Mark Grealish

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CoderDojo Galway

David Kelly has started a CoderDojo with the support of the Bank of Ireland branch on Mainguard Street. A CoderDojo is a programming workshop aimed at children in the 9-15 age range. The idea is to give an introduction without overwhelming. A CoderDojo is there to convey the concepts in an accessible and inclusive manner. […]

New 091 Labs flyer

Fuck this fucking poster

Also, board gaming as Gaeilge. Wow.

Saturday workshops at 091 Labs!

091 Labs will once again run a series of autumn workshops. The first three take place at the end of September and the beginning of October: Smartphone-ography, €30, September 20 from 10am-6pm: The first workshop by me will dive into quick-draw photography: The rules of how to compose a photographic scene, mindfulness in taking a […]

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 The most I’ve heard is a constant stream of complaints because I deleted some four-years-out-of-date information about the hackerspace.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 […]

The 091 Labs site will be redone

Padraic pointed out weird style issues at the points on the site where the theme interacted with third-party plugins. In order, I will: I am going to fix those specific issues, namely plugin layouts. I am going to remind members of the hackerspace that the code is in a GitHub repo. Third, I am going […]

091 Labs theme is live

I’ve had zero feedback, outside of some vague remarks about how empty it looks. I agree. The more I look at the site, the less I like it: It is empty-there are no elements reflect or recreate the look and feel of the physical hackerspace. There are two, redundant nav areas. Even one would barely […]

Restored the sidebar

I feel more confident about the layout

Although truth be told, I’m throwing random ideas at the theme to see what sticks. The hackerspace community has been useless; no matter what I ask, they say, “nice!” I even deliberately asked about contradictory ideas and, yep, nice. I tried a cover-style header last night, realized it looked shit, and scaled it back. The […]

HOWTO make a drawer menu on your own website

AKA I’m pissed off by this project. Lemme see how simple I can make this, right? None of this will address how you style and position content. Consider this the map to a wild adventure. 1. You need two containers: the drawer, and then the main div where your site content goes. <div class="drawer"> <!-- […]

Work work work

[mark][Hackerspace] # git init && git pull Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/mark/Projects/Hackerspace/.git/ remote: Counting objects: 24, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (24/24), done. remote: Total 24 (delta 10), reused 0 (delta 0) Unpacking objects: 100% (24/24), done. From 6f2395a..c249f4a master -> origin/master Updating 6f2395a..c249f4a Fast-forward index.html | 98 single.html | 12 wordpress/functions.js | […]

‘Hackerraum Neue’

‘Hackerraum” or “Hacker room” seems to be the closest German has to ‘hackerspace,’ although even German hackerspaces seem to use the English ‘Hackerspace.’ Hackerraum Neue is ‘New Hacker Room.’ Fancy post title. Because.


I met Amanda (who is, incidentally, a talented freelance copywriter) at Pura Vida cafe in Galway on Tuesday, after a debate on Monday night where I attacked homeschoolers and played the food. Amanda talked eloquently and at length about homeschool families, her experiences as a homeschooled child, and how she would homeschool in future. I […]

Hallowe’en Ignite, 2013

Homebrewing at 091 Labs

Thanks go out to Aafke for the inspiration in the appearance!

091 Labs business cards

Completely forgot to mention these afore now. :/

Learning Nights

I recycled an old poster. As a plus, I fixed a lot of broken shit in the original shapes.

Workshop week #3 @091labs!

I’m a loner and a rebel

My August 2013 Ignite talk is up

It’s definitely better than my first Ignite talk. I stayed on subject, offered understandable food for thought, and held court in the subsequent questions and answers session.

Seriously, the hackerspace needs to make this a rule

I am getting a tad weary of someone ambushing me with questions, requests, or even friendly requests when I have my headphones in and I’m trying to focus (and the gods know, focusing is hard for me).

I talked at Ignite last night O.o

I had four or five straight shots of whiskey infusions of liquid courage through the course of the event, and boy was I tender this morning. Ciaran Winters asked me to consider giving a talk at three o’clock, I threw ideas at Jenny over Skype while I walked the beach at half-past the hour; I […]

The Linux workshop went okay

Smaller turnout than expected. :/

Workshop Week #1: Finished

Yes there are liberal Dune references.

Learn to program in the Linux shell from August 19!

Linux scripting and programming courses @091labs. Four weeks, four classes, beginning August 19, 7pm. Subjects include: The fundamentals of computer programming. Installation and maintenance of a Linux system. Bash shell syntax, structures, and pipelines. Practical tasks for shell scripts. Passing data to and from binary programs. Binary shell programming with C#/Mono. Requirements: Laptop computer. Installation […]

Games nights at 091 Labs!

Special project @ 091 Labs

I think the main piece looks shit, but I really like this:

Board game nights @ 091 Labs

Blurb to follow.

Me? Weekend? Wanton excitement?


Hallowe’en Ignite!