about me

Derick Ariyam

Hi, my name’s Derick Ariyam. I was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. I’m currently living in the Providence, Rhode Island (U.S.) area.


I have concentrations in both Computer Science and a Master’s in English Literature, and finished all coursework towards a PhD. I work as lead software developer, specializing in C#, MVC and Web Development.

I have an online journal (I suppose you can call it a blog) of random and mundane– and sometimes serious — musings, all of which can be found here.

You can find my thesis on expatriated Sri Lankan writers and artists here (fyi: There’s a chapter on MIA in there!).

I read a lot.

I like to stay in shape. I can bench over 240lbs! and I only weigh 150lbs. That’s my one life bragging point, so shusch!

I enjoy woodworking. I am obsessed with Ana White’s website.

If you wish to contact me, please do. I check my email way too often. The address is dariyam at gmail dot com

obligatory Inspirational quote

When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. -James Joyce

One thought on “about me”

  1. Thanks to you I have a lot of reading to do :DD .I appreciate your effort … you have combined computer science with literature.I am oblidged to you for all your work.

    Thank you ,

    Kyriakos 🙂

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