The Website

This is my personal website and technical guinea pig, mostly a repository of book notes and sporadic thoughts I feel like publishing. I’d rather own my words than shove them off into Facebook, Twitter, or those other things. Keeps me weird.

It’s built with Astro, using Markdown, Markdoc, a touch of Vue, and Tailwind CSS. Generated and hosted on Vercel.

I hope the site’s fast and accessible for you, and I’d love to hear from you if it isn’t! There’s no cookie notice because I don’t need to use them. I self-host Plausible to get a sense of what people look at.

Last built June 2, 2023.

The Person

Photo of Matt’s face

I’m Matt, a design-educated developer, writer, and tinkerer wandering through his middle years. I’ve lived in six U.S. states and I’m married with a single child that’s actually just a small dog. I’m always puttering with something, whether it’s knife sharpening or programming or reading or sketching or video games or 3D printing or car detailing or cooking or making my own lip balm.

I care a lot about listening, humor, storytelling, intention, attention to detail, and leaving things better than I found them. I’m an outgoing introvert and a highly sensitive person, which explains a lot of my perspective and existence.

I’ve spent the majority of my career running my own business designing and building websites, as a long-running experiment that kept providing income and endless opportunities to learn and evolve. I spent some time working with the lovely Craft CMS people, satisfied with bigger challenges and daily teamwork but missing the freedom and responsibility I enjoyed running my own thing.

I’m always looking for an ideal intersection between what I’m good at, what I wake up eager to do, and what’s financially stable and supportive. I’m available for hire if you could use my help with something you’re doing.