Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.


2010

June


Depression: Teh suq

Even if I don’t *feel* bad, I still have to battle apathy and low energy levels. Getting out of bed today was an achievement. Photography has slackened around here recently. I promised no apologies, so no apologies for it. For all of that I’m starting to recognize just how long I’ve been depressed and just […]

+1, -1

-1: I am officially, in the eyes of their God and of the law, no longer a member of the Roman Catholic church. +1: Thanks to the huge generosity of my sister, I now have a replacement iPod Touch. The last two weeks have really sucked: Lexapro, my prescription medicine, can switch off my desire […]

I never realized that it was a popularity contest

I am loathe to put my thoughts on my marriage down where it is (however theoretically) accessible by the general public. I fear the resulting backlash, hard feelings and inevitable chill that comes of any readable comment. Complain in confident privacy to a friend, yeah. Leave something attackable? No. So last night I made a […]

Poop

Maybe the worst part of [[Lexapro]] is the blatant (and insanely unsexy) hijacking of my bowel movements: If I stay at home, I get constipated; if I go for a walk, I get diarrhea. Thing is this: I don’t actually want to go walk. I’ve been sitting down and staring at the wall opposite me […]

Poop

Maybe the worst part of Lexapro is the blatant (and insanely unsexy) hijacking of my bowel movements: If I stay at home, I get constipated; if I go for a walk, I get diarrhea. Thing is this: I don’t actually want to go walk. I’ve been sitting down and staring at the wall opposite me […]

Father’s Day 2010

I had this whole big rant written up about father’s day, my place in it, and my wife’s place in my place in it. It was long, bitter and ultimately pointless. Ranting feels good for a few hours, but it is pretty pointless when the person it is aimed at wouldn’t know compromise or reason […]

iOS4

So just like every other warm-bodied Apple user I updated my iPod to iOS4. But being a geek I did it a couple of days before the formal release thanks to the magic power of Community. After three days on the new version I have to say that I am not terribly impressed. Bluetooth doesn’t […]

Podcasts

In the last week I have really opened myself up to the world of podcasts. There’s something compelling about listening to two people sitting around chatting about video games, technology, science fiction and astronomy (or, preferably, all of them at once), as opposed to listening to X band. Again. It’s fun. I’m late up to […]

Hi

A new blog. A whole new look. A whole new me. The title is ah, representative of the incredible spirals of self-loathing that I can work myself into. The whole “verge of suicide” thing from May, remember? I think I am starting to overcome the cycle and see a future myself thanks to the concerted […]

Dropbox…

…is fucking awesome. Awesome. Fucking. Here are two fun uses: 1. Back up chat logs online: Example? Pidgin chat logs. cd .purple mv logs/ ../Dropbox ln -s /home/User/Dropbox/logs /home/User/.purple/logs/ On Windows (7)? Not a problem: Go to: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming.purple Move logs to your Dropbox folder and then open a command shell (cmd). Type in the following: […]

The sleeper…turns over!

/frank_herbert I feel pretty dumb right now. The Stages of Stupidity: Created a tumblelog under my main email address, added content. Could not for the life of me figure out how to access it from the iPod application. Deleted said tumblelog and created it under another account. Added content. THREE DAYS PASS While sitting in […]

Blogitis

2006 On the first day, there was a blog named In a World of My Own on WordPress.com. 2007 Days, years passed me by like autumn leaves softly falling. The blog was redesigned and relaunched as In a (New) World of My Own on bhalash.com. 2008 The blog was neglected. Renewed. Became Pixelpost, WordPress, Drupal […]

Hay guyz!

This blog is not not not on any kind of hold or hiatus; instead I simply do not have any kind of content to upload to it. I’m on a break from photography because I am simply not inspired to go out and take photographs using the equipment I have right now. My lack of […]

The mirroring thing worked

See this. My blog’s image content is now being served from the cloud courtesy of Dropbox and Amazon. All of the pertinent details are in the linked blog post above, so I’m really not of a mind to repeat them all verbatim here. The Super Duper Short Version: Everything is coming from Dropbox. There’s even […]

I’m really not sure who took this…

But it stuck me very poignantly tonight:

More musings on Dropbox and WordPress

In my little howto on using WordPress with Dropbox, I detailed how to move your WordPress blog’s media content to Dropbox for easier serving and updating. This next part hypothetical part will be wholly exploratory. What else in WordPress is it worthwhile to serve out of Dropbox? The blog’s database isn’t an issue – WordPress […]