We’ve been waiting along time for a proper summer and, not to jinx the whole of Britain Rihanna style, it looks like it’s finally here. Along with white houses. That said, the winter months have made me forget just how hot the office gets between June and August (no we don’t have air conditioning, that’s for wimps…).
I’ve just had a conversation with @PatrickYiu and we’re agreed that our section of the office is by far the hottest – if you come within two metres of our ‘pod’ you get hit by a wall of heat. The fans just about manage to keep you cool until lunchtime but once you make the suicidal decision to exit the building to get lunch, no fan can help you. SO we’re investigating other means to combat the heat because we’re only in June and it’s (hopefully?!) going to get worse.
So the first option we came across is in the video below but it looks highly complicated and probably a little dangerous. Copper wiring and fans can’t be good?
Then we found this. I’m not convinced on this either, anything that involves me using a circular saw is not a good idea and neither is the substantial use of newspaper in the final assembly. Not to mention it looks like something my niece made after watching Blue Peter – she’s four.
In a final act of desperation I suggested intermittent feet dips into a bucket of cold water but looking at my colleagues around me I’m not sensing their enthusiasm. Do let us know if you have any better ideas, particularly tried and tested methods!