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 2015
Books I've Read (December 30, 2015)
For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming (Read from Dec 29, 2015 to Dec 30, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 29, 2015)
Heads or Tails by Lilli Carre, (Read from Dec 29, 2015 to Dec 29, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 29, 2015)
Art Schooled by Jamie Coe, (Read from Dec 29, 2015 to Dec 29, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 28, 2015)
Briony Hatch by Ginny Skinner, with Penelope Skinner, (Read from Dec 28, 2015 to Dec 28, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 28, 2015)
Moonhead and the Music Machine by Andrew Rae, (Read from Dec 28, 2015 to Dec 28, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 28, 2015)
Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine, (Read from Dec 28, 2015 to Dec 28, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 27, 2015)
I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan, (Read from Dec 27, 2015 to Dec 27, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 26, 2015)
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson, (Read from Dec 26, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 26, 2015)
The Best American Infographics 2013 by Gareth Cook, (Read from Dec 26, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 26, 2015)
Knowledge is Beautiful by David McCandless, (Read from Dec 26, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 26, 2015)
Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson, (Read from Dec 22, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 22, 2015)
Fade to Black by Francis Knight, (Read from Dec 18, 2015 to Dec 22, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 18, 2015)
The Guilty by David Baldacci (Read from Dec 15, 2015 to Dec 18, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 15, 2015)
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan, (Read from Dec 07, 2015 to Dec 15, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 15, 2015)
The Leg by Van Jensen, with Jose Pimienta, (Read from Dec 12, 2015 to Dec 15, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 7, 2015)
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (Read from Dec 06, 2015 to Dec 07, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 7, 2015)
Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle, (Read from Dec 07, 2015 to Dec 07, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 6, 2015)
A Malmö Midwinter by Ian R. MacLeod (Read from Dec 06, 2015 to Dec 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 6, 2015)
War of Streets and Houses by Sophie Yanow, (Read from Dec 06, 2015 to Dec 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 6, 2015)
Franz Kafka's The Castle by David Zane Mairowitz, with Jaromir 99, (Read from Dec 06, 2015 to Dec 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 6, 2015)
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray by I.N.J. Culbard, with Ian Edginton, (Read from Dec 06, 2015 to Dec 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 6, 2015)
The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World by Victor Lipman, (Read from Dec 06, 2015 to Dec 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 5, 2015)
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapies, (Read from Dec 05, 2015 to Dec 05, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 4, 2015)
The Great Works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain (Read from Dec 04, 2015 to Dec 04, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 4, 2015)
Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich, (Read from Dec 04, 2015 to Dec 04, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 3, 2015)
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua, (Read from Dec 03, 2015 to Dec 03, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 2, 2015)
The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin, (Read from Dec 02, 2015 to Dec 02, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 2, 2015)
The Baby Sitters Club (#3): Mary Anne Saves the Day by Raina Telgemeier (Read from Dec 01, 2015 to Dec 01, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 2, 2015)
Paul Aster's City of Glass by Paul Karasik, with David Mazzucchelli, (Read from Nov 30, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 2, 2015)
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming (Read from Nov 25, 2015 to Nov 29, 2015)
Books I've Read (December 2, 2015)
Dr. No by Ian Fleming (Read from Nov 22, 2015 to Nov 25, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 22, 2015)
Baby's In Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and the Beatles by Arne Bellstorf, (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 22, 2015)
Johnny Hiro (Collection 2): The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 22, 2015)
Johnny Hiro (Collection 1): Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao, (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 22, 2015)
Transit Maps of the World: Every Urban Train Map on Earth by Mark Ovenden, (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 22, 2015)
Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals by Dinty W. Moore (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 22, 2015)
Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics by Chris Duffy, ed. (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 22, 2015)
Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared From Our Cities by T. John Hughes, (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 19, 2015)
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm, with Matthew Holm, (Read from Nov 19, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 16, 2015)
The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, (Read from Nov 09, 2015 to Nov 16, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 12, 2015)
The Baby Sitters Club (#1): Kristy's Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier (Read from Nov 11, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 12, 2015)
The Baby Sitters Club (#2): The Truth About Stacey by Raina Telgemeier (Read from Nov 12, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 9, 2015)
The Right Hand by Derek Haas, (Read from Nov 06, 2015 to Nov 09, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 6, 2015)
48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller, (Read from Nov 04, 2015 to Nov 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (November 4, 2015)
Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made? by David Hughes, (Read from Oct 28, 2015 to Nov 04, 2015)
Books I've Read (October 28, 2015)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Read from Oct 20, 2015 to Oct 28, 2015)
Books I've Read (October 20, 2015)
Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason (Read from Oct 14, 2015 to Oct 20, 2015)
Books I've Read (October 17, 2015)
Old Boy: Volume 1 by Garon Tsuchiya, with Nobuaki Minegishi, (Read from Oct 17, 2015 to Oct 17, 2015)
fotomatte (October 16, 2015)
New Album:
Scooter at the Park (Portola Valley, CA) (Feb 2014) [1]
Books I've Read (October 14, 2015)
Tales From the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke (Read from Oct 06, 2015 to Oct 14, 2015)
Books I've Read (October 3, 2015)
From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming (Read from Oct 06, 2015 to Oct 03, 2015)
Books I've Read (October 3, 2015)
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis, with Christos H. Papadimitriou, (Read from Sep 23, 2015 to Oct 03, 2015)
Books I've Read (September 23, 2015)
The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Read from Sep 14, 2015 to Sep 23, 2015)
No More Web (September 22, 2015)
Moved
Haven't read these contributions in years. Thanks folks. Now moved.
Ransom Letters (September 21, 2015)
Bringing It Back Home
Lots of shifting over the years, but I'm finally bringing Ransom Letters back to my main site. It will be at http://matte.elsbernd.net/fonts/ransomletters/
Periodically Coherent (September 21, 2015)
Bringing It Back Home
It's been at a lot of different URLs over the year, but Periodically Coherent has landed at http://matte.elsbernd.net/fonts/periodicallycoherent/
Touch Tone TT (September 21, 2015)
Bringing It Back Home
This one hasn't moved as much over the years, but has landed at http://matte.elsbernd.net/fonts/touchtone/
Anyways... (September 21, 2015)
Moved
This old site is a movin'. Now at http://matte.elsbernd.net/interactive/anyways/
The Filmsite Graveyard (September 21, 2015)
Moved
So spooky, this dead site moved when we weren't looking. Find some scares at http://matte.elsbernd.net/misc/graveyardurl/
LinkArt (September 21, 2015)
Moved
Stuck in time, but now in a different location. http://matte.elsbernd.net/misc/linkart/
Society of Postmodern Archaeologists (September 21, 2015)
Moved
Attention all mailcarriers, the SPAM website has moved to http://matte.elsbernd.net/words/spam/
Socketboy in the Land of Splish (September 21, 2015)
Splash Pages?!?
Who even remembers what a splash page is, let alone my site of splash page parodies. In case you remember, see http://matte.elsbernd.net/misc/socketboy/
Formulaic (September 21, 2015)
Moved
Moved this little gem to a new home - http://matte.elsbernd.net/misc/formulaic/
If I Had But 1/2 A Brain (September 21, 2015)
Moved
If I Had But 1/2 A Brain, I'd remember where I put this site. Oh well, it moved.
8Track On My Mind (September 21, 2015)
Moved
Ah, classic mixtapes. Well, they've moved to http://matte.elsbernd.net/interactive/8track/
As Searched On... (September 21, 2015)
Moved
Still funny to see old search results, especially when so many of those search engines have come and gone. But this site is still there - just moved. http://matte.elsbernd.net/misc/assearchedon/
The New Baby Name Index (September 19, 2015)
The New Baby Name Index 1996-2015
To all those looking for The New Baby Name Index, we say goodbye. Started in 1996, NBNI was one of the first baby name sites. The site grew to become a trusted resource for many. But as time went on, there were a lot of other places to find information on names and there were a lot of other places for the creators to focus their time. With children of their own, the time to run the site became scarce. Finally, we made the decision that maintaining an outdated resource was worse than shutting it down. We just missed 20 years and it's a sad day, but we wish you all a happy day. Thanks for sharing the web with us for 2 decades.
