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Martin Giger

Web developer, Euphonium player, travels by train

Living in Bern, CH



Web developer, Euphonium player, travels by train

Living in Bern, CH




  • Staff Software Engineer


    Mail ClientDevelopment on various modules of the Thunderbird productivity suite

    - Now
  • Informatik-Entwicklung und Datenbankpflege historischer Dokumente

    Diplomatische Dokumente der SchweizFull stack web application development

  • Informatik-Entwicklung und Datenbankpflege historischer Dokumente

    Diplomatische Dokumente der SchweizFull stack web application development

  • Informatik-Entwicklung und Datenbankpflege historischer Dokumente

    Diplomatische Dokumente der SchweizFull stack web application development

  • Software Development Engineer

    Control4 Switzerland AGBern

    Smart Home automationArchitecture and development of middleware for Neeo remote control, DevOps

  • Programmer

    Engel & Völkers Frohnau-Köpenick GmbHRemote

    Real estate agencyFull-stack development of real estate platform

  • Landschaftspflege

    Verein GrünwerkVarious outdoor activities in groups for nature or landscape preservation

  • Web developer

    Inware AGZürich

    Web agencyCreating and adjusting sites based on proprietary CMS with e-commerce

  • ETH Zürich

    Computer ScienceBachelor (incomplete)

  • ETH Zürich

    Information Technology and Electronic EngineeringBachelor (incomplete)

  • Allrounder Technischer Dienst

    Alterszentrum BüelSupportive activities to the custodian

  • Intern software developer

    mcs Software AGBern

    CAM software development servicesGraphical vectorization tool of 2D blueprints for cost estimation

  • Gymnasium Bern-Neufeld

    Physics and Applied MathematicsMatura

  • Sekundarschule Riggisberg

  • Primarschule Mühlethurnen





  • Sunsetting Stream Notifier

    I have decided to halt any plans to maintain the extension and focus on other spare time open source projects instead. I should have probably made this decision about seven months ago, when Twitch integration broke, however this extension means a lot to me. It was my first browser extension that still exists and went …

  • Sustainable smart home with the TXT

    fischertechnik launched the smart home kit last year. A very good move on a conceptual level. Smart home and IoT (internet of things) are rapidly growing technology sectors. The unique placement of the TXT allows it to be a perfect introductory platform to this world. However, the smart home platform from fischertechnik relies on a …

  • Getting Help in Text Chat

    Developers like to help other developers. Many times via text chats like IRC, Slack, Gitter or Discord. This article is mainly aimed at developers asking for help. However it can also be applied to other situations, even if the concepts don’t fully apply. Now for the short overview for the very impatient, though especially those …

  • Showcase all your Twitch emotes

    Emotes are a very important feature of Twitch chat culture. Because of this, there aren’t just emotes you get from subscribing to broadcasters, but also extensions like BetterTTV and FrankerFaceZ that add more emotes to be used in Twitch chat. Many broadcasters have an image in their panels showing the emotes that are available for …

  • Definitive Bot Land Beta tier list

    Bot Land is a browser-based game that is still in development. You can learn more at I streamed creating this tier list. You can watch the VOD of it on YouTube: Attack/Offense Vanilla Lasers Pros Blind fire Cons Countered by reflect Not a good secondary weapon Attacking Any defense that doesn’t reflect they’re …

  • Browser Extensions should Work Together

    Most browser extensions do a thing. And they do that thing in their isolated little world. Many of them do their thing pretty well. Many of them are built to do many things. Many of them are built to do just one little thing. But only few of them talk to other extensions to do …

  • Democratizing our Twitter Account

    In early 2016 the Swiss Mozilla Community met up to discuss goals and community structure. During a discussion on the state of our Twitter account @MozillaCH I pitched the idea of having a tool to manage content like replies with contributors instead of just people with direct access to the account.

  • Code coverage reports for WebExtensions

    It’s been quite a while since I last posted on here, and interestingly about the same topic: code coverage analysis in Firefox extensions. And since then Firefox has gotten a completely new extension system. I’ve been really busy porting my extensions and not writing blog posts. The add-on SDK conveniently came with a test runner …

  • Checking Code Coverage of Add-on SDK Extensions

    Code coverage statistics are very useful. They tell you how much of your code never gets executed during the unit tests. So you always know what to write unit tests for, because 100% coverage doesn’t exist. And sometimes you can’t cover all code. That’s why normally you are happy, if the coverage is above a …

  • Testing Add-on SDK Extensions on Travis CI

    Recently Mozilla restricted access to, instead you can download nightlies from Sadly this broke existing methods to download Firefox nightly for automated unit tests on Travis CI. I’ve written a node module, that takes care of downloading nightly versions of Firefox desktop and Android.

  • I started that crossword ( yesterday. I am sensing a pattern 🤔

    Crossword with a few filled in words. So far all words consist of the letter A at various repeating length.
  • @kumarvibe I didn't know there was bread and fruit in the scottish sea :O

    Also, as someone very much in Europe but so landlocked we only have frozen seafood in the first place I'm not sure the qualification quite stands ;)

  • Gaia - Moons of Jupiter

    right now.

  • Most of the LEDs in my keyboard (a roccat ryos mk pro I think?) have failed. I wonder how easy it would be to replace them. I wouldn't be surprised if this is like pre-surface mount cobs and so fairly doable assuming the switches aren't a pain to work around.

  • Today I learned that has a bunch of opensource infrastructure:

  • Using the same device over and over again is really scary when you notice that you have to turn up the volume more to hear the audio. Well, as of a few days ago I'm back down to my older, lower volume levels, so that's exciting!

  • @alecaddd or add your pedal board to a towable compressor 🤔

  • Always great when you can clearly see someone enter a number code on a keypad you know the location of on TV. Hope they used a temporary code

  • A party being able to achieve an absolute majority in a council feels like such a bad thing to me. I'm used to no party having enough seats for that, often not even two neighboring parties have enough seats together. This applies on all the layers of federation we have here (city, canton and national).

  • I'm still looking for the DIY home automation solution that can handle media like control4 could. I mean it being able to figure out how to play something connected to an AVR to its zone 2 so it goes into the sonos connect and can then be played on a sonos speaker somewhere else.

    They do it using this and some path finding, probably. The system is built to handle mad things like
    (I had a c4 system set up while working there)

  • Who needs automations when you can just build your node-red network as helper groups and template sensors in home assistant...

  • I wish I could actually figure out why the nextcloud desktop client just leaks all the memory sometimes (and I mean that, it will gradually fill up ALL the RAM and hang). I know steam triggers it. I know syncing some files I can't identify do it. I know it trying to resolve this conflict it's currently stuck on does it.

    And yes, I know about the bandwidth limiting workaround, sadly that doesn't help in most cases for me.

  • @wagnerand right, I guess I already had separate containers for that kind of thing, Mosquitto, Zigbee2mqtt, an nginx reverse proxy with LE etc. so it fit into my existing setup without add-ons.

  • @igwigg @glow but the ev would be the 2VA or something...

  • @wagnerand I'm actually fine with the containerized version. Have my zigbee mesh managed by zigbee2mqtt from before and so far haven't run into things I'm missing.