Hello there, I’m mcls.

My real name is Maarten Claes. However, there are a lot of Maartens, Martins, Martijns, and Marcins in the world. Over time this lead to the interesting situation where people often call me by my Github username: mcls. The first time it started happening it made me think of a story I heard about gamers seeing it as a sign that they are playing too much if people refer to them by their gamer tag instead of their real name. I like my “mcls” though and it’s only grown on me more over the years.

This blog is another attempt at me writing more than I currently am. Writing helps me clear up my thoughts, and I’ll probably write mostly about work-related subjects which I want to learn to explain more clearly.

Let me know what you think!