About Matthew

Matt's face in 3D


  • Works as a consultant for MarkLogic  the NoSQL document database.
  • “Pop Songs From the Court of Isabella d’Este,” Renaissance music in the style of motown with lute & singer duo Lutevox .


  • Physically based in California since 2013! Originally from Colorado, Virginia, Utah, Wyoming, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Maryland.
  • Emotionally taken, by Pearbehr 
  • Socially available, on


    • He can drink water really fast.

Matthew's bookshelf: read

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
it was ok
David Brooks has always impressed me with his comments on the PBS show "Shields and Brooks," but I think this book is an intellectual mis-step.

Brooks creates a fictional couple into whose thoughts and motives he wields god-like insigh…

You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want
really liked it
I’ve used YNAB and other budgeting software in the past, but I’ve never felt super-disciplined. Mostly, I allocate money to different fixed expenses, savings, and investments, then play with the rest.

This book goes into the philosophy…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
really liked it
Written from the 1st person perspective of a boy with an Asperger’s-like mind, though it feels less affecting than "Flowers for Algernon," because no matter how bad things get, there’s a wall between the emotions of the boy and the reade…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
liked it
This course is okay — not great. Satterfield structures it as a journey of discovery, as presented through recorded sessions with patients. I’d prefer it instead if he clearly presented the material up front, then used the sessions as ex…

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
liked it
Good history of the role that women of color played in engineering, leading up to the well-known lunch counter sit-ins and US civil rights movement.

Very insightful analogy about racial segregation, comparing it to an electric fence — …



  1. June 12, 2014

    I never realized you could drink water really fast. ^_^ I know you on such a deeper level now.

  2. eric
    September 27, 2014

    Hi Matt, big fan 🙂
    I follow you on Ello and I was wondering if you might be able to send me an invite?
    Thanks Matt, see ya soon 🙂

    p.s. my uncle…the EXACT same way :/

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