It’s been a bit quiet here at The Blog Herald the last couple of days, and as much as I’m still doing a lot of blogging across the board, and b5media stuff, long, interesting posts are getting really hard. The pic is me at 5pm AWST. The darkness is because I’ve got the blinds closed to keep the heat out, and my hair is crazy because I’ve been dipping it in my sons wading pool to keep me cool…its 33 deg celcius in my office with humidity now at 65%, and the worst is yet to come (February). I’m in a rental at the moment whilst our new house is being built/ finished, which is now 3 months overdue. It has air conditioning, like the last house we owned did, but unfortunately our temporary accommodation doesn’t. I’m counting the days…if I knew when we might actually take possession of the house. We are basically already paying a full mortgage at the same time as renting. For those interested, the new house design is here. More soon…if it gets cooler :-)
This may not be related to Summer Heat or your house, but you may want to cover it…
Microsoft Shuts Down Chinese Blogger’s Journal
Microsoft Corp. has shut down the Internet journal of a Chinese blogger that discussed politically sensitive issues, including a recent strike at a Beijing newspaper.
Brooke Richardson, group product manager with MSN Online said “We have to ensure that our service complies with global laws as well as local laws and norms.”
Sorry didn’t know where else to send this, but thought you may find it interesting.
Nice house Duncan. You’re gonna need an air conditioner with all that glass! And I still find it funny that while you’re melting your butt off, I’m looking out the window and it’s snowing here.
That pic of you looks familiar. I think I saw you on America’s Most Wanted a few weeks back, but that couldn’t have been you… hmmm, I seem to recall they said he spoke with an aussie accent though.
Duncan, that is gorgeous – mind if we make one just like it in Texas? I bet you will be glad to get some AC – we are sweating here in TX in the middle of winter…Yucko!
When I first read the title, I thought Newsgator was drawing up some old posts, then realized you live in Australia :) Living in the UAE (which is pretty much desert no matter what anyone says!) I know what it feels like to have temperatures reach 50 deg C with humidity touching 80% !
And congratulations on that incredible house!
Duncan – we’re in a similar situation over on the other side of Australia although we’re going to be renting for a lot longer.
I’ve found that an air cooler works well. They are relatively cheap and if they cool the room enough so that you can keep working then they’re a good return on investment.
The only down side is that they’re a bit noisy.
Whether you use an air cooler or not, in those temps make sure that you keep drinking plenty of water. Early in the summer I made the mistake of not drinking much water and wasted one whole day recovering from heat stroke :(