Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.


2014

July


At an Almost-likeable Place

I am not grouchy.

Caira’s birthday gift is in the mail

Killer treats

Although I had to feed her a handful of cat treats first… Cats, eh?

Snowdon from Bray Head in Wicklow

Look at the above photograph. Low on the horizon, 60% from the left edge, is Snowdon in Wales. Snowdon offers some of the most extensive views in the British Isles.[29] On exceptionally clear days, Ireland, Scotland, England, and the Isle of Man are all visible, as well as 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands. […]

Sunday in Greystones

I had the most amazing and wonderful day with Eadaoin in Co. Wicklow.

Merde

Boilerplate can be bad, and I was an idiot for using it. I used the same @font-face boilerplate code across three sites: Here, 091 Labs, and Alanna’s new Anchor site. The boilerplate is: @font-face { font-family: 'Source Code Pro Regular'; src: url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.eot?') format('embedded-opentype'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.woff') format('woff'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.otf') format('opentype'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.ttf') format('truetype'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.svg') format('svg'); } Here is a […]

Happy eighth birthday Caira

I love you, and I hope you have fun with your brother, cousins and friends!

Makeout Point

Thank my housemate Alanna for this theme. Alanna has wanted to blog for a while, but Alanna has also wanted to procrastinate and play video games in her free time. :) She hopes that because she asked for a unique theme for her site, and drove me to build it, she might be more likely […]

I’m weak

*sigh* I’ve completely ignored the 091 Labs site since May, when I pushed it live. The live site has had zero activity and I’ve had zero feedback. The most I’ve heard is a constant stream of complaints because I deleted some four-years-out-of-date information about the hackerspace. It’s just content, and anyone can write content, so […]

Fire-Watcher

Instagramming in Salthill

Photo by Eadaoin of City of Blackbirds.

Lenny the ginger bastard

Yesterday I accidentally turned my Facebook feed into a parade of cats: Killer, the ginger shitbag, and a really adorable black kitten all had their turn. The ginger is a persistent little bastard who follows me everywhere around the neighborhood. I leave the house, and he comes running. I step off the pavement, and he […]

Lough Glenicmurren

Weekend visitors!

I spent today wrapped up writing a two-year retrospective of my life. The retrospective was to be a grand post that overlooked everything from the day it all fell apart for me through to today. I threw it out. I have already spoken about all that in a dozen or more blog posts. A few […]

The Galway Arts Festival 2014

I mostly missed it, but there were some great exhibitions and performances around town!

Aafke told me I am a magnet for pretty gingers

God created this kitchen to train the faithful

Ick.

Casey’s 32nd birthday

Salthill at sunset

Weekend of fun

It was an endless rollercoaster. Of joy.

Changing thumbnails

I don’t strip either EXIF or IPTC metadata from photographs I upload. It’s part of my “for-posterity” goal with the blog: Photo is linked to a time and place via metadata. Photo folder is linked to a blog post ID by name. Blog post should give important context for the photograph. If both parts-post and […]

prep 5.0

This script hasn’t changed too much since the last posted revision, but here we are. I had to make certain changes to the script after yesterday’s thumbnail refresh, which was a good as time as any to post revisions. This script does: Take in $folder_name and $images as arguments $2 through to $∞ mkdir $folder_name, […]