Birch Bark May 29, 2020

Another week, another collection of links! That's it, enjoy!



How Humphrey Bogart Became A Legend

LITTLE WOMEN - How Greta Gerwig Revolutionized a Literary Classic


The Untold History of Arkane

Transform Your Creative Process with Roam Research


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How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX

This record, recorded entirely in our current quarantine world, is a great follow up to Charli's 2019 record and is just as weird as that one was. It's also very, very good.

Listen now

It's Never Been Like That by Phoenix

This i a modern classic as far as I'm concerned. It's a pop masterpiece with nothing but hits right from the first second of the album.

Listen now

Tetris Effect Official Soundtrack

I've never played the game, but this 40 track mix is an awesome collection of music for working from home.

Buy for $10 on Bandcamp


Grayscale: A handmade sans-serif font

Initially drawn by hand with a brush marker, Grayscale is a sans-serif font designed to look good in all-caps settings as well as in sentence case. Along with the standard letterforms, the font features useful symbols and punctuation and has multilingual support for Western European languages.

PureCSS Gaze

This is an amazing use of CSS!

How Eminem Conquered Black Music (and White Privilege) With ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’

Those who tried to paint Marshall as a culture vulture failed to understand that Eminem was neither a Vanilla Ice nor a member of Young Black Teenagers. This pale horse to behold was a unicorn.

Paul Field on Facebook (fair warning, it's a Facebook link)

This crisis is about the massive failure of our, "Booming economy," to survive even modest challenges. It is about the market dissonance of shortages in stores, even as farmers/producers destroy unused crops and products. This crisis is about huge corporations needing an emergency bailout within days of the longest Bull Market in our history ending and despite the ability to borrow with zero percent interest rates.

Solar’s Future is Insanely Cheap

Just as remarkably, and relevant for considering the future cost of solar, the decline of solar prices over the past decade has been faster than almost any credible forecast.

How I use Todoist To Organise My Life

So. No apologies here, but I ripped off this idea directly from Matt Birchler’s write-up on his Things set up. Even though he is a strong believer in the ability of Things, and also everyone in the replies seems to think the Todoist design is trash, I think very much that we have the same outlook on GTD. The basis of this revolves around “offloading your brain” so you can focus on other things.

Quibi Serves Tepid Hollywood Moralizing In Tiny Doses, But No One Is Biting

Were they amused? Were they distracted? Or did their brains simply go blank? Maybe their neurons absorbed the frictionless Delta In-flight entertainment of it all, and decided to just switch off—to look instead at the vast, unmanaged chaos of the world, the painful exhilarating joy of being human, and think absolutely nothing at all.