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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Why Newsletters?

There is a definite trend of email newsletters becoming the primary medium for writers who “go indie” recently. In years past, these folks would be starting blogs, but you don’t see nearly as many new blogs these days, and things like Substack and Mailchimp have made it so that

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Retiring The BirchTree Podcast

Retiring The BirchTree Podcast
I’m retiring The BirchTree Podcast later this month. After posting religiously for 3 years, and accumulating 236 episodes, I really fell off the horse the moment COVID-19 hit the US hard. I’ve posted 6 episodes in the past 7 months, and I just don’t see this as

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Being Precious (or not) About Your Blog

The Dent - Blog Like No One’s Watching Despite barely posting to my blog for months, I’m still weirdly precious about what I post there. I always feel like I should only post longer form posts or something that I’ve over thought.And then I read this

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Birch Bark Issue 34

Birch Bark Issue 34
In case you didn't know, I have a weekly newsletter where I share the most interesting art, music, videos, and links of the week. This is the 34th week in a row with an issue, and while I'm biased, I have it on good auithority that it's a nice way

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Grading My Apple Watch Predictions

3 days ago I made a bunch of predictions about what we'd see from the new Apple Watches and today we saw everything. Let's see how I did: Apple Watch SEI made 9 total guesses, and I got it more right than I ever would have expected: It will look

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I'm on The Verge

I'm on The Verge
I didn't set out to get featured on The Verge's front page, but here we are.

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