Yak shaving with tech tools

Protocol:

1) try a thing

2) wait for a server to poll some thing somewhere

3) ...nothing happens, keep waiting

4) get distracted by cats and tweets on the internet for like, 3 hours

5) realize still that thing has not happened

6) do 87 Google searches about why That Thing isn't working

7) find vague potential clue buried deep within the bowels of an ancient, prickly forum somewhere

8) adjust some settings

9) GO TO STEP 2