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:
   May 2012

01: bumblebee/Flying Squirrel - Also: a new subfloor for the greenhouse attic.
02: work, pseudo, and booze - It doesn't lead to a romantic evening.
03: getting and sending cookies - How I made a web spider act like a real web browser.
04: hummingbird arrival, 2012 - Also: alcohol, Ambesol, pseudoephedrine, and dirt.
05: time-disregarding banter - Shivering under the light of the supermoon.
06: old hair and new leaves - Another haircut down at the greenhouse and another Dug Hill Road bicycle race.
07: what was procrastinated I procrastinate other things to do - Such is the nature of my motivational flux.
08: rain, backaches, and majority rules! - A rainy day ends with good news for the homophobes, at least for now.
09: lesser of whatever evils - Obama claims to now believe in gay marriage.
10: downside to these restrictions - Why being a sociopathic investor is perhaps the best strategy.
11: garden started, 2012 - So far it's mostly just Brassicas.
12: when to transplant to the garden - Certainly not early on a sunny day.
13: puppy-confinement puzzle - Making it so Ramona can't move as much in hopes that her knee will heal.
14: five IPAs in Manhattan - How I spent my evening after a three and a half hour meeting.
15: Vegucating Rosendale - Also: how a transvestite bartender can hedge a bar's doucheyness.
16: Penny gets quilled - And Gretchen gets fired.
17: Mourning Doves and rabbits - Getting a turberculosis test in Kingston and then gravel at Fording Place.
18: spark plugs and asphalt - The things I use as fill with an eye to future archæologists.
19: roof jacking commences - I raise the greenhouse roof forty inches using an automotive bottle jack.
20: local pan-Asian fail - A restaurant in Stone Ridge disappoints and I continue with my greenhouse roof raising.
21: good Italian take-away - I find a good source of non-Indian take-away in Kingston. And I buy some hardware.
22: south end up - Another day of roof jacking.
23: Stonehengian signal - We give our friend Paul a tour of the nearby quarry.
24: final inch and a half - The last bit of greenhouse roof raising. Also: Gretchen's parents visit for the weekend.
25: multicourse birthday feast - Gretchen gives her mother a gourmet vegan feast for her birthday.
26: watching the Dictator - Satire and a movie with the in-laws.
27: television programming desert - So I begin watching Game of Thrones.
28: Game of Thrones marathon - I can't tear myself away. And why is that wall so damn important?
29: windows from Shandaken - I make a score for my greenhouse on
30: who-will-think-of-the-children-? sensibilities - Still procrastinating with Game of Thrones.
31: the rough road to 64 bits - I decide to upgrade my OS for the first time since 2005.