Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.



At an Almost-likeable Place

I am not grouchy.

Caira’s birthday gift is in the mail

Killer treats

Although I had to feed her a handful of cat treats first… Cats, eh?

Snowdon from Bray Head in Wicklow

Look at the above photograph. Low on the horizon, 60% from the left edge, is Snowdon in Wales. Snowdon offers some of the most extensive views in the British Isles.[29] On exceptionally clear days, Ireland, Scotland, England, and the Isle of Man are all visible, as well as 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands. […]

Sunday in Greystones

I had the most amazing and wonderful day with Eadaoin in Co. Wicklow.


Boilerplate can be bad, and I was an idiot for using it. I used the same @font-face boilerplate code across three sites: Here, 091 Labs, and Alanna’s new Anchor site. The boilerplate is: @font-face { font-family: 'Source Code Pro Regular'; src: url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.eot?') format('embedded-opentype'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.woff') format('woff'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.otf') format('opentype'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.ttf') format('truetype'), url('fonts/source_code_pro/scp-r.svg') format('svg'); } Here is a […]

Happy eighth birthday Caira

I love you, and I hope you have fun with your brother, cousins and friends!

Makeout Point

Thank my housemate Alanna for this theme. Alanna has wanted to blog for a while, but Alanna has also wanted to procrastinate and play video games in her free time. :) She hopes that because she asked for a unique theme for her site, and drove me to build it, she might be more likely […]

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 The most I’ve heard is a constant stream of complaints because I deleted some four-years-out-of-date information about the hackerspace.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


Instagramming in Salthill

Photo by Eadaoin of City of Blackbirds.

Lenny the ginger bastard

Yesterday I accidentally turned my Facebook feed into a parade of cats: Killer, the ginger shitbag, and a really adorable black kitten all had their turn. The ginger is a persistent little bastard who follows me everywhere around the neighborhood. I leave the house, and he comes running. I step off the pavement, and he […]

Lough Glenicmurren

Weekend visitors!

I spent today wrapped up writing a two-year retrospective of my life. The retrospective was to be a grand post that overlooked everything from the day it all fell apart for me through to today. I threw it out. I have already spoken about all that in a dozen or more blog posts. A few […]

The Galway Arts Festival 2014

I mostly missed it, but there were some great exhibitions and performances around town!

Aafke told me I am a magnet for pretty gingers

God created this kitchen to train the faithful


Casey’s 32nd birthday

Salthill at sunset

Weekend of fun

It was an endless rollercoaster. Of joy.

Changing thumbnails

I don’t strip either EXIF or IPTC metadata from photographs I upload. It’s part of my “for-posterity” goal with the blog: Photo is linked to a time and place via metadata. Photo folder is linked to a blog post ID by name. Blog post should give important context for the photograph. If both parts-post and […]

prep 5.0

This script hasn’t changed too much since the last posted revision, but here we are. I had to make certain changes to the script after yesterday’s thumbnail refresh, which was a good as time as any to post revisions. This script does: Take in $folder_name and $images as arguments $2 through to $∞ mkdir $folder_name, […]