CD Projekt Red Wrecked their Reputation in One Fell Swoop

CD Projekt Red Wrecked their Reputation in One Fell Swoop
I don’t write about gaming a ton on this site, but the circumstances around CD Projekt Red and Cyberpunk 2077 are too unique to let pass by without comment. I think Cyberpunk 2077 is a decent game with a really great aesthetic. It had impossible expectations, and the fact

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Birch Bark Issue 45 Preview

Below is the 45th issue of my Birch Bark newsletter, which I started back in February of this year. I was not expecting to have the year I had when I started, but I'm very proud to have published this every Friday since then. While I don't collect any analytics

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And the Award goes To…

When I worked at Target, there was a list of 16 or so “personal leadership qualities” we worked from whenever we did reviews. You would have three that you were good at and three others that you needed to work on. They were all a bunch of generic things, and

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Fitness Totals: A Simple App For Tracking Your…Fitness

Fitness Totals: A Simple App For Tracking Your…Fitness
Fitness Totals is out today and is a pretty cool app for seeing how you're doing in your fitness goals. It's just out today, and I've given feedback on things I would love to see in the future (like graphs), so I hope this gets enough traction to let the

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The COVID Vaccines are Engineering Triumphs

One of the Greatest Feats in Human History - Synapse The reason this vaccine didn’t take as long isn’t that Pfizer skimped on safety protocols. It’s because instead of doing each step of the process sequentially one after another, Pfizer and other companies took on enormous financial

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Having a Product or Support Mindset About Software

One of my favorite things to post are concepts for how Apple could improve their platforms in the future. Sometimes I'm dangerously close to what they end up doing, and other times I'm off the mark, but I like to do it because it is an extension to what I

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The Best Explanation of RAW Photography I’ve Ever Seen

Understanding ProRAW. A journey into cameras, RAW, and a look… | by Ben Sandofsky | Dec, 2020 | Halide To understand what makes it so special, the first half of this post explains how a digital camera develops a photo. Then we go on to explain the strengths and weaknesses of traditional RAWs.

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A New Feature I'd Like to See, Enabled by ProRAW

A New Feature I'd Like to See, Enabled by ProRAW
ProRAW enables a lot of power in users, but it also allows Apple to get a little more creative in how it handles the processed JPEG/HEIC file it gives you with the RAW image. Check out the video below, but the gist is that I would love to see

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The “Force Closing Apps Makes Your iPhone Faster” of Macs

Is Google Chrome slowing down your Mac performance? - 9to5Mac What piqued my interest was the technical side of this story, and some questions that I thought of while I was reading Loren’s report. Those questions were: Is it possible for a process to hide itself from Activity Monitor

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