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Request to JetBrains Santa

Dear Santa,

It’s getting closer and closer. Christmas is comming!

I’m proud to say I was kind all 2012, both at home and at work. I’m even happier because, when working with code, I had to use IDEs other than Idea, which according to my colleagues is awesome… I made it nevertheless! Knowing the power of TeamCity and Resharper, I can only guess that my friends know what they are recommending icon smile Request to JetBrains Santa That makes me believe it would be perfect gift under my Christmas tree!

So, Santa, I hope you are reading this letter and agree it would be great to provide me with the license. I promise, I’d be even better next year!

Jarosław Dobrzański

There’s always one f#$%!@ thing you haven’t done…

Let’s relax and spend 7 minutes on watching Eddie Izzard’s Encore on Computers.

How many times you said so after spending hours on chasing a bug? There’s always one f#$%!@ thing you haven’t done…

2011 in review

It’s end of January 2012 by now, but I decided to share some stats on what was going on with this blog in 2011. If you fancy reading my stuff (is there anybody? icon smile 2011 in review ) you might find it interesting.

Let’s get down to the business:

  • only 3 posts that year icon neutral 2011 in review busy? lazy? …?
  • nevertheless, I was observing constant interest growth (more and more vistst, by Google Analytics):
    • 196,717 Visits (+45% comparing to 2010)
    • 178,770 Unique Visitors (+46% comparing to 2010)
    • 222,258 Pageviews (+42% comparing to 2010)
  • most popular post: C#, decimal.toString(), and how to get rid of trailing zeros – 17,302 pageviews

It’s possible to support this blog

A few days ago I decided to add ‘Donate’ button on my blog (see the sidebar to the right). This is a feature provided by PayPal.

If you want to prove you are really delighted with my help or simply you have too much spare money icon smile Its possible to support this blog , it’s possible to pay me a kind of tip. That can be a dollar or two, that’s not really important; every little helps. All in all that could help pay for the hosting.

Of course I’m still blogging for fun so treat this as a feature – use it only if you really want to icon smile Its possible to support this blog

Celebrating 2.5 years and 210,000 visitors to my blog

Recently I’ve read a kind of summary post of my friend where he described his blog in numbers. I thought this is a great idea – those who follow a blog get more background on its existence.

Let me describe my blog in numbers, if you like:

  • 27 months – first post was published on April 14th, 2007
  • 148 posts
  • I started tracing visitors (with Google Analytics) on March 16th, 2008 (a year after first post) – 210,000 visitors ever since
  • best referring sites: google search (172k visitors), dzone.com (3k), reddit.com (2.6k), bing search (2.5k), yahoo search (2.2k), stackoverflow.com (1.2k)
  • 1 DZone Big Link: Exeptions and Errors in Java
  • I have been invited to DZone?s Most Valuable Blogger lodge (more details)

Many thanks to all that have helped achieving these results. Thanks for thank-you comments, crutial remarks and suggestions to what I’ve published, and just visting my site.

Getting active on DZone

A while ago, on April 6th, one of my posts, Exeptions and Errors in Java, became a DZone Big Link. As a result, the link was tweeted automatically and is available at DZone’s Twitter. I was really happy to be noticed in Web icon smile Getting active on DZone

But today I got pleased even more! I was noticed again; I received invitation to join DZone’s Most Valuable Blogger program. What it is, according to DZone:

DZone’s Most Valuable Blogger program brings together a group of highly talented bloggers, authors, and technologists actively writing about topics of interest to the developer community. These people are recognized in the industry for their contributions and deep technical knowledge on subjects ranging from software design and architecture to programming on a range of platforms including Java, .NET, Ruby and others.

You can see the list of MVBs at Meet the DZone MVBs. At the moment there are about 200 people listed and, as far as I have noticed, only a couple of them lives in Poland.

Update, 2010-07-12
I am now officially an MVB!

Update, 2010-07-23
Just got an MVB t-shirt too icon smile Getting active on DZone

big mvbbutton Getting active on DZone

CV updated

After some time I’ve updated my CV (in English and Polish). In short, this is what has happened in the meantime:

  • I was responsible for implementation of a part of the internal service for a subsidiary of Northern Ireland Electricity (ASPX on SharePoint)
  • I was part of the team who created for an Irish customer a complete online planning solution (MonoRail, JavaScript, C#, Reporting Services, SQL Server 2005, ActiveRecords)
  • I passed Sun Certified Java Programmer (2008), result: 94%
 CV updated

Sun Certified Java Programmer – finally

Time went fast since my declaration. I didn’t have much time and willigness to study but I gained them recently and finally did it: from today morning I’m a Sun Certified Java Programmer. The score: 94%.

If you’re planning to take it too, I wish you luck.

My Master’s Thesis

It was almost a year ago when I graduated from Gdansk University of Technology, major Distributed Applications and Internet Systems. The title of my Master’s Thesis was “Social Semantic Information Sources for eLearning”. All in all, I forgot to present the thesis… So, here it goes icon smile My Masters Thesis

mastersthesis My Masters Thesis.

You can also download the thesis from Library@DERI.Galway. Apart from that, you can find there more papers of mine on Library@DERI.Galway.

CV updated

I’ve updated my CV:see English or Polish version.
Appart from that, I’ve updated my LinkedIn profile.

It’s very up to date now. Feel free to read it if you’re interested icon smile CV updated