We Live in a World Where Man Walked on the Moon

Jim Lovell on living in a world where we landed on the moon

That first moonlanding happened over 42 years ago, a few months after I was born.

Today I’m in a serious “fed up with negativity” attitude, of politicians that keep saying no to everything, but also in many other places and situations. Personally, I think “can do attitude” is part bollocks in the way it’s often presented – a bit of realism doesn’t hurt and just blindly doing stuff makes no sense. But definitely, I firmly believe that a positive outlook on things and imagining “what might be” goes way further than a “can’t do”.

People are not helpless, and don’t need to wait for someone else or the illusive they/them to fix or improve things. And that is, to a degree, an attitude issue. (more on this soon)

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GigaOm’s Suggestions on Winding Down

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Offering Payment to Not Wear Branded Clothing

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Hipster Ipsum

You know the placeholder texts when you do a site or document mock-up, the famous “ipsum lorem” (See the link to learn about its origins).

Now Jason Cosper has updated this centuries old concept for today, turning it into hipster speak with some online and green buzzwords sprinkled in. It comes in varieties “hipster with a shot of latin” and “hipster neat”. See Hipster Ipsum!

You end up with fun like:

Lo-fi messenger bag whatever, single-origin coffee VHS lomo ethical Austin helvetica wolf iphone pitchfork. Vinyl wolf four loko, carles whatever wes anderson echo park +1 synth. Beard raw denim vinyl, american apparel next level cliche dreamcatcher banksy banh mi fanny pack 8-bit. Etsy fap photo booth lomo. Etsy fap wayfarers shoreditch, carles cardigan bicycle rights twee marfa raw denim freegan. Stumptown mcsweeney’s farm-to-table, brunch twee DIY carles fixie you probably haven’t heard of them williamsburg homo tattooed four loko. Four loko you probably haven’t heard of them mcsweeney’s brooklyn artisan, pitchfork banh mi carles single-origin coffee thundercats organic cliche american apparel synth put a bird on it.

It does look a tad like linkspam, but since there are no actual links it shouldn’t be a problem – and you wouldn’t have this on a live site anyway unless it shows actual mock-ups.

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Dilbert Wants to Work from Home

I’ve worked from home for over a decade now (on-and-off) and overall it’s served me – and the companies I’ve worked for – very well. Now of course I run my own company and have a home office.

It’s not for everybody, and it’s not suitable for every type of job or necessarily all the time. I do think it’d be good for more companies to consider options like part-time telecommuting as a first step. Doing this opens up their “skill pool” to include stay-at-home parents, which is a huge and awesomely skilled and motivated group of people.

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