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 2020

01: dysphoric soldering - I can't get two fittings to solder together, which I usually can (even when they weren't designed to be).
02: fucking Javascript frameworks - Are there any web developers who know what they're doing anymore?
03: the pond behind Hasbrouck - We watch a move in pandemic conditions in Stone Ridge.
04: Love on the Spectrum - Watching a reality show with Gretchen.
05: reminding me of my mother's fishy meal - Gretchen and Powerful cook a meal based on wild rice and tofu that makes me nostalgic.
06: skateboard prey animal in Woodstock - Also: a delicious quesadilla and a friendly deer.
07: cheap gin instead of isopropyl? - Also: you can still get regular (unadulterated) pseudoephedrine at real drug stores.
08: best of the Fussies - Our newish neighbor is better than expected.
09: resurrecting an invisible fence - Though 500 feet is not quite enough wire.
10: tiny roasted baby potatoes - Ramona gets unexpectedly inexpensive dental work and we have a 50s-style vegan meal.
11: nineteen 9Eleven - The white mushroom-cloud-shaped thing you're seeing is an actual mushroom.
12: September evening cardboard fire - To which I add an actual log of wood.
13: my side of the bed smelled like something Ramona had rolled in - What I smell as I watch Sunflower Bean videos.
14: slimy boletes - This mushroom is plentiful this year, but it didn't produce quite the dish I wanted.
15: eight-year-procrastinated gutter - Also, enormous custom pizzas.
16: pseudephedrine-related gut complaint - But my desire to eat delicious pizza is undiminished.
17: big unhelpful muddle - Technology today is a mess.
18: in one particular pancreas - Ruth Bader Ginsberg unexpectedly dies.
19: breaded & fried deliciousness - My first experience breading and frying something.
20: sick of chicken of the woods, 2020 - Also, another Zoom call with the fam fam.
21: chipmunks, blue jays, and squirrels - Also, another Zoom call with the fam fam.
22: cursing red squirrel - Doesn't matter that he or she has an acorn in his or her mouth.
23: fucking environment variables - You have to reboot the damn computer for changes to register. Another reason Windows needs to fucking die.
24: coerced spaghetti dinner - Powerful hadn't cooked in awhile, but tonight he did.
25: finding hope - Gretchen making lemonade out of the lemons in the news.
26: greeting neighbors - Gretchen making lemonade out of the lemons in the news.
27: extremely hot yellow pepper - You can't know how hot a pepper is from eating only one slice.
28: immunity next door - Our new neighbors all already had the coronavirus.
29: acid reflux and debate - Sarah the Vegan attends the first Trump-Biden debate of 2020 as an honorary member of our pod.
30: reflux and influx - The former causes me to appreciate the solar version of the latter down in the greenhouse.