Worth Sharing #3

April 11, 2016

Wash Your Jeans Less

Several years ago, I started washing my jeans very infrequently. Why? I came across this article in The Wall Street Journal, featuring Carl Chiara, director of brand concepts and special projects for Levi Strauss & Co. He details his method of jean care: he washes his jeans twice a year by hand in the tub. I took note and began wearing my jeans longer and washing them a lot less.

Currently I have several pairs of jeans. I wear each pair for about a month. Every quarter, I wash the whole lot. I don’t bother hand washing them. I simply turn them inside out (to minimize fading) and throw them in the washer machine (cold water on the mildest setting). I then hang them up to air dry (inside the house) and iron them (again inside out). That’s it.

Washing my jeans less has been a win all around. They last longer, fit better, and I spend less time maintaining them.

P.S. Levi’s 511 are my jean of choice.

Lewis Pugh Swims The North Pole

Lewis Pugh, you are crazy and an inspiration.

To draw attention to climate change and its dramatic effect on the polar ice in the Arctic, Lewis Pugh swam the freezing waters of the North Pole in 2007. To give some perspective, the temperature of a normal indoor swimming pool is 80°F. The passengers of the RMS Titanic fell into water that was approximately 28°F. It can be lethal in as little as 15 minutes. The water Lewis Pugh swam in was the 29°F. He swam for 18 minutes and 50 seconds. Crazy stuff.

I find this inspirational because I believe in the cause, convervation of our planet, and because it shows the strength of the human spirt. To risk your life in support of something you believe so strongly in is the truest form of commitment.

TED Talk: How I swam the North Pole


Sublime Text

I’ve been using Sublime Text as my primary HTML editor. It’s solid and has builds for both Mac OS and Windows. I like their licensing model, which is per-user instead of per-machine. Which means I can install it everywhere I need it. Recommended.

I bought a license after using it for free for a time. Support stuff you use and like with money. It’s not enough to just take. If you find value in something, give back.

Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things

Great news. Enough tickets have been purchased to confirm the screening of Minimalism I set up.

Tickets can be purchased up until the screening on May 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Reserve your ticket at Marcus Lincoln Grand Cinema in Lincoln, Nebraska.