T minus 2 hours 24 minutes

The Iceland crew departs at 1500 today.

They’ve been sent away with a lot of field gear (which I don’t know much about), along with a laptop stuffed with a virtual machine (which I know quite a lot about) running a loose collection of services they depend on when gathering scientific data in the field but don’t have Internet – like when they’re out on a big damn glacier.

In theory, it’s a great use of virtualization. In practice, I’m confident about it, but we’ll soon have a lot more clarity. At the least, we’ll gather a lot of new data about the plus/minuses of the approach.