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Finally on the Domain

Thursday, June 19, 2008 permalink [Permalink]

Today was the most exciting day since I’ve been here. I arrived in the office only to find the domain controller finally replicated and fully functioning.



Today was the most exciting day since I’ve been here.  I arrived in the office only to find the domain controller finally replicated and fully functioning.  I fired off a couple of emails to Daffy to make sure that everything on his side was ok.  Biodun shook my hand with excitement again, a great sense of accomplishment to have the DC up and running.  So much time and effort but finally we have arrived at a huge milestone.

I spent most of the day configuring the other servers and joining them to the domain. 

Adenekan came in with the finished product, the traditional Nigerian clothes – I can’t believe it, so beautifully embroidered and finished.  I tried it on and it fit perfectly.  They have asked me to wear it to “dress down Friday” (tomorrow).  I can’t wait to walk out of the hotel dressed in traditional Nigerian cloth.

Again today finished late at around 8pm.  I headed straight to the hotel where I’d been given a cocktail voucher to use before 7:30pm.  I hope I can still cash it in.  I dropped off my bag in the room and headed down to the cocktail party – it wasn’t long but I did make it for the last drinks, a nice double gin and tonic.

After the cocktail party I headed down to the main bar to order some dinner.  A nice pasta with mushroom sauce.  While eating I was seated next to a local camera crew from a Nigerian TV station. I started talking with the producer about my experiences within Nigeria and how I think Nigeria is doing in relation to other countries I have visited and lived in.  The guy was really nice – we exchanged telephone numbers (not addresses – just to be on the safe side) and shook hands on exit.  I think he really enjoyed my philosophy on life;  you only need enough to put food in your belly and clothes on your back, keep warm in winter and cool in summer.  I think we needlessly make our lives complicated and are frequently our own enemies when it comes to happiness.  Life’s too short to waste on trivial pursuits.


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