Matt Lebrun

a tapestry of hacks, experiments, discoveries, lessons, and musings of a programmer

so long 2013, thanks for all the fish!

Another year has been shaved off of my remaining years of existence and its high time to reflect on all of my experiences.


2013 was a year filled with unexpected, yet pleasant turn of events. A lot of milestones have been reached earlier than expected.

Now for the ...

why you don't need to know everything right away

Learning and researching about a new technology or problem area is a very exciting activity for programmers.

Curiosity, for a programmer, is like an insatiable impulse. An unquenchable thirst. You take your time as you browse through one information to another. Consuming content after content. This can span from hours ...

hello world! v2.0: reflections on leaving the 9-5 life

My recent move to finally join (full-time) the tech start-up scene made me reflect once again on this topic.

I feel like I've just stepped into the "unknown abyss" that we call the entrepreneurial road where a steady monthly paycheck is out of the question. This is quite a ...