So yes, I am appropriately appreciative of my good fortune's magnitude. However, that I have spent two hours trying to reconfigure the lab so that the clients connect to the server (which they did before- there was a clear and documented point in time at which they decided to try
But that's life, right? If it was meant to be easy, well, it would be. Things are actually going incredibly well, but it's so much simpler to vent about stupid little annoyances than catalogue the vastness of positive experiences that typically characterise my existence. Also, there's plenty to write about, but I really need to get out of the lab for a while. And finally, the internet in Africa is not as well behaved as the domesticated North American version of which we are so fond. There's something feral about it. Trying to tame this beast is proving exhausting and frustrating beyond all reason. As an example, a random field of some sort just popped up in the middle of the post, which constantly refreshes itself, forcing me to type most of the last few sentences blind, since I can't read anything below the top of the post window. Technology: creating problems you never knew you would have to deal with.
An apparently dead organism was found in a 2000-year old geological stratum.