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:
   August 2013

01: serene rainy day - Rediscovering Dr. Steve Brule.
02: anti-funk jihad - Bleach for mold, Dr. Bronner's for puke.
03: eight humans spending the night - Four adults and four kids, at least one of whom has a propensity for scream-crying.
04: Where is my sandwich? - A logistically-complex swimming excursion and an unexpected additional meal.
05: a bear climbs many trees - A walk with friends in the forest scares up a creature with unexpected behavior.
06: the dogs of the Upper West Side - Mostly purebreds, partly because of the proximity of multi-million-dollar brownstones.
07: noisy ad-hoc gear train - I try to find a better way to drive my disco ball. And watching Orange is the New Black.
08: battery acid IPA - Also: learning a programming language known as Lua.
09: the day before the Adirondacks - An unscheduled robot board power supply challenge.
10: first night in fisherman's heaven - Returning to Bleecker, NY, for another week on Lake Edward.
11: Eleanor's reluctant canoe ride - We pick her up at the dock we used last year and paddle to a hiking place across the lake.
12: granite cliffs of Chase Lake - Revisiting a lake we visited before, but going to a bad shoreline.
13: cabin fever on Lake Edward - I actually like a day or two of being rained-out of outdoor activities.
14: loon egg - Also: drinking alone while Gretchen drives to the Catskills and a drunken late-night cruise.
15: taking Lake Edward for granted - Seeing other lakeside real estate, we realize Lake Edward is a special place.
16: hornets and the creek to Woodworth Lake - Exploring northeast of Lake Edward.
17: small talk on low blood sugar - Not having a good time at a Kingston block party.
18: liquor buying on Sunday mornings - Apparently it is still impossible in Kingston, NY. Also: musings on Radio Shack's possibly-restored utility.
19: Pogoplug hell II - I render my second Pogoplug unusable, though only temporarily.
20: Adirondack splinter - Something I cannot get out of my foot.
21: still the Baby lives on - Explosive cat diarrhea in the laboratory.
22: you can buy mirror ball rotators - My improvised solutions have been such a waste of time; I can buy one for $10.
23: Coyote floater - I get a good look at the native American dog.
24: slow on my feet - My feet start out uncomfortable on this cleaning jihad sort of day.
25: not a dog record - Afternoon party at our house.
26: statutes of limitations and observational limitations - How life is not like Breaking Bad.
27: puzzles - The things I most enjoy doing tend to be them.
28: elastic wasteband - I'm 45, and it's a selling point for a pair of short pants.
29: pseudoephedrine food choreography - To properly enjoy choreography, one must know when to eat and when not to eat.
30: Hodor at the pet store - Also, laundry demands resulting from the use of body scents by houseguests.
31: up the Sacandaga - Beginning another week in the Adirondacks, this time on a river instead of a lake.