Posted by Darth Venomous @ 0:19
[SCENE: Deep space. We see the newly-minted ISS Pegasus floating out amongst the stars. The senior staff having transferred over, Poseidon and Apparition have warped back towards Realm territory.
Cut to Pegasus’ bridge, where the staff is gathered around Admiral Darth Venomous in the command chair.]
VENOMOUS: So once they found out who I was, they actually offered to rebuild Pegasus for us…
KORRIOTH: “Us”, m’liege?
VENOMOUS: Well…they actually knew me from my association with you. You & Kha have quite the fan club over there, y’know.
K’HADIBAK’H: Indeed. One wonders why we’re not the stars of this show, rather than you.
VENOMOUS: Because it’s my blog, bumpy.
VENOMOUS: And with that, let’s get underway, shall we? Stations, please, and set course for the Badlands.
[All take their seats, and K’hadibak’h programs his course. He turns toward the admiral after a few moments.]
K’HADIBAK’H: Course laid in, Admiral.
VENOMOUS: Very well, Mr. K’hadibak’h. Warp four whenever you’re ready.
[Kha touches a couple of controls, then pushes the drive lever forward to engage the engines. The ship's great engine rev up...
...then rev back down & quit as the lights go out on the bridge.]
VENOMOUS: Soon as I find that damned ribbon again, some engineer is gonna lose his head.
No sooner do I pronouce my machine as fit, then it dies on me.
Then again, near as I can tell, it appears to have been of my own doing this time. Looks like I changed an access permission I wasn’t supposed to.
Oh, well. That’s how I learned Windoze; it’s how I’ll learn Linux.
I have already learned one thing, though: Whereas it takes about three to six hours to rebuild a Windoze box, it takes all friggin’ weekend to rebuild a Linux distro. (And fully half of that was spent coaxing the video driver to give me something slightly better than 640×480.)
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