This site

This is the personal website & blog of Jeroen Pelgrims, a Belgian sofware developer living and working in Norway.
This blog will contain writings on things that I want to explain clearly. The main purpose being so I can look back on it later to refresh how I solved that particular problem or to link to other people who might be helped by that information.

So there’s no real restriction on the content that you’ll find here but since I’m quite often busy with things involving software development the majority of the content will most likely be of that nature.

The site itself is made with Hexo, is built by Gitlab CI and then automatically deployed using docker-compose and watchtower to my VPS at Hetzner, you can check out the source code on GitLab.
Code published on this site falls under the MIT license unless specified otherwise.


I was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, the best city in the world.
At the Karel De Grote University College I studied applied computer science and after that started my professional career as a software developer.

After a few years working in Belgium I finally made the move to live and work abroad. I’m currently residing in Stavanger, Norway.
When you move a country for a long while you should learn it’s language I think. So now I speak Dutch, English, Norwegian and a bit of French.

In my spare time I’m still quite active in software development. I love testing out new programming languages and libraries that come along. I’m particularly interested in web applications using HTML, Javascript and node.js.

Besides that I go hitchhiking now and then. I have about 5000km under my belt now. Still an amateur compared to some of the other people I’ve met though. Related to this, I’m also interested in camping and regular hiking.
Now and then I also go biking or walking. Not because of those activities specifically but I like exploring the area around me.

More regular interests include wall climbing, board games, computer games, having a chat and drink with friends.

My presence on the internet

Here links to some of my profiles on well known websites.




  • SoundSwitch
    This small piece of software allows you to quickly switch between playback devices by using a key combination.
    I’m the original author, this is now being further developed by Antoine Aflalo
  • Anki Chinese (source)
    You input some Chinese characters and this tool will generate the matching pinyin, stroke order and sound files.
    I use this to create cards for Anki
  • JSON Processer (source)