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:
   May 2013

01: shitty May Day - I have a series of miserable experiences ending with delicious faux pupusas.
02: dark, dark caffeine cold turkey - Deliberate caffeine withdrawal exacerbates the negative mental state from yesterday.
03: caffeine withdrawal with alcohol - At a Will Lyttle book release in Woodstock.
04: double-named restaurants - But instead, after the KMOCA opening, we eat the Indian Restaurant buffet.
05: caffeine withdrawal with pseudoephedrine - For once I take pseudoephedrine and don't need to bring myself down with alcohol.
06: Gretchen works on her farmers tan - And I continue my caffeine abstinence.
07: focus cocktail - Caffeine withdrawal plus 20 milligrams Celexa plus green and white tea.
08: the dosage of Lobelia - Trying out yet another stimulant.
09: anniversary X - We spend it at Skytop with the dogs.
10: the dosage of Lobelia - Trying out yet another stimulant.
11: Woodstock release party - Gretch fills the Kleinert yet again.
12: on my old caffeine diet - Admitting my caffeine fast is over.
13: cold day in May - Burning a fire old day because of the unusual chill.
14: relentlessly snotlike - The state of non-vegan party food.
15: stiff fingers and distraction - And yet I manage to get some stuff done.
16: lawn mowing, 2013 - And doing it barefoot.
17: caffeine withdrawal attempt II - All was not lost from the earlier attempt that ended a week or so ago.
18: shopping in caffeine withdrawal - But it doesn't make me feel incapable and clumsy around average shoppers.
19: blumpkins and other memes - Deborah's thank-you meal at her newish house.
20: old hacksaw blade headphone repair - Also, feeling mild euphoria in the springtime forest perhaps because of a new no-caffeine psychochemical equilibrium.
21: fixed thirteen years later - A new dentist discovers an error made by a dentist back in West Los Angeles.
22: trolling Tom Coburn - His reaction to the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, called for ridicule.
23: every hour to myself - Greedy for alone time when Gretchen is away.
24: any sort of mainstream success - No baseball caps in the crowd means the band is still alternative.
25: Mark in the greenhouse - He sets it up the way he wants it.
26: hangover demands interest - After watching a dramatization about Liberace, I have an unpleasant drive home.
27: distilled cognitive impairment - A two day hangover? Also, a motionless fawn in the forest.
28: hangover demands interest - After watching a dramatization about Liberace, I have an unpleasant drive home.
29: Oaxaca Wednesday - Liberated from anxiety attacks, I actually cook dinner for a change.
30: paper wasps reuse their nests - Today I see it for myself.
31: electric lawn mower - I can't spend two hours weed whacking the lawn like I used to.