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:
   April 2012

01: memes are hard - I try to spread a visual funny about conservative teens on Facebook.
02: I love my job - Also: watching Miranda July's latest, the Future.
03: greenhouse gets some use - Also: listening to the Wombats.
04: not duct tape alone - Using JB Weld to fix a cracked Honda Civic bumper.
05: LCD ghosts - I use my computer so much that ghosts appear on screen.
06: quantum physics and the Edict of Milan - Logically, the former is the greatest gift to Christianity since the latter.
07: entirely too much Jersey Shore - Chilly but pleasant down on the Rondout in Kingston.
08: eradicating the stank - Black-eyed pea discharge ends up in my hot water pot, which I have to disassemble to clean.
09: Sally's 17th - Treats and canine shoplifting at the Barnyard.
10: ultimately-useless mathematics - Trying to understand an evangelical speaker on Christian radio.
11: lower Chamomile, post Irene - A trail jammed with fallen trees as well as a guard rail.
12: Candle 79 and Ancient Egypt - A forray into the city to hang out with a vegan celebrity.
13: titanium and nettles - A cheap Chinese paper cutter has no problem with Titanium foil, and I add yard weeds to a sick soup for Gretchen.
14: east side of the bayou - Ramona is still not too interested in bodies of water.
15: Sunday rituals - It's a big day for coffee and teevee.
16: vacuum trucks of Hurley - Also, eating tempeh stew in freakish temperatures of nearly 90.
17: snakes and canine curiosity - My first non-freaky snake of the season, and perhaps Ramona's first snake ever.
18: Home Depot versus Lowes - Neither has small garden pots, but Lowes has a better selection of metric bolts.
19: soviet weather - When authoritarian bureaucratic nonsense clashes with my æsthetics regarding human interaction with data.
20: expired marijuana - An unsuccessful attempt to celebrate four-twenty.
21: newsflash to non-vegan preparers of vegan food - We actually appreciate qualities such as flavor and texture.
22: weight of a roof - The dead weight of a simple shed roof proves surprisingly large.
23: cap swapping II - Also, watching the Sitter.
24: computers and motors - Combining two of my favorite things.
25: practical application of Jevons Paradox - It might be good for avoiding green guilt, much not much else.
26: worst Chinese food in Kingston - Somehow Kai's Kitchen manages to get this distinction.
27: aborted slice of heaven - We discover an artificial pond after ranging into our forest's terra incognita.
28: the kind of french fries they serve at fancy restaurants - You know the kind I mean. These misbegotten pretenders each have a strip of potato skin on them and they tend to be a little floppy, devoid of that thin outer layer of fryer-induced crispiness that every fry has a God-given right to have.
29: before bumblebee season - Also, one of the secrets to Ray's success in the kitchen.
30: otherwise be tempted to fall flat - One prolonged procrastination from billable hours.