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:
   June 2013

01: perfect social cocktail - I managed to achieve the perfect balance of caffeine and alcohol.
02: artificial gorges of the West Hurley Park quarry - Complete with room-sized voids at the base of cliffs.
03: all tiresome characters - The Red Wedding in Game of Thrones doesn't really upset me.
04: mustard green weeds - Also, describing my tempeh-making process.
05: caffeine, alcohol, and ambien - I celebrate perhaps a bit too hard after getting some work done.
06: edge of my respiratory capabilities - Gathering bluestone a bit too quickly.
07: like when food courts replaced downtowns - Yet again I run afoul of Facebook's extrajudicial censors.
08: snake versus phoebe - And nobody wins.
09: a calzone and a tired franchise - Gretchen and I see The Hangover Part III while on a date in Kingston, NY.
10: GPC TV-B-Gone - Building a TV-B-Gone from scratch.
11: vernal mushrooms - Also, a fundraiser on the back deck of Boitson's.
12: series of homemade presents - What happens when you run a gallery and you have a small group of friends over for your birthday.
13: subsurface rocks like icecubes - Why I wear rubber boots to keep my feet warm on a rainy June day.
14: telling a deer what not to do - A deer contemplates eating the garden until I suggest he do something else.
15: I love microcontrollers - From simple to complicated.
16: probe prototype - I have a Raspberry Pi snapping pictures every ten minutes at the end of an extension cord.
17: Rickrolled at the dentist - Preparations for a second crown on my punk rock tooth.
18: unpredictability that makes me leery - Though their potential is great, their complexity makes a Raspberry Pi perhaps less than ideal for crucial command and control.
19: the banality of scrap steel - The options for the home welder are enormous.
20: Crammed into the W. Kamau Bell Show - We're in the audience for the final show of his first season.
21: makeshift noise makers - Radios no longer start making sound when you give them power.
22: anti-deer supplies - Netting, tomato cages, and motion detecting noisemakers.
23: Nigel's disappearance noted - On this hot coffee Sunday, I realize I haven't seen Nigel the Cat in awhile.
24: buckets of hail - Powerful storms followed by a partially-ironic date night.
25: fridge failure during a long voice message - I was in no mood to hear our Portland friend leave her long-winded message.
26: reviving a cheap webcam - Also, failing to join a cleaning jihad.
27: Arduino serial watchdog - A good use for an AtTiny85.
28: sizing up tabbies - Looking for a replacement for Nigel the cat. And getting a permanent replacement for the bad crown on my punk rock tooth.
29: ears like shark fins - Also, a new cat named Kira and finally getting the suspension on our Honda Civic Hybrid in order.
30: doggy window in the downpours - Told not to bring our dogs to Ray's birthday party if it was raining, we waited for the only rainless instant in the afternoon to drive over.