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 2020

01: hand-sharpening a chainsaw - It's quick and effective, even for a gross amateur like me.
02: half-moon Neville agitation - Neville's bark is pathetic in comparison to Ramona's, as showcased in tonight's possible coyote alert.
03: firewood degeneracy pressure - When all the places to put firewood in the living room are occupied.
04: just remembering to do it - Reminding myself I can build any web application with good old vanilla Javascript and PHP.
05: lovely data for graphing - Finding more uses for graphing functionality. Also, Red Hook Hannaford's chick pea salad.
06: a dog named Pooper - After a delayed commute to work due to an icestorm, a dog jumps out the window of a truck to say hello.
07: the Particle Photon sucks - But at least a generic e-scooter from China works as expected.
08: mountain laurel of elko lake - A millennial realtor shows us some lakefront property in Sullivan County.
09: clamshell firewood salvaging backpack - The loss of the fold-out shelf results in an even better firewood-hauling backpack.
10: tailgater on US 209 - And how I dealt with him.
11: some earbuds are better than others - When switching between cheap ones, even I can hear the difference.
12: scavenger cat on Middle Road - Also, more fun with maxmatrix LEDs.
13: still using Tableform - I find a use for my old database visualizer even in a Microsoft shop.
14: moneyless on Valentine's Day - No road beer for me. Also, Valentine's Pizza at DiBella's on Lucas Avenue.
15: hot-pot-based cuisine - Trying a seemingly-authentic Chinese restaurant.
16: Red Hook birthday burrito - I knew the Mexican experience I wanted to have could only happen at Cancun's.
17: used to be very simple - The problem with both the web and the Arduino ecosystem.
18: mystery dysphoria - Despite a wave of funk sending me to bed in the afternoon, I make great progres getting microcontrollers to communicate over I2C.
19: drive to Yorktown Heights - After spacing out on an important meeting and bringing Ramona to work, I manage to make it on time anyway.
20: fortunate spaces in a PVC box - I find I can fit phone jacks perfectly in the space between the box wall and the screw posts.
21: self-made pizza - Gretchen left me a lump of dough. Also, why an expensive reporting tool might not solve your problems and my boss helps me break into my locked (but running) car.
22: just a caulking problem - Another afternoon spent dealing with a mystery leak at the brick mansion on Downs Street.
23: birds seemed to have faith - A warmish day in late February.
24: hawks and seagulls - More avian evidence of springtime.
25: now in alphabetical order - My boss toys with my SQL.
26: Mike Pence in charge - They're so terrible at their jobs that they deserve all that's coming to them.
27: creeping illness - By the end of the workday, I realize I won't be coming in tomorrow.
28: forgetting to eat - How illness toys with your appetite even when it doesn't do so directly.
29: no joy in anything - Life with a 102 degree fever.