Matte Elsbernd web publisher. writer. photographer. 23 years experience.
The web has always attracted me as a way to express my ideas. My ideas come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it's visual, verbal or programmatical, I've found some way to explore them, whether it turned into an actual website, stopped as a small demo, or remains simply an (not so) used idea that is waiting for someone else to take up and run with.
The sites/projects below are pretty much 100% my work from idea to writing, design, development, etc. I think it's a pretty impressive list, but it's still just a sliver of the ones I've wanted to build.
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What Was New in 2011
Books I've Read (December 30, 2011)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (Read from Dec 27, 2011 to Dec 30, 2011)
Books I've Read (December 27, 2011)
Micro by Michael Crichton with Richard Preston (Read from Dec 24, 2011 to Dec 27, 2011)
Books I've Read (December 24, 2011)
Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy by Bill Clinton (Read from Dec 22, 2011 to Dec 24, 2011)
Books I've Read (December 22, 2011)
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo (Read from Dec 12, 2011 to Dec 22, 2011)
Books I've Read (December 12, 2011)
Quitter by Jon Acuff (Read from Dec 11, 2011 to Dec 12, 2011)
The Little Big Things: You by Tom Peters (Read from Dec 12, 2011 to Dec 12, 2011)
Books I've Read (December 11, 2011)
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (Read from Dec 07, 2011 to Dec 11, 2011)
Books I've Read (December 7, 2011)
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill (Read from Dec 02, 2011 to Dec 07, 2011)
Books I've Read (December 2, 2011)
How To Have A Beautiful Mind by Edward de Bono (Read from Nov 30, 2011 to Dec 02, 2011)
Books I've Read (November 21, 2011)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Read from Nov 16, 2011 to Nov 21, 2011)
Books I've Read (November 16, 2011)
Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indridason (Read from Nov 13, 2011 to Nov 16, 2011)
Books I've Read (November 11, 2011)
Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason (Read from Nov 08, 2011 to Nov 11, 2011)
Books I've Read (November 8, 2011)
Zero Day by David Baldacci (Read from Nov 05, 2011 to Nov 08, 2011)
Books I've Read (November 5, 2011)
Last Man Standing by David Baldacci (Read from Oct 30, 2011 to Nov 05, 2011)
Books I've Read (October 30, 2011)
True Blue by David Baldacci (Read from Oct 25, 2011 to Oct 30, 2011)
Books I've Read (October 25, 2011)
Empire of Gold by Andy McDermott (Read from Oct 17, 2011 to Oct 25, 2011)
Books I've Read (October 17, 2011)
The Death Cure by James Dashner (Read from Oct 15, 2011 to Oct 17, 2011)
Books I've Read (October 15, 2011)
Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci (Read from Oct 09, 2011 to Oct 15, 2011)
Books I've Read (October 9, 2011)
The Whole Truth by David Baldacci (Read from Oct 01, 2011 to Oct 09, 2011)
Books I've Read (October 1, 2011)
In 2010, I set a personal best, having read 107 books. Today I finished 107 books thus far in 2011. How many more will I read? How many have you read?
