Matthew Lyon

Cover of 'When Both Became Neither'

My first Single, When Both Became Neither, is out now on Bandcamp, Apple Music, , Spotify, and more

About Me

I work in technology, designing and building tools for sense-making and taking actions of consequence.

For fun, I make art and music which explore the interplay beteween inadvertent pattern-making and decay.


Recently – Sep 12th, 2022

This year has been a doozy. I’m not really sure what to say about it other than that. I started a new job, have been learning about circuit design and building my own hardware synthesizers and effects, and otherwise enjoying parenthood.





Understanding Time Zones

You think you want worldwide UTC – I think you’re entitled

Consuming GraphQL Simply

A curl-based introduction with a focus on the basics

Dreaming of Jobs

A philisophical musing about the idea of a dream job

Regretting the Golden Handcuffs

My story of the long tail of startup success

Mistrusting Email Addresses

Communication mediums are not authentication mediums

Refining Software

A polemic advocating for a more measured approach in building software

Making Time For Quality

A polemic about creativity in the age of instant gratification


Making Music With Math

Exploring the relationship between music theory and math

Working with GraphQL for Client & Server

An introduction to GraphQL, with a focus on patterns for creating APIs

Computing Visual Art

Demonstrations of the relationships between visual art, math, and code

Minimum Viable Documentation

I presented some ideas about the role of documentation in lean development

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