Matt Goes Back to the Mac? Sorta.

Matt Goes Back to the Mac? Sorta.
Last month I made this video in which I showed how I make my YouTube videos, and sheepishly showed off my 2012 Mac Mini that was the heart of the operation. I said in the video that I was getting by with it, and that I did not want to

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Give People a Reason to Stick Around

If I had one recommendation to people launching new web projects, it would be that you need to present value right up front. Often I see new projects launch with a message of “subscribe and find out what I’m going to be doing”, which may work for some people

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My Side Hustle Plans for 2021 (The State of BirchTree)

We’re almost to the new year, and I wanted to do a quick overview of how my numerous side projects are going, and what I plan to do in the new year. Think of it as a state of the union for BirchTree and all its related things. BirchTreeThis

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Birch Bark has Moved to Substack

Check out the first issue over there (#46 total) and you can subscribe there if you have not already. As a refresher for those who don't follow along, Birch Bark is a weekly newsletter (delivered every Friday morning), aimed at giving you my favorite things I found on the web

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My Quantified Life: 2020

Every other year I set up a quike survey for myself to take every night to track a few things in my life. These are things I'm either interested in improving, while others are just general curiosities. I'm publishing this on Christmas Eve, so I'm missing the last week of

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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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Inadvertently Load-Testing This Site

Yesterday I wrote an article that attempted to capture the feelings I've seen from a lot of people about the mixed messages related to the environment with the new iPhone 12 line and accessories. I wrote it in like 5 minutes, thought it was pretty good, and posted it without

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I’m Out of the Photo Comparison Game

I’m Out of the Photo Comparison Game
One of my trademark pieces of content on this site over the past few years have been photo comparisons, usually stacking up the latest iPhone to the latest Pixel phone. I have an iPhone 12 Pro in hand, but I have not done any photo comparisons with it, nor do

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