Books I've Read (September 28, 2011)
Up In The Air by Walter Kirn (Read from Sep 26, 2011 to Sep 28, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 25, 2011)
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (Read from Sep 22, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 20, 2011)
The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer (Read from Sep 14, 2011 to Sep 20, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 19, 2011)
The Adventures of Sock Monkey by Tony Millionaire (Read from Sep 19, 2011 to Sep 19, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 18, 2011)
Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Read from Sep 16, 2011 to Sep 18, 2011)
Thinking For A Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work by John C. Maxwell (Read from Sep 18, 2011 to Sep 18, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 14, 2011)
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer (Read from Sep 13, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 13, 2011)
The Tyrannosaurus Prescription: And 100 Other Essays by Isaac Asimov (Read from Sep 10, 2011 to Sep 13, 2011)
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman (Read from Sep 07, 2011 to Sep 13, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 10, 2011)
Split Second by David Baldacci (Read from Sep 06, 2011 to Sep 10, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 6, 2011)
Simple Genius by David Baldacci (Read from Sep 03, 2011 to Sep 06, 2011)
Enough About You: Adventures in Autobiography by David Shields (Read from Sep 05, 2011 to Sep 06, 2011)
Books I've Read (September 3, 2011)
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Read from Aug 31, 2011 to Sep 03, 2011)
Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City by Mark Kingwell (Read from Sep 01, 2011 to Sep 03, 2011)
Books I've Read (August 31, 2011)
Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Aug 27, 2011 to Aug 31, 2011)
Books I've Read (August 19, 2011)
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns (Read from Aug 05, 2011 to Aug 19, 2011)
Books I've Read (August 5, 2011)
P.S.: Further Thoughts From A Lifetime of Listening by Studs Terkel (Read from Aug 02, 2011 to Aug 05, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 26, 2011)
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo (Read from Jul 20, 2011 to Jul 26, 2011)
Amsterdam 2011: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 26, 2011 to Jul 26, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 23, 2011)
Copenhagen 2011: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 23, 2011 to Jul 23, 2011)
Helsinki: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 23, 2011 to Jul 23, 2011)
Paris 2011: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 23, 2011 to Jul 23, 2011)
London 2011: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 23, 2011 to Jul 23, 2011)
Berlin 2011: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 23, 2011 to Jul 23, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 22, 2011)
Stockholm 2011: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 20, 2011 to Jul 22, 2011)
St. Petersburg: Wallpaper City Guide by Wallpaper Magazine, Ed (Read from Jul 22, 2011 to Jul 22, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 21, 2011)
Click and Clone: Poems by Elaine Equi (Read from Jul 21, 2011 to Jul 21, 2011)
Toponymity: An Atlas of Words by John Bemelmans Marciano (Read from Jul 21, 2011 to Jul 21, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 20, 2011)
Building a Better Mouse: The Story of the Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot by Steve Alcorn with David Green (Read from Jul 18, 2011 to Jul 20, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 18, 2011)
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (Read from Jul 13, 2011 to Jul 18, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 13, 2011)
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways by Earl Swift (Read from Jul 08, 2011 to Jul 13, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 6, 2011)
Secret London: An Unusual Guide by Rachel Howard with Bill Nash (Read from Jul 06, 2011 to Jul 06, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 5, 2011)
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion & Purpose by Tony Hsieh (Read from Jul 04, 2011 to Jul 05, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 4, 2011)
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman (Read from Jul 02, 2011 to Jul 04, 2011)
Books I've Read (July 2, 2011)
In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy (Read from Jun 26, 2011 to Jul 02, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 26, 2011)
How to Form Your Own California Corporation by Anthony Mancuso (Read from Jun 25, 2011 to Jun 26, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 25, 2011)
The Simple Truth by David Baldacci (Read from Jun 20, 2011 to Jun 25, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 20, 2011)
Hour Game by David Baldacci (Read from Jun 15, 2011 to Jun 20, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 15, 2011)
