Richard Blechinger (pretzelhands)
Not looking for new client projects
How we made $2,500 by playing Animal Crossing
17th June 2021 The story of how my wife and I went from an idea to profitable side business in two months
Selling one-time purchase products with Paddle
12th February 2021 | Series: Integrating Paddle Learn how to setup Paddle and use it to let users to buy a one-time payment product (e.g. a video course)
Build your own PSR-4 autoloader
26th January 2021 Learn how to build your own autoloader and de-mystify what Composer actually does behind the scenes
Establishing a base for the future
25th January 2021 Setting up a basic PHP project for future posts on this blog. So we're all talking about the same thing
Build a Telegram bot in PHP
19th January 2021 | Series: Chat bots with Telegram Learn how to set up your own Telegram bot, respond to commands and handle arguments. A quick tour of the Telegram Bot API!
Restarting the blog
12th January 2021 Returning to proper blogging after two years of it laying dormant. What could possibly go wrong?
Au Revoir: The End of Notebag
27th October 2020 Giving insights and reasons as to why I put Notebag to rest and what is coming from here on out
Scratching my own itch: Building Notebag
2nd May 2020 The story of my annoyance with other note taking tools and finally pulling the trigger to scratch my own itch.
Managing WordPress from your terminal
29th January 2019 A quick tour of WP CLI to make WordPress management fun!
Live streaming as productivity multiplier
20th January 2019 A short tale about how live streaming helps me get more done in less time
Breaking the rules to keep programming fun and experimental
15th January 2019 A dive into how I sometimes deliberately ignore coding standards just to enjoy myself.
My approach to mentoring junior team members
12th January 2019 Thoughts and musings on mentoring others and always trying to do my best
How I got into freelancing
9th January 2019 The story how I got into freelancing and managed to get to the point I'm at today.
Releasing jinx - a magical wrapper around nginx
7th January 2019 Find out about this new streamlined tool to help you get your nginx workflows done more quickly.
Bringing your entire infrastructure down using Caddy
5th January 2019 Read my cautionary tale about accidentally crashing my entire server using Let's Encrypt and Caddy.