Like most Americans, I am addicted to the internet. When it craps out at my apartment, I can usually only go about 10 minutes before I am back at my computer trying to get back online. That’s why one of the biggest inconveniences of being at sea for three weeks will be the lack of high-speed broadband internet. You can imagine that not having all of human knowledge at your fingertips is also a huge annoyance for research-related tasks.
It’s not all bad, though, because we do have periodic email access. What that means for this blog is that I will be sending in all my posts from sea through WordPress’s “post by email” feature. Which is exactly what I am attempting with this post. If you can see this message, it worked. At the lab, we are doing a lot of similar “dry runs” to be sure all instruments are logging correctly, we have all the necessary cables, and all software is working.
That’s all for now. Hope this works!