Last weekend Edmonton was the second coldest city in the world, only beaten out by somewhere in Siberia. Minus 48 degrees Celsius. That's just as cold in "English", as I once heard Fahrenheit described by an American. No one is in the streets. You can't walk more than 100 metres or you freeze your butt off. Cars won't start, the roads are pure ice, everyone is holed up in their houses for 2 days, only venturing out if absolutely necessary. It's a great city to develop software. There's nothing else for my team to do but fiddle with code, re-size icons and generally improve the look and feel, speed and ease of our application.
I can guarantee that we were the only company in our city that was doing surveys last weekend. 13 came through the ice mist via MovesOnline. 79, 000 pounds, Ellen, our retired salesperson who has moved with her artist husband to a little town 80 miles north of here responds to these inquires as they hit her computer screen. Business in the internet age-or should I say ice age. I love it.