The problem with being stupid @ 01:05 pm
Current Mood: awake
...is that, dude, you're stupid. After my last post, things got bad again, but after drafting out an email to my workgroup (partially for my own benefit), sleeping on it, and then reading the email back to myself, I realized several things in rapid succession (documented by a constant spam of "Oh, and also..." emails to the group). This culminated in yet another massive discussion with my mentor, and now I finally think I might almost understand the task before me. Crucially, I'm pretty sure I know what the first step is. Maybe I can even get that part done today. It's been a long 72 hours, lemme tell you. Thank god the people who are offering me advice are (ridiculously) patient. "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that. Could you please restate and re-explain the idea for the 400th time?" They don't even bat an eye. I fully intend to report this kind of wantonly helpful attitude to the people over their heads. Scandalous.