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:
   July 2012

01: vegan tapework paradox - What is the moral thing to do when one is vegan and parasitized by a long, disgusting flat worm.
02: another south girder - Finishing the framing above the south wall in the greenhouse upstairs.
03: Ramona' first visit to the dump - It will probably be the only occasion that both Sally and Ramona are at the West Hurley Transfer Station at the same time.
04: unlovely SeaTac - Getting around without a car in one of the least pedestrian-friendly places in America.
05: Whidbey Island vegan hunt - Arriving at the location of another wedding.
06: wedding on an island - Our friend Mary has what will probably be among the last first weddings for our peers.
07: hugs and handshakes in Washington State - Also: Enterprise has an interesting regime of upselling at the airport-like car rental facility in SeaTac.
08: also a soccer sports bar - It sort of makes sense that a brewpub would also be a venue for watching soccer.
09: Oregon City elevator - We drive to a nearby community to see the art of a friend.
10: you cannot lock your keys in a Prius - Actually, you can if one of the doors isn't fully locked.
11: coast of Oregon - Ecola State Park and Astoria, followed by a stay just east of Portland.
12: Sauvie Island beaches - An unexpected gem in the Columbia River.
13: north of Mount Saint Helens - Visiting the volcano 32 years after it exploded.
14: lights from the ground - Flying over North America at night.
15: hyperspace around the bullshit - There is a technological solution to the problem of media company pissing contests.
16: Katydids, 2012 - Also, Breaking Bad jumps the shark.
17: missed Darwinian opportunity - Radiolab lets me down and I pull off a tricky window hanging in the greenhouse upstairs.
18: flash flood on Hurley Avenue - Also: learning what Einstein actually knew before he came up with the the Special Theory of Relativity.
19: trollportunities - One reason to have people with different world views among your Facebook friends.
20: little kids love my greenhouse - The key to keeping them entertained turned out to be a simple tour of my personal fort.
21: ants in my way - Tearing apart an old bay window to salvage its window units.
22: historical game of telephone - The Imaginary Invalid at Bard and a past-peak restaurant soon to close.
23: a snerch for Ray - Offering the food I like to make for myself.
24: homegrown cabbage burritos in our modest mcmansion - Gretchen looks at million dollar houses and then cooks an unusual meal.
25: passing of a Google Street View car - Also: the impressive first garden of some friends.
26: storm-warning driven - Events today were mostly driven by a huge storm that was predicted to send hail and tornadoes our way.
27: tapeworm jihad - Awaking to find dried tapeworm segments littering the bed.
28: last of the salvaged windows - But now how do I fill the remaining rectangles?
29: Nigel the brownhouse cat - But today he joins us in the living room for our weekly coffee ritual.
30: spaghetti and garden slop - What I had for dinner after a day of work and pseudoephedrine.
31: equal and opposite unnesting - All day coding with a hangover.