The Personal Website of Ronald Huereca

About Ronalfy

I often receive mispronunciations of my nickname. People pronounce my nickname as ronal-fly, ronal-fee, ronal-fye, or some other sick and twisted variation. The pronunciation of my nickname is rather simple; it is ron-al-fee, or ron-alfy.

The origins of my nickname come from high school. When I attended Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, I parted my hair in the middle. I looked just like Alfalfa from Little Rascals. Since I looked like Alfalfa, everybody that knew me, or didn’t know me, called me by the name Alfalfa. Nobody called me by my first name, which just happens to be Ronald.

While I was in Vegas, everybody would call me Ron. I didn’t really mind being called by my shortened name, or Alfalfa. Soon the time came for me to pick a new HotMail account nickname and all the ones I could think of were taken. I decided to combine two of the nicknames people constantly called me. I integrated the Ron and the Alfalfa. Since RonAlfalfa sounded kind of weird, I shortened my nickname to Ronalfy. Luckily for me, the nickname was so original I could use it for practically anything. When I decided to start my own domain, it was just natural for me to pick my domain as Ronalfy.com.

Now I’ve had my fair share of criticism for the nickname. People have told me it sounds gay, or childish. I simply do not care for any of that criticism. Everybody has a nickname, screen-name, or some other sort of identification. I just happened to pick my own and it has its own special meaning. When I tell people the origin of my nickname, it finally starts to make sense. The people say, “Oh yeah… You do kind of look like Alfalfa.” Ronalfy fits me.

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

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