before we begin...
Like life itself, this document is ever-changing and unfinished.
Existence precedes essence.
Some of what you read might be
[wait.hacking.] propaganda. Other writing was crafted by Facebook's engagement algorithm.
... 👍 Like now that we've started...
I'm Matt Baer
I design and build software and write and do other things, too
As with all things on the internet, verify sources, question the author's authority, and don't take things too seriously.
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Building a More Privacy-Centric Web, Glimmer, May 2020.
A Revolution in Write.as Design, Write.as Blog, April 1, 2020.
WriteFreely: Start a blog, build a community, opensource.com, February 2019.
AppCenter Spotlight: Write.as, elementaryOS Blog, December 2018. projects
#shouldvestayedhome — selfies from the underwhelming world outside. Preview.
さまよう (Samayou) — save useful URLs while you travel. Built on a trip to Japan. building
Write.as — private-by-default blogging. Start writing.
Read Write.as — a reading space for Write.as. Start reading.
WriteFreely — a community writing space. Start a blog.
WriteFreely.host — painless community hosting. Start a community.
Submit.as — simple writing submission. Accept submissions.
HTMLhouse — a real-time HTML editor. Create a site. semi-launched
Snap.as — photo galleries and essays. Get notified.
Read.as — ActivityPub-enabled reader. Look. unlaunched
Remark.as — privacy-first comments. Look.
Draft.as — simple text collaboration. Look.
Jot.as — private note-taking. Look. internal
Capture.as — website screenshots as a service. Look.
support my work
I'm building humane, privacy-focused software on
principle above all, supported by a sustainable business model. If you like that, you might:
I could also use your help getting WriteFreely into your local public library.
You can also help us by spreading the word about Write.as — whether in a blog post, to your Instagram followers, or to friends and family in real life.
the frozen moments
Rules are Rules — photo series from a trip to Japan. Fall 2017.
Doors — a photo series from a trip to Europe. Spring 2016.
published on Snap.as. the written thoughts
Most of my concerns are Trending on Facebook. But when my squishy human body distracts me from my Twitter feed, or my iPad or phone dies and some original thought comes to mind, I publish it on
Read here. etc.
The writing goes on — all of the
Write.as Blog, our transparency blog, my WriteFreely development blog, various anonymous blogs on Write.as and individual posts. the code
While I wait for code-writing AI to take my job, I program for fun and pine for the days of punchcards, chanting:
It can be this way forever! The computers will do what I say...
cdr - static site generator for creating mixtapes in 2020.
make medium readable again - a browser extension to make Medium less annoying. People say it's cool.
htmlhouse - web application for quick, anonymous HTML publishing.
nerds - telnet server enabling users to publish text online.
Want to talk or type? Find me in real life or via email, respectively.
echo bWF0dEBiYWVyLndvcmtzCg== | base64 --decode or (if you don't know what to do with that) combine:
My first name
@ This domain name
Signal for messaging and you should, too (email me for my phone #). PGP key on Keybase. Code on GitHub. Bite-sized complaints about software on Twitter. Remember to throw out your TV and delete your Facebook.