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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




  • 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 wonder, is music licensing for games cheaper when they can revoke your "license" to play a game? Because I can still install and play my disc of NFS Underground and listen to its music, but I can't install The Crew and listen to its music anymore.

  • @micah how many days until you start making your own?

  • @andymckay just look how secure their system is, they've XML escaped the data at least twice! No way to XSS the printer or do a SQL injection! 😁

  • @renestalder at least you can use \@supports these days to make your 10 year old work around only apply to safari...

  • Okay, bonob ( is rad, it lets me play at least some of my music from @funkwhale with my Sonos players.

    I could maybe get all of it to work if I can figure out the transcode settings - pretty sure the unavailable tracks have a too high bitrate for Sonos in their source form.

    (now I just need to figure out the DLNA story...)

  • I wrote a post but it has no content.

  • Finally got @funkwhale upgraded to the stable release again.

  • Okay, they messed up some train stuff there's really no excuse for and I'm off tomorrow, so they better brace for my patience.

  • @micah good luck. As a word of encouragement, I've made it down to a handful of playlists that still need migration and only a single page of todos for stuff to buy after four years...

  • It feels like I'm building a process management system with Libreoffice Calc and I'm pretty sure it's not the right tool for the job.

  • Imagine you're an organization that for some reason needs to call me. So you call me once and I don't pick up. You try again, but this time with a different number and at a different time. I still don't pick up. You think third time's the charm so you call me a third time, again with a different number and at a different time. I still don't pick up.

  • @rugk I couldn't immediately tell, but is sigstore ( a part of that approach, or is it a different project doing something similar (but only a part of the what'd be required)?

  • @penguin42 @brendan provenance and reproducibility are also issues to solve - both with somewhat visible paths forward.

  • @penguin42 @brendan I think there's opportunities that align more closely with "personal interest" of individual consumers. Where consumers regularly or incrementally audit their dependencies. We have been working on the starts of that with dependency compliance for a while now - though that usually focuses on licenses and if you're lucky known security issues.

    Essentially, at some point in the dependency tree someone has to stop relying on good faith and audit all the way down.

  • So can we maybe make April not just the month where everyone audits xz like what we did last time this kind of thing happened and instead solve the problem sustainably? (Okay, just dreaming, sorry)

  • So open hardware is just making supply chain attacks even harder to patch? /s