Hi there! Please stay a while and listen… Not only is that one of my most favorite lines in the Diablo II game, it also is my humble request to you.

Thank you for visiting my personal blog. I hope you’ll find interesting things here. I’ll try to keep this blog periodically updated with things I’d like you to know about me, and with things I find interesting that I want to share.

Now without further ado, here is my small biography 🙂
( It’s my first attempt on writing a bio so please bear with me… 😮 )

I was born in the dutch city of Roosendaal on the 6th of march 1981,  and even since then I’ve always been a go-getter, eager and technology-curious guy. When I was only 4 years old ( and a bit tired of playing games on an Atari 2600 ) my uncle lent me his MSX home computer system to play games on… little did he know that I would go and create games instead of just playing them. As I got older, the more sophisticated programming languages ( and computers ) got to my attention. I went from MSX Basic through GW-Basic and Microsoft Q-Basic to x86 assembly, C, Borland Pascal, Borland C++ and Delphi all the way to the advanced programming languages of today.

I hate to brag, but I’d like to think I became quite proficient at writing (more-or-less) enterprise grade software in Microsoft C# and the .NET Framework. Along the way I also learned and used different other programming languages and environments too, which can be found in my resumé ( which is currently available here for reference: My resumé ).

Now I can hear you think: ” and where does the wheels of steel payoff come in?

Since birth I’ve been brought up surrounded by music most of the time. My dad liked the music from the 1960s and 1970s ( he still does 😉 ), so I heard a lot of it while growing up. Maybe that might be the reason I started to play on a home organ when I was about 6 years old. Later on my musical interests expanded to multiple different instruments and different styles. I still play the piano, my keyboard and sometimes my guitar. Since age 12 I’ve been creating mixes, at first using cassette tapes and creating nice stop-and-play transitions between songs, later on I went spinning records ( on vinyl that is 😀 ). Although I’m not playing on location right now, I’ve been a DJ in bars and clubs for quite a while.

Well, that’s me in a very very small nutshell. I hope it didn’t bore you.