Resuming uploads to Amazon S3

I am escaping continental winter at the moment which means my internet connection is not perfect. I was uploading a 1GB file to Amazon S3 via the console.aws.amazon.com and the upload failed at 93%. Just my luck! I didn’t want this to happen again. So I tried using Cyberduck to upload and intentionally turned off WiFi after a few seconds…

IRL#4: Istanbul

Last month we again held our biannual in-person gathering of all Niteans, the IRL. As is customary, we meet somewhere warm for the winter edition of the event. This year we chose Istanbul, Turkey. A stunning city with millennia of heritage. We’ve gotten good at running IRLs so this one was by far the most productive. We’ve done several improvements…

Recording Talks

Last year on IRL#2, our biannual in-person get-together, we decided to start recording talks, so that those that could not attend in person would be able to watch them at some later point in time. Turns out, there is another great use case for these recordings: onboarding. Whenever a new person joins our team, these talks help to get them…

Conference hiatus is over

Back in the day when Niteo was still a consulting company I had to do a lot of traveling to find and do work. And to attend conferences. I loved to go to conferences. But being away so much, in boring hotel rooms and eating out every day took a toll on my (mental) health so I decided I needed a…

Upgrading our Intranet to Plone 5

While we haven’t done any Plone consulting (well, *any* consulting to be exact) in over 3 years, we still use Plone internally, every single day. It was about time our Intranet got some love, so I put on my disco pants, poured some of Belgium’s finest and got to work. Our installation was an old Plone 4.1 one. It was about 3…

Thailand was a blast!

It’s January — time for the “IRL”, our biannual in-person get-together. Summer IRLs happen in (around) Slovenia since that means short travel for the majority of the team plus it’s hard to find a more beautiful place in those early summer months. That said, come winter, Europe gets, well, uncomfortably cold.  And most of us want to escape somewhere warm.…

IRLs

NiteoWeb is a remote-first team. While we do have a physical office in Ljubljana, few people go there regularly. Most of us prefer to work from home, from coffee shops or from the beach. Wherever and whenever we feel we are the most productive. While remote work certainly has its benefits, it does indeed have its challenges. Building rapport with…

A dev’s MacBook from scratch

I’ve been a long time Apple user. I hate a lot about the company’s policy and how they treat their power users, but I love the tight integration between their software and hardware. Another thing to love is their migration tools. You buy new hardware, you click Restore from backup and you are done. Safari even opens up the tabs…

WP Meetups

A few months back I noticed we actually have regular WordPress Meetups in Ljubljana, our base town. We attended one in April, where David talked about theming and Emanuel about bringing Wordpress into the Public Sector. On the second one, in June, we were active participants: Janez and myself delivered a talk titled Lessons learned running 25k WordPress blogs describing how we scaled Easy…