Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.



The impossible snowman

I volunteered to do the poster for an 091 Labs pub quiz that’s on later in the month. I really wanted to come back to impossible shapes after the Penrose Triangle board games poster.

instasort 2.0

It’s always nice to return to old scripts-in this case my Instagram image sorter-and apply what I’ve learned in the interim. #!/usr/bin/env bash # # Sort automatically-uploaded Dropbox photographs and videos into correct # folders after removing crud like gifs and screenshots: # # 1. A dated folder (e.g. 1970-01-01 for an image taken on […]

Samsung: never again

Dell isn’t the sexiest of computer brands, but there is a bloody good reason that enterprises will buy it above and beyond other brands: Support and parts. I spilled water on my keyboard back in September. The right shift key began to stick right afterward and the keyboard was cruddy to boot, so I ordered […]

Heroes and stranger things

Blame my dad, but I find it hard to look up to someone. Hero-worship is anathema to me, because I’ve seen all the nasty parts of our heros up close and personal. We either idolize entertainers, the wealthy, truly deplorable monsters or vainglorious assholes. Sometimes there’s a perfect storm of abomination when we pick out […]

Wet plate collodion Christmas portrait

This was the other awesome part of my weekend. Eadaoin brought me down to Enniskerry in Co. Wicklow on Saturday to see Powerscourt. As we weren’t in any particular rush, we wandered in and out of shops around the village. The village is a tourist trap that attracts the Bohemian style of vendor. The dozen […]

Dawn Mark and angry birds

These were taken on the morning of the attack robin. I have been slovenly about getting them up.

Christmas dinner

Have a Christmas

And another year too!