The Story of Great Friendship – 2

Hi all,

this is second part of The Story of Great Friendship. The first part is on the link below.

First part 🙂

Act 3 – The past

50 years ago. The main hall was busy, all devoted themselves to tasks like ants in the anthill. At the top back of the hall was control room where Jones was reading technical report. All system are working and productivity went up more than 50%. “With this rate we will be able to test Setsuna soon.” Jones thought. 

“How is it going?” Tom asked. “It’s going quite well. We are ahead of plan.” Jones answered. “According to news war is not going as it should. I really hope that we launch Setsuna soon”.

Act 4 – Open Sesame

David start to remove soil under his foot and after a while he found metal object. “What is it?” David asked himself. It looked like some kind of hatch. There was text on them saying, “Lambda R&D Laboratory”.

David tried to open the hatch, but he didn’t know how. The boy was the only standing above it and was thinking what lays below. After few minutes David noticed of three mark where middle of hatch was. He touch them and felt tension but nothing happen.

Then suddenly hatch opened. David was shooked with his body and he carefully looked inside.

To be continued…..

Thank you and see you next time.

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The Story of Great Friendship

Hi all,

I have for you author’s story written by St. John Smith. The Story of Great Friendship between boy and machine. Where it will lead? What will be the conclusion of this  intriguing path?

I am glad that John wrote this story in English so I don’t need to translate it or like last time publish it in Czech. On the other hand sorry Czech readers :-). And now the story.

The Story of Great Friendship

Act 1 – New Guy

“So you are the new guy who moved to our city?” Trevor said. David look at Trevor and said “yeah, I am. Is there any problem?”. Trevor just called his gang and without saying anything he punched David in to face.

Trevor took a deep breath and shout at David, “From now on your life will be hell.” David was slowly getting up and then suddenly with great burst he punched Trevor right in to his chin. Trevor didn’t expect that and from that shock he didn’t notice that David slipped away.

Act 2 – What lies in the woods

In the forest behind the school, David starts to slowing down. “Those bastards, I will show them one day.”, David thought. He was walking and the scenery was mostly the same tall pines everywhere and sometimes beam of sunlight.

David was walking around 2 hours when the sound of his footsteps changed. From faint rustle in to the metal rumble. David thought that maybe some old junk is lying below his foot. But he was wrong.

 

ok next acts will be there soon…maybe 🙂

 

How I can’t afford a new car

Hi all,

about two weeks ago my old car was hit by another car. The damage is not so severe but repair cost overcomes the cost of the car it self. Car still runs, but my wife don’t want to use it any more and me as well.

So technically I don’t have a car….we saved some money but its not enough for decent car. I don’t think that we are that wealthy to buy cheaper used car since it is obvious that that car will soon have some technical problems. Sure we can take loan but that’s no go for me. Czech republic is nice country, the living cost is not that high but also salary is low and prices of other things are same as in Germany. To compare my salary of reporting analyst to reporting analyst in Germany I am on 1/3 of German salary!

Still my salary is above Czech average and still you can’t afford a thing with it. I can’t imagine how this will go after we will have kids. Now the rent is taking more than half of my net salary! I tell you it is hard….

What I should do? Should I take second job? So I wouldn’t have any personal life and I would be slave without free time. What I am doing wrong?

I will probably ask for salary rise, since feedback on my job is good and I think they can’t afford to loose me.

Sela the theme that I am using

Hi all,

this will be something like confession 🙂 about theme I am using for my blog. The theme name is Sela as I stated in post title. Sela is simple theme obviously, just look at my blog :-). But its good thing simplicity is some times more then convoluted theme with lots of special effects.

I am not saying that I will stick with Sela forever but for past two years Sela was best. I didn’t find any other theme that would fulfill my expectations about clean simple style. Funny thing that Sela on the https://theme.wordpress.com/themes/sela/ looks completely different from my blog. I like that you can modify most of the features of the WordPress themes.

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See, my blog differs a lot from original Sela :-).

Thank you and see you next time!

Great story not a click bait

Hi all,

My mom asked me if I can share link to writers competition where she is participating. Its http://www.ceskohledaspisovatelky.cz/ with several rounds. Now she is between finalists. For the final the task was to write a script for TV series. Mom wrote about family stories well our family stories:-).

This is the story she wrote http://www.ceskohledaspisovatelky.cz/finalova-kola.php?text=AJU

And sorry its a Czech competition so stories are also in that language.  But I also have Czech readers… 🙂

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Story from St. John Smith – Angel

Hi all,

I am pleased to bring you new story from St. John Smith:-). As I wrote in last story blog post John is writing in Czech.

I want to thank John that he allow me to publish his stories on my blog.

Sorry no English version this time. You can use google translate but it will be mess. 🙂


Anděl

Planeta se blíží, je to Rola 13. Na stavovém panelu vše září a do ruda zbarvená příď mi jasně naznačuje, že se přehřívá. Zvuk, co zní jako sirény, které vábily námořníky, se ozývá po celé lodi. Strukturální integrita klesá na 25 % a loď se začíná ohýbat a praskat.

