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:
   February 2014

01: actually selling art in the Hudson Valley - My inexpensive paintings sell out at the KMOCA benefit.
02: blizzard of requests - Blacklisted from the server I am testing on.
03: twisted together in a chaos - What makes the bluestone in the basement so hard.
04: descendants of dogs bred to fight other dogs - Breaking up a dog fight, I get bitten twice.
05: 90 minutes of snow shoveling - Since it was nine inches of snow, that comes to about ten minutes per inch.
06: possible pit falls of Pit Bulls - And crazy right wing step-parents.
07: fruit flies and cat piss - Two unfortunate biological entities in the laboratory.
08: house warming on California Quarry - I meet Gretchen after work for an evening overlooking Woodstock.
09: daughter cards and log skidding - And a new podcast to listen to.
10: it's getting hot down there - Gretchen takes off all her clothes in the greenhouse.
11: Little' Anthony's - A drive up to Albany to get sweaters, groceries, and vegan Italian junk food.
12: previous page's integer plus one - New forms of Facebook fun.
13: Walter found - The search for the cat that fled our latest failed cat adoption finally finds him alive and well (if much skinnier) under the porch of a neighbor.
14: Indian Valentines - Sweet wine, aloo gobi, and inedibly-spicy noodles for dinner.
15: decaf snowfall - Also, the ordeal of trudging through 20 inch snow for a half mile.
16: when restaurants move to Rhinebeck (reprise) - I turn 46 and have a mediocre-to-poor meal at Gaby's in Rhinebeck.
17: saved from Facebook purgatory - Using notes, I finally succeed and passing the Facebook troll-eliminating quiz.
18: possible Paypal business model - Frustrate developers by disabling the sandbox.
19: goodbye, Marie - We finally euthanize our old, sickly cat 'the Baby.'
20: 24 pounds of ashes and a buried cat - A 'warm' sunny day and a surprisingly frost-free ground beneath the snow.
21: no ice dams yet - Despite lots of roof snow and several freeze-thaw cycles.
22: whatever it is in humans that the sun recharges - On the couch in the greenhouse and in front of the teevee with noodly bean soup watching a zany show about treehouses.
23: weather forecasting is improving - The known future is now more than just five days. How do I know? The third return of the Polar Vortex was correctly predicted.
24: Judas Gutenberg's rule - Anything non-trivial is going to be a bitch to implement no matter how you're doing it.
25: narrow hard-walled holes in the snow - Old deer tracks make for potentially leg-injuring traps for thin-legged creatures.
26: eggplant and a green pepper - Groceries for a week spent on my own.
27: months between February and March - It maybe seems like there should be more than zero.
28: enormous pink tongue - Seeing Ramona enjoying the greenhouse.