Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.



Age +1

Go me!


You sometimes just have to smile at the “ohshit” update dumps after a new Ubuntu release: [root][mark] # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: libsyncdaemon-1.0-1 python-ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client-gnome The following packages will be upgraded: app-install-data apt apt-transport-https apt-utils bamfdaemon evince evince-common […]

T-minus three days

If I had to pick a number between zero and one hundred, I would say I down to about thirty percent embarrassed about the idea of bringing friends/family/strangers into this house. The three of us here have spent the last week bit-by-bit going through rooms, sorting the good from the bad and giving the a […]

Quality over quantity

Having predicted a decrease in the time I’ll have to play World of Warcraft in the foreseeable future, I sagely signed up for the 2011 Arena Pass tournament with two guild mates. To the victor, the spoils!

Oh noes!

[W From] [Blìzzàrds]: Dear player, your account has been the subject of complaints from several other players. You are required to validate your account within an hour or you may experience service interruptions. Please validate your account at [] Whatever shall I do if the Blìzzàrds ban me?

They landed

Garrett was fiery, Mariah was tired, and Caira slept for 14 solid hours.

Best. Animated GIF. Ever.

Kittens on a Roomba.

T-Plus Four Days: 7am

I’ll bite: It’s hard to catch a breath of thought, let alone draft, edit, format and post a blog post, when I have a small child dangling off of the ends of my arm. But lets try, eh? I miss sleep. Eight-ten hours of undisturbed sleep is fast becoming a fond memory of far-off happier […]

Caira loves Ireland


I know you read this blog. I got your in-game mail. Let’s do the Tournament. Contact me.

I’m pretty sure I blogged about this before, but…

…I love this little script. I just do. Death to tap-to-click! #!/bin/bash # Disable tap-to-click. synclient MaxTapTime=0 # Disable vertical edge scrolling. # synclient VertEdgeScroll=0 # Disable horizontal edge scrolling. synclient HorizEdgeScroll=0 exit 0

There are some things netbooks can’t do…

[mark][2010-05-21] # ls *.cr2 | wc -l # How many Canon raw files are there in this folder? 141 [mark][2010-05-21] # for file in *.cr2; do ufraw-batch --out-type=jpg --compression=100 --out-depth=8 $file; done # Convert them all to .jpg. Gee-up, laptop! I’ll be AFK for the next two hours.

Prep version 1

For reasons-reasons other than convenience-that I would not be able to fully articulate should you choose to put a gun to my head, I store my website’s files (WordPress), database and content images separately. I guess if one’s data centre is bombed then the other two will be okay? Well, back to the convenience. I […]

We went to Dangan yesterday

More adorableness to follow… …the spelling checker didn’t flag adorableness. Adorableness is a real word? My life…completes! More adorableness to follow. I’m doing a batch upload for Mariah’s family.

Wedding anniversary +1

The Hero of Clanton

sniffle Jayne! The Man they call Jayne! He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor, He stood up to the man and he gave him what for. Our love for him now, aint hard to explain, The hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne! Our Jayne saw the Mudders’ backs breakin’ […]