Updates to the Website

Just a quick note: I've updated the software for this website to BlogEngine.NET 2.8. Not a lot has changed since I've kept my original theme, but it does fix a few issues.

It also means that from now on you'll need to enter a CAPTCHA (provided by reCAPTCHA) in order to post comments. This is unfortunately necessary to stop excessive spamming that has been going for a while now. On BlogEngine 2.7 the reCAPTCHA plugin refused to work properly, but this seems to be fixed now.

If you happen to run into issues trying to post a comment – or anything else – drop me a note using the Contact form or on Twitter (@mveldhui). Also, authenticated users don't need to fill in a CAPTCHA for the moment, so you could also create an account. Thanks!


A few years ago I wouldn't have imagined I would start a blog, but things change. Every now and then I have the urge to write about something that I consider interesting, but I have no place to put it. Now I do.

I plan to be focusing mostly on .NET software development. I also expect posts to be infrequent, but who knows, maybe I'll become inspired.

About me

Software development has been one of my major interests from the moment I had (infrequent) access to a computer, at about the age of 10. Over the years, I have dabbled in quite a number of programming languages, but nowadays I do most of my development using Microsoft .NET.

On the internet, I mostly go by the nickname Thorarin. On occasion, I can be found on Stack Overflow, a great programming Q&A website. In the unlikely event that you haven't heard about it, check it out.

In everyday life, I work as a software engineer for the technology research department of a company in the health IT industry. Now that has been said: opinions expressed here should be considered strictly my own.