Bob Ross, Lorem Ipsum, Heroku and Cloudflare Workers

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It may not be immediately obvious how these things are related, but bear with me… It was 4pm Friday and one of the engineers on the Cloudflare Tools team came to me with an emergency. “Steve! The Bob Ross Ipsum generator is down!“.

If you’ve not heard of Lorem Ipsum, it’s an extract from a latin poem that designers use as placeholder text when designing the layout of a document. There are generators all over the web that will spit out as much text as you need.

Source: Wikipedia

Of course, the web being the web that we all love, there are also endless parodies of Lorem Ipsum. You can generate Hodor Ipsum, Cat Ipsum and Hipster Ipsum. I have


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