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:
   January 2013

01: decaf unawares - Also, a fault-tolerant Arduino slave across a serial link.
02: barren refrigerator opportunity - A lack of recent shopping makes cleaning the refrigerator easy.
03: 70 degree delta - The greenhouse upstairs shows its talents on an exceptionally cold day.
04: not the best day to be under a car - But also not the worse. Plus, Arduino hell and more Boogie Nights.
05: lack of photogeneity - Crowds of ugly people at ShopRite.
06: my physical limits under the hood - Trying to reach the connector of the upstream oxygen sensor in a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid.
07: too frozen to delaminate - Why one would eat grits instead of corn chips or whole wheat tortillas.
08: street-legal cars for less than that - Not getting an official Honda shop to replace an oxygen sensor. Also, altering keyboard behavior in Javascript.
09: passport mishap - A rude discovery upon trying to check in early to our flight to the Dominican Republic.
10: warmed by the hot sauce - And bedeviled by slow CVS employees (in the mentally-challenged sense of the word).
11: virtual incest and virtual children - Wine-fueled practical romance in Saratoga Springs.
12: gun show in Saratoga Springs - Also, vegan poutine and the Roosevelt Baths.
13: Lake Placid - It's not much of a village on a Saturday night.
14: things to do in Lake Placid - Not much, but there is a good brewpub.
15: $486 at Trader Joe's - On our way back from Lake Placid, we stop in Albany for supplies.
16: four years later fixing the same clock - That crazy German clock comes back for more maintenance.
17: crackhead lamp base - Trying and then abandoning the repurposing of a colander. Also, rooting for the idiot in Shipping Wars.
18: building a four-armed chandelier - Also, the Baby gets some dental work.
19: lordy lou, Gretchen turns forty two - She gets a lamp and a carefully-curated brunch party.
20: not there for NRBQ - Our plan B restaurant for Gretchen's private celebratory birthday meal is the Little Bear.
21: procrastinatory - Sometimes you can't even bring yourself to read an important email.
22: Gangnam into the abyss - Stoking paranoia and crazy on Facebook.
23: habañero lime spaghetti - Another happy accident on another infrequent kitchen adventure.
24: Gretchen's new Badger - Now it boots off a solid state drive.
25: brushes with wilting authority - A cop pulls me over with a mistaken idea and I set off alarms as I leave Home Depot.
26: BPI Graduation, 2013 - Gretchen and I are perhaps the first people ever expelled from a BPI graduation.
27: terrible speaker wire - Just because it's fat doesn't mean it's good.
28: Epibible - It is to the Bible as the Epigenome is to the Genome.
29: higher than I would have preferred - Also, Hackintosh procedures become more like riding a bicycle.
30: January fog - Also: getting rid of a carpet on Freecycle.
31: SequoiaView - Finally, a way to quickly visualize what is taking up room on your hard drive.