To help solve the problem, a friend suggested I write a heater application to help warm me up. Not one to refuse a challenge, and always eager to show that Python can solve all your problems, I came up with a Room Heater, in Python, in 15 lines of code.
D = int(sys.argv)
D = 10
print "Usage: %s MINUTES"%sys.argv
print "Starting Heater..."
start = time.time()
while (time.time() - start) < (D*60): pass
print "Heater is stopping."
It works very well, especially if you are using a laptop, on your lap of course! It takes about one minute or so for your CPU to get to hot enough to be felt, and if you are using a Mac Book Pro, like me, you'll really feel the heat!