„Ó můj drahý Herode“, pomyslím si. „Jak asi teď trpíš.“ Ozvalo se další zapraskání a všechny displeje pohasly, jediné světlo pochází z rozžhaveného pláště lodi. Tak to musel být hlavní generátor, jen co jsem to dořekl, kolem lodi proletěla zadní část.

Po několika málo minutách se z hořící koule stává chladná změť, kdysi krásného Heroda. Ze smrtelné letargie mě vytrhne zapípání. Nouzové generátory, co jsou pod kabinou, naskočily. Díky energii jsem schopen zjistit polohu a výšku, manévrovací trysky pro atmosférický let jsou stále funkční a s jejich pomocí dokážu navést Heroda na téměř kontrolovatelný sestup. Díky brzdícím klapkám jsem snížil rychlost na téměř únosnou, při které by měla kabina a zbytek lodi vydržet a já snad přežít. Loď jsem navedl na náhorní plošinu na jižní polokouli. Plošina je dlouhá několik kilometrů a je poměrně rovná bez větších překážek. Po „přistání“ budu potřebovat několik kilometrů na zastavení Heroda.

Až budu padesát metrů nad zemí, pošlu zbytek energie do manévrovacích trysek, a pokusím se je natočit tak, aby Heroda, co nejvíc zbrzdily.

Náhorní plošinu Herodes zasáhl v rychlosti šedesát metrů za sekundu, což by na Zemi činilo asi dvě stě šestnáct kilometrů za hodinu. Díky speciálním inerciálním tlumičům nebyl prvotní náraz pocitově tak velký. Herodes poskakoval po plošině a střídavě se zarýval do povrchu, když po několikátém nárazu jsem i já narazil do zárubně mé sedačky, protože se bezpečnostní pás uvolnil a já ztratil vědomí.

Po nějakém čase jsem se probral. Nevím, jak dlouho jsem mohl být mimo, těžko se to dalo odhadnout. Nedlouho po probuzení znovu upadám do bezvědomí a probouzí mě až zvuk navigačního majáků. Byl jsem rád, že jsem přežil zdánlivě život ukončující událost. Po dlouhé době se mi na tváři objevil úsměv. Řekl jsem si, že musím přežít, musím vymysle,t jak se z toho dostat. Věděl jsem, že signál majáku nepronikne moc daleko přes hustou atmosféru planety. Naštěstí pro mě byla atmosféra dýchatelná pro člověka, i když to bylo zvláštní s ohledem na pustinu, jakou Rola byla. Jedna zvláštnost planeta měla, vzduch obsahoval větší koncentraci hélia, než bylo běžné na Zemi a tak když jsem si pro sebe něco říkal nahlas, můj hlas zněl opravdu legračně a musel jsem se sám sobě smát.

Po dvou dnech se mi povedlo postavit zesilovač pro nouzový maják. Teď už zbývalo jen čekat a doufat, že vysílání někdo zachytí. Uplynulo dalších pět dní, a má zásoba vody a jídla se nebezpečně tenčila. Začínal jsem mít pochybnosti, jestli se nakonec z Roly dostanu živý. Zrovna jsem ležel, pokud by se to tak dalo nazvat, v pilotním křesle a díval se na nebe.

Nebe Roly bylo hnědě s velkými nafialovělými mraky. V tom to přišlo, obloha se rozestoupila a viděl jsem to nejkrásnější za posledních několik dní, loď třídy Hermes. Jak cizí loď klesala, bylo mi jasné, že míří ke mně, zesilovač signálu musel zafungovat. Když bylo plavidlo asi pět set metrů ode mne, uviděl jsem její jméno napsané na boku, Avriel, jeden z letky Andělů.

Tak tu nezemřu, cítil jsem obrovskou úlevu a do očí se mi hnaly slzy. „Bůh žehnej andělům“, řekl jsem si v duchu.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk, I didn’t know much about him before I read the book. I knew that he is behind SpaceX and Tesla. I like new tech stuff since I kind of geek 🙂 and its hard to ignore new about new electric cars and space rockets. Beside that I didn’t had idea who Elon is.

I was planing to read this book from Ashley Vance for long time but I didn’t had time since I was reading Ranger’s apprentice. I want to thank Ashley for the book, since I was able to look behind the scene.

Elon can look at first as ruthless and egoistic and in some manner he is :-). He is what he is thanks to his child hood he said few times in book. You really should read the book. Also what is said in the book is that he is quite sensitive and open but mostly to his family.

But what is most interesting on the book is inspiration that radiates from the book. I’ve got few cool ideas, well at first glance they were cool :-). What counts is that I started to think about sustainable development and ecology. I don’t know if I said it here on my blog but I have a master’s degree in ecology and thanks to book I am thinking what to do with my career. I am not working in my study field. I am working currently as reporting analyst. Sure its interesting sometimes but I am not helping preserve earth for my children. During my college years I was always amazed with new eco-friendly technologies.

Go and read this book! I can recommend it with with a clear conscience. This book will change your view on world around you! Thanks to Elon and other people like him humanity is advancing to the more reliable future, where our offspring can grow and focus more on self-development and prosperity of human kind.

Trust me this book will change you 🙂