About Me

I'm a computer programmer living in Omaha, NE.

I'm interested in growing the attributes mentioned in my favorite Bible verse.

The Fruit of the Spirit -- Gal 5:22-23

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

A bio

In April 2019, I wrote this bio (added the bit about starting a career in 2023):

Matt Payne stumbled upon computers the summer after seventh grade. He's spent time as a software engineer, manager, and instructor. He taught full-time at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Math & Computer Science department during the early and mid-1990s. During that time, he learned how gratifying it is to help people discover the fun of computer programming and especially how fun it is to help someone get a job. These joys were one of the things that led to Matt being named AIM's Technology Guru of the year for 2001. Matt is active in the Omaha Technology community and blogs at MattPayne.org. Matt likes explaining (with examples and a graph) that one does not have to start young to have an incredible career in technology. Just remember Arthur Ashe's advice: "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

ENFP - A Campaigner

In 2010, at Tracey Payne's request I took a quick personality test on OK Cupid. It said I'm an ENFP. Google suggests this summary:

"A Campaigner (ENFP) is someone with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting personality traits. These people tend to embrace big ideas and actions that reflect their sense of hope and goodwill toward others. Their vibrant energy can flow in many directions."


Things I would like you to know include:

  1. My views on money and money tools I like. And the importance of a "rainy day" fund.
  2. Habits I strive to have and why
  3. Books I like
  4. Tools I like

Local Representatives


  1. Switched to a private repo to see if publishing on Netlify would still work.

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