Since I've been on Mastodon for about a month now I think it's time for an #introduction:
I'm a #software #engineer from the #Cologne / #Bonn area in North Rhine-Westphalia, #Germany 🇩🇪. I develop #Android 🤖 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!
I swear something spooky is going on on #Instagram 👻 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!
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 sprint.com 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?
#Android Fragments & dependency injection
Why do have most modern #programming languages the types on the right? Short answer: because of type inference and appealing code style. Long answer: read this article https://medium.com/@elizarov/types-are-moving-to-the-right-22c0ef31dd4a 😎
OkHttp 3.13 Requires Android 5+
Unfortunately for the #Android project that I'm working on this means staying on the 3.12.x branch of OkHttp 😔
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
‘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…”
Die Entscheidung des @Kartellamt zu Facebook ist richtig und wegweisend. Jetzt müssen auch die europäischen Datenschutzbehörden gegenüber Facebook die europäischen Datenschutzregeln durchsetzen https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Pressemitteilungen/2019/06_BundeskartellamtzuFacebook.html;jsessionid=494E4FBAD4583247CC58A0654AC7CF42.2_cid319
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