Kevin B. Ridgway

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Then I realized that if I limited it to only a decade, I would be cutting out half the journey. Oh. My. God. This is a long time.

Kevin B. Ridgway
Kevin B. Ridgway

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Choose Your Own Adventure

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 the side of the staircase, a short, squat bookcase, with an entire shelf dedicated to these gems.

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Kevin B. Ridgway
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Flash is Very Dead

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.

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Kevin B. Ridgway
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100 Days of Sketches

I want to be a person who draws all the time. I used to do it all the time as a kid. My itch for drawing came back around again when I was doing sketches of Pokemon for my sons and putting it in their lunches for them to find.

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Kevin B. Ridgway
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On Technical Interviews

This post was going to be about technical interviews, and how they're broken in our industry.

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Kevin B. Ridgway
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Scientific Method Over Anecdotal Evidence in Technology Choices

This was originally posted as a comment on Goodbye, Object Oriented Programming

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Kevin B. Ridgway
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Explore vs. Exploit

As a software engineer, I know algorithms help computers make the best decision they can, with the time, and information they have, but I did wonder, how could some of these things apply in human decisions?

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Kevin B. Ridgway
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Abstract Syntax Trees in JavaScript

An Abstract Syntax Tree (AST), is a powerful concept in computer science. It is something that allows you to do some interesting things, especially in JavaScript, that you may not have thought possible.

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Kevin B. Ridgway