So two nights ago I was getting ready for bed when suddenly it sounded like someone was throwing rocks at my window. I looked outside and saw hail as big as golf balls hitting my porch. I was worried my windows were going to shatter. Luckily it passed in a couple of minutes and my windows lived to see another day.
Speaking of shattering windows – a couple of years ago I was living in Los Angeles and walking past a crew that was digging up a street that was oozing with water from a burst underground pipe. I stopped to watch, and as the workmen cleared away more and more dirt, that ooze became more of a stream. Then all at once it shot off as a jet, hitting a public works truck the size of a trailer square in the driver’s cab. That would have been bad enough if the stream of water wasn’t carrying fist sized rocks along with it. By the time they had somehow shut off the water, the truck had been power cleaned of it’s paint and it’s windows.
I learned quite a lot about water that day. And not just from the truck – one of the engineers from the adjacent water treatment plant was out there too and telling me all sorts of interesting things about water treatment in the city of Inglewood.
Which brings me to the comic. My computer has now gone to meet the great Turing machine in the sky. It’s still under warranty, so Dell is sending me a replacement. Hopefully it will arrive before next week. Until then, here’s a dragon to distract you. As a former workmate of mine once said, “It’s a poor artist who blames his tools.” I say my laptop has non-square pixels, serious lag issues and forces you to bend your body into unnatural positions just to draw on it’s screen. Enjoy!