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:
   March 2013

01: makeshift chili - Also: a return to tempeh manufacturing.
02: ixnay on the enispay - Fixing obsolete computer equipment, and what kids do when they're exploring heteronormative sexuality.
03: like accidental moments of melodic beauty - A moment of unintentional revelation in a behind-the-schenes episode of Gold Rush.
04: sound of distant troll feeding - News that Oberlin suspended classes for the day over racist incidents.
05: cooking performance anxiety - With hours of warning, I prepare a mediocre ethiopian dinner.
06: end of the illness-free streak? - An unusual feeling in my sinuses has me feeling less than 100%.
07: pseudoephedrine and last minute visitors - With the snow comes an unexpected houseguest.
08: a line of sufficient fineness - Buying a 24 pack of colored pencils just for the white one.
09: rocked by sneezes - Both me and my subconsciousness are not into this head cold thing.
10: homemade vegan parmesan cheese - It's good, but we have trouble finding television to watch while eating it.
11: a commemoration of Suzi - Ray, Nancy, Gretchen, and I eat Indian food and talk about aging.
12: framework for witty banter - I watch a final episode of this season's the Bachelor at Ray and Nancy's place.
13: never need to buy another razor - I realize that my burn rate through disposable razor heads is so slow that my current supply of them will last me the rest of my life.
14: raccoon in the grotto - I dispose of a dead creature for a neighbor.
15: pantomime-based laughter - After an art show in Stone Ridge, dinner at a nearby Japanese restaurant.
16: in the face of events that should have been blowing their minds - Tying to watch the Johnny Depp Dark Shadows film adaptation.
17: another OS hunt - Downloading .iso files and installing them, but the best, as it always turns out, is Windows XP.
18: an antler for Ramona - For the first time in my life, I find an antler on my own.
19: snow and Crocs - When there is too much snow for walking around in Crocs, I dig paths to the places I need to go.
20: inspection jinx is broken - I get the Subaru inspected and learn of the death of Jason Molina.
21: brute force instead of understanding - I find two very different ways to solve a problem.
22: no need to hoard goodies - Eating delicious giant beans and then getting diarrhea.
23: Fur Ball, 2013 - Boring and slightly-less boring times at Diamond Mills in Saugerties.
24: palpitating through New Jersey - Driving to Silver Spring for Passover and feeling anxious in my chest.
25: favorite Passover yet - The key to a good Passover is chaos.
26: Equal Justice Under Law - Protesting for gay marriage in Washington, DC.
27: Passover veggie burger - We make the mistake of getting veggie burgers at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area.
28: tame pickled peppers on my matzah pizza - And why that's not so great. Also some crazy dreams.
29: learning things I don't want to know - Interacting with Microsoft SQL Server just long enough to export data out of it.
30: experience with a good video card - Astounded by the performance of an expensive video card attached to a 10 year old processor playing a 9 year old video game.
31: prototypically Beckettian - Being a captive audience of a Samuel Beckett monologue.