Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

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

6 tips on how to combat your nervousness when public speaking

1. Understand that it’s completely normal you’re nervous. There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. the liars. – Mark Twain The reason why you get excited and nervous when speaking is because you care about what you are going to say. You are anxious about making a fool out of yourself. This feeling … Read More

Creating a Toastmaster Timer with Arduino Part 1: Schematics

Sometime ago I was asked to be a time judge at a local toastmaster contest and measure the time for the speeches. This gave me a great idea for a project with my Arduino which I got laying around. I could create a timer which automatically raises the flags with a servo to indicate the time left for the speaker. I started … Read More

Make Pocket display more items on bigger Screens.

If you have a bigger screen like me it may annoy you that pocket only displays a maximum of 4 items per row ignorant of the space available. Before Because of this I created a style for the Stylish Chrome Extension which will display more items on bigger screens. After Style