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:
   I like peaty
Tuesday, December 10 2019
It's been an unusually cold December, but today there was a break in the weather and temperatures rose into the 50s. I really should've found a better way to experience the day than driving to the Grog Shop in the middle of Red Hook and buying booze, but that was what I did. That's the place that doesn't sell big plastic bottles of gin, so when I go there I am forced to buy a big plastic bottle of vodka, in this case Gary's Good Vodka. (I like that it's not going too far out on a limb to sing its own praises, which would be absurd coming from a $13 two-litre bottle.) I always get a more expensive bottle one-litre bottle of some sort of brown liquor with my gin or vodka, and when the shopkeeper saw me eying a $25 bottle of Islay Mist scotch, he said he thought it was a great whiskey for the price, though it was "a bit peaty." "I like peaty," I replied. Usually when I buy scotch, I buy the cheapest single-malt in the shop, but this one is blended. I'll report back later.

This week I've been adding frontend-building features to the Python script I've been writing that automatically "builds" the backend for an Angular app based only on a SQL database and configuration JSON. You read that right. In addition to building C# files and stored procedures, it's now also building Angular model files and even a services file written in TypeScript. If all goes to plan, the only real hand-coding will be in the rendering of the views (and, of course, custom work added to the programmatically-created files).

A birdfootesque stick in the snow near where I park my car at my workplace.

Thaw puddles behind the building where I work. Click to enlarge.

Condensation on the concrete covered walkway in front of the building where I work. Note the birdsfootesque crack.

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