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


Category: Tweets

Someone remind me to make an appointment to get my bicycle fixed this week #tweet

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Helped Bee install an SSD yesterday, which required temporarily removing the GPU and its bastard backplate fitting. Couldn’t screw it back in after, so used twine instead. Life is too short > @MacDara #tweet

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Our govt have proven time and again they’re incapable of doing what’s actually necessary to get us out of the Covid spiral. So good luck with your ‘summer’ plans, everyone #tweet

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My copy of the New Alliance comp Mighty Feeble might be a reissue, but it’s still from the ’80s and it’s getting its first ever spin right now #tweet

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Loads of stuff to check out here in this Bandcamp primer on cybergrind > @Bandcamp #tweet

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Spinning the new Mainliner double LP. It’s loud and trippy which is exactly what you’d want #tweet

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That’s twice in recent weeks that the Music app has lost my entire local library. What the hell is going on??!! #tweet

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I saw tonight’s #BeyondFriday is Freaked so now I’m chilling out to Blind Idiot God, the world’s finest instrumental metal/dub trio #tweet

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Starting into Homeland s08 tonight was a bad choice; my anxiety is bumping the ceiling. I need a stupid action movie or something to wind myself down #tweet

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Quick question: if an EU-based retailer advertises ‘free delivery’ with no caveats, but there is actually a delivery charge (€50), is that illegal under EU law? #tweet

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You know what? I’m not gonna dunk on ‘No films before 1975’ Guy’s tweet. Sure, it suggests a concerning closed-mindedness. But he’s not a film writer, and we’ve all got our weird biases and bad takes #tweet

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But it is a priority…to the moneyed middle classes that constitute the FG voter base > @TarynDeVere #tweet

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Spent an hour this afternoon cleaning my keyboard (2007 Apple wired, the best one) with surgical spirit and cotton buds. It looks good as (almost) new #tweet

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Saturday morning: working, watching the snow fall, warming up with a double cup-a-soup #tweet

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Well, that’s Thursday nights out for grocery shopping. Too many dickheads #tweet

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Honestly the worst part of the ‘Phoebe Bridgers smashes her guitar on SNL’ thing is the way the ‘monitor’ exploded in sparks like in WWE when they throw someone off the stage onto a worked pile of equipment > @MacDara #tweet

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It’s 2021 and there are still no Slovenly reissues. I don’t get it; they’re basically ‘what if Joy Division and Television were the same band?’ #tweet

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Who’s soon gonna have the complete vinyl discography of mid ’80s Long Beach punk band Phantom Opera? This guy #tweet

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What’s that you say? A book on the history of SST Records? Guaranteed purchase right here > @JimVermin #tweet

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#MyFirstCinema was the Fairview Grand to see The Jungle Book. I hated it; sticky floors, noisy kids. Didn’t return till years later for Disney press screenings > @MacDara #tweet

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USB recording from my turntable wasn’t working; turns out my Audacity was a few versions behind and didn’t record line-in sources in Catalina > @MacDara #tweet

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Had a dream last night where I found a tiny dog and its even tinier puppy litter and their injured cat friend on the street, so I took them home in my backpack #tweet

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Bade farewell to the Enormotron this evening after 12 (12!) years. Now five-plus years after cutting the cord, we no longer possess a TV set #tweet

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If you want to understand resentment, try doing all you can to protect yourself and others from the virus, then go to the supermarket at 5 on a Friday evening #tweet

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You know what? I kind of really want one of those Bob countertop dishwashers #tweet

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Not just punish us, but avoid any inconvenience to the well-to-do. As in, the class that put us in this mess in the first place > @alan_maguire #tweet

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Psycho Goreman is probably worth a month of Shudder alone; I really had a blast with it. The end credits theme riffing on Turtle Power was just the cherry on top #tweet

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Now the Music app has suddenly decided to ‘lose’ my mp3s and I have to reimport the entire folder ffs > @MacDara #tweet

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Chrome’s new thing about hiding folders and subdomains in the address bar…whose idea was that? Because it’s a really bad one #tweet

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STARDOM are live-streaming classic matches on their YouTube channel if you’re at a loss for something to do this Saturday morning #tweet

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Got this when it came out and I think I saw them live for the first time around then, too. Makes me feel very old, but Alan and Mimi haven’t aged a day > @brooklynvegan > @MacDara #tweet

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Just found out our other next-door neighbour died six weeks ago, from Covid-19 as I understand it #tweet

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Blue Monday isn’t a thing this year, I’ve noticed. Probably because it’d be a bad look for travel companies to flog getaways in the middle of a pandemic #tweet

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Watching last night’s Hard to Kill PPV. Impact’s canned crowd noise > WWE’s #tweet

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Remember when they used the WrestleMania VIII ring aprons and banners for like the next five years? Getting those vibes from 37, gotta say > @cagesideseats > @MacDara #tweet

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I didn’t even see the movie but the poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 (you know the one) set off a deep-seated terror of Freddy Krueger > @ThatEricAlper #tweet

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I still can’t get over the fact Tay Conti was in the WWE system four years and they did nothing with her, then just four months in AEW and she’s come along in leaps and bounds #tweet

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Amazon Prime’d myself a bottle of tomatillo salsa on the 1st; it didn’t ship until the 7th, went into ‘customs clearance’ on the 8th and finally arrived today, the 14th > @MacDara #tweet

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That ‘distress’ is the feeling of guilt at being culpable in the abuse of countless women and girls. It’s time to pay for these crimes > @IrishTimes #tweet

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Would love to spend my evening relaxing but I have to walk to the shops in the rain because there are too many stupid, careless people around the rest of the time > @MacDara #tweet

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Today’s post had Scott Colby’s amazing (and somehow only?) LP, Slide of Hand > @MacDara #tweet

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Daisy Hill might be ‘over the border’ but it’s only 24km by road from my house. Across the island, the handling of this crisis has been a disaster for months > @JustinMcNu1ty > @MacDara #tweet

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The Watt List circa 2000, before it moved to Yahoo! Groups even. Made acquaintances I still have now, but only ever met one other member IRL > @Humanstein #tweet

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Too little, too late #tweet

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Ugh, Lidl customer service rang me about the incident last week and I had to relive the whole thing in my head and now I want to crawl in a hole 🕳 #tweet

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Wish I could say I was surprised about what’s happening in DC right now but that is, as many have predicted, what happens when you coddle white racists > @MacDara #tweet

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First day back at work in 2021 wasn’t so bad after all #tweet

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Really fills me with confidence that the people running our country are in such denial about schools as a hotbed of virus transmission. Real geniuses at work there > @MacDara #tweet

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Caught up on yesterday’s Tokyo Joshi show this afternoon; it’s a bit good #tweet

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