Done: No problems! Checking for special characters...
Done: 21 Found! Checking special character pointers for errors...
Done: None Found! Checking for special character files...
Done: All necessary found.
Rechecking for all problems...
Done: None found...
“Rerun Status Report” I wrote.
“Cannot be done. Error 436b. Rep?:”
I sighed and closed it down. Maybe I should just finish my Captain’s log.
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