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina (Read from Jun 12, 2011 to Jun 15, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 11, 2011)
Fever Dream by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Jun 09, 2011 to Jun 11, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 8, 2011)
Predators I Have Known by Alan Dean Foster (Read from Jun 05, 2011 to Jun 08, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 5, 2011)
Saving Faith by David Baldacci (Read from Jun 04, 2011 to Jun 05, 2011)
Books I've Read (June 4, 2011)
Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover (Read from May 12, 2011 to Jun 04, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 30, 2011)
The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry (Read from May 28, 2011 to May 30, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 26, 2011)
Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with the Creators of Major Programming Languages by Federico Biancuzzi (Read from May 12, 2011 to May 26, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 12, 2011)
Cobwebs From An Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce (Read from May 09, 2011 to May 12, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 9, 2011)
Total Control by David Baldacci (Read from May 06, 2011 to May 09, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 8, 2011)
The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane (Read from May 08, 2011 to May 08, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 7, 2011)
Bossypants by Tina Fey (Read from May 06, 2011 to May 07, 2011)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott (Read from May 07, 2011 to May 07, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 6, 2011)
Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from May 01, 2011 to May 06, 2011)
Books I've Read (May 1, 2011)
The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Apr 27, 2011 to May 01, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 27, 2011)
Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims (Read from Apr 25, 2011 to Apr 27, 2011)
The Early Poems of E.E. Cummings by E. E. Cummings (Read from Apr 27, 2011 to Apr 27, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 26, 2011)
CSS3 For Web Designers by Dan Cederholm (Read from Apr 25, 2011 to Apr 26, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 25, 2011)
Tulips, Water, Ash by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet (Read from Apr 01, 2011 to Apr 25, 2011)
The Sixth Man by David Baldacci (Read from Apr 23, 2011 to Apr 25, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 23, 2011)
The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads by Ammon Shea (Read from Apr 21, 2011 to Apr 23, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 21, 2011)
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick (Read from Apr 15, 2011 to Apr 21, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 15, 2011)
The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Apr 11, 2011 to Apr 15, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 11, 2011)
Dance of Death by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Apr 09, 2011 to Apr 11, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 8, 2011)
The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe by Steven Weinberg (Read from Apr 06, 2011 to Apr 08, 2011)
RESRC (April 6, 2011)
HTML5 & Mobile
Thanks to a good friend of mine, Scott Smith, this site is being converted away from the old table-based layout to a fresh HTML5 & CSS layout. Same basic look, just fresher.

The site also has a mobile interface, so those of you on mobile phones don't have to squint anymore.
Books I've Read (April 6, 2011)
Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making by David J. Rothkopf (Read from Apr 02, 2011 to Apr 06, 2011)
Books I've Read (April 2, 2011)
Brimstone by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Mar 27, 2011 to Apr 02, 2011)
Books I've Read (March 27, 2011)
The Sacred Vault by Andy McDermott (Read from Mar 22, 2011 to Mar 27, 2011)
Books I've Read (March 22, 2011)
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep Through The Night by Elizabeth Pantley (Read from Mar 20, 2011 to Mar 22, 2011)
Books I've Read (March 20, 2011)
Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Mar 16, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011)
How to Rule the World: A Handbook for the Aspiring Dictator by Andre De Guillaume (Read from Mar 16, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011)
Books I've Read (March 16, 2011)
Reliquary by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Mar 12, 2011 to Mar 16, 2011)
BehindtheURL (March 15, 2011)
Gandi.net Registar
I've added the information on what domains you can register at Gandi.net to the site, this might make it easier for some of you to register the domain you're looking for!
shrt.ly (March 14, 2011)
Fixed
Finally had a chance to fix some of the lingering issues from the URL transition I made a while back. Sorry for the delay.
