Matt Coneybeare

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Treasure Island, Movies and the MacWorld Expo

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Bay Bridge Sunset over San Francisco Di and Me Posse Macworld Me and Brandon from Incubus Virgilio and Mike

I have been spending much time with Di lately. On Thursday, we went and saw “Pursuit of Happyness”, a great new film starring Will Smith. On Sunday, Di and I went out to Treasure Island and had a nice picnic. We sat and talked and had a great time watching the sunset over the city. On Monday, Di and I went to see “A Night at the Museum” with Ben Stiller and we both thought it was hillarious.

Yesterday, Di, Mike, Vince, Vince’s cousin, and I went out to the MacWorld Expo in SF and met up with Vigilio there. IT WAS AMAZING. Apple announced the widely anticpated, revolutionary iPhone (a must have) as well as the Apple TV. I will be the first in line to get the iPhone when it comes out in June. While we were there, we went to check out Kevin Smith, writer/producer/director/actor of the view askew movies such as “Mallrats” and “Dogma”. He was really funny… it ended up more like a stand-up comedy show than a audience ask and answer session. Mike decided he wanted to go up and ask a question and said some pretty funny awkward things. Kevin was making jokes about his weight and penis earlier in the show so Mike goes up there and says: “I just wanted to tell you that you look very sexy today” (mild audience laughter)… “I think you have a very nice penis.” (crickets)… (5 seconds of near silence)…. “I guess I’ll leave the penis jokes to you.” I couldn’t believe it! Mike wasn’t embarrased but man I would have been! Kevin played it off well and then Mike asked his real question about sundance and stuff but It was pretty funny/awkward. Afterwards we all roamed around, got free stuff, signed up for every free giveaway/raffle we could find and then came back to Berkeley, made dinner and watched “Seven”. A great day.

EDIT: I forgot to metion that I met Brandon from Incubus at MacWorld. He is in town for a couple of shows… one of which Di and I are going to tonight!

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My name is Matt Coneybeare, I design and develop for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), Mac OS X and the Web out of New York. In 2008 I started a software company called Urban Apps that has made some pretty popular apps such as Ambiance and Hourly News. My current Stack Overflow reputation is about 27k.

I was a Rockstar a decade ago, but then went back to school and collected a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. Now I am settled down with my beautiful wife Di and our two doggies Hamachi and Foxy. While coding, I walk several miles/day on my Treadmill Desk. When not at my desk, I love exploring New York City as a Yelp Elite, or training for marathons.

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