In the ongoing list of people to whom I owe profound thanks –
Everyone back at BuShips and the people who write the ISDPs, such that the pipes are color- and texture-coded, the fittings are standardized and snap-together, and all the other features that make it possible for an ensign in a fragmented hulk to patch enough of it together to stay breathing.
All of which is to say – pump is installed. And I shall complain no more about the size of the crawlways.
I’ve crawled down to the server room, or what’s left of it. To be precise, what’s left of it are the for’ard two racks and a pile of debris. Coolant pressure tank for the quai must’ve exploded. So much for the safety systems.
Maybe I’ll mention that to BuShips.
First task – get the substrate out.
First subtask – find a bloody hullcutter.
Okay. Opened up the subfloor rack and got the substrate out. Which should make the rest of the crew happy. Continuity dates on these backups are all up-to-date, give or take a watch or two.
Assuming I make it out of here, that is.
If these diagnostics are right, I might be able to get a single rack working with parts from the other. I need to get a navigational fix worked – well, some dead reckoning, with the navigational sensors aft of the fracture and the inertial platform so much scrap.
That can be next watch’ problem.
Mm, the delicious yeasty taste of rat.
Headache’s still there.