Clacks overhead (Joomla)

Clacks overhead (Joomla)

Joomla, The, Was, Said, Grandad, She, You, That, Roger, But, His, Name, Princess, Overhead, Tower, Know, Just, Dead, Code, Something

Je dostupné nové rozšírenie pre redakčný systém Joomla pod názvom Clacks overhead (Joomla). This plugin adds X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett to the heade

This plugin adds X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett to the headers of your Joomla website.



See https://www.reddit.com/r/discworld/comments/2yt9j6/gnuterrypratchett/ for more information.



A lot of what travelled on the Grand Trunk was called the Overhead. It was instructions to towers, reports, messages about messages, even chatter between operators, although this was strictly forbidden these days. It was all in code. It was very rare you got Plain in the Overhead. But now . . . 'There it goes again,' she said. 'It must be wrong. It's got no origin code and no address. It's Overhead, but it's in Plain.' On the other side of the tower, sitting in a seat facing the opposite direction because he was operating the up-line, was Roger, who was seventeen and already working for his tower-master certificate. His hand didn't stop moving as he said: 'What did it say?'

'There was GNU, and I know that's a code, and then just a name. It was John Dearheart. Was it a—'

'You sent it on?' said Grandad. Grandad had been hunched in the corner, repairing a shutter box in this cramped shed halfway up the tower. Grandad was the tower-master and had been everywhere and knew everything. Everyone called him Grandad. He was twenty-six. He was always doing something in the tower when she was working the line, even though there was always a boy in the other chair. She didn't work out why until later. 'Yes, because it was a G code,' said Princess. 'Then you did right. Don't worry about it.'

'Yes, but I've sent that name before. Several times. Upline and downline. Just a name, no message or anything!' She had a sense that something was wrong, but she went on: 'I know a U at the end means it has to be turned round at the end of the line, and an N means Not Logged.' This was showing off, but she'd spent hours reading the cypher book. 'So it's just a name, going up and down all the time! Where's the sense in that?' Something was really wrong. Roger was still working his line, but he was staring ahead with a thunderous expression. Then Grandad said: 'Very clever, Princess. You're dead right.'

'Hah!' said Roger. 'I'm sorry if I did something wrong,' said the girl meekly. 'I just thought it was strange. Who's John Dearheart?'

'He . . . fell off a tower,' said Grandad. 'Hah!' said Roger, working his shutters as if he suddenly hated them. 'He's dead?' said Princess. 'Well, some people say—' Roger began. 'Roger!' snapped Grandad. It sounded like a warning. 'I know about Sending Home,' said Princess. 'And I know the souls of dead linesmen stay on the Trunk.'

'Who told you that?' said Grandad. Princess was bright enough to know that someone would get into trouble if she was too specific. 'Oh, I just heard it,' she said airily. 'Somewhere.'

'Someone was trying to scare you,' said Grandad, looking at Roger's reddening ears. It hadn't sounded scary to Princess. If you had to be dead, it seemed a lot better to spend your time flying between the towers than lying underground. But she was bright enough, too, to know when to drop a subject. It was Grandad who spoke next, after a long pause broken only by the squeaking of the new shutter bars. When he did speak, it was as if something was on his mind. 'We keep that name moving in the Overhead,' he said, and it seemed to Princess that the wind in the shutter arrays above her blew more forlornly, and the everlasting clicking of the shutters grew more urgent. 'He'd never have wanted to go home. He was a real linesman. His name is in the code, in the wind in the rigging and the shutters. Haven't you ever heard the saying “A man's not dead while his name is still spoken”?'


GNU Terry Pratchett



Zdroj: Joomla Rozšírenia

2015-03-19 11:32:21 25434 7060Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn
Web PHP developer Milan Jankovec

<Milan Jankovec> Full Stack Web Developer

Vytváram webové stránky a aplikácie na mieru. Čistý a validný HTML5 kód na každej platforme, moderné animované CSS3 štýly a neuveriteľné JavaScript kúzla. Bezpečný a rýchly PHP kód bez obmedzení s geniálnou architektúrou databáz.

Najčítanejšie články

What's New in MySQL 5.6 Release Candidate

The MySQL 5.6 Release Candidate is an aggregation of the previous MySQL 5.6 Development Milestone Releases (DMR) and provides a true functio... čítať viac

MySQL 5.6: Improvements in Thread Pool

MySQL Thread Pool has now been updated for the MySQL 5.6 version. Obviously, with the much higher concurrency of the MySQL Server in 5.6 its... čítať viac

DBA and Developer Guide to MySQL 5.6

MySQL is the most trusted and depended-on open source database platform in use today. As such, 9 out of the top 10 most popular and highly-t... čítať viac

MySQL Applier for Hadoop

To support the growing emphasis on real-time operations, MySQL is releasing a new MySQL Applier for Hadoop to enable the replication of even... čítať viac

MySQL Cluster 7.3 GA: Increasing Developer Flexibility and Simplicity

The MySQL team at Oracle are excited to announce the immediate availability of the MySQL Cluster 7.3 Development Milestone Release GA releas... čítať viac

MySQL Cluster Auto-Installer: Video Tutorial

Learn how easy it is to deploy a MySQL Cluster database that has been configured to best meet your applications needs within your environmen... čítať viac

MySQL Replication Utilities: Video Tutorial

Learn how to use MySQL 5.6 and the MySQL Utilities to setup, monitor and manage your MySQL replication topology. See how a single command ca... čítať viac

MySQL 5.6 Replication - Enabling the Next Generation of Web & Cloud Services

The new MySQL 5.6.5 Development Milestone Release (DMR) introduces a much anticipated feature - Global Transaction Identifiers (GTIDs) for M... čítať viac

Dnešný výber

Apache POI 3.15 released

The Apache POI PMC are pleased to announce the release of Apache POI 3.15.For details of changes in this release, refer... čítať viac

BUH TwitterCard (Joomla)

Je dostupné nové rozšírenie pre redakčný systém Joomla pod názvom BUH TwitterCard (Joomla). This plugin automatically generates the required... čítať viac

Apache Ignite 2.2.0 Released

The Apache Ignite Community is pleased to announce the release of Apache Ignite 2.2.0.Apache Ignite [1] is the in-memory... čítať viac

Wemahu (Joomla)

Je dostupné nové rozšírenie pre redakčný systém Joomla pod názvom Wemahu (Joomla). Wemahu is a crowd powered malware scanner for Joomla!. Th... čítať viac

Apache Jackrabbit 2.11.2 released

The Apache Jackrabbit community is pleased to announce the release ofApache Jackrabbit 2.11.2 The release is available f... čítať viac

Apache Qpid Proton 0.13.1 released

The Apache Qpid community is pleased to announce the immediateavailability of Apache Qpid Proton 0.13.1.Qpid Proton is a... čítať viac

Edited Recommendations for RDFa 1.1 Published

The RDFa Working Group has published four Edited Recommendations for RDFa 1.1, namely HTML+RDFa 1.1, RDFa Core 1.1, RDFa Lite 1.1, and XHTML... čítať viac

Two Notes Published by XMLQuery Working Group

The XMLQuery Working Group has published two Group Notes: XQuery Update Facility 3.0. This document defines an update fa... čítať viac