June 21st, 2552 Regulator.
Part-time mechanic/sometimes suspect Kat James Reporting
It feels really strange saying this… working with the Parataph we have found a way to regulate the Fipp’s device and limit the frequencies and waves we use to travel. We also worked with them on their equipment to make sure that there would be no accidents in the well.
We would be able to see each other but we will not be able to interact and more importantly we will not accidentally slip into each other. They were congratulating each other when I realized a problem – The Parataph and the fleet use different units of measure. We translated back and forth and the differences were minimal – until you considered how many hops a pilot was taking.
On longer journeys, insignificant became ship shattering significant. I may not know the science behind what we’re doing— but I do know the mechanics.
That night, I was given a new call sign… Schroedinger’s Kat, S-Kat for short.