@cattailnu Finally discovering where Airwolf was hidden, Stingfellow Hawk prepares to make his move.
The not so little scorpion saw what he thought would be his dinner. A lizard. Small and tasty. It would be easy. It was alone and scared, but not for long. He was hungry. This drought had been too long. Then, from nowhere, another lizard was over the scorpion. It was fast. He was able to escape, but not without losing his tail. It would grow again. But it scared him. He somehow knew that that lizard was the first of the new rulers of their world…
@ixtlidekami Little is relative... you know, compared to Jupiter, he's really pretty small, and poor little Jupiter really is tiny compared to TrES-4b.
I approve it. I wish I could be the same but, alas, the damn mail and file unix server I had to maintain 23 years ago left me without ego, self-esteem, dignity, and the will to live…=)
Imagine this H0RЯ0R: an HP god_knows_what_model server from 1997, a SCO UNIX from 1996, a defective power supply, and an unstable electrical installation.
Working with that server was a punishment. The area manager didn't liked me. His mails were always lost as a "thank you" from me…>=)
Deleting his mails? Yes. It was fun. No. It was |=U|\|…>=)
Working with that $%&#$&@#!!! server? It was hell. For some reason we (I) had to reinstall everything from scratch 2 times or more every week. It only could work with the factory installed hard drives and there was no $$$ in the budget to replace the power supply, that was the source of every problem that thing had. And we (I) certainly would not pay for it myself…=-|
@ixtlidekami Yeah - that would be really annoying. Needed a presentation to boss on labor costs vs hardware costs.
That boss once said to his bosses that we, the 5 person IT Team (3 which were banned from every other area of the "company", a government entity, to go there so there were really just 2 of us) would do a full rewiring of the entire network (8000 pcs, in buildings spread all around the city) in a week. In a week we weren't unable to rewire the pcs of our floor side (50 pcs) because union laws…=-|
Our boss wasn't very brilliant…>=)
@ixtlidekami Sounds like a real winner. Sales and marketing, not reality. Sorry you had to deal with that.
No. He was a lousy salesman too. He failed to sell his bosses the idea that he was a real engineer and was fired a few months later. But I was stuck with tending that damned server for 2 years more.
The secret was knowing the right point to hit it so it would boot again…>=)
@cattailnu July 16, 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m.
They called it Trinity
Part of the Manhattan project
They created a small town, populated it with mannequins, furnished it, provisioned it as a slice of small town America
Then they detonated the first nuclear weapon & destroyed it
They'd set up sensors & cameras to record in detail everything that happened
But they didn't check what the radiation did to the flora & fauna
The first of the megacentruroides would reveal that error
@cattailnu Scorpion: It's hotter than july.
Stevie: Already taken.
Scorpion: What about some changing of the wind.
Stevie: Wind of change?
Scorpion: Let's make it plural.
Stevie: You and me?
Scorpion: No, me and my lobsters, following the Moskva down to Gorky Park.
Stevie: Too much sun blinded me and melt your brain.
End of scene with Scorpion going west, whistling, while Stevie, a mirage, fades away.
@cattailnu Hek'tanl paused in early dawn light to wait for Chul'flyx, emptying their boot of sand. They were halfway to the mount and the "portal of prophesy". The giant scorpion basking in the dawn light was no danger to them. It was a harbinger. Rumors and legends told of larger beasts but it mattered not. Their quest consumed them.
"Right, I'm ready.", announced Chul'flyx.
Hek'tanl turned, "I'd say we have at least one cycle before we reach the mount."
Both turned an stared over the desert.
@cattailnu I really wanted to write something with a western vibe but it keeps coming out fantasy/scifi - it's a curse! 🤣
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