Category: My sites

The Relaunch of WPChat, powered by Discourse

18th of August, 2014

WPChat was a website I started a while ago to discuss WordPress topics in a live chatroom.

After testing a few “plugins” for live chats within WordPress, it eventually turned into a page with an embedded iframe to a freenode IRC channel.

This is what it looked like:


It was pretty popular among a good chunk of people in the WordPress community, but has been relatively dormant for a few years now.

I’ve decided to relaunch the site, using Discourse as a platform. Whether it catches on or not is anybody’s guess, but I did learn a thing or too in the install process.

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Category: My sites

Six Years Of Theme Lab

23rd of April, 2014

I once said, that I’d never sell Theme Lab unless I received an offer so good that it would be dumb for me to turn it down.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can confidently say I stayed true to that statement.

It was difficult to let it go, that’s for sure. I often described Theme Lab as my “baby” …as weird as that sounds, I couldn’t think of a better way to describe what it meant to me.

I started it when I was still in high school. I’m now a college graduate, doing real world stuff now. It’s been a while.

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Category: Tutorials

How To Unsuck Your Brand New Windows 8 Laptop

12th of January, 2014

Laugh all you want, but I’ve always been a Windows guy, and for the past six years I’ve used a Windows Vista laptop for 100% of my web development work. This weekend, I bought a brand new Windows 8 laptop.

It was a cheap one. An HP Pavilion, with tax, totaled up to less than $400 from Best Buy. I thought I had gotten a steal.

When I first unpacked it and started it up, I was shocked to realize that the internet was actually slower on this brand new laptop than my six-year-old one. I’m talking about cripplingly slow. I could’ve probably dusted off my old Windows 98 box, connected to an old-school dialup account from AOL (apparently they still do that) and it would’ve been faster.

With some Windows update magic, I’m writing this from my new laptop with a respectable 10 MBPS download speed. What follows are my step by step instructions on how I “unsucked” it:

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Category: Internet

I’m Selling on Flippa

4th of December, 2013

Like the title suggests, I’m selling the domain, which is obviously a killer niche app domain name. This is just a quick post to let you know that it is currently for sale on Flippa.

There’s just so much you can do with the domain, but here’s a few ideas:

  • Make some really useful/awesome fitness apps for iOS, Android, and/or the web
  • Charge like 99 cents each, or have in-app-purchases for “workout plans” and the like
  • Make free versions with ads. Make your first million. And repeat. Again.

I’m using a similar monetization strategy for my iPhone games at Astro Bro. It’s a winning one.

and it comes with bonuses (like the full rights and source code to a bunch of already-made fitness apps). You can get more information on that at the quick landing page I set up on the Fitness Apps site.

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Category: Apps

I Made an iPhone Game and Released it on the App Store

7th of November, 2013

astro bro iconSo, a couple weeks ago. I got a game approved in the App Store. It’s called Astro Bro: Engine Room Escape.

It’s a free game. It’s pretty fun. More information can be found on the Engine Room Escape page on

The Story

I’m not exactly sure what caused the app development bug to bite me, but it did. Here are some thoughts I had throughout the development process.

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Leland Fiegel


Hey, my name is Leland Fiegel. I'm a web developer. I love WordPress. I write stuff on my blog that you might find useful. That's about it.