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.

Elsewhere

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.

Music

Singles

Compilations

Writings

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

talks

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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