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:
   April 2022

01: possible covid hangover - Not good for much two days after my second booster.
02: putting away food stamp groceries - Gretchen thinks it's a good way for me to know what was purchased.
03: can't get enough Theranos-type stories - I tinker with a NodeMCU while watching WeCrashed
04: acorns and sunflower seeds - What the bears have been eating lately.
05: hating transgender people so much you're willing to excuse Putin's atrocities - Listening to Christian radio in April of 2022.
06: before the miasma reached my nose - Pseudoephedrine, Azure DevOps, cheap liquor, a visit to the local thrift store, and cold pasta salad.
07: diphenhydramine and Arduino hacking - Gretchen and I go to Poughkeepsie to apply for TSA precheck, then we eat noodles in New Paltz and I experience a few good successes.
08: transchuckleheadeness - Farrellgas finds another way to screw up a propane delivery.
09: return of the buffleheads - Also, our solar inverter doesn't produce quite enough juice for our 240 volt/30 amp car charger.
10: the needs of my big new saw - It more or less demands to be run with power from the generator.
11: a freedom very few people will ever experience - The joys of building a complex piece of electronics from scratch.
12: leak from some side of the pipe - Gretchen draws my attention to a problem with the upstairs medicine cabinet.
13: a nearly ideal long-distance electrical car road trip - We only have to charge once on a road trip from the HUdson Valley to Washington, DC.
14: beautiful day out on the Potomac - Trying to work while sitting on a balcony at the Watergate.
15: flowers at the Ukraine embassy - A stroll along the Potomac and through Georgetown.
16: seder 2022 - Hot sauce and wine at the kids' table and I learn the basics of how to play a mandolin.
17: icecream trucks of the National Mall - Hello? Also the National Botanical Garden, stories from Medicare and the Peace Corp, and Scattergories while on diphenhydramine.
18: a trap for bored rich people - Finally, a suitable setting for an Electrify America charging station.
19: overcoming my aversion to leftover Ethiopian food - Knowing how much it has been handled disgusts me but it tastes amaazing.
20: my brother's idea of the importance of 4/20 - For him, it has nothing to do with cannabis.
21: delightful purple color - More bluestone for the cabin.
22: misgendered cat - Celeste turns out to be a male cat.
23: hardware watchdog - I find a way to make my Moxee cellular hotspot much more reliable.
24: Woodworth Lake mergansers - The freshly-thawed lake appeared to be teaming with ducklife. Also, I install a dog door and make tweaks to my hotspot watchdog.
25: leaving roof repair to the professionals - I realize I don't have the time and can't afford the risk of doing all the repairs.
26: first gardening of 2022 - Starting tomato and cannabis seeds inside.
27: update on the Ukrainian outsourcing team - Apparently they're all doing okay and even continuing to work.
28: lester's coping strategies - He's imprisoned again in the upstairs bathroom while we wait for him to defecate.
29: nice hookup wire windfall - Salavaging old telephone wire along the Farm Road. And Lester finally poops.
30: five tasks at Downs Street - And then a lawn party in West Hurley with some youngish people.