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 2020

01: Donnie Trumpkins in the bumkins - Something has pushed the global pandemic out of the headlines.
02: the day after Donald Trump's infamous fascist stroll - A hot water heater is replaced, and tampons might be the solution to our ammosexual woes.
03: pandemic Farm Festival - Delicious falafel on the edge of a parking lot on a beautiful day in early June.
04: nearby gunfire - The son of a local landowner decides to do some target practicing along the Farm Road.
05: the right kind of blinkenlights - Not all LEDs are annoying, but the one on my work-issued HP Envy laptop definitely is.
06: plastic forks in the garden of the Garden - Gretchen introduces a pair of Powerful's friends to her favorite local vegan restaurant.
07: ugly Greek pie - But it tastes great. Also, what happened at the Black Lives Matter protest in Bentonville, Arkansas.
08: weakly communicating - A neighbor finds an ineffectual series of ways to complain about some unknown problems caused by our dogs. And a non-dinner social function at a professor's house in Rhinebeck.
09: bear incident in the ravine - An SPCA officer comes in the morning and a bear comes in the evening.
10: Prius action thriller move - Anything to get a shooter's license plate. Also, progress on the 3D cube and I cool the air in the laboratory for the first time ever.
11: shooter with a baby - Gretchen actually talks to a shooter down at the bus turnaround.
12: baldheaded neighbor - I finally have a conversation with the neighbor whom Ramona has been terrorizing.
13: electricity sneaking - Weird electrical paths when I have an odd number of layers in my 512-LED light cube.
14: like when I used to play hooky - Powerful goes with Gretchen when she goes to work her shift in Woodstock.
15: grams and ounces - Some unit confusion makes dinner kind of weird.
16: cannot get too lost - Not when everyone as a smartphone, though Sarah the Vegan tries.
17: shooter shouts back - I faintly hear the shooter shouting in response to my megaphone-based taunts.
18: Ethiopian food probably wouldn't fly in the hood - Gretchen and Powerful finally thaw out a huge mass of injera. Also, figuring out how to drive water out of my Raspberry Pi.
19: breakout - I lock the dogs in the house prior to another socially-distanced dinner party.
20: first date since the pandemic - It's still a little early to have a nightlife.
21: camera on a hummingbird feeder - The things I learned about macro lenses and IR filters.
22: salvaged from a camera drowned in 2008 - It turns out I have handy infrared filters on hand.
23: bathing in hot weather - Also, a nice hummingbird clip.
24: no facial freedomists at Stewarts - Also, which way is up in a M.2 2242 SSD.
25: bullfrog in the pinecones - A big pile of pinecones can hold moisture through a drought.
26: scope of the social-distanced socializing - What had just been drinks and crackers turns into a dinner party.
27: Zoom trivia - A rainy day and Gretchen's new hiking trail.
28: cutting glass is difficult - At least for me it is, when I'm using one of those scoring glass cutters.
29: a bit too thick in my sandwich - Whatever that faux meat was, it was kind of gross.
30: Delphi procedures and pasta stew - And recovering from a rare weekday french press of coffee.