pretzelhands: Freelance software engineer and web developer  - New: A keyboard-focused note taking app that doesn't distract you.

Richard Blechinger (pretzelhands)

Freelance software engineer and web developer specializing in PHP and JavaScript. Casually building side projects for fun and profit.

Contact: [email protected]

Currently working on: Notebag

Blog posts

Scratching my own itch: Building Notebag

Managing WordPress from your terminal

Live streaming as productivity multiplier

Breaking the rules to keep programming fun and experimental

Building responsive email with MJML

My approach to mentoring junior team members

How I got into freelancing

Releasing jinx - a magical wrapper around nginx

Bringing your entire infrastructure down using Caddy

Shell scripting: Parsing command-line arguments and flags easily

Shell scripting: Non-obvious behaviors of shell syntax

Shell scripting: Coloring text in your terminal