Andrew Tompsett

Passionate Marketing, Communications, and PR Professional

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Retro ads that will make you cringe

Pop for babies. As scary thoughtRecently I was sent an email with some old ads, some might call them retro (I did in my headline), but really these are ads that show you how much our society has changed in the past 100 years.

There is a lot of discussion these days about equality, health, safety, and rights; conversations that I think is essential. While we are nowhere near finished having these discussions and working towards addressing positive social change, I have made a new Pinterest board that shows some examples of how far we have come.

The best is ahead of us, because we are certainly learning from our mistakes.

Have a look at the Pinterest board for more ads similar to the pictures on the right. Some of the ads are even more shocking.

 

 

Feeling fat, try tape worms

Becoming a Better Pilot

This is my flight logIn the summer of 2014 I bought a quadcopter. It’s proven to be a lot of fun and is a joy to fly… on day’s that are not too windy. After listening to an episode of Still Untitled featuring Adam Savage and the Tested crew, I have been inspired to start logging my flight times with the quadcopter.

I already have a flight checklist that I run through before each flight, but the idea of logging information about each flight is interesting. In the podcast, Adam presents a good case for tracking the information perhaps the best reason being the possibility of needing to provide a record that there has been time invested in learning how to fly the quad.

As you’ll see in the photo, I have a simple log book that states a few details:

  • When
  • Where
  • Flight length/battery details
  • Conditions
  • Goals of flight

While my quad is small in size, it is affording me some excellent practice time with the controls. I love the feeling of becoming incrementally better at managing the flight controls and look forward to the time when making flight changes are reflex.