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So long Github and thanks for all the fish

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:11
I have to admit, I’m mildly surprised by Microsoft buying Github. I mean, I always expected Github to eventually sell out, but I thought the buyer would be Google. Speaking of which, I wonder how pissed big G currently is,…Read more ›

The GDPR is here! Panic!

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:47
Just had this curious question scroll by: “Should I lock European users out of my website because of the GDPR?” Uh-huh? Well, either you do business in the EU or you don’t. If you do, you must comply with the…Read more ›

GDPR is probably the best piece of legislation of the decade

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 17:53
Sure, everyone is currently moaning and bitching about getting compliant and having to spend money on it, but that is actually a good thing! In the past, collecting data by invading everyone’s privacy came at virtually no cost. Everyone knew…Read more ›

What to do with insanely stupid app reviews on Google Play?

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 14:43
I just had this wonderful brainfart looking through my text adventure app reviews on Google Play. As does everybody, I got a number of insanely stupid one star ratings and by that I don’t mean dumb as in “didn’t bother…Read more ›

Can’t log into your Google account, even if the password is correct.

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:08
It sometimes happens that you can’t log into your Google account with 3rd party clients (e.g. a PC APK downloader). You just get a Bad Authentication error, telling you that your credentials are incorrect (even if they aren’t). What really…Read more ›

SEO and a company, dead for three decades

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:55
Infocom was closed down in May 1989. Barely any one still remembers the name, but curiously, I find that most people install the Text Fiction app to play Zork, Infocom’s first and most popular game which lives on in pop…Read more ›

Text Fiction gets a bit of love – Goodbye Drupal, Hello Hugo!

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:53
Phew, that was a bit more work than I expected, but I finally hit publish on the new Text Fiction website. It’s not perfect yet (as if anything ever was), but redoing the whole thing is something I had on…Read more ›

Google locking out uncertified Android devices – speculations on how it works and what to do

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 17:20
Ok, there’s a lot of confusing information out there now, concerning Google’s latest walled garden antics. It’s not directly a problem for Raccoon (Raccoon, with the help of DummyDroid, can fake any desired device), but it might be for people…Read more ›

Vote rigging? The real danger of Facebook is yet to come!

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:29
Currently, everyone seems to be discussing whether or not elections can be manipulated through Facebook. Good morning sheeple! Who would have thought that sharing personal information with an ad network would allow marketeers to contact and lull swing voters? Let’s…Read more ›

… but we are all Facebook users!

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:08
“What’s your problem? Nobody is forced to use Facebook, it’s your choice!” Err, no! just because that stupid argument is parroted ad nauseam throughout the internet since, forever, doesn’t make it true. In reality, we are all Facebook users, no…Read more ›

Getting in touch with users who (anonymously) left poor ratings on Google Play

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 13:40
Let’s say you just published a brand new app on Google Play, then the first couple of days are crucial. Every review/rating counts and nothing will get your blood pressure up like unjustified downvotes. Let’s face it, some users plain…Read more ›