Easter Eggs and Product Placements

October 9, 2020

Happy Friday. It’s been another wild week of debate, drama, and life in a pandemic. Here’s a few less important things for this week.

Instagram brings back classic icons to celebrate its tenth birthday – The classic Instagram icon and branding is just so much better than the new modern style. I’ve switched back to the 2011-era icon. I also miss the era of ‘Easter eggs’ like this within software.

New Microsoft Surface Laptops – These look very nice. I wish Apple would up its game a bit and think outside of its current model we’ve been stuck in for what feels like forever. The tiny, light ARM-based Surface Pro X looks super cool and has LTE connectivity and a long battery life. If it ran macOS it would be the perfect travel computer!

Toonie Newsletter – A new newsletter from Josh Ginter about personal finance for people who are looking to build wealth over the long term and make smart financial decisions. I would have liked this sort of thing to exist 20 years ago for myself, hopefully others find it helpful. Why don’t they teach this sort of thing in public schools?

All Consuming – New podcast by Noah Kalina and Adam Lisagor reviewing all of those direct-to-consumer products that appear on your Instagram timeline.

25 days to go