My name is Ruben Verdoes, also known on the internet as horsedrowner. This is the name I used when I first started playing Age of Mythology online, and I’ve stuck with it ever since. The name comes from the Hersir unit in the game, which has a unique name that consists of three randomized parts.

When I was young, I first started programming in Visual Basic 6 but at work I learned Visual Basic .NET, quickly followed by C#, which is now my preferred language. For personal web projects, I use Ruby in combination with Sinatra. Other languages I am proficient in include C++, JavaScript and PHP.


Most of my personal projects are hosted on GitHub. Most of these are half-finished programs that I’ve used once or twice and then lost interest in, or that I have stopped working on for other reasons. There are however a few projects I use on a daily basis: