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:
   February 2007

01: dry wood and how to get it quickly - Stacking it beside the stove. Also, a new PHP function.
02: as much meat as could be had - Taking our pork-loving friend to a vegan restaurant.
03: walls to hold back the freedom - Graduation at a maxiumum security prison and a Bard party in Staatsburg, NY.
04: sheer force of winter-weather laziness - Tearing apart my iBook instead of watching the stuper bowl.
05: substitute power jack for an iBook - Replacing the crappy proprietary kind with the rugged time-honored RCA kind.
06: the Shiite Golden Mosque and the Dome of the Rock - Had only the Bush Administration followed the Isræli example with protecting holy sites.
07: smallish dead White Pine firewood - How to ensure the fire-starting attempt will succeed.
08: surest sign that the fire has died - More about heating a big McMansion with scavenged firewood.
09: most broken English - A marvelous pamphlet comes with my new portable black and white teevee.
10: even with a dip-dish holesaw - A new airduct to heat the guest room from the wood stove in the floor above.
11: propaganda-revealing context - Propaganda is a shaming thing when given the context that spoils its value to mislead.
12: trouser crisis - A good weather site, a bad weather site. Also, in search of epoxy pigment.
13: burns like a motherfucker - Pre-storm firewood gathering.
14: evening of Google searches - Little ice balls close down the world and I research another troublesome Linux issue.
15: massive cloud of solar-generated steam - Digging out the snowed-in driveway on a sunny day.
16: purplish poorly-masticated mix - Birthday 39.
17: houseward a hundred feet - Gathering wood and having a hangover.
18: simply stating a theory - If you want to present your theory in book form, don't junk it up with lesser theories.
19: mixture of nervous and curious - Wondering about the inside of the woodstove's pipes.
20: two stacked guillotines - A diagram of my woodstove air heat-carrying duct.
21: experience with Brand Bush - The cursor of superpowerdom seems to be passing off the west coast of North America, headed for China.
22: rectangular hole to Troglodytia - Installing a large fan to power my woodstove basement heating system.
23: algorithm development by mutation - The perils of attempting to solve a problem without really understanding it.
24: conferring godlike status - If your music is really good, you should probably let it wrap you in divine mystery.
25: 80286 in an Athlon world - Incompatibilities in Gillette razor handles.
26: 20107 - Salvaging some nine year old Javascript.
27: crows and julienne carrots - A fruitless trip to a Bearsville dumpster and cross-browser hell.
28: memory leak ad campaign - Is Intel buying space for buggy Flash banner ads?