OSCON cover-up

A Couple of months ago, I submitted the follow proposal for a 40-minute conference session to OSCON:

In 2007, Dries Buytaert (Drupal) and Bruno Lowagie (iText) had a dinner meeting in Antwerp, discussing how to create a business for their open source project. In 2008, Dries founded Acquia and Bruno founded 1T3XT. 5 years later, Acquia was ranked #2 in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in the US; iText was #10 in the Benelux Fast 50. In his talk, Bruno will confide the key secrets of this success.

This was the full Abstract:

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Google Analytics — March 2014

The sales team has broken some records this month, and so did the web site:

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Google Analytics — February 2014

We never expect a month with only 28 days to break any record in terms of visits to the itextpdf.com site. Nevertheless, the site performed really well:

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I'm in the top #5000! I waited until I was on place #4900 to announce, because it will be very hard to "defend" that place ;-)

Google Analytics — January 2014

Last month, we've broken two important Google Analytics records in the history of itextpdf.com:

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StackOverflow: 10,000+ reputation points!

I've been active on StackOverflow for 479 days now, and already I'm playing with the big boys: my reputation is higher than 10,000:

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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 itextpdf.com 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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See also Bruno's profile on Google+