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:
   March 2012

01: tempeh from fava beans - It's extra funky, and I mean that in the best possible way.
02: the one who looks at my glasses the most - Why I might get fancier frames than the ones that would suit me fine.
03: new dog from Brooklyn - We also get some good vegan soul food and some stepped-on Indian buffet.
04: dogwarming - Friends come over to meet our new dog Ramona.
05: not enough toys - For a hard chewing dog.
06: acid reflux in the City - I take the bus down to Manhattan and end up punished by my stomach.
07: if the funk means as much - Making my second batch of fava bean tempeh.
08: warm weather, a close dog, and a possibly-bad yagi - Wifi experiment in the nearby woods.
09: Ramona not ready for the dump - I'd like Ramona to have a bit more experience and training before letting her run around in that chaos.
10: boiler off, 2012 - But it's still bone-numbingly cold to do outdoor stuff with one's fingers.
11: March combo birthday party - And we finally visit Canary Falls.
12: many hours I will never get back - Marco Polo food at the grand finale for this season's the Bachelor.
13: 75 and peepers - Also, a good solution to the midlife blahs.
14: pole sawing the widowmaker - The neighbors offer me a challenging tropical storm blowdown firewood opportunity.
15: trunks down - Also, an exceptionally good USB WiFi adapter.
16: visual ranging - Figuring out where on our land we might have a view of Old Hurley.
17: distant view of Old Hurley - Weird new WiFi hot spots and such when carrying a netbook into the forest.
18: waiting for Waiting for Godot to end - Suffering through the worst stage drama ever written.
19: Makerbot arrives - When my expensive birthday present arrives, Gretchen figures she won't be seeing much of me for the next few days.
20: Makerbot day two - My play gets interrupted by work.
21: goodbad - Makerbot Industies isn't all that similar to Verizon.
22: bow practice - I'd hadn't fired an arrow since I was a little kid.
23: archery-based tree pruning - I successfully cut off a branch about sixty feet above the ground using a compound bow and a rope-powered chainsaw.
24: neglected trails and a previously-watched movie - Sex as an concept in the head of a bright, imaginative six year old is very different from how an adult thinks about it.
25: limits of parsley - Too much in the couscous. Also, too much doggy energy.
26: return of Bad Rhymes - Sometimes people just keep coming back into your life unannounced.
27: Gus meets our cats - A shy Boston Terrier meets his physical equals.
28: celebrate with Indian food - Hopefully that food is vegan, since the book being celebrated is about animal rights issues.
29: mini-carnival - I finally get my Makerbot working, but still no good print outs.
30: four rawhides - One gives Sally some good memories, but ultimately Ramona eats them all.
31: tedious loaf of sanctimony - Listening again to contemporary Christian rock.