Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

Building a Luxafor Clone in under an hour

After having the pleasure of using a Luxafor focus light for a few weeks, tragedy struck. My coworker, who is also my former roommate and the person who introduced the idea to our department, told me I had to pass it on to someone else to try out. Hearing this on Friday, only one thought came to mind for any … Read More

The Importance of Knowing That You Don’t Know Everything

“The more I know, the more I know that I know nothing.” This quote, which is based on Socrates’ famous saying, “I know that I know nothing,” accompanied me throughout my four-year apprenticeship as a computer scientist. In today’s information age, it is impossible to know everything. More importantly, one must know that it is not necessary to know everything. … Read More

How to get from idea to physical prototype in 3d printing

If you’d rather listen to the speech this article is about you can go here: Eight years ago, I was in eighth grade, and like most kids that age, I didn’t have much money. But what I did have was coins. Lots of coins. And that got me thinking about how I could make it easier to pay the … Read More

Runaway argument error in Latex / Overleaf

{ \par <refgrp> \par <bibl id=”B1″> <title><p>Robot carers, ethics, a\ETC. ! File ended while scanning use of \BMCxmlcomment. <inserted text> \par l.562 \bibliography{bmc_article} % Bibliography file (usually ‘*.bib’ ) I suspect you have forgotten a `}’, causing me to read past where you wanted me to stop. I’ll try to recover; but if the error is serious, you’d better type … Read More

The 4 worst things that can happen when you start with 3d printing (and how to fix them)

A few months ago the 3D printer (Ultimaker 2+ Extended) I bought arrived and I got started with printing out stuff right away. In this article I will talk about the four worst things that happened while printing out various parts and how I fixed them. At the end of this article is a short FAQ to give you some … Read More

Chrome freezing when uploading or saving files on Windows

If you’re encountering an issue where your Google Chrome window freezes after uploading or saving a file, you’re not alone. This issue has been reported by many users and is caused by a problem with Windows Explorer. When you have fileshares that aren’t connected, this can cause Google Chrome to freeze when uploading or saving a file. This is because … Read More

Fixing Canon Error 853

Canon Error 853 is a common error that affects Canon printers and it is caused by the Secure Print feature. This feature is designed to keep sensitive information confidential by requiring a password before printing the document. However, this feature can sometimes cause issues with the printer and result in Error 853. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to fix … Read More

What is the training loss in machine learning?

Training loss in machine learning is a measure of how well the model is able to fit the training data. It is calculated by comparing the model’s predictions with the actual values in the training set, and it is typically represented as a single number or a small set of numbers. The goal of training is to minimize the training … Read More

How to Fix “No space left on device docker”

mkdir: cannot create directory ‘x’: No space left on device docker It took me a bit of time to find the solution for this, so here is a solution for the next person searching this on google. First open up the Docker Desktop app and go into the settings: Then go to Resources and there you can increase the disk … Read More

How to optimize your workflows with shortcuts and custom tools

“If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln. The following relevant XKCD comic displays what calculations go on in my head when I think about automating a task. There are many things we do through the day, that could be automated or even improved … Read More