Taken in the Southern Region, Iceland, near Skógafoss.
I have to start somewhere with the Iceland photos!
The Baily lighthouse in the rain before Storm Callum rolls in.
Through reason, sanity.
My neighbourhood looks gorgeous as Autumn rolls in. 🍂🌞
The Baily Lighthouse in Howth as Storm Ali rolls over the Irish Sea.
With Storm Helene due to make landfall over Ireland tonight, I went up and out on my bicycle around the south city out as far as the foothills.
Inspired by a question on Stack Overflow, “Can I get a list of files marked –assume-unchanged?”, this alias allows me to glob mark files as unchanged (or changed) from the command-line. [alias] unchanged = !git ls-files -v | grep \"^[[:lower:]]\" thaw = "!git update-index --no-assume-unchanged $@" freeze = "!git update-index --assume-unchanged $@" As an example […]
Grey skies overhang Grand Canal Dock in Dublin at sunset in early September.
When you put shit in, you get shit out. At last, today, it occurred to me that I haven’t been kind to myself over the past month. Two years ago I learned that I only know when I’m stressed or angry or upset are in the ways I express them. Like that I eat junk […]
So it turns out that being a programmer also means I can repair phones. :p
I love cycling.
I can't get over the difference between me then and me now.
My last running goal was a nonstop 20k, which I convinced myself I wouldn't manage until I went out and did it.
I’ve seen mountains and deserts and lakes and forests and ice caps and snow, but nothing in this world soothes my heart like the sea breeze, the cry of gulls and clouds hung low o’er the horizon.
Time: 00:47:24 Distance: 10.00km Pace: 00:04:39/km Finished: 223/1229 (18/100 normalised) Previous race:Kinvara Rock and Road 10k 2018. In comparing my experience on the DLR Bay Run with the Kinvara Rock and Road, I get the feeling of being prepared. For the DLR Bay Run I followed a running schedule, watched what I ate, and arrived […]
Although the sky around the sun got blown out to fuck, I’m really happy with this spectacular cloudscape from over Dublin Bay. Going to work in the Baily Lighthouse has become a high point in my career. Every day something about the job lifts me up, like on Friday when we spotted a porpoise on […]
Lookit the lil whiskers! 🐱
These are three days of fantastic, vitalizing runs around Galway back in July. The first day, I got off the bus, popped on my gear, and ran a fast loop out to Renmore on back. The second day, Saturday, I ran an easy route out to Menlo and home again before dinner with friends. The […]
Currently writing a client < => server HTTP service and added some test code along the lines of “When the application starts, please GET a list of all records from the server. After you receive them DELETE the first item in the list.” Promptly forgot about it. Why ever, I wondered ten minutes later, does […]
My current task at work sees me rewriting an old application from scratch. A good part of this involves me going back and forth between the old and new project folders-call them “wigwam” and “spaklepony”-to compare code. This can be difficult to keep straight in tabs as a terminal user. A quick walk of Stack […]
The first cycle-cycle, that is, because trips to and from town in Galway don’t count. Back in Vegas I used to cycle to work: take the bus part way, cycle the balance. I stopped (no bicycle) after I got back to Ireland, so I’m looking forward to the route to Howth. There are few words […]
Stolen from Stack Overflow, this bit of regex matches odd numbers of spaces only. Last week I retabbed a work project, but didn’t catch that I replaced \t with \s instead of \s\s. Whoops. gsed -E -i -e 's/^\s(\s\s)*/& /g' src/**/*.* Per the SO link, x(xx)* will match odd numbers of x. It works.
I’m missing Malta today. :( Hope to go back for a week in September.
Taken on my way home from work in the rain last Wednesday. The effect came out great.
The new workplace in all its summer glory. :)
The two of us sat there hour with coffee as the storm bit by bit consumed the world.
Taken at the Salthill promenade in Galway.