a) use of internet cafes that charge by the hour rather than number of bytes. (eg if downloading a particular antivirus, spyware or just updating can take far more than an hour.)
a2) some internet cafes are not careful about cleaning their computers so if you use your laptop you pick up more. (a bit like going into hospital for one treatment and coming out with something else you caught on the ward!)
a3) getting to the place after a rain storm which makes everywhere muddy, slippery, and sometimes dangerous.
the transport on these occasions is not so easy and takes ages to get places.(sometimes because they take short cuts!)
b) Electricity supply - unpredictable and sometimes weak. this affects the servers and so we don't always get internet access or it takes up to 30 mins to get through.
b2)If you work at home with a laptop your computer battery can run out and if for the above reason it takes ages to get through and the signal is weak, it's discourageing to keep going.
c) Other events that happen.
d) work and availability of a computer to use and time to use it.
e) travelling. If you use the local transport it takes time to get places. Esp in Dar Es Salaam.
Some people have broadband and generators in their premises. Not most of us.
So it's not always easy to reach a deadline of 4 days. Could it be possible to make an exception for those who live with such circumstances?
thanks for reading this.