May 28, 2020


My name is Joseph Ryan Ries, and welcome to my website.

I work for Microsoft, but this is my personal website and it has nothing to do with my employer. Opinions expressed here are mine alone.

I've been blogging off and on since 1997, but I haven't felt like blogging much the past few years, so you won't find much here.

Here are some other ways to find me on the web:





I also wrote Lingering Object Liquidator v2 for Active Directory, an Active Directory password filter called PassFiltEx, and a replacement for the built-in Windows Snipping Tool called SnipEx. Also, I'm especially proud of getting my own code committed to the Windows repository in Windows Server 2019. (I'm not in the Product Group so pushing code to Windows is a big deal for me.)

Finally, I would really like it if you followed my YouTube channel where together, we program a video game from scratch in C, using practically no engines and no libraries. Just our brains and plain old C programming. You can even follow along with the companion Github repo.