Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Hacker baby was having fun. All he did was press a few buttons and before anyone knew what had happened he was inside the NASA computers, playing with the planets. He made the moon blink on and off. He made stars go supernova. Hundreds of them. Because the explosions made such pretty colors. Then he hit reset and they were back again. He made the sun skirt around on the horizon. It was more fun than bouncing beach balls off of papa's belly. Hacker baby loved it. But people outside were going nuts. They didn't realize that all those planets and stars in the sky were put there by NASA and run by a Mac.

Story #215

16 comments:

The Mushroom said...

This is what happens when you give your kid a stuffed Tux penguin -- he bypasses your Windows XP setup for something really effective. Perhaps too effective. Should trade his penguin for a talking purple dinosaur so he can be like all the other kids.

Jamie Dawn said...

Hacker baby puts my computer skills to shame. I've been blogging/emailing a 79 year old woman and her blog looks great. Mine is the basic template and nothing more. I have never even posted a link yet. Courtney set up links to the family blogs just recently. She told me today that she will show me some of her amazing computer tricks so I can link to you, Mush, and others. I'll be nipping at Hacker baby's heels in no time.
Cute story, Indie. I LOVE babies!!!!!!! I'm 41 now, so technically I could have a couple more before it becomes an impossibility. Perish that thought!

Indeterminacy said...

Mush: It only happens once in a blue moon.

Jamie: There are a couple of other "baby" stories you might enjoy:
Story #30
Story #110

Indeterminacy said...

P.S. Jamie: my blog is also just the basic template, plus all the stuff I've copied and pasted into it. That's all you have to learn. I don't know html or java script myself. I couldn't design my own template and have it look good.

ola said...

your dogs and baby stories are the best!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Amazing, how something can start out so innocent and mushroom into something so complicated.

The small, but sacred lessons of life!

Doug said...

Great story. I knew the moon was on Mac OS

Indeterminacy said...

Ola: If I only wrote baby or dog stories it would get old fast. Pretty girls never get old. Look in a mirror!

Barbara: Your comment (but not my post) reminds me of a Loriot sketch (a German humorist) in which a painting hangs crooked, and he tries to straighten it. Things get worse and worse and in the end the entire room is demolished. Monty Python had a similar sketch, I believe.

Doug: I knew you'd like this one ;-)

Jamie Dawn said...

Indie:
Barbara from CA is one of the blog friends I invited to your site. I hope a few more come as well. Hooray! The fun is catching on!!!!

Jamie Dawn said...

I enjoyed both baby stories. My parents have a pic of me like that with food all over my face. Art indeed. The Kung Fu baby story made me laugh just from the visual images it creates. Go, baby, go!

LiVEwiRe said...

Ah - the mysteries of the universe unfold before my very eyes...

I'm just not sure I want to know what 'rain' really is then...

viruswitch said...

Very nice story as always, but the little hacker apealed to me a lot :D.

turboslut said...

So that's what my kids have been doing. The plot thickens :)

Quincy said...

Indee,
you've done it again... your Terrestrial Telecommunicating Toddler is a winner ...

Indeterminacy said...

Thank you Quincy. When someone as wise as you says that, I just have to agree. (I see you took Courtney's writing class... Coolesque, wasn't it?)

doctor paradox said...

Hacker baby!!! This is great. Can this little tyke start working for me on the Hackaday site? :)