Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Man over machine...

I have a lot to report. Since my last post, I've bounced from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala City, to San Jose Costa Rica, to Madrid, to Barcelona, then to Frankfurt, and finally landed here in New York. I've debriefed in the MSF offices in Guatemala, Barcelona, and New York. I've officially survivied my first mission!

Unfortunately, my camera and laptop are not as lucky. Both are sick with viruses, I presume. I cannot post pictures, and I can't even open my computer without beeps and and flashes and warnings that my system is vulnerable. I was on the phone with the Dell Software Tech for SEVEN hours on Sunday. It was an heroic effort, but when we said our goodbyes she said "your machine is deeply infiltrated." I'm writing now on a borrowed computer. This is just another example of human triumph over machines, I might add (remember the Matrix?). I am in great shape, but the gadgets couldn't survive the demands of their first mission with MSF.

More details and pics when the gadgets are repaired or replaced...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bienvenida al primer mundo, el de las maquinas. Besos N

Jenny Davidson said...

Will hope to see the non-virtual Nomad in near future! I'm in work-crazed insanity mode, but perhaps will surface for normal human contact in May...

soledad said...

nellll
hoy he estado con conrado y hemos pensado en ti, que ricooooo!!!!!
por cierto, te dejaste aqui la t-shirt, que tengo que hacer?te la mando?o vienes a verme para recuperarla?jejejejej
mil besos guapa!!

audra said...

bienvenidas chica and felicidades on your transformation from dysphoric to nomad. my heart kinda soared reading that.
i'm leaving for india in a couple of weeks and will certainly miss out on the msf group vibe as it's a very solo mission.
come visit andhra pradesh, nomad!
unless i come up with a better name, i'll blog at guidedbytara.blogspot.com.
besos!