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

got that wrong

appropriate tech
Arduino μcontrollers
Backwoods Home
Fractal antenna

fun social media stuff

(nobody does!)

Like my brownhouse:
   April 1998

01: April Fools Microwave - Another online journal-keeper donates a microwave oven to our cause.
02: free to create - Without a need to fulfill social obligations, I continue to paint pictures.
03: evening with a maniac - I spend the evening away from my housemates with a manic Chinese girl.
04: Viking Party - Wacky Jen pulls some strings and we drink lots of free vodka with business students.
05: recovering from Viking excesses - We get up late, watch teevee, and I do that artist thing.
06: stalkee - Manic Michelle keeps popping by all day long, causing us concern.
07: unemployment benefits continue - After an interview with a stern-looking Virginia Employment Commision official, I am still to receive unemployment checks.
08: first serious job interview - I feel like a fake throughout.
09: they get beer - Jessika takes the gutter punks and semi-goths on a bus-based beer run, while I deal with Michelle the Manic Chinese Girl.
10: computer dumpster diving with the Dart - Jessika, Deya and I take the Dodge Dart on a dumpster diving mission, then we watch a foreign film.
11: complex socializing - We go places and see lots of people, and lots of people visit us.
12: soapstone quarries - An Easter Sunday barbecue in a region devoured years ago by soapstone quarries.
13: taxed - I discover that I actually owe money this year.
14: a hole called 29 North - I go there on my continued job search.
15: Nellie appearance phenomenon - Also, Deya gets rats and Matthew reports that his eye is permanently damaged.
16: first opening sale - I actually sell a painting, but then I go into blackout.
17: Triplet Party - Ping pong, KC, and wishing for funkicide.
18: contentious over pseudoscience - Jessika is disturbed to find I have no faith in homeopathy and ear candles.
19: rose coloured heart resonant gelatinous energy bubble - We go to a kooky new age ritual in the Shenandoah Valley.
20: four twenty, 1998 - We go to a lake in pursuit of festivities on a major counter-cultural holiday.
21: Charlottesville's Dogwood Festival - We go to the Dogwood Festival and ride the rides for free.
22: over-accessoritis - Nikolai has me do a website for a band he'll be joining named Busride.
23: Todd the horse guy - I get to see his studio and paintings, which are never shown in this runty little backwater.
24: tea party - Jessika, fixing tea for Wacky Jen, tells me to fix my own tea if I want some.
25: commandeered wheelchairs - We ride around on equipment for the differently abled at Lowes Hardware. Also, a Union of a Man and Woman interview.
26: Swedish bus-ride - We ride in a recently fixed-up bus on Deya's parents' place. Also, we drink Red Lady 21 wine.
27: feeding hungry friends - Without refreshments at the Quaker's Steve Weiner memorial, we're forced to fix our own food.
28: nag nag nag - Successful dumpster diving and Jessika's irritating nagging all in a day.
29: $2 beer and no atmosphere - We go to the Jewish Mother for cheap beer and have a fairly miserable time.
30: anti-social non-tusser - Jessika, Wacky Jen and the gutterpunks drink tussin, but I stay home.