Bruno Lowagie's blog

Where have I been? Google knows!

Whenever you go somewhere with an Android device, Google registers your location (unless you disable this feature). You can see the result of this functionality by visiting your location history. For instance, on January 5th, we flew from Brussels to Amsterdam, and from Amsterdam to San Francisco:

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The Winter Bash at SO is almost over

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:

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Google Analytics — December 2013

There are no surprises in the overview of the visits to in December. Just like every year, many people are on vacation during the holiday season, and that's made perfectly clear in the Google Analytics report:

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2014: less resolutions; more action!

Recently, I saw a nerd joke about new year's resolutions:

public void forgetResolutions(boolean goingToDoIt) {
    if (goingToDoIt)

The else in this code snippet isn't strictly necessary, but you get the idea: stop saying you'll do things, start doing them.
I'm taking this really literally.

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It's OK, you can admit it...

... if you've been using an obsolete version of iText in the last couple of years.

This is what it sounds like every time we hear you saying that:

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MMxiii: Memorable Moments '13

Time flies, and 2013 has flown by like a space rocket. At iText, we've written an overview of the memorable moments for iText, but allow me to take a look at the personal memorable moments, and list them on my own site:

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Third Person (Paul Haggis): behind the scenes

I was going through my notes of 2013, thinking of writing an overview of memorable moments, when I found a folder containing photos taken in January during a visit "behind the scenes" of the set of the movie Third Person. As the movie will be released in Belgian movie theaters next year, maybe it's time to share some of these pictures:

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Days abroad

TripIt tells me I've traveled over 136K km and I've stayed more than two months abroad this year:

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Maps on Pinterest

Cool! Pinterest now allows you to pin photos on a map:

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Google Analytics — November 2013

October was the first full month with the new design of the web site, and we immediately had new "absolute visitors" and "page view" records. We probably won't break these records in November and December because of the holidays.
You can clearly see the effect of Thanksgiving on the stats for November:

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