Hi, I’m mathew, and this is my web site. I post 2–3 items a day. Mostly they’re pointers to things I find around the web, but I also write my own articles. You can subscribe to some or all of it via the subscribe page, or find me on other sites via the social links accessed using the heart icon button.

I started using the Internet around 1987; I was introduced to Unix the following year, accidentally typed rn instead of rm one day (true story), and the rest is history.

Over the years I’ve done all kinds of work, most of it involving computers in some way—telephone technical support, data recovery, system administration, a bit of sales and marketing, application development, hardware maintenance, networking, web design, and so on. I’ve written code in well over a dozen different programming languages. I’m something of a generalist, a term I borrow from Ted Nelson, inventor of hypertext. His ideas inspired my choice of career—I built a primitive network hypertext system around 1985, wrote a browser in 1989, and wrote my first web page back in the days of HTML 1.0. I was rather startled when the rest of the world suddenly took an interest.

I currently live in Austin, Texas. Since being opinionated on the web hasn’t led to fame and riches, I work for IBM as a web architect.

Outside of computers, I’m interested in electronic music, photography, politics, design, video, and small fluffy animals.

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