About me and the site

About me and the site

Welcome to the personal site of Erwin "Sínédia" de Ruiter. It is a site where I can share all my musings (ramblings) and knowledge with the world. I plan to share my code examples here, information about the LAN I organize each year with and for me and my friends and I like it to be my personal way to interact with others whom I know or not yet know.

I am a Software Engineer who works at a small (is 100 employees small?) firm specialized in making software for municipalities. In the past I have worked for many big companies as Software Engineer and Consultant. Nowadays I mostly do what I like most: I write code. I am a programmer in heart and soul and even though I can do all those other things and have enjoyed doing them, this is what I do best and like the most. If I discover nice things, hear about new stuff or just wrote some piece of awsome(ish) code I feel like sharing, this is where you will find it.

Apart from being a Software Engineer I am also a vivid gamer. I mostly play strategy games and online games, but I from time to time I play different genres as well. Since I played online for so long I made many friends online and even though we don't play games together anymore, we still keep in touch. This is another way for me to do so.

As I said I organize a LAN every year with some friends. It needs us to register some information and give information to those that attend, again: this site will give us a way to do so. The same is for th board games I play. We don't need a place to register information about it, but it is fun and we maybe even like to share our experiences of some of these games.

Apart from all of this I also have a personal life with my wife and kids (two lovely daughters). I actually don't plan to write on these things. I am very fond of my privacy and there are certain things I like to keep to myself. This is one of them. However it is not unlikely they will show up from time to time in one of my articles. So now you know at least the context and my relation with them.

That said, this doesn't necesarily means I will be the only writer on this site. It has been created so that there can be several content creators and publishers (can be, but don't have, to be the same person).

Disclaimer

I write about a lot of things and most of these things aren't created or made by me. I try do give credits where credits are due, but it is very possible I forget to do so sometimes. I apologize for this and please do not hesitate to let me know, I will rectify this where possible.

Icons

Most of the icons used by this software have been created by FamFamFam and the set of icons is called Silk Icons. The icons that don't come from this set are changes made by me.
These icons are:

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Silk Icons

The Silk Icons set is a free set of icons created by Mark James. I used version 1.3 on this site. The icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License, which means you may use it for any purpose, and make any changes you like.
The original version can be downloaded: here.

About me and the site

Concept artist: Ryan Church

Concept artist: Ryan Church

Recently I found the site from Ryan Church where he displays some of the concept art he made, like this one he made for the movie: John Carter. I love it!

MVC.NET (ASP.NET) Security

MVC.NET (ASP.NET) Security

A collegae of mine was running some security checks on the site we are building the other day and found some vulnerabilities. Nothing serious, but still: more than I wanted to be in there. So I went searching on the internet for explanations and solutions.

Concept artist: Ryan Church

Concept artist: Ryan Church

Recently I found the site from Ryan Church where he displays some of the concept art he made, like this one he made for the movie: John Carter. I love it!