Shocking news, everybody!
No seriously, I have some shocking news for you: I FINALLY have internet access from my beautiful flat (otherwise known as the peregrine’s nest, since it is perched on the 13th — top — floor of the building overlooking the city and is inhabited by two peregrinating humans).
It only took a few weeks’ wait (while I was here), before the router was installed (a process that took an engineer a mere 20 minutes to accomplish), and then it took another four days, two dozen phone calls, two scientists (one of them very pissed off — I’ll leave it to you to decide which one, ahem) and two T-Mobile technicians before it was possible to actually log on to our internet service late last night. I would have announced this to you last night, but I wanted to be sure it wasn’t a dream that I would awaken from in the morning. Fortunately, it is not.
Why did it take so long? It seems we were given the wrong password! Or something that required the use of the Sooper Seekrit Technical Support Telephone Number late on Saturday night and some tweeking of their corporate computers which then allowed them to reset our password.
Yay, T-Mobile! It’s great to see that they are as incompetent in Germany as they are in the States. It would be sad if they were holding out on us Americans.
So now I have my work cut out for me: I have weeks of email, blog comments and blog entries to read, lots and LOTS of writing to do, plus I have to get to work judging some of this years’ submissions to OpenLab since I was honored by being made a judge for that.