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 2013

01: LEDs for bathrooms - Also, planting mystery hot peppers and measuring capacitance.
02: four hours on my feet - KMOCA's February 2013 benefit.
03: quiet trumps purchase - My desire for a Hackintoshable laptop mostly evaporates after I figure out how to make my Mac Mini run more quietly.
04: God is Hitler - And Huey Lewis leads me to American Psycho.
05: I said his ear - Stupid television and an emergent employment funk.
06: pizza party with Hurley fries - All to watch a stupid episode of the Bachelor.
07: last minute widowmaker - Gathering wood before a blizzard. And accurate measurement of capacitance.
08: blizzard begins - Snow begins falling, but we're reading. Also, unbracketed success and failure blocks make me angry.
09: pepper cloud - Garden-grown hot peppers are easy to accidentally-weaponize.
10: Muzak at Skytop - The pizza isn't as good tonight and the music sucks, but now there's an antipasto bar.
11: making sense of Capsense - Measuring low-value capacitors with an Arduino library designed for user input.
12: old laptops as serial terminals - What worked and what didn't. Also, the stale bread of Creationism sweetened by dinosaurs.
13: biohazard in the Hannaford - Another day, another Uptown Kingston freakshow.
14: Valentine's Day exhaust system - A non-street-legal car on St. Valentine's Day.
15: sunny February chores - Oxygen sensor installed, hair cut, hydronic zone fixed, fuel level sensor sealed. Also, a meteor injures hundreds in non-Soviet Russia.
16: lordy live - Another year, another burrito and a pitcher of las margaritas.
17: orzo and pepper - Also, a Whippet named Devo.
18: capacitance fuel probe works - I watch its performance on a webcam as fuel is added to the tank.
19: ultimately rooted in sadism - Why I like to troll stupid pages on Facebook.
20: Craigslist job hunt - And why it's a pleasant website to use.
21: robot rent-a-cops of Facebook - The limits to free expression on a site controlled by a single commercial interest.
22: Punta Cana - Off to a tropical vacation.
23: out of the sun except to piss - Reading, drinking, and pissing in the Dominican Republic.
24: lobster sty - Unwanted lobsters as big as housecats and an infection on the rim of my eye. Also, a woman with large breasts and her proud shutterbug husband.
25: chaos at the Presidente tap - Another tricky day being vegan at the all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic.
26: moonlit walk in the Dominican Republic - Also a beer drinking contest and a few power outages.
27: long trip from the Carribean - Multiple delays and ineffective Ambien plague our journey back to Hurley.
28: weak anniversary - Drained from our vacation, we don't bother to celebrate 12 years of being back together.