Writing about technical topics is fun because it's a job that allows you to try out a variety of things before you actually start writing about it. This morning, the first 30 pages of my white paper about digital signatures were sent to all the subscribers of our news letter. I'm very curious about the feedback I'll get.
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.
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:
If you own a smartphone, there's always a service that tracks where you are, whether you like it or not. Privacy is a thing of the past, and that's why I don't bother trying to shut down all tracking. As a result, I can create these neat maps showing the different locations we've visited in the last two weeks. It's a pity that Google uses the European time, even after I switched the clock on my smart phone to Californian time.
Anyway, this is us flying to San Francisco:
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!
Yesterday, we were too tired to see much of the Silverado resort, but this morning we made a short movie to show the venue to the home front: