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:
   August 2012

01: it will be expensive after all - Bad news from Schenectady on Ramona's knee.
02: book released - After a three-year gestation, the book Gretchen co-wrote with Jenny is finally released.
03: edge of the Kingston wetland - Killing time with a bicycle while waiting for new tires to be installed.
04: two kinds of crenelated plywood - Back to working on my greenhouse upstairs.
05: the smell of people in the heat - Somewhat uncomfortable at the Festival of the Voice in Phoenicia.
06: too many dimensions of documentation - Why Excel isn't the best choice for providing instructions to be followed. Also: Shipping Wars.
07: early August boletes - But unfortunately no flat bread.
08: imagining 1.5 bodily function minus 3 canines - Another dinner party.
09: six to twelve months of shit - How human excrement cooks down through the process of decomposition.
10: first brownhouse cleaning - After two and a half years, it's time.
11: to Fulton County - Off to spend a week at a house on a lake in the Adirondacks.
12: swimming snapping turtle - Also, how lake is a universe.
13: yappy terriers on the lake - Now we can't just turn our dogs loose like we want to.
14: new miseries - Technology can yank you right out of the most beautiful experiences in nature.
15: Pileated Woodpecker and red viburnum - Bird life near the southwest corner of Lake Edward.
16: public drinking in Bleecker - Too bad the barkeep is a small-minded big mouth.
17: blue-light-special secret society - At the end of another trail across the lake.
18: Bleecker intelligence - Gretchen finds the perfect source of information for all things Bleecker.
19: clunkless shakedown - Perhaps the car doesn't have defective shock absorbers.
20: dinner party subject: baseball - Also: the debased value of a Stephen King endorsement.
21: staight back to the bus - Overwhelmed by work, I do not take advantage of New York City.
22: between 12 and 14 - Hours of work on a hellish project.
23: bad sounds in both ears - Between a bad Skype teleconference and the Stockade Tavern, my ears suffered nearly as much as my ass did doing web development all day in front of my computer.
24: murky dive bar light - Another depressing meeting tempered with East Village refreshments.
25: compensate for algorithmic failings - Another productive day, with hangover.
26: Woodstock book release party - Celebrating the release of a memoir Gretchen ghost wrote.
27: Sailfish for road work - Something better than a netbook for when I have to work on the road.
28: on line at the Best Buy - Best Buy saves the day near the corner of Houston and Broadway in Manhattan.
29: preserving hard-won JSON - Also: not watching the Republican convention.
30: hyperactive dragon - Why booze is an important component of pseudoephedrine abuse.
31: Catform and Ramona's office - Ramona returns from her knee surgery and I get in a little work on the greenhouse upstairs.