Robin Glauser


My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

4 ways to be less anxious about public speaking

A bit over a year ago I told a story in front of an audience at Wahre Geschichten. I was anxious and nervous before hand. So in the last year I compiled a few tips and tricks on how to be less anxious when speaking in public. #1 Sing your favorite song before giving your speech If you have a problem with … Read More


Exploring the API of the myBFH application for Android

Instructions Get the Charles proxy application from here: https://www.charlesproxy.com/. Then install the Charles certificate on your android phone according to the instructions here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/31945622 Now install the app and start it, after a bit of loading you should see something similar to this: These are the HTTP requests the app makes. In this screenshot I’ve filtered out only the ones going … Read More


My internship at the SBB Cargo

As of today my internship as a User Experience Designer at the SBB Cargo is over. I’ve spent the last six months from March to September working at their headquarters in Olten. In this time I was able to look at how a bigger company is run and how it compares to the smaller companies I’ve worked in before. The … Read More


How to use time traveling to stop worrying.

If you don’t have a DeLorean time machine, a TARDIS or a Time Turner you might start worrying that this article isn’t for you. But don’t worry and continue reading. With this article I will show you how you can use the concept of time travel to stop worrying. Even if you don’t have a functional time travel device. I will teach you three … Read More


Clean your smartphone charging port day

Maybe I am the special kind of stupid, but I’ve had issues with plugging in my USB C cable into my Nexus 5X for a while. It kept falling out when I wanted to keep it plugged in to charge it. But just a short while ago I had the smart idea to actually google my problem. The solution is painfully … Read More


Pebble Watchface in “Schwitzerdütsch” (Updated)

I’ve now revisited this project because somebody asked me to implement a more precise display of the minute. Instead of displaying “zäh vor nüni” at 8:52 it now displays “acht vor nüni”. I’ve decided to create a new app for this as some users may prefer the older version without accurate timing as it is more relaxing. It also now … Read More


Speed up your old Macbook by disabling Spotlight for your development folders

I was reading about how the new Macbook Pro’s were having battery problems the first few days of usage. Most people looked at the index process of Spotlight as the source of the problem. Especially if you use a package manager like npm oder composer which creates a massive amount of folders and files. Then it hit me. If I … Read More


Common Knowledge

One man’s intuition is another man’s labyrinth. You’ve at least heard the sentence “That’s common knowledge” once in your life. Maybe you just asked a genuine question. The other person then answered in a condescending way, adding those words at the end of their answer. Or maybe you’ve used those words on another person. Perplexed that they didn’t know something. But is there actually … Read More


What to do if you have a headache, stuffy nose or sore throat.

Just got sick again and updated the article with another tip I discovered. The article is just going to be a list of remedies I’ve tried out over the years when I got a stuffy nose and headache. Take a warm foot bath It might seem strange to use a warm foot bath for curing your headache, but it helps. … Read More


Unpacking archives with double clicking on Windows

Something that bothered me for a long time on Windows was the default action of 7-Zip to open the file manager when double clicking on a archive. In 99.999% of the case I use a archive I want to unpack it into a new folder in the same folder I am in. So by opening the manager by default I … Read More