Matt Coneybeare


4 Days And...

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When I was 16, I was caught smoking cigarettes by my family. As an incentive to quit for good, my Grandparents gave me $400 with only one condition: If I ever started smoking again, I had to give it back. I took the money and quit then and there…

As the years went by, I had a few cigs everynow and then, mostly to compliment my booze, but never considered myself a smoker. Only this last semester, during the stress of finals, I started smoking more heavily. Between finals and going to Europe, I came back smoking a pack-a-day! Anyway, when I was in Europe with my Grandpa, I told him I had started smoking again and that I would have to give back the $400. He was dissapointed but extended his hand again. If I am not smoking by August 1st, I won’t have to give back the money.

I quit cold-turkey Monday morning and have been going nuts the past 4 days! I’ve gone through a few packs of gum and a few bags of sunflower seeds… not to mention my fidgeting and straw-chewing. The good news is that I am over the toughest part and can operate relatively normal again. Its a good thing too, because school is right around the corner. Oh yeah… Tomorrow is RADIOHEAD!

Here is a video of Kid Beyond, layering all his stuff one by one, live opening up for Keane the other night…


My name is Matt Coneybeare, I design and develop for the web, iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), and MacOS out of New York City. In 2008 I started a software company called Urban Apps that has made some pretty popular apps such as Ambiance and Hourly News. In 2019, I joined the team at Ticket Evolution as a Senior Software Engineer. 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 and a MBA from Quantic. Now I am settled down with my beautiful wife Di and our dog Hamachi. When not at my desk, I love exploring New York City as a Yelp Elite, or training for marathons.

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