About me

My name is Simona Avornicesei. I’m a .NET developer at core, a FOSS lover, linux user and mother of 2 awesome preschoolers. If this is not enough I also enjoy tinkering with hardware, virtualization, system setups, configurations and software on both Windows and linux platforms, contributing to OSS projects and playing LEGO with my kids.

I currently live and work in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

My life motto

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. – Frank Herbert, Dune

My dev rules

  1. The Principle of Least Surprise (or Astonishment), which means that you should choose a solution that does not include any things people might not understand, or put on the wrong track
  2. Keep It Simple Stupid (a.k.a. KISS), a funny way of saying that the simplest solution is more than sufficient
  3. You Ain’t Gonne Need It (a.k.a. YAGNI), which tells you to create a solution for the current problem rather than the ones you think will happen later on (since when can you predict the future?)
  4. Don’t Repeat Yourself (a.k.a. DRY), which encourages you to prevent duplication in your code base without forgetting the Rule of Three heuristic
  5. Regardless of the elegancy of somebody’s solution, if it’s too complex for the ordinary developer, exposes unusual behavior, or tries to solve many possible future issues, it is very likely the wrong solution and needs redesign

About this site

I’ve been playing with the idea of having my own public place for technology-related rants, infos, solutions and tutorials for several years (and CMSes :skull: ). In the end the possibility of having a static site (thus much secure than any CMS or site) while studying the current web technologies proved iressistible.


The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my (past or current) employer’s view in any way.