nikky

Nikky Southerland

Seattle denizen.
Creates artisanal code.
Photographs and writes.

Posted 1 day 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 5 days 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?

Posted 15 days ago

Just said to cat: "I'm not sure what kind of weird-ass shit you believe in, but you don't deserve third dinner."

Blogging

I've been writing at my blog for 17 years now at nykida.net . There's no particular theme. I usually write about space, travel, and culture.

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

Photography

I picked up taking pictures in High School. My favorite genres are infrastructure, cities, nature, and wildlife. Shooting with a Pixel 3 and Canon 6D. All of my work is available free of charge with a Creative Commons license.

Nikky's Flickr

Traveling

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 and data integration with a particular interest in shaping customer experiences.

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

Minerva

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

Seattle has been homefor the past 15 years. Much as 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.

Contact Me

Site created by Nikky Southerland with help from Ruby on Rails, Zerb Foundation, and Font Awesome.