Your leaking thatched hut during the restoration of a pre-Enlightenment state.


Hello, my name is Judas Gutenberg and this is my blaag (pronounced as you would the vomit noise "hyroop-bleuach").


decay & ruin
Biosphere II
dead malls
Irving housing

welcome to the collapse
Clusterfuck Nation
Peak Oil

got that wrong

appropriate tech
Arduino μcontrollers
Backwoods Home
Fractal antenna

fun social media stuff

(nobody does!)

Like my brownhouse:
   December 2006

01: dildonics in toothbrush handle design - It becomes a factor when designing a holder for toothbrushes in the bathroom.
02: I want the $150 laptop - I know I'm not in the third world and am far from a child, but these things are perfect.
03: trespassing twice - Encountering a landowner in the woods and finding free firewood along the Esopus.
04: coffee counter-revolution - An account of the good effects of my ongoing caffeine fast.
05: pleasant sensation that feels a little obscene - Another real estate date with the neighbors.
06: pajamas and empathy - What my pajamas told Gretchen about my caffeine-free serotonin levels.
07: behavior at 80 degrees - Cats enjoy the stove while I enjoy a forty of malt liquor.
08: four postage stamps - And fretting about cold north winds.
09: Sawkill driftwood - Another source of free firewood.
10: nationally ambiguous - Watching Wonder Falls.
11: unmanipulated - The end of another season of The Wire and I'm thinking about ærobic composting toilets.
12: back in the Reich - A conversation with an old German guy in front of the chain saws at Home Depot.
13: shelf with a gothic door - I build a tea shelf for my laboratory.
14: romantic love is instinctual love - A suddenly realizing something while listening to Jon Katz talking about dogs.
15: nuthatch season - Dead oregano and wilted peas.
16: holesaw for my hood - My Honda Civic's hood cannot be opened.
17: white trash crafts - Again I make the mistake of going into a Michæls.
18: to a yurt - Beginning a winter vacation in the Adirondacks.
19: Sherman Pond - We walk up to a large Adirondack beaver pond.
20: bushwacking to granite cliffs - I go off-trail for a last yurt-based hike.
21: schlocky paint-by-numbers - A bad review of the Devil Wears Prada.
22: constancy of deposited richness - Deflationary pressure on the years through which I pass.
23: what it's like to be Roman Catholic - An unexpected red wine hangover leaves me more interested in science.
24: feline characters in the foreground snapped - Finishing a painting.
25: problem with the Rhinebeck simulacrum - Jewish Christmas, 2006.
26: Beethoven, Bach, and Horner - Fine classical music for your collection.
27: the Ford nickel - It's a coin we'll never see.
28: tempeh-themed - Boring car business.
29: two halves of the four - Another cracked manifold.
30: accidental deaths - Saddam Hussein and Phil Ginini, rest in peace.
31: end of 2006 - Sitting around the fire at home, drinking champagne with friends.