<< BACK TO RS001 LOG RECV EDC: 11DEC2018 COMM MODE: QEC OP SREF CODED ABST: D/M/C CRC: 1345930833 2292 ============================================================ I did some penetration testing on the QEC, just to see if the Corporation might have a chance at intrusion, but the system is tight. I used to chase penetration bounties for the Corporation, so systems and security are a comfort zone. I'm confident that these transmissions are safe. No contact with Wells. He did transmit again on the DSN, but no real information. Knowing him, I'd say he sounds bad off, but it's hard to tell without hearing his voice. I have a few guesses on his destination; if the solar winds are favorable, I'll check on those hunches soon. Still no indication he's reading here, but he might not say in a DSN transmission, as his keys there are old. He's being cryptic on purpose, though it sounds like what he wants to say, he intends for all to hear. In any case, I can at least tell that he needs a break. Since travel is slow for me presently, maybe I need a break from thinking about all this too. The payload I have onboard makes that a bit difficult; I can hardly stop thinking about it. I really need Wells to figure it out. One pleasant distraction as I've been traveling through systems that I haven't visited in many ESR's are the myriad ships that I've encountered. The QEC seems to be highly utilized, at least for the type of channel it is. Though a ship like mine isn't likely to draw much attention as I move about, it's interesting to monitor the chatter from the other vessels. Some I've even seen on my scopes. Some are friendly, others not as much. It's odd what causes offense in the universe, and how some beings handle that offense. I just set my nav for my first guess at Wells' new hiding spot. Thrust is reasonable, equipment is sound, and I hope to reach port in not too many sleep units. A plea, before I transmit this stream of thought: Old friends and business associates, if you locate Wells and he doesn't terminate you for it, please reach out on one of the old back channels. It's hard to trust anyone, but if I hear from you in an established way, I'll know the information is legitimate. As always, there will be a reward and a handshake for your help.