Nikky Southerland

Creates artisanal code.
Photographs and writes.

Posted 28 days ago

Shout out to the astronomers 10000 years ago who decided that the number of days was "close enough" and that's why we have 360 degrees in a circle.

Posted about 1 month ago

Was Robert Burns night just invented in 2021? Or is this a weird manifestation of Baader–Meinhof phenomenon because I've legit never heard of it before.

Posted about 1 month ago

The Seattle Library system doesn't offer a return drop-off for a branch within walking distance—even after 10 months of pandemic. What should I do with these books I've had checked out since February 2020 that they don't want back?


I've been writing at my blog for 17 years now at . There's no particular theme.

Technical Books on the Apollo Program: A Reading List Posted over 1 year ago
Improving Writing Posted over 1 year ago
Talk Talk Posted almost 2 years ago
recentflickr photo


Like everyone else of my generation, I take pictures. I'm using a Canon EOS RP or Google Pixel 3 XL when shooting digital. My focus lately has been developing my own B/W film, and mostly use a Canon EOS 620, Lubitel 166, or Nikkormat FTn. Ilford HP5 is my favorite filmstock for most applications.

Nikky's Flickr


I started traveling on my own during college and haven't stopped since. I've visited Italy, France, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Belize, Mexico, Canada, and Honduras.

nikky in front of buildings

I work as a full stack web developer at a European travel company. Currently specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework with a particular interest in data migration/integration.

Software Engineer

I have a Bachelor of Arts from University of Washington in Seattle, and majored in Law, Societies, and Justice with minors in Political Science and Human Rights.

University of Washington

minerva the cat


I live with a cat named Minerva. Her primary skills are cuddling and hissing at everyone not named "Nikky." She's not particularly great at hunting the bugs around my apartment and usually spends her days chirping at the crows that perch outside my windows.


Seattle has been home for the past 15 years. Much has changed over the years, but the water and mountains remain constants. Being a Washington native, I don't mind the grey skies and rainy seasons.

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