Mark Grealish

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Ninety Degrees Separated

Taken at Usher’s, Dublin on February 8.

#narcieselfie

As I said last night on Instagram, I can’t get over how much my face has changed through my weight loss.

Big Data

Go running and healthy eating! I’m under 70kg for the first time since I turned 25.

10k: Done!

More man than man. ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ My goals are to increase my 5k pace, and boost my stamina on 10k runs, both for the Road and Road 10k in Kinvara in March. I have every confidence in myself that I’ll succeed and complete the Road and Road event and reach my intermediate goals.

Woodquay at Sunset

We get the best and worst of weathers in a Galway winter.

Wet Run

Storm Eleanor has left the power out in places and half of Galway underwater from the tidal surge. Okay, so my pace despite the weather-I had the wind against me the entire way, and it rained twice-makes me happy, because it continues to be on a downward slope. Sorry for the graph. It’s the result […]

2017

There’s a sorrow in me, a deep sadness for the hurt I’ve caused, the hurt caused to me, and the toll in joy it takes from us. We all lose something fundamental as we get older. We learn that our intent mightn’t be theirs, that they’ll take what they want. We learn about lies and […]

Goodbye, 2017

We make our own happiness.

The Hill of Doon

Taken on the Western Way in early December 2017.

Madra augus Asal

Taken on the road from the Hill of Doon to Oughterard.

Upper Lough Corrib Looking Toward the Maam Valley

Taken beside the Hill of Doon along the Western Way. What a day! What a view!

December 26

My head hurts, but it doesn’t hurt. There’s pressure, not in my head but in my head, if you get me. Got an itch in my feet to get up and go, to run and scream and laugh and jump. I’m angry and happy and fucked up and tired and pissed off and content, and […]

The Siblings Grealish

Miracle of miracles, I managed to get everyone together for breakfast in Loughrea!

Still Young

Youngish? Far off may the day be that I can no longer balance on the wall at the Plots.

Wet Galway, December 2017

It’s pure fucking Leprechaun magic, how it rained in Galway for a straight fucking week. The fuck.

#fastforwardfiveyears

Jesus fuck, but me then. It astounds me what diet, exercise, and a royal kick up the arse have done for my attitude and appearance. And in going farther out, I definitely no longer look like a cringy attic-dweller.

Menlo Castle in the Snow

What a fantastic start to my winter holidays!

Go Party Team!

Holy heck, but one year at GirlCrew. We had an amazing night out at Tippenyaki in Rathmines

The Glendalough Valley from Laragh

Taking while on a hike with a Meetup.com hillwalking group. Absolutely stunning day.

Gaelcon 2017

Gaelcon runs again this October bank holiday, same as it always does, same as it always has. When I was a teenager, Gaelcon was the be-all of Irish gaming. The con was our annual pilgrimage, the weekend where gamers from around Ireland came to let their hair down. Card games like Magic and L5R dominated […]

The Littlest Nazgûl

Lil Khamûl.

Perspective

An eerie flat plain approaches a sharp clifftop.

Better Version of Bash/ZSH Dependency Tester

Why test for one dependent executable when you can test for them all? It came in useful at work today. function _has { for PROGRAM in "$@"; do if [[ $(which $PROGRAM > /dev/null 2>&1; echo $?) != 0 ]]; then return 1 fi done return 0 }

Anarchy on the Streets of Dublin 8

They respect no law but the law of MIGHT MAKE RIGHT.

Ordinary Day

Taken at Bull Island, October 14.

Phoenix Park, September 2017

Taken on September 24 on a wonderful warm autumn evening.

Poolbeg in Silhouette from Bull Island

On Being Vulnerable (as a Good Thing)

We discus vulnerability as a negative because we need to protect vulnerable persons, which is that’s fair. One of the marks of society is in the way we treat our weak and helpless. What we overlook is being vulnerable as a positive. I mean, we’re vulnerable all the time. We’re vulnerable when we share with […]

Forcibly Set Counter Cache Columns to Zero in Rails 5

(Or any other value you like.) So it turns out that counter cache columns are marked as readonly because Rails handles increment/decrement internally through methods such as increment_counter. Rails does not want you to update the counters by hand. It really wants you to leave the integrity of those fields to the framework itself. Every […]

Menlo Skylight