[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Ethan O'Toole ethan at 757tech.net
Fri Oct 1 10:05:30 CDT 2004

> Or work in.  I have disconnected two-thirds of the lighting fixtures in
> the
> new "office" into which I have been shoved while construction is on-going
> here on campus.
> Imagine a 3 x 15 metre rectangular box, with three metre ceilings.  There
> are white asphalt tiles on the floor, a white drop ceiling, and semi-gloss
> white walls.  Embedded in the drop ceiling tiles are 96 linear feet of
> standard style fluorescent lighting (six four-tube fixtures, each four
> feet
> long).

Hah! Where I work, its a 28' x 22' room. 8 florescent lights (2' x 4' drop
ceiling style), each with 3 tubes. Coworkers (before I got here) have
totally disabled all but 9 bulbs. The other day someone threw a ball and
it hit one of the lights, knocking a tube back on. It was blinding just to
have that additional 40 watt sylvania tube (or whatever they are).

At no time would I say it is uncomfortable or hard to see.

> There are no windows so I get zero natural light in here.  "Seasonal
> Affective Disorder" isn't a myth.  Two hours in here when the weather gets
> grey and dreary outside and you want to just sleep, or cry.

We are lucky enough that outside of the door there are windows. With the
door shut, black hole if you turn off the lights. The door has some sort
of fancy air thing that drops to the floor when it is shut, totally
sealing the bottom.

Kind of cool.

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