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When Raccoon can’t find a specific app on Play…

Just had a rather long email exchange concerning a particularly elusive app and it ended with a facepalm moment (as in: why didn’t I think of that?).

Posted in Android, Tinkering, Tips and Tricks

About the TextFiction game catalog

It hasn’t been a problem so far, but Id like to make the following statement concerning TextFiction and the catalog of games, I keep on my website:

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How to get your app noticed – Part II

Part I was all about cross promotion and naturally I caught flak: how dare I write something like that under the title “how to get your app noticed” and not give a detailed step by step, easy to follow tutorial

Posted in Tips and Tricks

Getting rid of low CPC AdSense banners

Last time, we talked about why it is necessary to weed out your AdSense inventory from time to time (read: bi-weekly). Today, let’s talk about how to figure out who the cheapskates are that you want to get rid off

Posted in Tips and Tricks

How to increase your AdSense CPC

The unfortunate truth about running a website is that web hosting costs money. The ugly, behind the unfortunate truth is that we are pretty much stuck with advertisement to recover the cost. So you set up AdSense and after a

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Wasps in the house (and how to get rid of them)!

I have this deal with mother nature: she stays outside and I don’t go there while her bees and flowers do their thing. That way no innocent paper tissues get snotted on. Everything could be fine if it weren’t for

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How to get your app noticed

Got a developer account on Google Play? I do. And since Google mandates a public (support) email address, I get spammed daily by sleezeballs trying to sell me their “app promotion services” (aka clickfarms). Yeah, sure, I prefer free organic

Posted in Tips and Tricks

How to deal with cold calls

The phone rings. I hate that on the best of days, but in particular when I’m in the bathroom. There’s a 50:50 chance of there being a telemarketer on the other end trying to convince me to change my supplier

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How to get ADB without downloading the entire Android SDK

ADB (short for Android Debug Bridge) is a tool pretty much everyone should have. Unfortunately, it comes bundled as part of the Android SDK and that’s a several hundred megabyte download (not to mention that the download page itself is

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The thing about download managers…

Here’s something I keep seeing in the webserver’s log (IP address anonymized) all the time:

And this is actually a rather tame example with “only” 17 requests (can be considerably more). What’s happening there? Well, The user in question

Posted in Tips and Tricks, Web