Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

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)

Sadly the pebble watches have been discontinued and with this the app store has been shut down. So the links won’t work anymore. I’ve revisited this project, because somebody asked me to implement a more precise display of the time. Instead of displaying “zäh vor nüni” at 8:52 it now displays “acht vor nüni”. I’ve decided to create a new … 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

Accepting other peoples realities

Understand that for a person with a mental illness everything they do makes sense to them. This quote was one of the parts I still remember from a course from the civil service about how to care and look after impaired people. A major problem in today’s society is not being able to accept that other people have other realities … Read More

Find a meaning in life

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. I’ve finished reading the book “Man’s search for meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl. He was a Austrian psychologist who witnessed the second world war in a concentration camp. About the Author Before he became a prisoner … Read More

The Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi is a delightful Japanese philosophy which concentrates on the beauty of imperfection and of broken things. Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things modest and humble. It is the beauty of things unconventional. I grew up in Switzerland, Europe. In Europe we still are ingrained with western values of … Read More

Having a growth mindset

Sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something. Jake the Dog Many people grow up with the idea that intelligence and talent are something that you either have or don’t have. This absurd idea is then ingrained even more when they start going to school, because of the industrial structure our schools are still built. With standardized testing … Read More