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:
   November 2012

01: neighter compare to a Share - What it's like to go viral on Facebook.
02: Looking for Dragons - I finish a last painting for the KMOCA show.
03: double-named venues - I show several works of art for the first time in over ten years.
04: mouse or nail - Something caused a short in a thermostat wire.
05: dogfather - The guy who had Ramona before we did comes by for a visit.
06: Obaminate - Chill the fuck out, Barack has this one.
07: perfect schadenfreude - After Obama is re-elected, I actually feel content enough to die. Of course, part of that feeling was a consequence of my hangover.
08: installing flooring without a flooring nailer - It's slow but possible.
09: schadenfreude continues - Now I find out about Romney's get-out-the-vote application known as Orca.
10: unlikely to ever again inconvenience a coyote - Where I discuss two possible crimes against the social order.
11: an end to all that - A warm night with no katydids.
12: floor finished - The greenhouse upstairs now has a solid White Oak floor that squeaks a little.
13: like the holodeck - Finishing the interior of the greenhouse upstairs.
14: ready to furnish - Settling on a dog-piss-stained futon for the greenhouse upstairs.
15: first coffee in the greenhouse upstairs - It's nice to have a sunny place nearby in the winter.
16: investing in fracking - Somehow a fracking company turns up in our investment portfolio. And it's lost 89% of its value!
17: nasty with clotted - Sometimes old paint is just what you want.
18: ideally - Imagining a train that delivers breakfast supplies and a woodshed where green wood can be stacked without covering up the dry wood.
19: Siamese stick - What to do with a piece of tree containing wire when salvaging it for firewood.
20: three humans, two dogs, and a cat - An unusually-crowded roadtrip to Silver Spring, Maryland.
21: three humans, two dogs, and a cat - An unusually-crowded roadtrip to Silver Spring, Maryland.
22: logistics with an undercurrent of rage - Ramona gets a deer leg and a fox hunt for Thanksgiving.
23: Ramona loves kids - Also, no evident protest at a Hyattesville Walmart on Black Friday.
24: injera and a steampunk ring - Driving back from Silver Spring.
25: sunless, partially-coffee-free Sunday - A day when heat is best obtained by burning wood and calories.
26: low headroom square light - The perfect overhead light for the greenhouse upstairs.
27: standards used just by me - Defining my own interfaces for Arduino.
28: memetic extrusion through N-dimensional space-time - Another great visualization that comes from smoking marijuana.
29: how best to project a design onto a painting - From the ancient grid technique to Project-A-Scope to an actual LCD projector.
30: Hurley is over eleven miles away - But curiosity has me driving there anyway.