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").

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February 2016


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

people I know
Love's Laughing Locksmith

fun social media stuff

(nobody does!)

Like my brownhouse:
   every one to be a teachable moment
Thursday, February 4 2016
Unexpectedly, my nasal sniffles returned today, eventually forcing me to keep a roll of toilet paper next to my computer. In an effort to open up tomorrow for more entertaining activities, I made some progress on a couple web development tasks, one of which lasted until 11:00pm. That latter one was mostly done in the Angular javascript framework for that wiring building wiring cabinet management project I've worked on in the past. Though I've had a good amount of experience with it at this point, Angular still feels like an unkempt sprawling world of unintended side effects. It's never really clear what scope the variables are in, and communicating with different scopes (something that you have to do on an application like this one with editors overlaying other editors) feels a little like the coding equivalent of waving semaphores. But at this point I've solved most of the problems that crop up in this framework, so I can consult examples in the code I've already written. This was how, for example, I dealt with a runaway re-rendering of page with over a hundred different scopes on it (something that nearly crashed my computer).

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