Kevin B. Ridgway

  • Hi, I'm a Senior Software Engineer living in sunny 🌨 Buffalo!
  • I'm an 🕸 Interweb & 🚀 Aerospace Enthusiast.
  • I like to build 👨🏼‍💻, and design 👨‍🎨, sketch 🖌 things. A lot.
  • I speak in 🦄 🌈 🎉 emojis and gifs 📷 sometimes all the time.
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A Decades Long Retrospective

March 03, 2020

Originally I was looking at naming this "A Decade Long Retrospective”, after listening to Software Sessions Podcast - A Decade Long…

Choose Your Own Adventure

November 21, 2019

I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books growing up. A childhood friend had almost an entire bookcase of these. Near the front door, on…

Flash is Very Dead

November 02, 2019

In April 2010, Steve Jobs, co-founder, and then CEO of Apple outlined why Flash was not going to be included on Apple mobile devices . As a…

The Internet is 50 Today

October 29, 2019

In the third floor of Boelter Hall on the UCLA campus, in room 3420 some historical computing happened at 10:30pm, the 29th of October, 196…

100 Days of Sketches

October 31, 2018

A gif of me doing a drawing in Linea Sketch 100 Days of Sketches I want to be a person who draws all the time. I used to do it all the time…

Indie Hackers Alfred Workflow

June 12, 2018

Go Get it On Github Right Now! Browse and Search Indie Hackers Posts from Alfred This is an Alfred Workflow that allows you to easily see…

On Technical Interviews

September 17, 2017

This post was going to be about technical interviews, and how they're broken in our industry. Broken, unhelpful, considered harmful, in some…

How I Use Bear Notes

September 14, 2017

Talking about my note taking process with Bear Writer in the context of being a knowledge worker. This is what my setup/process looks like…

Scientific Method Over Anecdotal Evidence in Technology Choices

June 11, 2017

* Note: This was originally posted as a comment on Goodbye, Object Oriented Programming * A friend sent me your article, and I had replied…

Exploit vs. Explore

January 21, 2017

I recently started listening to the audio book Algorithms to Live By - The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and…

Abstract Syntax Trees in JavaScript

June 08, 2015

An Abstract Syntax Tree (AST), is a powerful concept in computer science. It is something that allows you to do some interesting things…

Things Great Engineering Managers Do

April 20, 2015

Reacts quickly, and decisively. Has a leadership philosophy. Has thought about it, a lot. Can speak at length about it. Is passionate about…