Remember dialup? It’s what I’m using to speak to you now. Broadband switchover to my new home will take 10-14 days and I don’t yet have the requisite username or passwords at my new workplace to escape beyond campus. There’s nothing worse for a computational biologist than to be offline. It’s like being disabled! What’s going on in the world?
Incidentally, I’m about to face the challenge of setting up a Linux server inside of a campus-wide VPN. If anyone has been in a similar situation, I’d like your comments as to how you deal with little problems like logging in via ssh from outside.