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:
   June 2012

01: the rough road to 64 bits - I decide to upgrade my OS for the first time since 2005.
02: solidified griffin tears - More Windows migration woes and another monthly opening down on the Rondout.
03: de-defaulting Windows 7 - Correcting the line spacing in Explorer was crucial.
04: all the fail it's thrown my way - Another near disaster with my new Windows 7 installation.
05: cupcake-chested visitor - Ramona is in the road again, chasing a baby rabbit.
06: Ramona applies the tourniquet - A troubling new wrestling technique between our dogs.
07: maximizing rotting Catskill motels - Jessika and Aaron come to visit.
08: Woof Woof Tammy - Joined again by a friendly dog, this time while taking Jessika and Aaron around the Canary Hill loop.
09: Edgar runs away - He decides it is the worst vacation ever.
10: Deer Fly Season - The flies make the mystery pond south of the Canary Falls substantially less attractive.
11: dogs the size of cats - When they leave, Stripey can finally relax.
12: Ramona gets expensive - Also, the ordeal of migrating a Windows 7 partition.
13: a beer for drinking while driving - A Tecate can looks a lot like a Coca Cola can.
14: walling in the east - Also a mention of a media mention of the Big Fun Glossary.
15: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Dissonant melodies among the greyhaired.
16: yard saling and Sunfrost - Dog toys, a Dewalt drill, and a flat bread press. Also: a shortcake social.
17: believe and evangelize - Arguing with a conspiracy theorist about why music should be free.
18: Orwellian oligarchy - Gretchen gets fired a second time by the same assholes.
19: thankless job of uploading - Who supplies us with our free media?
20: hot day at Fording Place - Out on a beer/dirt run. Also, progress on a homemade door.
21: Ramona swims at the Secret Spot - We take Ramona to the Secret Spot for the first time. It is also probably one of Sally's last visits there.
22: greenhouse upstairs door installed - Also some hailstones and a power outage.
23: understanding casement windows - I didn't really know anything about them until I needed to put one together from scratch.
24: onomatopoeic with a sweaty handshake - The name Wayne, intro to chemistry, and another scam preying on the technically illiterate.
25: Chinese food escape - While Gretchen hosts a poetry workshop, I ride with Ray and Nancy to Bearsville for Chinese food.
26: book celebration - Books fucking like schoolgirls at New World Home Cooking.
27: uncomfortable in my head - Loud bass sounds set off ringing in my ears, but I manage to get work done anyway.
28: complete and utter nourishment - Another work-related trip into Manhattan.
29: Connecticut window drive - It's a long distance for windows, but they were cheap and the perfect size.
30: Sally can no longer swim - Another milestone at the Secret Spot on the Esopus.