Google Analytics — November 2011

November was a month with two holidays: All-Saints and Thanksgiving. You can see both holidays on last month's analytics graph:

But what about the rest of the month?

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Google Places

It's official: I received a PIN code from Google to confirm the address of the iText Dev Shack:

Did you know about Google Places? If you have a business, you can add your address, and Google will send you a card like the one above so that you can create a page on Google Places. Your business will also appear on Google Maps and Google Latitude when people look for them.

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iText Thanksgiving 2011

Although it's not an official holiday in Europe, we honor the tradition of Thanksgiving at iText. It was an opportunity for our employees —who are working on different locations— to meet in person, and we also invited an inspiring guest.

Big thanks to the complete iText crew, and thank you Korenlei Twee for creating an American menu: Pumpkin soup! Turkey! Mmm...

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New iText Office (aka the developers' shack)

A while ago, we bought a house for iText Software where we could welcome developers; both our own developers as well as guest developers (interns, students,...). For a couple of months, we kept the location a secret, but now we can finally show you our front door:

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iText at Devoxx 2011 in pictures

This year, iText Software was present at Devoxx with a booth.

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A classic reborn

Today I received a newsletter from Manning, and I was pleased to see the second edition of "iText in Action" anounced as "A classic reborn":

iText for Android demo

Want to know what to expect from the iText power demos at Devoxx? Watch this video for a first impression:

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iText 5.1.3 — XML Worker 1.1.1

Today we've published a new release of iText and XML Worker. These new releases are right in time to be presented at Devoxx, the biggest Java conference in Europe. Don't forget to drop by for a chat at the iText booth!

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Testing Belgacom TV on Android smartphone

This morning I did a small test to see if I could watch TV on a tablet PC, now let's take a look if this also works on a smart phone:

The interface is somewhat different. It was to be expected that it would be a little bit harder to use because of the smaller screen, but the quality is still amazing (don't let the reduced resolution of the movie fool you).

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Film Festival Ghent 2011: a list of disappointing movies

I've been postponing this final blog about the film festival because writing positive blogs such as Film Festival Ghent 2011: my personal top 10 is much more fun than writing negative blogs.
However, I did make a list of movies that disappointed me. Again: this is a very personal list. I know that some movies on this list aren't bad at all, but I was just too disappointed to put them in my additional list of good movies, let alone in my top 10:

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