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 2012

01: warm weather winter shit bucket switcheroo - No flies, not much smell, no snow to shovel out from in front of the shit hatch, and no risk of cracking brittle plastic.
02: unfrozen February - Digging soil from the banks of the Esopus in mid-winter.
03: beer in hand and a friendly cat - Watching Bering Sea Gold.
04: the Egg's Nest: a sucky experience - It's not just Ray; I really don't like that place.
05: coffee, cat balcony, and paint - I also melt down thirty aluminum cans.
06: nature, nurture, and a dog named Gus - Another episode of the Bachelor in Bearsville, this time with burritos.
07: Santorum spreads - A beneficiary of a perfect storm in the culture wars.
08: evening cobbler - And a house tour too.
09: dumplings and samosas in the City - I go into Manhattan for a day of work.
10: bored in Tivoli - Yet another endless meal.
11: not really in the wheelhouse - Watching Deadliest Catch.
12: coffee and artificial light - I send out my spaceprobe self to get equipment with which to supplement winter light for my tomato seedlings.
13: trouble with doctors - Gretchen may not actually be infected with Lyme Disease.
14: two restaurant Valentine's Day - The hunt for french fries and a touch of Linsanity.
15: starvation experiments - Not eating for reasons having nothing to do with money.
16: birthday bell - Mexican food and a church tour for my 44th.
17: regional Verizon DSL outage - Fighting my way through their flow chart and weighing the options for backup internet.
18: fibreglass resin stink - Also, surveying a route for a cable firewood transport.
19: first tempeh harvest - It starts looking both funky and dry, so I make it into a hearty red sauce for pasta.
20: endless Verizon outage - A system engineered to provide terrible customer service.
21: end of a 125 household Verizon DSL outage - It takes two days for those fuckers to fix something on one of their server racks.
22: rejecting green light - A LED grow lamp with just red and blue LEDs.
23: P&T Surplus Café - A bit more red state than the cafés I normally stick my head into.
24: ways to walk to a distant point - Maybe use a laser or maybe use a pair of lights.
25: ominous beacon on the mountain - Also, a cat that resembles both Nigel and the Loch Ness Monster.
26: couldn't compete with the ambient light - My LED color-changing beacon only works at night.
27: relatively relative - Gretchen's second family from San Jose visit and I'm not suitably social.
28: turds and vomit at Ray and Nancy's - I mess up with the cleanout of a cat litter box, resulting in my having to clean up piss, shit, and then puke.
29: he never got back - Bemoaning hours of Carl Sagan's life.