A Year With HomePod (podcast #152)

I’ve had the HomePod for almost a year and wanted to take a few minutes and talk about how it fits into both my life and the larger speaker ecosystem.

If you haven’t heard, I launched a new Youtube channel devoted to video games over the weekend! It’s called BirchTree Gaming and I’ll be bringing my “Apple blogger sensibilities” to the gaming space, which is something I don’t see a ton of out there. I hope you subscibe and enjoy the first review which should be available in the next couple weeks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxfchFEO3yA

BirchTree Gaming, My New YouTube Channel About…Well You Get It

I’ve never really had time to spend on video games on BirchTree, but I spend a decent amount of my free time playing video games and I just adore them. Despite this love, I’ve never spent much time on them here because personal blogs about games just don’t have much interest out there today.

BirchTree Gaming is an attempt to channel that love into a medium that resonates with gamers of all stripes. I hope to bring the type of level-headed commentary I’ve had for technology to the gaming space. There are a lot of people doing good work out there, but I never felt someone has my sensibilities. I don’t plan on replicating exactly what’s already being done, I hope to find my own voice and give you something you aren’t getting anywhere else. We’ll see how I do, and I hope you come along for the ride!

Check out the channel and subscribe!


Things have been slow here since the end of December, and the blame rest entirely on one individual: Sherman.

Now, Sherman is a 4 month old puppy, and he doesn’t know any better, but he’s done a number in my ability to focus on anything around here. So if you are ever like “when is he going to post again?” you can confidently blame this fellow and all will be well.