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:
   September 2013

01: Ring of Fire - An annual Labor Day Eve spectacle on Great Sacandaga Lake.
02: wooden brake line plugs - A bush solution to brake problems in the Adirondacks.
03: the Sack & Dagger - Another couple visits to Wells and a naming idea for a local Irish Pub.
04: Oaxaca Wednesday - Also: trying to predict what toilet paper will look like from the way it feels on my asshole.
05: panning for gold on the Sacandaga - You never know until you try.
06: the recycling bin behind Trader Joe's - Accidentally throwing away too much on the drive back from the Adirondacks.
07: good marijuana mix card - Partying by myself in the greenhouse upstairs.
08: chaotically-deformed metal - Fixing the Honda Civic Hybrid's hood as best I can after it was dented by a doomed deer.
09: brakelines and hexagons - A dirty exploration under my Subaru and mathematically plotting a grid of hexagons on a Google map.
10: doomsday entertainment - Another outlet for crazy people on television.
11: sweaty September - Sweating just from walking dogs in the forest.
12: old-dog concern - Scary thunderstorms pass through and scare more than just Eleanor, the oldest dog.
13: dating Upstate - Fixing some things for Sarah the Vegan in West Hurley.
14: upgrade to handmade artifact - Finishing a long-procrastinated painting to be used as the cover art of Gretchen's next book.
15: sour metallic - Someone passes gas at the Indian restaurant.
16: eat my shit - What katydids say over and over.
17: Canary Creek hunter platforms - Also: pulling cable next to wasps.
18: good seeds and bad seeds - Some are yummy, some are marginally-fruitful, and some are spawn of Satan.
19: easy in the hard - The ease of importing from MySQL to SQLite.
20: late September harvest - It's 9-20, so it's time to reap what has been sewn.
21: return of the crazy bear - The dogs chase the bear who will not be treed. Also, powering through some Lightroom development roadblocks.
22: clear vision of how to proceed - I reach a long-sought-after milestone in working on my latest (and, up until today, nearly impossible) programming project.
23: tofu skins in Stone Ridge - The worst dish on the Momiji menu.
24: bear bites dog - While hiking beyond the Canary Valley, the dogs and I come upon a mother bear with several babies.
25: the mighty Teays - Some glaciology research on the day before Gretchen's book tour.
26: greenhouse radio pod - Improving wireless connectivity near the greenhouse.
27: the catfished - Watching an MTV reality show about people who fall romantically for fake internet identities.
28: small, sharp fragments of shale - They make my feet tender this late in the barefoot season.
29: Baby Blue - Exploring the highlands east of the gorge across Dug Hill Road and watching the Breaking Bad finale.
30: seven years of the Baby - Also, I cook my first meal four days after Gretchen left me on my own.