Almost half of the most popular Android apps use Facebook tracking

Facebook privacy - Facebook tracking by popular apps
Over the last couple of weeks there was a lot of anger about the Facebook privacy blunders. On Twitter there was the #DeleteFacebook hashtag and there where other initiatives in various countries. But getting away from Facebook is easier said than done. One of the reasons is the Facebook built tracking software which is used by a lot of apps.

Firebase – How to separate development from live data

Firebase - How to seperate development from live data
When I started using Firebase realtime database in my app I Quit Smoking it was very easy to test. All the data in the database was from development with the emulator. I released the new version of the app and there where a few errors. So I started to work on that. I soon discovered a practical problem being that the data in the database contained live data. I didn’t want to corrupt that. I used to following steps to get a debug database.

YouTube Monetization update April

YouTube monetization Update April
Welcome to another update in the YouTube Monetization series. In this series I keep you informed on my progress to become a monetized youtuber. If I come across tips and tricks I will share them here. This is the fourth month since I started uploading videos to YouTube and I still have a lot to learn. This month (April) I uploaded four new videos:

How to get verified on Twitch

How to get verified on Twitch
In the last few years, Twitch has become the premier platform for streamers. Twitch's huge user base makes it attractive to anyone to gain a large audience, and earn a living in the process. For the longest time, this benefit was restricted to the highly successful chosen few. Thankfully, Twitch has an affiliates program as a means of getting smaller streamers verified so they too can start earning money and building an audience. The criteria that you are required to meet are as follows

Make a superfast RAM disk

Make a superfast ram disk in Ubuntu
Ever wanted a super fast disk? The steps below show you how. Fast ram disks have a disadvantage that they do not preserve data on restart. When the computer shuts down all data on the disk is gone. However sometimes it can be handy to use such a disk. I use ram disks for video encoding. I copy my raw video file to the ram disk, edit it and when encoding it is much faster than a normal disk. So how do we do this.

YouTube Monetization update March

Youtube monetization march
Another month has passed so it's time for an update on the YouTube progress. I haven't been very active for the last 4 weeks so progress is slow. Recorded a new video today about YouTube monetization (you can view it here) and have two more ready to record. I read a lot of articles on YouTube and the main thing that keeps coming back is the importance of a regular upload of new videos. So for the coming two months I will try that and see if my channel performs better.