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:
   September 2012

01: brown spots in the bed - An unexpected downside to the cone of shame.
02: fecal limits - Mouse turds, shit-daubing anal glands, and the constant output of the Baby.
03: we all hope to produce with the carpentry skills - We want orthogonal, but sometimes we must settle for less.
04: superglue where the staple had been - Sally falls down the stairs and Ramona pops a rivet.
05: Sally decides to go - How we said goodbye and sent her on her way.
06: Thursday evening bustle - Discovering the Bleecker Street neighborhood west of 6th Avenue in the Greenwich Village.
07: state of southern culture - Watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
08: three social even Saturday - Home, Rosendale, and Rhinebeck. Avoided square dancing, unavoided smooth jazz, and no Slayer.
09: pickle in the red sauce - Also, centrifugally-flung dog shit and covering lots of surfaces with plastic.
10: prerequisite supplies for a glazing - Wonderboard and treated lumber and why I need to finish the interior of a sun box before installing the glass.
11: more of a shadow than a dog - Surprising myself by how much I miss Sally.
12: knee negligence - Not only does Ramona remove her own incision staples, but this morning she takes herself for a three quarter mile run.
13: experience not to exceed - Pseudoephedrine while I'm alone at home.
14: shit that had surely been flung everywhere - But all I find is a raisin-sized nugget. Also, the need for a small deck.
15: crack disappears - Rosendale for sandwiches and rummage saling.
16: greenhouse upstairs deck frame - Also, actually cleaning the bathtub after I bathe.
17: Queen of Versailles - We watch this great documentary in Woodstock.
18: champagne from the back of the fridge - Gretchen discovers her book-length poetry book is going to be published.
19: glazed catform - Installing glass and steps for the greenhouse upstairs.
20: better matches from the large field of rubble - Also, Mitt Romney in brownface.
21: absorbed by the vastness - BRAWL loses a lot of its usual energy in the boundless space of BSP.
22: open house at the seed libary - Afternoon and evening with some hard-core seed savers.
23: high R-value knee wall - Glum from a change in the weather, I start a new painting.
24: Shortcut from the Yardsale - I finish a big painting.
25: hauling drywall with a Subaru - I build a hauling platform in the Home Depot parking lot.
26: an actual use for duct tape - Holding unfaced insulation between rafters long enough for me to install a vapor barrier.
27: kayak hauling - I pick up Deborah's kayaks, which she sold to us prior to moving yet again.
28: all mistakes are fixable - The joy of working with drywall.
29: interrupt-driven environment - Why interactive programming is only good for solving small computer challenges.
30: twice in the hailstorm - Things that happen while getting nutritional yeast for a noodle bake.