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Film Festival Ghent 2011: my personal top 10

When we go to the film festival, we discuss the movies we've seen with plenty of people. It's always surprising how opinions can differ. For instance: many of the people we know really liked Once upon a time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan). We thought it was boring and the audience agreed: the film received a score of 3.27 out of 5 (ranked 84 of a total of 89 new movies). Many people we talked to didn't like The Future (Miranda July), but we appreciated the movie very much and the audience didn't agree, they gave it a score of 3.71 (72nd place in the top 89).

We've attended 52 screenings, but I've made a top 55 because one of the screenings (KASK Docs; 4.62/5; rank 4) consisted of four documentaries of half an hour. I've counted these four documentaries as separate movies.

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Books I've read last month

In my previous Books I've read last month blog, I reported about reading a pile of graphic novels and comic books. Let's take a look at this month's covers:

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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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Programmers and Cake mix

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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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 ;-)

Google Analytics — July 2011

Last month, I wrote that I expected a couple of slow months for itextpdf.com. The stats for July confirm this.

Compared to other sites however, the number of visits during the Summer vacation period didn't drop dramatically:

In spite of a lower number of visits, the ranking of last month improved when compared to the ranking of June (and May, and April,...).
We still have an average of more than 3,000 visits a day:

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