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:
   January 2007

01: leprechaun habitat - Walking in the foggy forest at sunset.
02: famous for hitting the hyperspace button - So fucking tired of that dead president already.
03: dog rendezvous in Allentown - It's half way between Silver Spring and Hurley.
04: in that part of the 80s - Why Standard Poodles ick me out.
05: cheap Chinese electronics - They blow out easily. Also, a warm winter day in Woodstock.
06: real estate porn in Woodstock - A warm night in that cutesy village.
07: Wikipedia: hive mind - Anonymous authors pecking out a masterpiece.
08: I'll remember that it's possible - Working on the car, in the shop, and in MySQL.
09: sea of shoplifting information - A knife leads me to benchmark an Arduino.
10: gradually-expanding crust - Thinking about black holes in a bathtub.
11: nor as complete as your typical dental office - More things to do while waiting for your car to get an oil change in Kingston.
12: fearlessness gave way to pragmatism - A dopey poodle we're dog sitting trees our most charismatic cat.
13: physical windows - I only work in the space immediately around my computer.
14: sprawling impromptu puzzle - Lots of work on a copper chandelier.
15: chandelier hung - A day in Woodstock and I finally hang my new copper pipe creation.
16: stiff fingers - The main problem with working in the cold.
17: model glue hunt - Was the stuff banned for its obviously carcinogenic properties at some point in the 25 years since I last needed it?
18: books can aid household insulation - A bookshelf with undersized shelves for my wife's poetry library.
19: Lerdy Lix - That's what the magnets now spell out on the refrigerator.
20: those small-headed humans - We use 100% of our brains, not 10%.
21: on the shoulders of pirates - In which I write about my massive collection of classic Macintosh software.
22: tube oscilloscope versus the iPod and the Aiwa - Beauty and endurance in electronic device design.
23: form factor in their favor - Also, a review of the band Midnight Movies.
24: aggravation for very little satisfaction - Splitting Cottonwood and getting the web to work on ancient Macintosh hardware.
25: just in time fuel obtainance - I gather firewood in front of a nasty arctic air mass.
26: fragrances are weird like that - Good smells overlap with bad.
27: U.S.S. Jimmy Carter - As opposed to the U.S.S. George Herbert Walker Bush.
28: intersection cherry - Cutting up a tree full of nails.
29: band of enjoyment - Watching "Jeopardy."
30: wowza number is MIPs - Have processors actually improved since 2003?
31: fun with a TORX set - Mostly taking apart old hard drives.