Books I've Read (September 17, 2015)
The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz, (Read from Sep 09, 2015 to Sep 14, 2015)
Books I've Read (September 17, 2015)
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, with Eric Klinenberg, (Read from Sep 07, 2015 to Sep 09, 2015)
CopyMatte (September 17, 2015)
Goodbye!
The content remains, but the URL is going away. I have moved all the writing that was on Copymatte.com and moved it back to matte.elsbernd.net.
The Tribe of Woolgatherers (September 16, 2015)
Archives in Progress
I've done some backend work on the archives of The Tribe of Woolgatherers and I think they'll work well for a while. Will hopefully get to a larger overhaul of this old school website soon.
BehindtheURL (September 15, 2015)
Back
This site was down for a while as I hadn't fixed some underlying PHP issues. But the site is back up now with new undeprecated code. Woohoo!
Books I've Read (September 7, 2015)
Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey, (Read from Aug 18, 2015 to Sep 07, 2015)
Books I've Read (September 6, 2015)
Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming (Read from Aug 18, 2015 to Sep 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (September 5, 2015)
Encounter With Tiber by Buzz Aldrin, with John Barnes, (Read from Aug 18, 2015 to Sep 05, 2015)
Books I've Read (August 18, 2015)
Moonraker by Ian Fleming (Read from Aug 13, 2015 to Aug 18, 2015)
Books I've Read (August 13, 2015)
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming (Read from Aug 06, 2015 to Aug 13, 2015)
Books I've Read (August 6, 2015)
Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison by Peter Schweizer, (Read from Aug 04, 2015 to Aug 06, 2015)
Books I've Read (August 4, 2015)
Dark Days: Apocalypse Z (Book 2) by Manel Loureiro (Read from Jul 31, 2015 to Aug 4, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 31, 2015)
The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z (Book 1) by Manel Loureiro, (Read from Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 27, 2015)
The Martian by Andy Weir, (Read from Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 27, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 26, 2015)
Midnight in Malmo by Ian R. MacLeod (Read from Jul 22, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 22, 2015)
Missing in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod (Read from Jul 18, 2015 to Jul 22, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 18, 2015)
Murder in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod (Read from Jul 14, 2015 to Jul 18, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 14, 2015)
Meet Me in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod, (Read from Jul 11, 2015 to Jul 14, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 11, 2015)
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Friedman with Michael Mandelbaum, (Read from Jul 01, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015)
Books I've Read (July 1, 2015)
The Shadow Protocol by Andy McDermott (Read from Jun 24, 2015 to Jul 01, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 24, 2015)
An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins (Read from Jun 23, 2015 to Jun 24, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 23, 2015)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, (Read from Jun 18, 2015 to Jun 23, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 18, 2015)
The President's Shadow by Brad Meltzer (Read from Jun 16, 2015 to Jun 18, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 16, 2015)
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin, (Read from Jun 14, 2015 to Jun 16, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 14, 2015)
The Summer Isles by Ian R. MacLeod, (Read from Jun 12, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 12, 2015)
April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik, (Read from Jun 07, 2015 to Jun 12, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 7, 2015)
The Kingdom of Darkness: (Wilde/Chase 10) by Andy McDermott (Read from Jun 01, 2015 to Jun 07, 2015)
Books I've Read (June 1, 2015)
House of Evidence by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson (Read from May 28, 2015 to Jun 01, 2015)
Books I've Read (May 28, 2015)
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise by Chris Taylor, (Read from May 20, 2015 to May 28, 2015)
Books I've Read (May 20, 2015)
The Children of Men by PD James, (Read from May 13, 2015 to May 20, 2015)
Books I've Read (May 13, 2015)
The Flately Engima by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson (Read from May 11, 2015 to May 13, 2015)
Books I've Read (May 11, 2015)
When to Rob a Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt with Stephen J. Dubner (Read from May 08, 2015 to May 11, 2015)
Books I've Read (May 8, 2015)
Sun on Fire by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson (Read from May 03, 2015 to May 08, 2015)
Books I've Read (May 3, 2015)
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson (Read from May 02, 2015 to May 03, 2015)
Books I've Read (May 2, 2015)
Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston with Lincoln Child (Read from Apr 30, 2015 to May 02, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 30, 2015)
