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I haven't been very active on my blog the last couple of years. Old blog posts were archived when I switched to a new Drupal version, and the only posts I wrote were about the performance of the iText web site. That's no longer needed now that the marketing team at iText was extended, so you probably won't see much activity on this site anymore, apart from an occasional update of my bio page.

Winter bash 2016: the results

I don't have as much time for Stack Overflow as I used to. Last year, I won 20 hats, this year only 19.

My Stack Overflow Winter bash hats
My Stack Overflow Winter bash hats 2016

I was very close to an extra hat: I was 6 reputation points short of getting a gold badge for the Java tag...

iText in 2016

Next week, we'll publish iText's year in pictures on the iText blog, listing all the events we attended and all the awards we won, but I already want to give you a preview of all the people who made this possible:

iText on three different continents

From right to left:

TripIt: some stats

I safely returned from Las Vegas, and I hope I can spend the rest of the year at home, so I can already take a look at my travel statistics.

TripIt results 2016

Winter bash 2015: the results

Gamification, love it or hate it, but every year thousands of developers try to collect as many "winter bash hats" as possible on StackOverflow and its sibling sites. In 2013, I collected 12 hats. In 2014, I collected 15 hats. But how many hats did I win this year?

Winter bash Stack Overflow 2015

Winter bash hats 2014

Last year, I collected 12 hats in StackOverflow's Winter Bash.

Winter bash Stack Overflow 2014

This year, I have 15 hats: I could get some more, for instance by deleting one of my own answers, or by doing complicated things such as voting to close a question, edit the question, and then reopen the question, but I'm not that obsessed by those hats ;-) I collect hats because it's fun ;-)

Winter Bash 2013

The Winter Bash at the Stack Exchange Network is almost over, and this year I managed to collect 12 hats on StackOverflow. Let's take a screen shot before they are put back in their boxes:

Winterbash 2013

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