Ryan’s spicy popcorn recipe

Published October 22nd, 2023 under Food

Discover the journey of perfecting a spicy popcorn recipe that’s not only delicious but also healthier than traditional cinema or microwave options. From initial failures with potassium chloride to a finely-tuned blend of spices, this is popcorn reinvented.

Whoop Strap Review

Published September 16th, 2023 under Misc

After trying FitBit and Samsung watches, the Whoop Strap disappoints despite its no-screen concept and steep subscription fee. Lacking GPS and a step counter, it fails to offer complete fitness tracking. Explore why it might not be worth the investment.

WordCamp Netherlands slides

Published September 8th, 2023 under Misc

View and download my presentation slides from WordCamp Netherlands. Available for immediate access at geek.hellyer.kiwi/presentations/.

String replace SQL

Published July 14th, 2023 under General

Discover a straightforward bash script method to conduct a string replacement in your entire SQL database. This technique allows for a direct and efficient approach without the necessity of dumping or reimporting your database.

Compress image folders to webp

Published June 11th, 2023 under General

Convert entire folders of images to webp with specific file size limits using this simple bash script.

Simpler WordPress gallery

Published February 25th, 2023 under Misc

Simplify WordPress gallery code with a snippet that converts it to an unordered list. Check it out at on my Simpler WordPress gallery code page.

More Gutenberg junk

Published January 29th, 2023 under Misc

It seems that every once in a while, I need to disable more Gutenberg rubbish messing with WordPress websites. Here is an updated Gutenberg junk removal script.

Disable Gutenberg junk in SVN trunk!

Published October 12th, 2022 under Misc

WordPress keeps adding more code junk, even when you aren’t using the WordPress block editor. Thankfully this is something which is trivial to fix.

Potassium fortified Kikkoman soy sauce

Published August 20th, 2022 under Food

I fortified Kikkoman soy sauce with potassium to make it healthier for those with elevated blood pressure.


Published January 16th, 2022 under Misc

A simple shim function to make the super useful str_contains() function from PHP 8 work in older versions of PHP.