Some aspects of the first term of this academic year have been pretty frustrating. In particular, the fact that I am (as always) roomed all over the place is a problem, and I have even less access to decent ICT facilities than normal. I am making as much use as I can of the laptops my department has available in the trolleys on each site, but on every occasion, at least some of the laptops have either not worked at all, owing to issues such as dead batteries, log-in problems, or lengthy Windows updates kicking in (why are these not done on a scheduled basis outside lesson time?). When we have finally got working machines, we have frequently been plagued with internet connection problems.
(Nevertheless I’m still plugging away.