blorgy.net 3.0

Some of you might have noticed that my blog has a new look now (it’s only obvious if you’re browsing on your desktop). Since I launched blorgy.net way back in 2007, I’ve only been through two revisions. The other day I was just thinking about changing up my site a bit since I had some funky keycaps which I could use to recreate my original logo and I just continued working on the site from there.


blorgy.net 1.0

I compressed the archives and categories section in the sidebar since I don’t think people use them too much, and they were getting a little too long for my liking (I can’t believe I’ve actually managed to keep this blog running for over ten years!). I added some social media buttons, removed dead links, and reduced the number of posts on the front page. I also added ‘related posts’ at the bottom of each post since I’ve got a wealth of posts to link to now (I’ve written over 700 posts to date). Hopefully it doesn’t link too many cringey posts.


blorgy.net 2.0

Overall, they aren’t huge changes, but I think the site looks a lot better now. Also, the color scheme is based on the Vortex Core keyboard (the keys in the logo are from the keyboard). I’m a big fan of its retro color scheme. The font used is Bryant Regular, which is similar to Gorton Modified (couldn’t find the font for that) – the font used on the legends of SA keycaps. Not sure if I managed to change all the elements of my site properly, but based on my initial checking, it seems fine. Let me know if I missed anything.

Prior to this, I hadn’t touched CSS or HTML in a long time. I had to do tons of Googling for simple things like changing the background color. It’s crazy how much I didn’t know or remember! Anyway, it was a fun experience and I’ll probably make additional tweaks over the coming weeks if I think of anything else.

Hiatus: November 2017

As some of you will know, I’m participating in Nanowrimo this year, so until the end of the month I will put my blog on hold as I don’t believe I’ll have the capacity to write my novel (I need to churn out about 1.7k words a day!) and update this blog at the same time. On the bright side, I have about 10 years worth of archives to go through if you want to read my work (haha). I may post something here every now and then, but it’ll likely be unsubstantial. For all those of you who are doing this year’s Nanowrimo, all the best! And if you’re thinking about it, go ahead! Make sure you sign up at the Nanowrimo website and feel free to add me as a writing buddy. I’ll also be posting my daily word count to Instagram. Here’s to a fruitful November!

Gig #110: Karnival Open Mic Malaysia

Played two sets earlier this week that I didn’t have time to share about on my blog – PLOY’s Monday open mic night and KL Journal Open Mic last week, which makes my next scheduled appearance number 110.

Karnival Open Mic Malaysia | Event Page
Venue: La Frontera @ Jaya One
Date: 28/10/17-29/10/17

It’s going to be a two day long event with 42 acts – sign ups are still open if anybody is interested, just get in touch with them if you’re interested in playing.

I’ll be playing on the first day (28th October) some time in between 1-4pm. Drop by for some music and beer <3

Completed: Renewal of blorgy.net for 1 years/Gig #103

Is it so hard to remove the s at the end of years if the preceding number is 1? Why not just make it year(s), that way you don’t even have to change anything?

Man, this blog is almost 10 years old now. I’ve spent a third of my life writing on it. 10 more years to go before I die a triumphant death. Can’t wait. I wonder if anybody will bother to help me keep it running. I guess I could pay my hosting fees for a hundred more years before I die. Maybe blogs won’t even exist in the future anymore. Everything would be VR and shit. This site would be a relic of the past.

Like paper. Not really. People still read physical books. And magazines. And newspapers. Maybe only hipsters will read my blog next time.

Anyway, it’s that time of the job again – where I get super busy right before a sale. This time even more so because Jakarta 2017 is gonna be bigger than before. I’ve cut down my dota time to once a week. I haven’t even been able to keep up with all the DAC matches. But OG has been kicking ass, so I’m rooting for them to win the whole thing.

Tomorrow I may be playing my 103rd gig. Not confirmed because I don’t know what time I’ll get off work – but if I am able to make it on time, you’ll be able to catch me at:

Open Mic de la Frontera #29 | Event Page

April 4 2017
8 PM – 11 PM
Frontera Sol Of Mexico, Jaya One

Lineup:

Open Mic de la Frontera happens every Tuesday night! #OpenMicMY

#1 Sarah Daniella
#2 Ian Tai
#3 Arisha Akhir
#4 Jojoe
#5 Shavkat
#6 Darryl Thomas
#7 Cikicikiboomboom a.k.a Harissa Halim
#8 2storeyheart (maybe, maybe not, but definitely maybe)

See you if I see you!

Gig #99: BIG open mic ft. Tim Lim

I’m performing tonight in a few hours – come hang out at the coolest bar in KL for some drinks and great live music! <3

BIG open mic ft. Tim Lim | Event Page
30 June, 2016 (today) at 9:30 PM – midnight
Barlai (The BIG Group)
3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Barlai (The BIG Group) runs the BIG open mic every Thursday! Sign up by posting below or emailing me at shaneil.devaser@me.com #bignightout 😉

9.30pm Shaneil Devaser
9.45pm Grace Pang
10.00pm George Wong
10.15pm Rashid Mohd. Nor
10.30pm Aishah Badri
10.45pm Sia Nicholas
11.00pm Timothy Lim

#OpenMicMY