Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.

Date: June 2018

Apple’s Reminders app has been crash-tastic for me since the new iOS update this week. Anyone else? #tweet

Glad to see everyone enjoyed Nick Cave last night. I saw a bat in our garden, which might have also been Nick Cave in fairness #tweet

Devil Master's 'Inhabit the Corpse' (s'one mentioned it on ILX) and Tigue's 'Strange Paradise' (via another rabbit hole), both on Bandcamp https://t.co/ew1i4FFHmH #tweet

Spinning the new Black Spirituals double LP this morning and it does not surprise me they’ve played with Dead Neanderthals #tweet

Bank holidays are great except for the rest of the week when you forget what day it is and neglect to put out the recycling #tweet

How long has it been since a summer blockbuster that genuinely excited almost everyone? Fury Road, maybe? #tweet

Mental Floss: 28 Weird and Wonderful Irish Words

I wouldn’t go by their pronunciation guide (the language can be spoken with considerable difference depending on what part of the country you’re in) but this is a nice appreciation of Irish vocabulary. I wish I spoke Irish, but school ruined that for me, and I have no drive to learn it now. #link

Saw a 50th anniversary screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey last night. ‘Phenomenal’ is the only word for it #tweet

Monthnotes for April & May 2018

April was quiet enough. I enjoyed WrestleMania weekend, even if I wasn’t moved to write much about it. My Twitter thread is here, though you might need the context of the show itself to follow along. As always, the NXT TakeOver show was the highlight.

As I mentioned previously, April saw a few actual trips to the cinema for me, to see Rampage, Lu Over the Wall and The Breadwinner, the last of which is one of my favourite films of the year thus far.

I started upping my rate of movies watched in May, which I’ll elaborate on in a separate post. I’ve also been watching more streaming TV as of late. More…

Watching the BOSJ final. This Ishimori fellow, his physical resemblance to [REDACTED] is distracting. Needless to say I’m for Hiromu #tweet

Would love to watch the live BOSJ show this morning but our broadband’s been down for 20 minutes so I don’t think that’s happening #tweet

Olly’s videos, like this one, are excellent stuff — and indeed represent Kant’s moral philosophy in praxis. #video

These Mid-South uploads on the Network are great, but WWE is missing so much of its own history without Superstars and Wrestling Challenge #tweet

“The easiest way to kill someone and get away with a slap on the wrist is to make sure your weapon is a car.” https://t.co/lCUuk64l1f #tweet

Learn To Code Now

I’ve still got the basics down, but I could do with something like this as a refresher course. #link

“Punk confirms that being a member of a tag team The Chick Magnets is where his CM comes from, thus entering into public record that CM stands for ‘Chick Magnet’” https://t.co/qIBMKS1bkA #tweet

Used my debit card no problem this afternoon, then I find out Visa’s completely broken in the time it took me to walk home #tweet

Comedy guy’s bad take is what I would’ve believed myself at one point, before I listened and I learned and grew up a bit #tweet

Wait till you get a load of my Vertigo take: Jimmy Stewart is awful in it; he single-handedly ruins the film for me https://t.co/83aPUD27bc #tweet