Simplify Your Django App with HTMX

Doug Smith
Last year I created a gradebook project using Django for both the frontend and backend. I had studied React for a few weeks but it simply seemed like it would be too much for me to work on, when combined with what I anticipated to be a reasonably large project.

Gerbil Palace For Sale

Doug Smith
I have a gerbil “cage” for sale. I call it a “cage” because really, if you were a gerbil, you would think that it is a palace.

Street Food

Doug Smith
One of our favorite things to do in Thailand is to visit food markets. The food is varied, delicious and cheap.

Koh Phangan

Doug Smith
Leaving Ko Samui, we made our way to Ko Phangan. We took the high speed cataram ferry, Lompreyah, from Mae Nam on Samui to Thongsala on Phangan.

Ko Samui

Doug Smith
The second half of our trip is in the south, in the Gulf if Thailand. We decided to visit two islands, Ko Samui and Ko Phangan.

Elephant Sanctuary at Chiang Mai

Doug Smith
After returning to Chiang Mai we had a day booked at the Elephant Nature Park. We chose this elephant experience because the kids were quite keen on seeing elephants and this one in particular seemed quite ethical.

Soppong

Doug Smith
After spending a few days in Chiang Mai, we decided to head out to the hills and spend a couple of days in a small town called Soppong (also called Pang Mapha).

Chiang Mai

Doug Smith
We arrived in Chiang Mai from Siem Reap after connecting switching planes and airports in Bangkok. Timing wise it all went pretty smooth and we basically walked onto a shuttle bus at Suvarnabhumi airport just before it left for Don Muang airport.