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Yesterday I turned the grand old age of 26!

The last year has been a very busy one with me doing more of whatย Iย love.

I attended my first gaming conference (ehhh…we can probably skip that), I also attended my first tech conference, and I attended my first WWE event.
I have also passed my drivers theory test and will be getting lessons very soon!
And I have been losing weight as well.

To celebrate me turning 26, I will also be taking a international trip to New York City next week! My first ‘proper’ holiday since 2008.

And it got me thinking, I am so fecking lucky that I can do this.
I am lucky that I am able to go away on a holiday with friends, learning how to drive a car, going to all these events DESPITE some negativity I had throughout the year.

What about my online presence?ย 

I have been blogging about wrestling now on a dedicated site away from my personal stuff because some people may not care for the wrestling content and that is fine.

My gaming community Nologam has been rebranded to Enigma. While it has been quiet since the rebrand, I am planning something big for 2018. More details on the blog later in the year.

As I now enter my 26th year, what I done last year was just the tip of the iceberg and Iย will do more going forward!


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Attending WordCamp Dublin 2017!

Hey everyone!

Just a quick note to let you all know that I will be in Dublin next weekend (October 14th & 15th) for WordCamp Dublin 2017!
It is the first WordCamp conference to be held in Dublin.

If you are in the area on Friday evening or attending on Saturday, find me (I should be wearing my Blacknight hoodie ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and we can have a chat (and a coffee if yer into that type of thing haha)

I don’t know what to expect from this, but I know that it is going to be fun!

Updates will be provided on my Twitter at ๐Ÿ™‚

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Switching from Ghost back to WordPress

It was not even 2 weeks ago that I blogged about how much I love Ghost and that it is a great alternative to WordPress

And yes, I do love it. But I do miss the customisation that I had with WordPress.
Plugins, and ever expanding plugin & theme system is something that I miss with WP.

If Ghost had a easy plugin / theme system, then I would probably stay with them.

While I have had my share of issues with Ghost recently, it is not the sole reason for changing.

I (unlike some people) like change from time to time and I have always had a soft spot for WordPress (Given that I look at it every day).

When it comes to posts, the editor in WP is second to none. It’s just fantastic. Post types also help.

Expect this to be changed over in the next few days ๐Ÿ™‚

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New Month, New Starts and New Things to learn!

Today is September 1st and over the last few days, I have begun a journey that see big changes for me over the next coming months and possibly even years!

First of all, I’m FAT!

I have decided to join WeightWatchers as of yesterday and I have a big goal in mind… Time to get back into it again!!

Also, I am now PROPERLY learning how to drive!

I have been putting it on the long finger since I was 17 (I’m now 25) and it’s time for me to start driving. My theory test is at the end of the month, and this time I AM DOING IT!

No excuses!

While there isn’t many goals, this is the start of something even bigger!

Let’s see what the next few months have got in store for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

(Image from Unsplash)


Oh Ghost, you are full of joys and sadness

Ah where do I begin with this post.
Right, so I have been using the 1.0 version of Ghost since it launched using the ghost-cli tool that they provide to ‘provision’ the blogs themselves.

I have managed to install 4 blogs,,, and All well and good!
And 2 of them as of tonight are breaking because if I have my /home/web folder set to CHMOD 700, nothing updates and breaks the sites.

So, now I am forced to run ghost run inside a tmux session just to get the sites live.
This is not ideal and I should not be spending half of my nights fixing something that should be easily working.

Did you contact Ghost support or ask someone about it?
Of course I did! I submitted a ticket to the ghost-cli team nearly 48 hours ago and they have not responded to me yet.
Their official #help channel on Slack appear to be ignoring me…

There is a ticket with a very similar issue and the solution for him is to reinstall…I can’t really afford to do that!
I need these sites at a state where I can easily blog and then when it comes time, update them without they hitting the wall.

For those that are interested, here is the error that I am getting when I go to ghost ls or ghost start on a couple of my blog.

[email protected] ๎‚ฐ /home/web/ ๎‚ฐ ghost start
      else throw err

Error: failed

    at module.exports.sync (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/node_modules/execa/index.js:298:26)
    at handleShell (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/node_modules/execa/index.js:100:9)
    at Function.module.exports.shellSync (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/node_modules/execa/index.js:307:43)
    at SystemdProcessManager.isRunning (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/extensions/systemd/systemd.js:61:19)
    at Instance.get running [as running] (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/lib/instance.js:61:27)
    at (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/lib/commands/start.js:27:21)
    at Function._run (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/lib/command.js:198:48)
    at Object.handler (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/lib/command.js:117:22)
    at Object.self.runCommand (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/node_modules/yargs/lib/command.js:233:22)
    at Object.Yargs.self._parseArgs (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/node_modules/yargs/yargs.js:990:30)
    at Object.Yargs.self.parse (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/node_modules/yargs/yargs.js:532:23)
    at (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/lib/bootstrap.js:165:14)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ghost-cli/bin/ghost:14:11)
    at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:579:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:487:32)

I just wish someone would assist me in getting this sorted…..


Padraig.Blog V1.0

Today, along with the release of Ghost 1.0, I have decided to updated the blog with the brand new Ghost 1.0 theme and modified it so that it will show a new random image daily from Unsplash

How? Here’s how!

In your new Ghost install, navigate to content/themes/casper/ and open index.hbs

On, Line 6, replace:

<header class="site-header outer {{#if @blog.cover_image}}" style="background-image: url({{@blog.cover_image}}){{else}}no-cover{{/if}}">


<header class="site-header outer {{#if @blog.cover_image}}" style="background-image: url({{else}}no-cover{{/if}}">

Save, and restart ghost by going back to the root of your Ghost install and invoke:
ghost restart

Anyway, new content coming soon (As soon as I can get over this damn cold that I have had for about a week now!)