Memory Man by David Baldacci (Read from Apr 27, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 27, 2015)
Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason (Read from Apr 23, 2015 to Apr 27, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 23, 2015)
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman, (Read from Apr 21, 2015 to Apr 23, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 21, 2015)
The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Read from Apr 19, 2015 to Apr 21, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 19, 2015)
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker (Read from Jan 28, 2015 to Apr 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 18, 2015)
Alone Forever by Liz Prince, (Read from Apr 18, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 18, 2015)
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley, (Read from Apr 18, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 15, 2015)
Non-Obvious: How to Thin Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future by Rohit Bhargava, (Read from Apr 15, 2015 to Apr 11, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 11, 2015)
Become An Idea Machine: Because Ideas Are The Currency Of The 21st Century by Claudia Azula Altucher, (Read from Apr 10, 2015 to Apr 11, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 8, 2015)
The Valhalla Prophecy: (Wilde/Chase 9) by Andy McDermott (Read from Apr 02, 2015 to Apr 08, 2015)
Books I've Read (April 2, 2015)
The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry (Read from Mar 20, 2015 to Apr 02, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 30, 2015)
Sailing to Byzantium by Robert Silverberg (Read from Mar 29, 2015 to Mar 30, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 29, 2015)
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween by Melissa Atkins Wardy, (Read from Mar 18, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 19, 2015)
Gather, Darkness! by Fritz Leiber, (Read from Mar 14, 2015 to Mar 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 18, 2015)
Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation by AnnMarie Thomas, (Read from Mar 02, 2015 to Mar 18, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 18, 2015)
Dimension of Miracles by Robert Sheckley (Read from Mar 01, 2015 to Mar 14, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 18, 2015)
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky, (Read from Jan 18, 2015 to Mar 12, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 18, 2015)
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton, (Read from Mar 07, 2015 to Mar 08, 2015)
Books I've Read (March 7, 2015)
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein, (Read from Feb 07, 2015 to Mar 07, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 28, 2015)
Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany, (Read from Feb 25, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 25, 2015)
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand by Brian W. Aldriss (Read from Feb 24, 2015 to Feb 25, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 24, 2015)
Earthworks by Brian W. Aldriss (Read from Feb 22, 2015 to Feb 24, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 22, 2015)
The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan, (Read from Feb 15, 2015 to Feb 22, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 15, 2015)
HugoSF by Jeffrey Hannan, (Read from Feb 24, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 14, 2015)
Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow (Read from Jan 31, 2015 to Feb 14, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 10, 2015)
The Escape by David Baldacci (Read from Feb 09, 2015 to Feb 10, 2015)
Books I've Read (February 9, 2015)
The Forgotten by David Baldacci (Read from Jan 31, 2015 to Feb 09, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 31, 2015)
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier, (Read from Oct 03, 2014 to Jan 31, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 30, 2015)
Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives by Sendhil Mullainathan, with Eldar Shafir, (Read from Nov 29, 2014 to Jan 30, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 29, 2015)
The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly (Read from Jan 27, 2015 to Jan 29, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 27, 2015)
Can You Feel Anything When I Do This? by Robert Sheckley, (Read from Jan 24, 2015 to Jan 27, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 24, 2015)
Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-being by Bryan R. Little, PhD (Finished Jan 24, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 23, 2015)
How the Poor Saved Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class by John Hope Bryant, (Read from Jan 20, 2015 to Jan 23, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 20, 2015)
18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman, (Read from Jan 19, 2015 to Jan 20, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 19, 2015)
The Dark Light Years by Brian W. Aldriss, (Read from Jan 15, 2015 to Jan 19, 2015)
Books I've Read (January 15, 2015)
Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (Read from Dec 26, 2014 to Jan 15, 2015)
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