As previously mentioned in the comments, the air conditioner at the office is broken and it is currently over 85 degrees F with no ventilation whatsoever. Since I'm too grumpy and hot to accomplish any work, I thought I'd complain about the situation in my own official blogosphere.
When I Googled my office temperature concerns I came across this:
In general, what temperature is 'right' for various activities?
|78||25||Optimal for bathing, showering. Sleep is disturbed|
|75||24||People feel warm, lethargic and sleepy. Optimal for unclothed people.|
|72||22||Most comfortable year-round indoor temperature for sedentary people.|
|70||21||Optimum for performance of mental work.|
|64||18||Physically inactive people begin to shiver. Active people are comfortable.|
Given the fact that I am clothed and presumably perform "mental work", 85 degrees is simply unacceptable. Can someone please explain why office air conditioners never work when they are needed, but are always on when they’re not? If we can't even manage office climate control, how the hell are we going to deal with global warming?
Speaking of climate control, I would like to return to Paleo-Future's "home of the future" where "electrically operated climate-conditioned extensions will permit 'summer terraces' all at will by your electricity." I just love the image.