Logbook entry

Mo Ronik / 22 Nov 3304
Cyberian Exploration - Buggy Hoppin Blues

Went buggy hoppin in Hodo today mainly to test out the controls. First time I had some things kinda skewed and had a heck of a time getting back in the ship but I finally did. Second time all the driving controls were good but the cargo scoop was giving me fits. Every time I deployed the thing it automatically retracted. So I argued with it for a while until I figured out that control had both a hold and toggle feature. Once I set it to toggle all was right with the cargo scooping world. Found some rocks to blast and those guns do a good job of making small ones out of big ones. I couldn't figure out what it was I shot and freed from the rock and I couldn't get the stuff picked up with the scoop either so I had to go back in the owner's manual once again to figure out the problem. Of course I left the manual back at home port so all I could do was go buggy around. It was great fun.

Now I have the process figured out so I'll go back again tomorrow and give it another shot and see what I can scare up. Hodo was a blast to drive and trying to control him from the turret was even more disorienting but that'll be something to get used to doing over time I suppose. Not gonna go out doing any more paying jobs until I get this materials collection thing down and it might take a day or two. No hurry.

Whipped up a Hawaiian pizza when I got back to the hangar and that maintenance fella I talked with the other day stopped by for a slice. He was grumbling about how so many commanders leave the place littered up so we commiserated on litter, having to clean up those passenger cabins in MSS Fang quite often. Makes you wonder how clean folks keep their own living quarters. All in a day's work....
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