a relaunch

…and we’re back

It’s been 16 years since chaosweb.net was registered as a domain. The original idea was to keep our email away from commercial servers; a decision which, over time, has made more and more sense in terms of security and privacy. Writing html was interesting to me so I started a little website. When the structure got complex I switched over to the blog format.

The name chaosweb doesn’t mean anything in particular. I wish I could come up with a catchy slug for it but the truth is chaosweb has my name in it.

What you’ll find here are things that I find interesting, entertaining, or useful. Hopefully you will as well. Among other things, I usually write about food, travel, gardening, geekery, chicken-wrangling, and photography.

If you’re looking for the old site’s features on travel in Southeast Asia or around the world, those will come back as I integrate them into the new structure.

Thanks for coming by.

the Airstream – how it turned out

We finally had a good chunk of time to finish work on the Airstream and can now get on with the rest of our summer. To catch you up, Tom had been looking for an Airstream for years to fix up. He found this 1962 Globe Trotter in March. The plan is to leave it in the yard (forever) as a yard decoration/cabana/guest house.

Here’s how things have turned out so far:



Tom has the exterior pretty shiny now and the shelter he built should get the trailer through rainy weather.


These are the interior views. Amazingly, it does have a stove, oven, refrigerator, commode, sinks and a shower (none of which we have hooked up yet.)

Tom still has to decide what to do about the floor and walls so textiles were an important part of changing the interior for now. Clockwise from the upper left: “beach boys”, “las senoritas”, “the outdoorsey type”, and the bench fabrics which luckily made the others talk with each other. By the way both benches pull out to 2-person sleepers.

window fabric

window fabric
the outdoorsey type

bench fabric

It’s been quite a trip without actually going anywhere. How things stood a few months ago:

99-Before exterior 99-Before interior

How they are now: