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Since I've been on Mastodon for about a month now I think it's time for an :

I'm a from the / area in North Rhine-Westphalia, 🇩🇪. I develop 🤖 apps. I like electronic music 🎶, movies 🎥 and TV shows 📺. I have a dog 🐕 and a few cats 🐈. I like (pristine) nature 🌳. Did I miss something? 🤔 Just ask me!

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Next heavy 🌧️ at @fdroidorg – today 82 updates and 9 new:

* Gotify-UP: Unified Push client (Foss Cloud Messages :awesome:)
* Hypatia: Malware scanner
* Mull: privacy oriented web browser
* Stealth: Reddit client
* Debitum: keep track of lent money and items
* Learn reading: French learning app for children
* Léon: URL cleaner

And more. Enjoy your from :awesome:

Watching a lot of US television shows, I wonder if every US citizen has a built in compass? 🤔

"Okay, I'm in the building. Where should I go?"

"Just go to the east side of the building. You should see a door there."

"Okay, found it"


I swear something spooky is going on on 👻 Had a brochure of a vacuum cleaner brand in my hands. It's not very common brand. At least I never heard of it before. Maybe I said the name out loud, I'm not sure. Now a few hours later I get an ad for that brand on Instagram?! This is not the first time something like this happened!

It should be *obligatory* for any Internet services that sends out emails to double check on the email address (opt-in)! I receive so many unwanted emails from services from USA, UK, India, etc. just because users misspelled their address! 😡

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I receive "Sprint Payment Reminders" per email for quite some time now. Obviously somebody (accidentally) uses my email address for their Sprint account. Today I decided to do something about it but when I go to for finding out the support email address, I only receive "Access Denied" for *any* URL on their domain. Don't you love Murphy's Law? Is this Sprint's idea of an April Fool or is it a regional issue?

Why do have most modern languages the types on the right? Short answer: because of type inference and appealing code style. Long answer: read this article 😎

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OkHttp 3.13 Requires Android 5+

Unfortunately for the project that I'm working on this means staying on the 3.12.x branch of OkHttp 😔

IntelliJ IDEA's / Android Studio's multi-cursor feature is such a powerful tool, especially when migrating old code!

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In my last post I show how the US Congress did something stupid... but they apparently have some stiff competition.

Hyperlink Taxes? Meme Bans? E.U. Pushes Forward with Massively Terrible Copyright Regulations

The European Commission is destroying the as we know it for Europeans! 🤦🏼‍♂️

Transformed my dormant Raspberry Pi into a network-wide ad & tracking blocker with DietPi OS and Pihole 👍🏼

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‘German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business’

“Facebook will no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data to their Facebook user accounts…”

Also on our forum:

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Die Entscheidung des @Kartellamt zu Facebook ist richtig und wegweisend. Jetzt müssen auch die europäischen Datenschutzbehörden gegenüber Facebook die europäischen Datenschutzregeln durchsetzen

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