Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

Get around the Netflix VPN block with Smartflix

11.05.16 Works again and they now offer a subscription for $3.99 per month, which means that the uptime now probably has improved.. In the last few weeks you may have noticed that Netflix has expanded its VPN block to access content which is only available in other regions. VPN Services like or are beeing blocked by Netflix. However there is a easy … Read More

5 Ways how to not suck at client meetings

I’ve had my share of embarrassing moments in meetings where everything went wrong. So here are my 5 ways how to not suck at a client meeting. 1. Be there early enough On of my first meetings was a disaster. It began with me forgetting that I even had a meeting at eight in the morning. This led me to arrive … Read More

Find external broken links in Confluence

At the moment I’m working on setting up a Confluence installation for a Quality Management System. On of the tasks is to find all external broken links in Confluence. For this I created a little command line script to automate this task.

How to write a simple webscraper with PHP

In this article I will help you build a simple webscraper in PHP. For the base we will use the php library fabpot/goutte. To get started with our project we will install the dependency manager composer. You can find out how to install composer on their official website: After the installation you should be able to use composer on the command … Read More

Create runnable snippets on your WordPress blog

Here’s how to create a runnable snippet on your WordPress blog. $(function() { $(‘.js-runnable’).each(function(){ var that = this; var button = $(‘<p><button class=”btn btn-default”>Run Snippet</button></p>’); $(button).find(‘button’).click(function(){ eval($(that).text()); }); $(this).after(button); }); }); You need to create a pre element with the class .js-runnable. The upper script will the automatically add a button after the code to run the code inside the snippet. … Read More

A week with the iPhone 6S from the view of a Android fanboy

I’ve now spent the last week with a iPhone 6S instead of my HTC One m7. The reason for this change is a new subscription with my phone provider. This gives me the opportunity to get a phone at a reduced price. Because my provider has a money back guarantee I am able to return the device and get my money back. The … Read More

Tympanus Codrops – Useful resources and inspiration for creative minds

On you can find demos with some experimental and new technologies. For example this here is a great interactive coloring concept.  Or this one is a rain effect experiment.

A simple base64 decoder/encoder

Why did I create this project Everytime I needed to decode or encode something with base64 I looked up the first website on Google and was mad about all the ads and the non-intuitive interface of the website. This is why I choose to create a really simple base64 de/encoder without any ads and with a clean interface. How did … Read More – Case Study

Why did I create this project A redesign of a website for a camping event which I visited in the summer. It is the result of a bet that I can build a website in less than an quarter of an hour. How did I implement the solution Because of the given time limit I used bootstrap as a frontend framework. To … Read More

7 Websites with Webdesign Templates

A short list with 7 websites with webdesign templates.