About the site

This is my personal website. I use it to blog about stuff I want to share and where I can talk about my interests and projects. It's also my playground where I will test out the latest in web technologies and other fun (for me) design and development stuff.
I have had an issue with the idea of large social networks and how they do business. I understand they need to make a buck, but on these big social sites, you and I are the product and advertisers are the actual customers. The big social sites own whatever you share and can use it however they wish. They mine everything you do and then use that data they gather to sell advertising space to other people and businesses. I decided to start this site so that I can still share the stuff I want with the people who may want to see it, but I maintain ownership and control, not some big company.

About Matt

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I was born and raised on Long Island, New York where I lived until my early thirties and earned my Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology. I moved to Fort Myers, Florida for a short while, and finally ended up settling in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008. I've always been into motorcycles and the outdoors and have gone on many camping trips. I've taken several road trips, and have ridden everywhere from the Florida keys, to upstate New York.

My favorite pastime has to be spending time at the beach and swimming in the warm ocean waters or the Gulf of Mexico. There's nothing more relaxing than laying in the sand under the shadow of a palm tree, listening to the gulls and the sound of waves upon the shore.