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

The Birchtree Newsletter, November 2022

Hello! Work has been insane lately, so I've felt behind on all Internet Things recently, but of course there are still some goodies (including a font, I see you, fellow font fanatics 😉).

Birchtree Stuff

Alright, You Wore Me Down, Give Me macOS on an iPad*
For many years I’ve argued that macOS and iPadOS should remain separate, and that you don’t solve the iPad’s problems by just throwing macOS on there. I believed, and still believe, that the touch-first operating system with additional user protections, ease-of-use, and accessibility advantages was…
The iPad is Awesome, Actually
I recently wrote an article that had a pretty negative tone, which was only partially intended. Some people took this as me giving the iPad a well-deserved thrashing, and that wasn’t really my intent. The iPad is Awesome I use a 2021 11″ iPad Pro daily, and it’s the best
An Impossible Game
Apple currently sells 10 distinct Macs and 6 distinct iPads, which is way more than they did when Steve Jobs used the above grid to explain their computer strategy. The Game I need to do two things: 1. Trim the Mac line down to 4 machines to fit this grid.
Why Electron Mac apps make people want to scream
7 awesome things about the Pixel 7

Good Videos

Hank Green with a controversial opinion I can't technically disprove
I love Lego and I love mechanical keyboards, but this looks terrifying
I love hearing Hasan Minhaj talk about creativity, and this conversation is well worth your time
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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.