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 2019

01: suicide with fresh tattoos - Definitely more tragic than a tattoo-free person killing him or herself.
02: specify your rice - How to order at the Golden Wok in Red Hook, New York when you are vegan.
03: perhaps because it's organic and non-GMO - What's wrong with Late July corn chips. And Northern Spy's french fries policy.
04: Trump sticker on a Prius - Also, Neville falls out of a moving car. And I make enough room in the bathroom wall for the new medicine cabinet.
05: ballsy wren - A surprisingly loud and unflappable little bird.
06: the seams in the simulation - Really contemplating whether reality is a simulation.
07: fuck you, honeybees of Red Hook - A troubling sight on my walk back from burritos. And a good photo of a pileated woodpecker.
08: early enough to see a skunk - Driving to work at 7:00am.
09: troubles with glass - A fairly horrible day spent dealing with a hard, transparent material.
10: trouble trying to make trash into treasure - The Tibetan Center thrift store is fed by a good demographic, but there is a strong likelihood that the treasure you find is actually just trash.
11: blinkenlights and high-end pizza - Visitors from NYC get a dose of nature while I get a dose of visual spectacle.
12: hard-won solar-heated water - A morning bath on a rainy day.
13: broccoli taco Monday - A cold rainy day in May with an actual meeting at work.
14: mysterious man in the men's room - Driven to find another stall when I needed to take a dump today at work.
15: we don't call her Monie for nothing - She gets bored at work, rolls in something gross, and gives me athlete's foot.
16: a garden, ants, and jalapeñnos - Starting the garden for 2019. Also, a niche for clever birds in a big box parking lot.
17: in the aisles at Williams Lumber - A beautiful statuesque woman and fallout from a temporary building condemnation.
18: Judas Priest, 2019 - Apparently they're still a thing, and we see them live in Albany.
19: dialog between building and environment - Why I like to bury old tile and drywall near the house.
20: smell cat piss I did - Why it might be good to let the cats die off without replacement. Also, a solder joint fails after over a decade.
21: butter and trashier lettuces - Produce shopping at Adams Fairacre Farms.
22: parrot painting and prescription pills - I've gone back to hitting Gretchen's ambien supply.
23: a little too early - Arriving at work without my keys. And a bald eagle sighting near Enterprise Drive.
24: Memorial Day weekend Friday distractions - Carpenter ants, espresso, citra-hopped ale, and bears, oh my!
25: already over-gentrified - After a day of laying tile, Gretchen and I dine in a new fancy restaurant in a familiar space.
26: a medium that starts hardening the moment you mix it - Tiling the entryway, day two.
27: a dash of Portlandification - Excellent pizza arrives in Kingston, NY, and we also see the newish movie Booksmart.
28: in hopes of a slightly recreational experience - Xanax continues to only succeed at making me sleepy.
29: brindle mink - Another morning wildlife sighting.
30: without feeling like I was assraping - Things that occur to you once you're no longer a punk slacker who only cares about where your next beer is coming from.
31: never learning when not to do weird stuff - Learning about the sad case of John Dupont.