After writing my second book in 2010, I thought it would take me another 3 years before my taste for writing would return, but no: I'm very eager to write new material, and I'm grumpy if other work gets in the way.
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Times flies. I've hardly had any time to blog last month. I'm even late with my monthly analytics report:
The heartbeat of iText in May shows some arrhythmia caused by public holidays in different countries: the first of May in Europe, the Ascension and Pentecost in the Christian countries, Memorial day in the US,... It's amazing that these dates can be visualized in the analytics reports of the site of a technical product.
... and why I continue loving Pinterest because I use it.
When I first heard about Pinterest, I thought: What is this about? Let's request an invite.
I thought it was something in-between FlickR and Facebook. I didn't see any use for it, but I loved the interface and its simplicity, so... why not give it a try?
On March 29th, iText organized a summit in Ghent to inform customers and users about the road ahead. Today, we're proud to present the videos that were made of all the different presentations:
We found a huge pile of mail after returning home, and now I'm going through all the letters, invoices and other mail we received in the last few weeks. One of the letters I received contained the book sales for 11Q4. For some reason, people are still buying the first edition. In the world of IT books, you have a bestseller as soon as you can sell 5,000 copies. And yes: the second book is now at 5,394 copies. That makes it official: I've written a second bestseller!
We had a successful summit a week ago, I taught an iText course in Paris this week, and now I'm preparing for a business trip to the US next week. This means I have plenty of work, and very little time to blog. I didn't even have time to look at the Google Analytics results for March until today:
Did we break any records?
I'm preparing to teach an iText class in Paris, and to give some demo's in Oakland. I'm currently making a new set of examples for some new chapters I'm going to write (maybe a third book, not a revision of the second edition, but a book with some advanced topics). Whilst making examples to explain the different options available in XML Worker, I found some bugs and I also thought about some functionality that was missing.
One of the only features I use in the new Google Analytics:
What does the world look like when seen from iText in Belgium at 10:30 in the morning?
What does the world look like when seen from iText in Belgium at 16:30 in the afternoon?