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

Your "Forever Apps"

Your "Forever Apps"

RSS and the pleasure of not thinking - All this

Some of this has been forced on me—when an app or service stops working, there’s no way to avoid thinking about the alternatives—but a lot has been self-inflicted. It’s nice to have one part of my computing life that’s stable and should continue to be stable for years to come.

While I subscribe to more than my fair share of web services, I do understand the appeal of having some things in your computer life that just last forever. I like owning a few MP3s on my computer that I’ll never have to worry about disappearing from streaming platforms, I have downloaded a bunch of YouTube videos I never want to lose, and I keep some information in text files because no matter how long I live and how many innovations there are in computers, we’ll always be able to open plain text files.

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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.