I am finalising one of the reports, which I have to send to the ministry on 15th when Moldova opens for business again after the holidays. While working on the report I need access to one of the ministry's online databases, which can be accessed only from inside the country. We were told that before they restricted the access this way they were hacked a couple of times a day. Apparently people would hack anything these days if even some Moldovan forestry database gets so much attention. Our Moldovan host is a computer whiz though and he set up remote access to their Moldovan server for me through which I can browse and access the database via their Moldovan IP. I still need to test if HideMyAss or Tunnel Bear will work for this too.
Rob told us that it was quite cold in Moldova (up to -25C or -13F) and snowy and shared the below photo with us. This is what he sees when he gets out of the house these days. He also told us that with all the wild New Year partying in Moldova he hadn't been sober for longer than a coupe of hours pretty much since the time we left.