Chapter 1 The start of something new
It was sure wasn't your typical Saturday morning for sure. I just got to my computer shop to finish working on a big order for a computer repair. If I wouldn't have gotten this done by Sunday, I would be losing a big deal here. What happened is earlier in the week we had a big electrical storm come through and a hotel got struck by lightning and they've been closed for the last 5 days do to the power outage and the fact the lightening took out their whole computer system. It really wasn’t all that bad just a couple of motherboards and all the computers were on warranty, HP went ahead and sent the replacement parts. Sure did save me some money let alone the hotel.
Well around 1 pm in the afternoon I finally got the last computer setup and hooked everything up for a test run for the network aspect to see if everything would work just fine. Well all I can say is major success. I immediately start packing things up to head to the hotel. I had gotten the call that power was restored and they were ready to get the hotel back and opened up.
On my way to the hotel I noticed that there was a ton of army vehicles all over the place. Let along one little secret services car was following me even to the hotel. I thought well that is what the rush was, the secret services are staying at this hotel. Anyways I get to the hotel and pull up to the front door. The General Manager was there and helped me unload all the computers and immediately I got to work.
Well around 5pm the last computer was hooked up. This left the server to be hooked up. I got it hooked up and turned it on. It seemed that it was working just fine. The General Manager and I both started turning on all the workstations and every last one worked with no issues. Reservations that were on the server were restored and reservations made from other website services started piling in. Talk about a major success.
Well the General Manager gave me my check and I was on my way out the door. When I walked out the door I noticed that the secret service guys were still sitting in their car. I honestly felt that was a bit strange. I made it my way to bank to deposit the check and was going to go out to dinner. I get to the restaurant and the secret service guys stopped me.
Mr. Mike we are with the secret service and we need your help immediately this is a direct order from the president. I looked at the gentleman and said this must be some mistake you got the wrong guy. They shared the last name on the papers and it in fact was me. I told them whatever the president needs I will be of service. I told them let me go close up my shop send my employees home for the night and I will graciously do what you need. I left my car at the shop and took off with them to the local airport. There was no waiting whatsoever, it was like the plane had been alerted of our coming.
We finally get to Washington and it was already Early Monday Morning. I said to them "should we just got to bed and get back at this is in the morning I'm sure the president is asleep". They said "no the president isn't asleep and he wouldn't be because how serious this is". I followed them to the oval office and the President stood there with a look of shock on his face.
I said good morning Mr. President how can I be of service. He explained to me that there was a big situation that happened with a big computer frame. Everything about a special agency that if in the wrong hands could destroy the world. I was in shock! I told the president "what is this big situation?" The president tells me that it was a massive security breach and that the secret agency that is involved he isn't at liability to say. I told him "as a computer guy not telling me this agency makes it really rough for me to fix the problem." Well needless to say I still didn't know what the agency was.
I still didn't understand why I got brought into this. I'm just an owner of a mom and pop computer store what can I do. Well the President told me he had faith in me to fix the problem. Don't get me wrong I had faith in myself but most importantly faith in God that he would guide me to protect my country and fix this so called big situation/ breach. It is what it is.
Well Monday afternoon I got started with the computer main frame. What I didn’t understand was the location of the servers. The servers were stored in a room with canisters that had a green goo in them. I tried to keep my distance from these canisters. The fact it was filled with a green goo gave me the creeps.
I was checking some security software and noticed it was really outdated. Upon updating it not even an email could go through without some high checking and scans. I wrote up my own small harmless virus code to send through the server from my laptop. It was a successfully blocked. Well I got a little ballzee and pushed a bigger virus code and it worked. Blocked completely.
I had noticed that a few things were loose on the shelving and server racks that this stuff was in. I grabbed my power drill and started screwing somethings down. Well not realizing I had my drill turned up to high impact mode my drill slipped and went flying across the room. Well if you guessed it you are right. Some of that green ugly goo got splattered and landed right in my mouth. I was expecting some alarm to go off but nothing. I did call the agent at the desk down the hall. He called a hazmat crew and they asked if any got on me. Not wanting to lose this job with the Government I told them no.
I left for the day and went back to my hotel. I had a few cokes before bed and some popcorn and watched a movie. Believe it or not the movie was a bit boring so I changed it to some classic cartoons like thundercats and some other stuff. I had my bible study with the lord that night since I missed church and went off to bed.
Edited by Groot Liska, 17 November 2015 - 01:07 AM.