Birch Bark Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19 is rocking the whole world right now, including me, so pardon the slightly shorter email than usual. I hope you still find some good stuff!

But first, some cool pictures and artwork from the week.

We May be in this for the Long Haul...

This is a really good read on something that looks into what happens if we don’t react appropriately to the current pandemic. It’s not time to panic, but it’s certainly time for each of us to do our part to ensure that we don’t get ourselves sick, and maybe more importantly, don’t get other people sick. Wash your hands, stay away from others as much as you can, and help flatten the curve.

App The Human Story is Currently Free

Use the code ‘inittogether’ to rent this awesome documentary about the world of app development in the post-iPhone world for free. It’s a great film and is just over an hour, so it’s a quick watch.

MonoLisa: A slick new monospaced font

This is a really nice new monospaced font. I’ve been using it in VS Code for a few days and I really like it so far.

How to Send an Email in 1984

This video is remarkable and really makes you appreciate how easy it is to message anyone in the world today.

A Door Handle That Works in Any Direction

This is some clever engineering.

Metal Gear Solid Intro Recreated in 4K

I would kill for a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid game that looks like this!

EARN IT is a direct attack on end-to-end encryption

Please read this to understand how important encryption is for personal privacy.

The Feature That Almost Sank Disco Elysium

This game is on my shortlist of things to play this summer (this quarantine?), and this video only made me want to play it more.

The Glorious Inglorious Basterds Clapper

This is fantastic work 😂

The Best Online Lecture Into You’ll Ever See

This professor’s intro got me so hyped I quickly looked to see if it was easy to watch a full video (it’s not).

Porridge Radio - Every Bad

A little different record this week. This is Porridge Radio’s second album, and it has a wonderful sound that takes me back to the 90s in all the best ways.

Listen now