My name is Matthew Baldwin, and I've been writing on the web for two dang decades.
- My first website, launched in 1999 and billed as a board game "e-zine" (yikes), was full of tabletop reviews and questionable fonts. Here it is on the Wayback Machine.
- In 2001 I started a weblog called defective yeti, making me a first-generation blogger. Ah, the heady days of perpetually reinstalling Movable Type and having no idea how to monetize.
- I was also a contributing writer for The Morning News, where I wrote articles such as The IKEA Walkthrough, In Praise of Loopholes, and How to Not Kill a Cyclist.
- In an attempt to teach myself screenwriting, I wrote a spec script for The Office.
- In 2009 I organized Infinite Summer, during which I somehow convinced all 72 people on the Internet to read the 1000+ page novel Infinite Jest. Here's the Wikipedia page; here's an interview in the Los Angeles Times.
- In 2013 I spent a month writing about my son, who has autism A Month of Son.
- I was pretty active on Twitter until I decided it was a toxic cesspool and disabled my account. Then I had second throughts, tried to reenable my account, and discovered that it had somehow gotten suspended. NOOO MY PRECIOUS TWEETS!! It's as if 20k+ pithy and often misspelled observations cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.