[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 1 13:57:35 CDT 2004

> From: Wes Will <wwill at siu.edu>
> Date: 2004/10/01 Fri PM 12:55:27 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver
> 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).

> The first time I entered this ghastly box and flipped the light switch, I
> thought my eyes were going to start bleeding.  Instant migraine.  I have
> un-done all but eight of the four-foot tubes, two in each of four fixtures,
> with two of them completely shut off.  No more migraines, and it's still
> pretty bright in here.  

I am reminded of the scene in "Joe vs. the Volcano" (Tom Hanks film), where he sits at his desk, grey, listless and twitching, as the flourescent lights flicker on and off above him...

A classic scene, IMHO.

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