You found Seeping Matter, the personal blog of Matt Ryan. Nicely done.

I blog here about whatever interests me, which is usually software engineering and large-scale software architecture, with some other things like family, college football, racing, cars, music, politics, religion, and a fair bit of self-discovery thrown in.

Remembering Edward Van Halen

Oct 13, 2020

We lost Eddie Van Halen last week, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. ... Read more



How To Listen to Good Music

Jun 6, 2020

A few years ago we moved into a great new neighborhood. We love our new neighborhood and our new home, and have made lots of great friends. Many of them are a good 10-15 years younger than my wife and I. Hanging out with them makes us feel young again, so that’s a plus. ... Read more



On Being Busy

Oct 7, 2019

“Sorry I can’t - I’m too busy…” ... Read more



Open Development and the ASF

Jun 14, 2019

At Adobe we are working on adopting something we call Open Development. The idea is similar to the concept of “Inner Source” as first coined by Tim O’Reilly, a moniker for describing software projects that are internal (i.e. not open source) but within company walls and networks these projects behave like open source projects. ... Read more



Curating Communities in Open Development

Jun 14, 2019

Some of the key characteristics of an open development project have to do with things that are kind of like checkbox items, like having a code repository that everyone in the company can see, or having a project web page. Others are more nuanced and have to do with how the project behaves. But just like the checkbox items, if you don’t do them your project isn’t really open, no matter what else you might be doing that makes it appear open. ... Read more