Xmas at Userlane Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen: Santa Beats his Record

Background

Santa decides to modernize things to enjoy some free time.
He leaves his Head Elf Bernard in charge of implementing new automation at the North Pole….But changing well-established processes is not that easy.
Read more background information in the introduction to Santa's 24 days before Xmas little stories.


Santa is a Gamer

Meanwhile at the North Pole

Bernard decided to borrow one of the reindeers, Prancer, to fly up to one of the coal mines where some of the external elves worked. The elves working in these mines were from a long line of coal-elf families who had lived and worked mining coal for Santa’s naughty list for centuries.
These elves were different than the elves at the North Pole - they were strong, tall (well, taller than your average elf), and always covered in soot.

They spoke a different dialect but it was similar to Bernard’s native language, Elfiian, which is more commonly spoken in northern Siberia. Bernard had implemented the Christmas Resource Planning (XRP) tool as well as the Christmas Adoption Platform (XAP) over at the mine. While catching up on recent events, Bernard discovered that the coal elves never had a problem with the XRP. On the contrary, they tripled their coal production once they gained access to the XAP.

Pleased with the results, Bernard and Prancer left to tell Santa the news.

Santa's Reply to Bernard

Dear Bernard,

I know you aren’t big on video games, but I decided to buy a new game called Red Sleigh Redemption 2. So far, I haven’t stopped playing in the last 12 hours, but I was able to beat my record, 50 completed missions! So now is a good time to take a break and write to you quickly.

I am not that surprised to hear that the coal elves were able to use the XRP and the XAP without issues. They have been working autonomously for as long as I have known them! They do enjoy a nice glass of eggnog now and again.

I was thinking back on some of the issues which arose in the beginning of December when we first released the XRP. We had decided that training was the right route to success, but then we couldn’t arrange for everyone to have the same kind of training all at the same time. I was wondering if this is still an issue with the XAP?

So my question to you is - does using the XAP take time away from making toys?

Love,

Santa

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