Chug? The planet of Chug? The Duke of Chug? What were the inhabitants of Chug called?
Just referred to as the "People of Chug", but I would go with Chuggies.
Besides you and your senior and DM, who else knew about Chug?
Only those in INCOMM who had passed the int clearance sec check. People in RTC new, and some others in top management. But no one else. Its was funny when I had Chug in my post title. It was hush hush so I could not tell people my post!
Please, tell us more, Jason - on Wednesday nights or Thursday mornings.
The post was just before 2pm Thursday on Chug, Gah-lactic Standard Time.
You keep writing "CHUG" in all caps. Is it an acronym? If so, please, what does it open out to read?
Its not an acronym, just the name of a planet. It was also like the "holy grail" at INCOMM, so sometimes it deserves CAPS.
Oh, and before I forget, I would like to use the opportunity to make another announcement. I love my work, I love my girl, I love my family and I love my life. I am not in any dire financial situation or too adversely affected by the current financial crisis. The future stretches brightly before me. I have no history of depression and have never contemplated or tried suicide.
I doubt Dick Misgrabbich could say the same. Do you think he got his tiny fists of fury on the depends in time?
a) What are the big pieces of CHUG (what I know are the Pers and Ethics system, the TNT Target Nudge and Tally, Strat Tracking, Finance System, Weekly Reports System, and the Computerized routing forms part which was my tiny part of the mess)?
Personnel system. This used the staff lists submitted from all orgs to track personnel changes. It all starts here with a staff id assigned to each person. So we can see all the posts they held during their career. This was also the id used to assign orders, track compliance etc. When you moved to a new position, the computer would still remember all about your past posts also.
Datafiles. This contained all the information about an org. It tracked the orgs from routing forms and weekly reports. All telex traffic sent to/from the org was also stored here. This could all be text searched. This also included all of the statistics reported up from the orgs. These could be graphed.
Finance system. This attempts to implement the crazy finance policy developed by Hubbard. Decisions about spending/allocation of funds were all done automatically by the computer. The idea being to lock the orgs into strict compliance with the policy. Of course, the system also reports back information on every org to the data files.
TNT - target nudge and tally. I can only describe this as the first spam engine ever developed. Basically Misgrabbich had management develop standard programs to be implemented in all orgs. In this case a program is a sequence of steps for the staff the follow. There was a Book Sales program, a Public Program, a Recruitment program, easily a dozen standard programs they were to be sent to every org. TNT was used to load the programs. Dates were set for compliance. If a target was not done the system would issue a "nudge", a reminder to get this target done. It would nudge a few times, and if that did not work, it would order the person responsible to "debug" (Hubbard debug tech, to find out why its not done) the target. If this debug did not get done, it would be nudged also. If the target was still not done, the system would send an order to ethics to have the person responsible investigated. That order would get nudged. Then, when its still not done the people in management start getting alerted and so it goes from there.
As I said, there were a least a dozen programs developed. Dick Misgrabbich's plan was that all programs were to be loaded into TNT and run in all orgs. Most programs had 30-50 targets on them, each assigned to the person responsible for that area.
There were 100+ orgs at the time, but most of them never even had 12 staff in total, let alone enough people to actually do one program. So the targets all get loaded, and none of them get done on time, so it starts nudging the targets, then even more targets come due and they started getting nudged. We had upwards of 15,000 orders coming due each day. The telex lines from management to the rest of the orgs just could not handle this type of volume.
The telexes were taking days to get through and the orgs were printing out large lists of orders and debugs and the like. It was all total spam and many trees died for this. It was a massive flap and it took us a long time and many sleepless nights taming that beast.
Strat (short for strategy) aka Chug. This would put all the information from the above systems together. It was to be programed based on Hubbards evaluation tech. For example, income goes down, check TNT for programs related to income, check for personnel changes, figure out what the problem is and issue orders to rectify the situation. It was Misgrabbichs plan that all those staff in the HGB building and others at int management level would be replaced by the system.
All of the above is covered in vague details in the INCOMM advices. These are basically copies of dispatches between Hubbard and Foster Tompkins, with a few others thrown in. The premise was that because Hubbard had developed the complete and definitive management technology, it could just be turned over to computers.
When the computer issued orders to investigate people and the like, these came out from "THE POLICE COMPUTER"!
b) Orders Logging
This was a little similar to TNT, except it had much more bite and was the exclusive domain of two people - Shelley Miscavige (RTC) and Maria Starkey (ASI). Its based on the ethics gradient (increasingly nasty steps) that were applied to get Hubbards orders done when he was around. Shelley wanted the system to have lots of teeth and was sick of all the non-compliance. So we went in and found anyone who had any order from Misgrabbich that was over due. These were orders where the system had ordered the person responsible to do a debug. Shelley ordered us to cut them off from MERC (internal email system - vital to all management posts) late one Wednesday night. What a flap, all the senior execs calling the computer room asking WTF? Answer: Shelley's orders so suck it up. When they went into MERC all they could see was the order from the "ORDERS LOGGING SYSTEM" for them to debug, and report the results back. This was filled out on the screen, and it would not let the person do anything until this was completed. Once they filled it out and sent it off, the system automaticall re-enabled your mail. Unless you had more than one to do, in which case the next one comes up and you go through it until they are all gone.
DO you recall LRH in the "CHUG" advices discussing the UFO drone
space craft monitoring earth?
Please confirm you saw that particular LRH "advice" and confirm that
the year of that advice was either 1982 or 1983.
I remember the advice well, but cant really verify the date. All the advices were from around that 82/83 period. This was the up/down/shunt advice. According to this advice from Hubbard, we are continually visited by un-manned alien space craft that he called drones. He was using the automatic operation as an example of how the Chug part of the system would work. Foster replied back asking if it would be possible to get hold of one of these drones. The technology would be very useful. Hubbard explained that the drones are armed and it would be too dangerous to attempt this.
Thats my rant for a while...