a_perfect_end: Now, do you believe in rock n' roll? (flynn: ring of fire)
[he got it to beep just like a tape-fed answering machine]

Greetings!

Recently-deposed Grid management and complaints department.

You know what they say: if you can't say something nice, lay it on me. Do your thing at the tone!
Date/Time: 2016-07-17 05:45 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] mailcall
mailcall: (2)
On the morning of July 16th, Clu will receive a copy of Kevin Flynn’s book The Digital Frontier: Mapping the Other Universe (Back cover). The book contains philosophical, technical, and speculative ramblings about computer systems and programs, ranging in content from brilliant to slightly deranged. An example page can be seen here.
Date/Time: 2017-05-08 00:52 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] notglitching
notglitching: (red - reflections and traces)
[It's been nearly half a cycle since his permissions list expanded. Since Rinzler asked for the most crucial part of what he wanted; since Clu gave in to the inevitability of change. Rinzler is never going back to factory settings, and he'll never forget what that promise cost or for how long.

Still, careful is a tricky line to walk, and most days, Rinzler stays well on the safe side of it. He reports whenever ordered. Provides whatever data Clu might ask. Not everything he does, not always or anymore. But Clu has access to his disk, and acting past his function isn't half the violation that it used to be. Certainly, it hurts less.

All the same, some choices aren't precisely Rinzler's to make. Especially with the consequences so unclear.

The emergency broadcast went out to all TABs. Certainly, Clu doesn't need the ping that flags the post to his awareness, lacking even the window dressing of a word. Rinzler doesn't think it needs them. The uncertainties are obvious; the questions implied. Is Clu reporting in? Should Rinzler? Does his admin have orders for him on the subject?

Or is this another decision category that necessitates an us?]
Date/Time: 2017-05-08 02:27 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] notglitching
notglitching: (red - step away from the window)
Functioning. No damage.

[It's a succinct report, if not... entirely comprehensive. Still, if Clu wanted to ask about prior status (exposure?), he would.

Besides, grudging or not, the second inquiry draws much more attention. There's a full quarter-micro's lag before Rinzler sends back:]


Assessing.
Date/Time: 2017-05-08 03:23 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] notglitching
notglitching: (red - waiting)
[So much for succinct. And hopefully Clu's mind-reading powers don't extend to catching Rinzler grumbling at the screen. He's fine.]

No effects observed on asteroid.
No substances retained
[certainly not ingested] on return.
Subsequent rest cycle interrupted to minor system errors. Resolved shortly.
No lasting malfunctions or damage.

[Fine.

...if staring slightly blankly at the... offer? No, order that comes next. Rinzler knows his programmers have been on not-overtly-hostile terms of late, but...

Alan-one should respond soon. That would be good.]


Acknowledged.
Date/Time: 2017-05-14 16:44 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] notglitching
notglitching: (red - look back)
[That last line is... marginally more comforting. (Marginally.) Rinzler cancels any effort to quantify how much in favor of redirecting to the relevant queries.]

Unknown.

Singular incident, estimated +0.6 millicycles after system transfer.


[He knows when he shut down, but not when the error (dream) began. He hadn't thought (until today) that it was anything worth reporting.]

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