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Matthew started working for ACEware Systems as a Technician in 2008. In 2010, he took over as the lead, and nearly solo, developer on Student Manager. He is also the editor in chief of the company newsletter.

Matthew obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University.

Matthew has a wife, Gena, and three kids: Jynx, a Siamese; Milo, a Jack Russell Terrier; and Zailey, a Blue Heeler. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys collecting/dealing coins, playing games, hiking with his wife and dogs, golfing, fishing, and hunting pheasant and quail. He is currently the webmaster for the Manhattan Coin Club (manhattancoinclub.org) and was formerly vice-president (2011-2012) and president (2012-2013).

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ah, nuts

The other day, I was laying on the couch while playing a game on my phone. Milo had gotten up on the back of the couch and was walking around up there. I paid him no attention since he does this all the time. And then it happened. Something caught his attention, he jumped, and two nuts were crushed.

I was not happy. Zailey was excited by the commotion and came over to console me by licking my arm. Read more of this blog post »
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Horrible writing, good plot

Watch the movies. It fixes a lot of the plot points that don't really matter or even do much for the story. Plus it'll save you from reading this long, boring, badly written story.
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