Nikky Southerland

Fifth-dimensional being currently consuming vast quantities of commas. Lives in alt-reality Seattle. Spews out code. Respected by everyone.

Just drank six cups of coffee and now planning to be awake for 14 years uninterrupted. Posted 3 days ago
Besides "drugs are bad," the most I got from reading Naked Lunch is that Steely Dan is named after a fictional steam-powered strap-on dildo. Posted 23 days ago
Perfectly normal to eat chocolate syrup directly out of the container, right. Posted 28 days ago


I've kept up a blog of some form for 13 years now, and is a great way to dive deep into some of the things I'm interested in writing about. I don't claim to be particularly good at it, but it keeps me occupied from time to time.

9/11 in the eyes of an Eighth Grader Posted 16 days ago
Battery Street Tunnel Posted 6 months ago
Reykjavík Posted 6 months ago
recentflickr photo


Sometimes I'm known to take pictures.

Current photos can always be found on my flickr, along with digitized slides from family archives.

Nikky's Flickr


I travel a lot. Countries I've visited include: Italy, France, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Belize, Mexico, Canada, and Honduras.

nikky on a river

I work as a full stack web developer at a European travel company. Currently specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework and data 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

Cat Wrangler

I'm the co-owner of a small bundle of fur that occasionally bites us. We've named this fur Minerva. Her name is partially due to Minerva the goddess of strategy; partially due to the character from Harry Potter.


I've lived in Seattle for the past 11 years. It's a pretty cool place.

Pumping through my headphones are probably Boards of Canada are the best music group of the past hundred years. Other favorites include El Huervo, Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, Talk Talk, Massive Attack, The Notorious B.I.G. Check out my page for a much more detailed listing of my musical tastes.

Computer games are great, and strategy games are the best Starcraft, Warcraft III, Supreme Commander are some of my favorites. Filling out the rest are Mario Kart 64, Hotline Miami, and Dota2.

I'm most often found reading non-fiction books. Favorite genres include WWII, general history, and space. Fiction genres include Sci-Fi and Graphic Novels. Favorites include Dune, The Culture Series, and Jurassic Park.

Apollo 13 is the best movie ever created by humanity. Star Wars: A New Hope also ranks quite highly.

Star Trek, especially Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation, is my favorite television series. Aqua Teen Hunger Force comes in as a close second.


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