Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.



Prep version 0

I’m not sure if I blogged about this before, but hey. Whatever. I use Dropbox and I post a lot of images here – and as a matter of fact almost every image comes served out of my Dropbox/Public/content folder. I use a tidy little script for this, that I call prep. It’s extensible and […]


Holy shit, but the the blog is five six! years old in two weeks. O.o

2012 resolutions

Stay on antidepressants and do my best for my kids and their mother. Lose 20kg of body weight. My BMI is comfortably in the middle of “overweight”. To that end I am starting yoga classes by the end of the month. And, you know, making an attempt to manage the sugar habit. Finish the year […]

My big 2012 resolution:

Google Navigation It comes on my phone, and I used it for the first time last night to get around Sligo to a friend’s house. Holy shit. I felt like somebody in a spy film, being directed by a voice over my headphones. “Turn left” “Turn right” “Turn around” Being directed was the most awesome fifteen […]


I sat down at a computer for my exam Programming exam. Suddenly, excitement: The Moodle (snork!) server crashed under the load. Systems was easy. Programming was tricky. Creative Media is tomorrow and I have Games on Friday. Then, alcohol.

The Cliffoney photowalk of Thunderous Fury, February 25-26

When: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February, 2012. Where: Cliffoney, Co. Sligo, Ireland. We are situated beside the N15 road right on the outskirts of Cliffoney as you approach the village from Sligo town. (54.428231,-8.458785) Cost: €10, payable by Monday February 20, 2012. I accept PayPal and Google Wallet payments. How do I reserve my […]

Exams are done

Describe the progression of a game: Identify and acquire key properties on the Monopoly board. Invest in your properties and work toward the construction of a hotel. Build up your financial reserves. Drive your enemy before you, pillage their home and listen to the lamentation of their women.

So pretty

Search by Image, Recursively, Transparent PNG, #1 from kingcosmonaut3000 on Vimeo.

Nitpicking Virga

I’m currently halfway through the third book of Karl Schroeder’s Virga pentalogy. This is a fantastically fun series if you make sure you switch your brain off before reading. There’s swashbuckling derring-do, ships of the line clashing, pirates, knaves and heroes, chivalry, conspiracies, secrets, betrayals and the odd, outright “fuck yeah!” moment. All that said, […]

So unhealthy :3

The story of my home life

On the upside, more pussy sits on my face in one week than sits on most other mens in a year. Win.

.@rubot It’s Our Internet, Too

Yes, this conversation again. I came away feeling like I didn’t get my point across really well so I am picking at this again like the obsessive scab-picker that I am. I was six hundred words into a frothy spiel before I impulsively deleted it and decided to make a few assertions/bullet points instead: None […]

Caira started school!


Oh, Texoil

from: Mark Grealish to: cc: date: Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM subject: Why was my cancellation not processed? Hello! In October 2011, I signed up for Texoil Sligo’s direct debit payment plan for oil. Before I placed any order for oil, my bank account was debited, for €50, on November […]

Airtricity Bill Estimator

Wow, my Friday nights are exciting. I wrote a short C# program that will let me estimate how much my next power bill from Airtricity will be. This is to both avoid bill shock and help me plan my budget. Over the weekend I will add the option to export the option to a .csv […]

Oh yeah, new laptop

Screen: 13.3″ Widescreen (1366×768) Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M – 2.4GHz Memory: 4GB DDR3 (1 x 4GB) Hard disk: 640GB – 5400 rpm SATA2 Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT520M – 1 GB DDR3 Optical drive: Dual Layer DVD-ReWriter Card reader: 4 in 1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC) Network: Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless, BlueTooth 3.0 Colour: […]