Finally on the Domain
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.