Back a couple of months ago, I took part in the stress-test portion of World of Warcraft's beta test, and I posted about it a couple of times. The game shipped for real last week, and, though there have been some server capacity problems, I spent a fair amount of the long weekend playing it. It's a blast. My main character, as before, is a dwarven hunter, but I'm also playing a troll priest (see photo) on a different server as time permits. Dan took his first hit a few weeks ago, during the open beta, and has been chasing the dragon (heh) with me on the same server.
Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities,
requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a
clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as
annoying faucet drip, merely by turning up the radio. But before we get
into specific techniques, let’s look at how plumbing works.
A plumbing system is very much like your electrical system, except
that instead of electricity, it has water, and instead of wires, it has
pipes, and instead of radios and waffle irons, it has faucets and toilets.
So the truth is that your plumbing systems is nothing at all like your
electrical system, which is good, because electricity can kill you.
— Dave Barry, “The Taming of the Screw”