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Matt Baer


  1. This site is always changing and unfinished.
  2. Some of what you read might be [wait.hacking.] misinformation.
  3. Other content was amplified by Facebook's News Feed algorithm.
  4. It is ...
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  1. I'm Matt Baer, professionally.
  2. I write things and make software that people seem to like.
  3. Always question my authority, verify sources, and don't take things too seriously.


This site is a "digital garden," as they say. I first tilled its soil in late 2015, and let it grow over with thoughts and foraged ideas in the years since.

Some pages you find may be old and withered; others, tended over the years. Here are a few to help you get started.





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  1. #shouldvestayedhome — selfies from the underwhelming world outside. Preview.


  1. Write.as — modern, minimalist blogging. Start writing.
  2. Read Write.as — a reading space for Write.as. Start reading.
  3. WriteFreely — host a writing community. Start hosting.
  4. Snap.as — photo galleries and essays. Share photos.
  5. Submit.as — simple writing submission. Accept submissions.
  6. Remark.as — open web social network. Discuss.
  7. HTMLhouse — a real-time HTML editor. Create a site.
  8. CSShorse — a WriteFreely theme builder. Create a theme.


  1. Draft.as — simple text collaboration. Look.
  2. Attach.as — file hosting for your blog. Look.


  1. Public Bio — one page for all your links. Look.
  2. Read.as — ActivityPub-enabled reader. Look.


  1. Listen.assomething something with audio. Look.
  2. Jot.as — private note-taking. Look.


  1. Code.as — privacy-first code hosting. Look.
  2. Capture.as — website screenshots as a service. Look.
  3. Embed.as — rich media embeds. Look.

help me "scale my business"

Support my modest dreams of producing things I'm proud of and helping people connect by throwing a couple fine American dollars my way.

Or you might tell people about Write.as — whether online or to friends and family in real life.

the frozen moments

More galleries 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 Write.as.

Read: write.as/matt


The writing goes on — sketches on Micro Matt, 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...

  1. cdr - static site generator for creating mixtapes in 2022.
  2. make medium readable again - a browser extension to make Medium less annoying. People say it's cool.
  3. htmlhouse - web application for quick, anonymous HTML publishing.
  4. nerds - telnet server enabling users to publish text online.


Want to talk or type? Find me in real life or via email, respectively.

Email is echo bWF0dEBiYWVyLndvcmtzCg== | base64 --decode or (if you don't know what to do with that) combine:

I use 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 and the fediverse. It's always morally correct to delete your Facebook.

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