Birchtree
By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.

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I’ll Bet You Never Heard of this $4 Billion Company

Proxy Icons are Hidden in Plain Sight

The Birchtree Newsletter, August 2022

Is Your North Star Quality or Quantity?

The Vibe Shift I've Been Waiting For

Yet Another Crypto Disaster

You Don't Have to Use Instagram

Winking at the Camera

Spotify Discontinues Car Thing

How to Write a Good Pitch Email to YouTubers

Paved With Broken Dreams of "the Old Instagram"

NFL+ Ain’t for Me, and I’m Not Sure Who It’s For

Take (way) More Screenshots

Google Walks Back a Crazy Change

Martin Shkreli Wants to Help Me Save Money on Medicine? It's a Web3 Project?! How Could Anyone Be Skeptical?

macOS Ventura Makes macOS's Contrast Problem Worse

macOS Ventura Makes macOS's Contrast Problem Worse

On "the Best Laptop"

In Praise of Ghost's Native Search Feature

In Praise of Ghost's Native Search Feature

Epidemic Sound Sues Meta for Massive Copyright Infringement

Rage Against the Standards

Twitter Break = Leaning Into a Few New (and old) Hobbies

The Respect for Marriage Act

Font Book Gets Updated in Ventura

Font Book Gets Updated in Ventura

What Counts as Broadband Could be Changing

A Gerenational Change

Portrait Modes Have Improved a Ton

The Glorious Decimation of Smoking

Eventually You Need to Upgrade

Renewables Accounted for Nearly 1/3 of U.S. Energy Usage in April

Everything is a Subscription Because the Line Must Keep Going Up

We're Still Talking About How Bad this Metal Gear Character was 7 Years Later

Forget SaaS, let's talk about GaSaaS

Political Emails Bypassing Spam Filters…as a Service!

Newsletter #114

Apple Getting NFL Sunday Ticket Would Be Perfect

I’m using Arc from now on (bye bye, Safari, Chrome, Edge…)

I’m using Arc from now on (bye bye, Safari, Chrome, Edge…)

Voting for…

Bored, Mad, and Posting Like Your Great-Uncle

Heardle Joins Spotify

250 Hours of Extra Life

Good Guy Nintendo

Vivaldi is a Hyper-Power User Browser

Pixelmator for iOS Gets a Big Update

Billions of Worlds in a Single Pixel

Billions of Worlds in a Single Pixel

The Definitive iPadOS 16 Preview

The iOS 16 Lock Screen Rules

The iOS 16 Lock Screen Rules

Hey Siri, Play White Noise

Hey Siri, Play White Noise

Why Passkeys Will Be Simpler and More Secure Than Passwords

The UX Wins for Apple and Google Maps

Wishing the Nothing Phone Luck

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