Breyten Ernsting

Webdeveloper at Open State Foundation.

My Year in Cities

As a tradition, I always open the new year with a blog post about my travels in the past year:

  • Amsterdam*
  • Bangkok, Thailand*
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Pak Beng, Laos
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Vang Vieng, Laos
  • Vientiane, Laos
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Eindhoven
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Taipei, Thailand
  • Arcen

One or more nights were spent in each place. Those cities marked with an * were visited multiple times on non-consecutive days.

How Multimon Helps Me to Be More Productive

I have an external monitor connected to my Macbook when I’m at work. However, managing that is a real pain, as I was dragging windows around the monitors everytime I connected to it. Luckily, there’s an application which takes the pain away: Multimon.

Sending Emails Asynchronously With Devise and Sidekiq

If you’re building a website that supports user logins and use Devise to manage that, you’ll soon find out that it sends out emails synchronously by default. This is not a good practice, as it’s not something that a user visiting your site should have to wait for. There is a solution to make this work asynchronously, however.

Tracking Django Projects in Recents

Recents is a nice little project that shows the programming projects you most recently worked on. An awesome idea, but it currently ships with only limited support for different kinds of development projects. More specifically, it has no support for Django projects yet. Fortunately, you can add it yourself.