Monday, March 21, 2011


As you all know, last quarter, a near and dear member of our team, a workhorse in our department, a member who has reliably served us for a few years now, ceased working. Poor little Crackle. Tirelessly playing back audio files. Sitting quietly in tech and performances. Waiting to play his favorite track of the show. He finally gave up. Couldn't do it any more.

We were all worried for his health. Would he breath life into a thesis show? Can he be the guy who helps the first years with their UCI Design Debut? Would we get our sound effects library back up back?

It was not looking good.

But! Last week! There was a turn for the good.

It was discovered that his heart was still good! Little Crackle went in for a exoskeletal transplant! It was a tricky procedure. There was some rehab time, while the wounds healed. And I am happy to report that Crackle is back to life, 100%, and looking quite stylish in his new brushed aluminum threads!

To add happiness to joy, we learn that Crackle found true love! Yes! While convalescing, there she was, across the ward, he spotted Kashi, and it was love at first site.

The pundits said it would never work. He is a Hitachi, she is a Seagate. He is 350 GB, she is 500 GB. But here they are, together at last. Don't they make a cute couple!


  1. Oh no. Now everyone will know that our drives are named after breakfast cereals! There goes the reputation...

  2. Words cannot express my happiness upon reading this entry. Thank you.

  3. Mike: which part of which reputation?
    Cory: I know, right? Crackle was always there for me when I needed him. Glad to see he's still kickin'.