I needed a break from working on my regular project and… turned into a bad web developer? See for yourself:

jitsi-hacks.cketti.eu/

I added functionality to the Jitsi Meet browser app by injecting JavaScript via bookmarklets 🙈

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Dino 0.2 is out!

Dino is a privacy-friendly messaging application. The 0.2 release adds message correction, improves the file upload functionality and provides more information on encryption.

Release blog post: dino.im/blog/2020/11/dino-0.2-

Looks like the Mastodon web UI could do better, too. Especially when URLs are wrapped in angle brackets there's no reason to end them early.

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Detecting URLs in text is great fun.

When should characters that are allowed in URLs not be considered part of it? Cases I've dealt with today: dot/period, question mark, closing parenthesis. Examples…

Irregular reminder that "@"@domain.example is a syntactically valid email address. Don't use split("@") to get the local part and/or domain.

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I've been thinking about doing a recurring livestream of me working through some of backlock of F-Droid app inclusions.

Would anyone be interested in watching this?

This isn't the first time. And I'm sure the app will be available again soon.
Still, it's very annoying. You'd think a track record of 10+ years of non-malicious behavior would buy you at least another set of eyes before the app is removed.

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Google removed @k9mail from the Play Store without prior notice because they objected to the following text in the app description (that has been the same for more than a year):

(People sometimes call K-9: K9, K9 Mail, K-9 Email, K9 Email, K9 E-Mail, k9mail or k9email.)

I am happy to report that my changes to the IDEA plugin have been merged. In the future the parameter info popup will be much more useful when using named arguments 🥳

I wrote a short blog post that explains why you might want to avoid the common 'Intent.resolveActivity() then startActivity()' pattern when targeting Android 11.

cketti.de/2020/09/03/avoid-int

Yesterday I read through 161 comments on a feature request of another project to find out what design considerations went into their implementation. Took me almost an hour. About a third of the comments didn't add any value and could have been skipped 😞

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I wrote a short blog post on why as an open source maintainer I sometimes hide GitHub issue comments.

cketti.de/2020/07/07/why-i-hid

"A Warm Welcome to ASN.1 and DER" is a really nice introduction to the topic. It also gives a good idea of why writing a DER parser is so error-prone.

letsencrypt.org/docs/a-warm-we

I just published an update to my library SafeContentResolver. After 4 years of nobody complaining about the API I went from version 0.9.0 to 1.0.0 🐌

github.com/cketti/SafeContentR

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