Books I've Read (March 12, 2011)
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick (Read from Mar 07, 2011 to Mar 12, 2011)
Books I've Read (March 7, 2011)
The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Will Cause the Next Great Credit Crisis by Josh Kosman (Read from Mar 05, 2011 to Mar 07, 2011)
Books I've Read (March 5, 2011)
Lost Paradise: From Mutiny on the Bounty to a Modern-Day Legacy of Sexual Mayhem, the Dark Secrets of Pitcairn Island Revealed by Kathy Marks (Read from Mar 02, 2011 to Mar 05, 2011)
Books I've Read (March 2, 2011)
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course On Making Your Place In The World by Tina Lynn Seelig (Read from Mar 01, 2011 to Mar 02, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 28, 2011)
The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity by Richard Florida (Read from Feb 27, 2011 to Feb 28, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 27, 2011)
Relic by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Feb 26, 0201 to Feb 27, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 26, 2011)
The Scientist in the Crib by Alison Gopnik with Andrew N. Meltzoff (Read from Feb 25, 2011 to Feb 26, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 25, 2011)
Divine Justice by David Baldacci (Read from Feb 23, 2011 to Feb 25, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 23, 2011)
Pragmatism by William James (Read from Feb 20, 2011 to Feb 23, 2011)
fotomatte (February 22, 2011)
New Albums Added:
Farallon (San Francisco, CA) (Oct 2010) [1]
Jacques Pepin (San Francisco, CA) (Oct 2010) [1]
Don't Disturb the Wee One (San Francisco, CA) (Feb 2011) [4]
Books I've Read (February 21, 2011)
First Family by David Baldacci (Read from Feb 18, 2011 to Feb 21, 2011)
Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults by Ambrose Bierce (Read from Feb 21, 2011 to Feb 21, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 18, 2011)
Predictably Irrational: The Hiiden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (Read from Feb 16, 2011 to Feb 18, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 16, 2011)
Dead Even by Brad Meltzer (Read from Feb 13, 2011 to Feb 16, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 13, 2011)
The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer (Read from Feb 11, 2011 to Feb 13, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 10, 2011)
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect & Communicate With Your Baby by Tracy Hogg (Read from Feb 07, 2011 to Feb 10, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 7, 2011)
The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer (Read from Feb 03, 2011 to Feb 07, 2011)
Books I've Read (February 3, 2011)
The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer (Read from Jan 30, 2011 to Feb 03, 2011)
fotomatte (February 1, 2011)
New Albums Added:
Philomena Visits Old House (Portola Valley, CA) (Jan 2011) [2]
Philomena's First Dress (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [3]
Philomena's First Dress (In Progress) (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [1]
Philomena's First Dress (At Play) (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [1]
Bundled for a Walk (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [1]
Daddy & Daughter on Patio (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [3]
Tummy Time W/ Grandma (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [1]
Morning Rituals (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [2]
fotomatte (January 31, 2011)
New Album Added:
I Come From the Future (San Francisco, CA) (Jan 2011) [1]
Books I've Read (January 30, 2011)
Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman (Read from Jan 29, 2011 to Jan 30, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 29, 2011)
Ubik by Philip K. Dick (Read from Jan 26, 2011 to Jan 29, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 26, 2011)
Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best... and Learn from the Worst by Robert I. Sutton (Read from Jan 24, 2011 to Jan 26, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 23, 2011)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Read from Jan 22, 2011 to Jan 23, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 22, 2011)
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson (Read from Jan 19, 2011 to Jan 22, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 19, 2011)
The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer (Read from Jan 16, 2011 to Jan 19, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 16, 2011)
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Jan 14, 2011 to Jan 16, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 14, 2011)
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer (Read from Jan 12, 2011 to Jan 14, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 12, 2011)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain (Read from Jan 10, 2011 to Jan 12, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 10, 2011)
The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer (Read from Jan 08, 2011 to Jan 10, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 6, 2011)
The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer (Read from Jan 03, 2011 to Jan 06, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 4, 2011)
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes (Read from Dec 23, 2010 to Jan 04, 2011)
Books I've Read (January 1, 2011)
I've been keeping track of the books I've read since 1988. In all those years, I've read a lot of books, but never did I read 100 in a year. Well, in 2010, even with half the year being devoted to grad school, I read 107 books. My wife tells me I should measure by pages read (though my Kindle doesn't go by pages) as "you read long books" but as it is, small books that I read in a few days count the same as mighty tomes that take me months & years to finally finish.
fotomatte (January 1, 2011)
New Albums Added:
Enticements (San Francisco, CA) (Nov 2010) [1]
False Alarm (San Francisco, CA) (Dec 2010) [1]
Still Pregnant (San Francisco, CA) (Nov 2010) [1]
Shark Bitten (San Francisco, CA) (Nov 2010) [1]
Philomena's First Month (San Francisco, CA) (Dec 2010) [26]
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