Time for a progress report:
Ignore my previous post. I’m an idiot. Had a bug in my parser code that resulted in a character getting dropped. Of course, it took me 2 days to realize that.
Some of you might have found yourself being asked to solve a captcha when adding a new profile, with Raccoon providing no means to show the image nor accepting an answer.
Cloud == Ransomware. Ever thought about it this way?
Stop telling me, I need an anti virus app…
Guys, computer viruses were a MS DOS phenomenon: code fragments that basically just scanned the filesystem for executable fiels (COM, EXE, Bootsector) to implant a copy in. There were two preconditions for a virus infection:
Android apps are sandboxed from each other and the app store concept ensures that you are no longer share infected binaries with each other. You don’t need anti virus apps and you should not install them either.
Ok, just wanted to add a nice feature for the custom ROM community: automatically build an 📁 update.zip from tagged apps in a Raccoon repository. It looked easy, but of course:
Thanks again, Google…
I have been wondering for years why every market launch of every new smartphone model puts so much emphasis on improved cameras (I never cared much for photography, personally). Finally figured it out: The camera is what turns ordinary users into creators. The better the image quality, the larger the files, the sooner internal storage runs out of free space. Once it does, cloud storage comes to the rescue and the trap snaps shut. Uploads is easy, Downloading everything is tedious at best. Fear of loss (even for worthless selfies) is what keeps users then locked in to the service.
I feel stupid for not realizing this sooner, but hey, at least I’m not the only one. Bottom line: don’t buy a smartphone because it has a superior camera. This is not a selling, but an up-selling point.