Cold and the Dark

How the FBI can monitor your movements on the Internet.

The weather in North America has been unforgiving in a number of locations recently. California is getting a lot of snow, Newfoundland has received its usual blizzard-like conditions, and just east of Alberta, in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, snow and icy conditions closed the Trans-Canada Highway east of Regina towards Winnipeg. In Edmonton, we have no snow. I repeat, no snow. Well, drive about town and you’ll see remnants of heavy November snowfall, but for now, grass is visible, although covered in frost because it is very cold here, -20C in the evenings. On the upside, the days begin to get longer now…

When I bought my ’96 Corolla in March, I had installed a remote starter. At this time of year, it’s a blessing, as I can start the car from inside my house when it is this cold. Another nifty feature is this: aim the starter at the car and hold down the starting button for five seconds. Do this, and the car will start itself every four hours and run for about 4-5 minutes. In sub-zero temperatures, this helps the car warm up faster when you start it to leave in the morning.

Christmas fast approaches. I’m off work until 2 January 2003. I have gifts to deliver tomorrow, and dinner with a good friend in from Vancouver tomorrow night. I saw LOTR: The Two Towers, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, and Gangs of New York this weekend.

One Response to “Cold and the Dark”

  1. Murph Says:

    TTT was great. I missed the sense of connection I got from the hobbits in FoTR, but got it back at the end. And I know it was meant to be much more bleak.

    We’ll see Gangs when we’re in Edmonton, since the putzes here won’t bring it in. We’ll see the other Leo flick and a couple others, I’m thinking. Will give you a call.

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