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Google Analytics — January 2015

First month of the year, first Google Analytics graph of iText's heartbeat:

What can we conclude?

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Winter bash hats

Last year, I collected 12 hats in StackOverflow's Winter Bash. This year, I have 15 hats:

I could get some more, for instance by deleting one of my own answers, or by doing complicated things such as voting to close a question, edit the question, and then reopen the question, but I'm not that obsessed by those hats ;-)
I collect hats because it's fun ;-)

Winter bash

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Google Analytics — December 2014

Wow, the web site has broken all records in 2014, but before we dive into the numbers for the whole year, let's take a look at the heartbeat of the web site in December:

No surprises there: we clearly see the expected dip during the holidays.

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MMxiv: Memorable Moments '14

Last year, I posted a blog post called MMxiii: Memorable Moments '13. A similar blog post has already been published for iText: MMxiv: Memorable Moments '14, and although iText consumes more than 90% of our personal life, let's take a look what 2014 had in store for us personally.


In January, we became home-owners in the US. After a long real-estate hunt, we finally found ourselves a nice little condo in the heart of Silicon Valley:

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Google Analytics — November 2014

I am so busy lately, I almost forgot to look at the Google Analytics results for November:

I wasn't even aware that we had broken a record: we had an average of 4,845 visits a day, which is more than the previous record dating from May:

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StackOverflow: I am a trusted user

I have reached the status of Trusted User on StackOverflow. To earn this status, one has to obtain 20,000 reputation points. It is the highest privilege a developer can get on the most popular developers' web site.

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Why my business card says "Evangelist" instead of "CEO"

I'm getting nothing but positive reactions on the article that was published about iText last week:

People are amazed when they hear about our business model. They admit that they don't always understand it, but we are not the only people working the way we do.

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Deloitte's Fast 50: the low countries, 2014

A week and a half after iText Group NV won Deloitte's Belgian Technology Fast 50 competition, the results of the Dutch competition were released. GreenPeak Technologies, the rapidly growing Smart Home radio communications semiconductor company, won with a growth percentage of 8757%.

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Vergeten worden door Google

Ik zocht daarnet de naam op van iemand waar ik weinig vertrouwen in heb en onder de eerste reeks hits die Google me gaf, zag ik dit:

Ik dacht: "Zie je wel! Mijn slecht gevoel over die persoon zou wel eens correct kunnen zijn, want hij heeft precies iets te verbergen!"
Ik heb altijd al bedenkingen gehad bij "het recht om vergeten te worden". Naar mijn mening werkt het averechts als Google je informeert dat "Some results may have been removed." Het geeft geen goede indruk. Wat heb je te verbergen? denk ik dan.

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Google Analytics — October 2014

Here are the analytics for the fabulous month of October:

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