It's no longer possible to register for an account on Bruno Lowagie's Online Gazette. Removing SPAM was getting too labour intensive for me. Even with a Captcha, many accounts were created with the sole purpose to put SPAM messages in the comment sections of my blogs. I used to manually remove accounts with names such as 'cialis promo', and I used to approve names that sounded normal, such as Alfred Alston or Kumar Praveen or... I will no longer do that because SPAMmers started using normal names too.
For those who really want an account on this site:
I was a late adopter of Foursquare, and now I regret I didn't check in more often, because Foursquare has created a time machine that shows a nice animation based on your previous check-ins.
Obviously, Ghent is the place where I've checked in most:
The US comes second when looking at the countries where I've checked in most:
Normally, I should have three more States on the maps by the end of the year: Washington, Georgia and Seattle.
What did I say less than a week ago? I would have a score of 60 (or higher) and my Facebook influence would exceed the Twitter influence?
Check the results and compare:
My score went from 59 to 62 and Facebood is responsible for 49% (26% a week ago) versus Twitter for 41% (58% a week ago). All I had to do was to survive my birthday ;-)
I know that my Klout-score usually sky-rockets after my birthday which due next week on Monday; I liked the number 42, now I'll have to replace it with 43 :-(
That's why I visited my Klout profile and how I found out they'd changed the look and feel of the site.
Currently, my score is 59 and Twitter is responsible for the major part of my "influence". I predict my score will be 60 next week, and the Facebook-generated influence will exceed my Twitter influence.
I can repeat what I wrote a month ago: in the last few weeks, I've had ideas for at least five blog posts, but I never had the time to write about these ideas. For instance: I participated to my first ISO meeting in Vienna, and I returned home with plenty of inspiration. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to blog about those ideas yet (although some are already on the technical roadmap for the months to come).
As for the site statistics, itextpdf.com is doing well:
Last year (2012), we focused on four goals:
By the end of the year, numerous customers were using iText on Android, a customer presented how he was using iText on GAE, we published a digital signatures white paper and we had our first customer for XFA Worker using iText in a BPM context.
For 2013, we defined four new goals, with the main focus on improving the products developed last year based on customer feedback, as well as starting a new R&D track oriented towards structured / unstructured documents.
Three months ago, there were 1,486,744 developers active on StackOverflow and I was ranked #11,828. A month and three days ago, the total number of people active on StackOverflow had already increased to 1,629,590. Today, the number is 1,718,000 active developers:
The last three days, I've been in Vienna as a member of the ISO-Committee for ISO-32000-2 (aka PDF 2.0) and other PDF-related ISO standards. This is a voluntary "job". Actually: you have to pay to be a member of the standards body of your country.
Vorige week ontving ik een mail van Ianka Fleerackers in verband met haar nieuwe project Zoë Eisenhoet. Ik kende Ianka vroeger enkel van TV als "prinses Prieeltje" uit Kulderzipken, maar anderhalf jaar geleden ontmoette ik haar in een andere context, op een event waar ik als spreker te gast was. We raakten aan de praat en Ianka vertelde over haar prentenboek voor iPad Wolfie en haar andere literaire projecten.
Next week, I'll be in Vienna to participate to the Technical Commission 171 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). I'm the Belgian representative for the NBN. TC 171 is about document technology such as PDF, so I'll talk PDF for almost a week.
Later this month, I'll attend BizCamp #8.