Birch Bark Feb 21, 2020

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Bloodborne Nendoroid Hunter Figure

You'd better believe I ordered one of these! They're pricy, but I loved Bloodborne enough to get this for my desk.

Why Amazon knows so much about you

This is a fascinating read, and an equally impressive page layout.

Facemasks - Face ID compatible respirator masks

Something, something, boring dystopia…but this is a smart, if creeeeepy solution to a very real problem.

The Daily Update Podcast

What are the odds that the same week I launch a newsletter, Ben Thompson gets into the podcast game?

Strange Parts - This Chinese Factory Makes $100,000 Architectural Models

Scotty Allen takes us on a deep dive into a company that creates those giant models of buildings you probably only ever actually see in the movies, but apparently are a pretty big business.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has more RAM than most laptops – and that’s stupid

iPhones ship with 4GB, most mainstream laptops have 8GB, and the new Galaxy phones ship with up to 12GB. This article explores why that’s patently silly and how Samsung makes use of it.

What To Do If People Hate Your Brand Mascot

“So, before you throw your hated mascot away, think about where the hate is coming from and if you can make it work to your advantage in another way.”

What would happen if we didn’t have leap days?

How interesting you find leap years varies quite a bit from person to person, so this article is going to scratch a very specific itch for one of those groups.

Starcraft Ghost is finally, technically playable

You may be too young to remember this announcement from 2006, but I was super excited about this game back then and it’s subsequent cancellation was extremely sad at the time.

What Happens When You Mute All The Twitter Adverts

Greg Morris tried muting every ad he sees on Twitter to see if it will eventually just give up. The results are fun to uncover with him.

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