Filmfestival Ghent

These are some impressions of the reception after the closing film at the film festival in Ghent. Although the pictures aren't very sharp, you'll recognize the "friends of the film festival". Yes, that's an official title; we were even mentioned in the closing speech by Jacques Dubrulle.

We've seen 51 movie screenings in the last two weeks. We're a tad tired, because we've also been working during these two weeks (we've had meetings over lunch; I've even written code after midnight).

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Google Analytics — September 2011

Talking about the Devil (Google Analytics), here are the stats for September:

Very predictable, wouldn't you say? I told you that we'd lose some visitors during the Summer, but that we'd break another record in September:

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Programmers and Cake mix

Birth of the iText logo

The short bio on the back cover of my books tells readers that I'm the original developer and current maintainer of iText, but half a lifetime ago, I studied architecture. I graduated as a civil engineer in architecture. My goal was to design buildings, not software. Then again: in our field of engineering, we were indoctrinated to believe we could do anything. We were supposed to be generalists, with the potential to become a specialist on any subject we desired.

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Books I've read last month

No, the month isn't over yet, but if I wait until the end of the month, my blog post will be too long. In June, July and August, I demonstrated my taste for comics and graphic novels, and as you can see in the picture below, I didn't lose that taste; on the contrary!

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Internships at iText

The trainees are selected, the class room is ready.

We're all set to start teaching iText:

The only one thing that is missing for the next couple of Wednesdays and Fridays, is a big "Don't Disturb!" sign ;-)

Google Analytics — August 2011

Contrary to what I expected, the iText site did very well in August.

In absolute numbers, August was a better month than July:

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Books, comics and graphic novels

I'm an avid reader, and I love my library:

When I first posted this picture on my blog, I received responses such as Wow, that's awesome! but actually there's more:

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Books I've read last month

This is good time for my monthly post about the books I've read:

As you can see, I've been reading more graphics novels this month.

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Vacation stats

August seems to be slightly better than July:

But that's also true for other companies:

Note that the number of visits went up just after the release ;-)


See also Bruno's profile on Google+