And by "technical difficulties" I mean, "I am an idiot and I just accidentally deleted a lengthy post I had just written."
Rather than try to reconstruct it while it is still more or less fresh in my mind, I am going to go have a tantrum instead. I don't know. I'm just feeling more trantrumy than problem-solvey, I guess. We have a lot of ugly plates in the staff room. I may go break some of them.
In closing, AAAARRRRRGGHH.