Kristian stood on the deck of the USS Marianas, the sun in his face. The Marianas and her sister ship, the USS Abyssal Explorer, were a two-boat exploration team, scouring the Atlantic for oil deposits not yet tapped by offshore rigs. The sea rolled beneath him, far calmer than it had been the day before. It was a perfect day off the coast of Brazil in the south Atlantic.
"That's quite an impressive resume, Fred," Avi said.
The phone interview had gone well so far; among the several hundred applicants
for Senior Developer at BigBoxCo, Fred's qualifications put him among the top
five Avi had spoken to. Fred himself was amiable, if slightly over-confident.
Michael listened as his co-worker Draughon droned on at lunch. "I just don't trust hashes, man. I never understood any of the algorithms behind them, and I don't trust anything I don't understand."