<< BACK TO RELAY ONE LOG ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Slantwise Convection + Status: 3 + Notes: + + MY: 2461 + AMS: -7,1M + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Lead Pilot Mandated Log Entry #3 + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Arthen Damasatra making my third official log entry. Preliminary evaluation of planetary data continues. Second wave of Neumann devices' datastreams were incomplete and fragmentary, requiring delay to complete third generation devices initialization. Early evaluation of this dataset indicates greater level of completeness, and we are proceeding accordingly. Initial planetary data indicates two likely possibilities, confirming preliminary E.S.S.I. conclusions. Evaluation of prior pass data has been completed, and computational parameters have been confirmed and approved. Instruction from CentCom (in attached directive data) concluded data evaluation at -7.24m. Live fire engine test completed succesfully at -7.15m, no significant anomalies :Log ends. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Slantwise Convection + Status: 3 + Notes: + + MY: 2461 + AMS: -7,1M + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Lead Pilot Personal Log Entry #2 + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The slog continues, helped in no way by the high-handed mucky-mucks in CentCom. The purity of the random selection model proves itself again, my ass. I can't pretend that the failure of the second-wave von-Neumanns isn't troubling, even a little. When the datastream was given to us, there were huge chunks missing, so that meant there was something "wrong" with the devices. Sal and I were worried this meant the mineral composition data for the system was wrong, that the place isn't as rich as Essi's models suggested. Thankfully, the third-wave came on-stream just as predicted, so we can put those concerns aside, for now. The missing data is still missing, though, so we'll have to wait for the sails to get more complete data on atmospheric structures. We got the info from the previous passes done, with help from Bartik. While doing that, it turned out that Sal is a dead-header. She let it slip after a particularly annoying conversation with Bartik one evening. We never talked anything like this "before", so it was a complete surprise to me. She wasn't involved in the campaign against the Augments, but she was in the 30% who voted against having them on the ship. I honestly don't know what I feel about this, just another part of the chaos that's all around me, I think. I just want to get on, get the burn done, and move on from flying this giant to flying smaller simpler things. I don't care if I do that with Augments or without, I'm so sick of waiting. And turns out, I'm not the only one! CentCom decided we'd done enough checking of the prior pass data, ordered an end to the analysis, and ordered us to proceed to a live engine check as soon as, and gave a bare-minimum 86 kilosecs deadline. We ran through the checklist in perfect pattern, and so, five planetary systems, hundreds of light years later, I drove this ship (for about 5s) for the second time. I want to do it again. I have to do it again. I just better get it right. No pressure.