Last week I spent 3 days in in the capital city, Port Moresby, to install a satellite dish for internet access at our offices there. Because our internet was down at the center the other tech who was planning on going with me needed to stay back. So I was flying solo. If there is one thing that I have learned about doing IT work in PNG is that you have to be flexible as things hardly ever go according to plan. This was supposed to be an easy install but it turns out I couldn’t get the dish to connect properly with our internet provider in Singapore and spent most of the time troubleshooting with them. Not to mention that one day the power was out and their generator wouldn’t start. After about 3 hours, charged batteries, and oil it did finally start but I lost most of the morning. I was able to get all the cabling done and so we are one step closer to bringing them online.
Lesson learned: do the best with what you have and make the most out of it. Things won’t always go the way you planned and many times things will be out of your control, such is life.
Pray with us that we will soon be able to provide reliable internet to our center in Port Moresby.