Blog the second – An entry from co-pilot Kalms
Welcome back. The wombat has moved in now. Heâ€™s living under the desk. I havenâ€™t thought of a name for him yet. In other news the weather has been pretty foul in these parts, flash floods, hailstorms, towns cut-off by water in the outback, and a cyclone is hovering off the north Queensland coast. Mother Nature at her best and worst, I still call Australians home.
I have been watching the new star trek movie againâ€¦
Co-pilots Blog; Stardate 20something.
Thanks to a couple of setbacks involving the shipsâ€™ mascot, a stolen keg and the local constabulary, also a dodgy insulation problem, the ship is still in dry-dock. The Crew has been meandering around on the planet for so long now they are starting to pick up the local accents. I have been entrenched in my digital-art podule for coming on 73 hours straight, and the smell is starting to make my eyeballs melt.
The Captain is off-world again, at another series of meetings and his communicator is set on hold, hope he changes that voice mail message he downloaded, my achy breaky brain canâ€™t face another call. I have managed to develop the program diagnostics he demanded whilst writing new syntax for the vid-link we have planned. I also had to help my father-in-law with a tentacle issue he picked up in the war, which we donâ€™t mention, as there are only so many hours in a solar-cycle.
So with the crew scattered all across this little blue green world itâ€™s becoming difficult to estimate when we can get the ship out and hit the go really, really fast button. The engineers are still trying to figure out where the fuel goes in, the electricians havenâ€™t found the elevator system yet, and the cook has caught a case of insinuative scabies, or so he seems to be trying to tell us.
I have had it with this podule.
Weâ€™re on track for the Bloke Show t-shirt designs; I read we have e-met with various fabulous folk who want to join the team, I be the third or fourth person to welcome them. Itâ€™s interesting how the dynamic changes as more genius pours in. Iâ€™m excited about the overall concept now, itâ€™ll be fun, and fierce, and chock full of chunky bytes!