I'm at 65N too. Here, the weather is reasonably OK until the end of October, then it's absolutely miserable for a month until it snows properly. So, right as it turns horrible, we lose an hour of daylight (well, greylight) in the evening as well. DST's not only irrelevant, it's a kick in the nuts.
Falling into a paper mill will do that.
When I worked in McJail, the grease trap exploded on one of my night shifts. BLAM! Couldn't use the sinks, and (once it had all rained back down from the ceiling and flowed down the walls) the back-room was ankle deep in nasty. In order to get the place ship-shape for the morning, I took all the dirty equipment to the local gas station and jet-washed it on my own dime, after rolling in the grease trying to unblock the pipe with my bare hands. While the other two put the rest of the store in order and went home, I was still there three hours after the end of my shift, cleaning up the mess as fast as it could drip from my body.
The store manager gave me a warm and heart-felt thank-you, although she had the good sense to refrain from shaking my hand. Then she gave me a present. It was the free plastic pen that the plumber had given her.
From there on in, every time I was tempted to go above and beyond the call of duty, I thought of that pen. That was ten years ago, and I still have it somewhere as a reminder.
Up here at the bottom of Lapland, November is a season in its own right. Autumn is nice, but wet sometimes. Winter is nice, but dark. November, being just wet and dark, sucks.
Ordered a packet of new screen protectors, because the current one was looking pretty awful after 18 months in my pocket.
Some weeks after the promised delivery date, they hadn't arrived, so I emailed the seller. They sent them out again. The package arrived the next day(!).
I destroyed two of the damn things trying to get them to line up, finally getting the desired result with the last one.
Two days later, I put a huge scratch right across it.
Two days after that, another packet of screen protectors arrived
I actually went through 2 shut downs with Windows Magazine.
To install the security updates, I guess.
You'll find yourself replacing everything every two years, and pouring money into the coughers of corporations.
Then you die and they put you in a coughin'...
Especially when they're a university, trying to sell you a Master's in IT with a strong emphasis on Web development...
Just wipe the SHIT across the other naughty words on your screen.
Count yourself lucky! Up here in Finland, my Slashdot ping times are in the order of two weeks. Then there's often an echo a couple of days later.
I hope for their sake that the Scunthorpe problem has been resolved...
...you find yourself stuck with IE6 on XP, and installing Firefox is a sackable offence.
...marketers won't use this to hijack my phone anywhere they can get hold of a speaker.