TL;DR: Tinkerer; maker of things; webdev; crazy cat gentleman; serial enthusiast; Mozillian. He / him.
I don't like writing my own bio. So, I've been kicking around that too-clever thing above for the last decade or so. Seems like it's been a stable description, if you don't mind reading curly braces.
Tinkering with data & code is something I like much better than writing a bio. So, the rest of this page is a collection of my personal data exhaust and featured projects.
Project: Twitch Streaming
Lately, I've been thinking I should start trying to get out of my head more and share what I do via streaming on Twitch.
- 1 month agoGOTO HellHere's a spoopy little story I wrote. The gist of it comes from a dream. There's blood, murder, an unhealthy relationship, and a bit of existential angst.
- 1 month agoGenerating a Firefox static theme from a web pageFolks would like to export their themes from Firefox Color as standalone theme add-ons. These can be submitted to AMO and allow for further advanced tinkering not supported by the theme editor in Color. Up until today, I was thinking that we'd need to do this with server-side code like an AWS Lambda function. But, with more due diligence, I realized all the pieces exist to make this happen completely in the browser.
- 1 month agoInsultron2000 is here to serve!It was a rainy, chilly day this past Sunday. I had been meaning to work on Picodon. But I was feeling low enthusiasm for that project. So, I spun my Wheel of Side Projects. It landed on "ActivityPub insult bot"--a similar theme but it felt like something I could actually get working in a day. So, Insultron2000 was born!
- 1 month agoEmbracing stasis to get unstuckBy letting things I've made go static, I can shed encumbrances to try new things. And I want to try new things to see if I can remove limiters on my writing.
- 2 months agoWhen Yak Shaving is The PointI've been working on some side projects lately. I feel good about that. But, I usually don't finish them. I feel bad about that. I always feel bad about that. But, maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself.
Glitch Projects (lmorchard)
A spinning wheel of my prospective side projects
Quick & dirty YouTube playlist shuffler
A retro-style "loader" for my streaming shenannigans
A spinning wheel of Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt
Your very own basic web page, ready for you to customize.
This might someday be an ActivityPub node. (Picodon is also cheese.)
A scrumptious project that does humane things
An unfinished game that runs in the browser
Using WebGL for 2D graphics is kind of fun
Playing with CSS animations to make a wheel of list items spin
Twitch chat bot teamed up with a web page to make fireworks
Base project for the git cloning
Project: Firefox Test Pilot
Project: Firefox Color
- 13 hours ago pushed 473c5e1 to mozilla/FirefoxColor (greenkeeper/write-file-webpack-plugin-4.5.0): chore(package): update lockfile
- 2 days ago pushed 3ed370c to lmorchard/photon-components-web (master): Initial implementation of checkbox component
- 2 days ago pushed 0f6a70a to mozilla/FirefoxColor (master): Update eslint-plugin-babel to the latest version 🚀 (#589)
- 2 days ago submitted Pull Request #589 to mozilla/FirefoxColor: Update eslint-plugin-babel to the latest version 🚀
- 2 days ago pushed 0f43f75 to mozilla/FirefoxColor (master): Update addons-linter to the latest version 🚀 (#588)
- 2 days ago submitted Pull Request #588 to mozilla/FirefoxColor: Update addons-linter to the latest version 🚀
- 2 days ago commented on Issue #586 in mozilla/FirefoxColor: Unable to make new changes or add new themes
- 19 hours ago
@craigmaloney Via mail, they did a funding thing on PledgeMusic. I don't think they've done any touring outside the UK in a long while :/
- 19 hours ago
Oh hey, a new Jesus Jones CD in 2018!
- 1 day ago
Just signed up for Kameron Hurley's mailing list and this is the alternate easter egg book cover for The Stars are Legion. Hahahahahhah
- 1 day ago
Just finished reading Kameron Hurley's The Stars are Legion.
Feminist space opera with great dollops of body horror. Living planetoid-sized bioships. No men. Wombs make everything. Middle part of the book is kind of like The Hobbit crossed with Fantastic Voyage and Gulliver's Travels. Holy crap.
- 1 day ago
- 3 weeks agoretooted https://radical.town/users/starwall
- 2 weeks agoretooted https://radical.town/users/starwall
Twitter (Les Orchard)
- 19 hours agoRT @darrylayo: I feel that for some people, the internet has brought about a decline of social life. People say "what about the days when…
- 19 hours agoOh hey look, a new @jesusjonesband CD in 2018! Hooray! https://t.co/KsShPuUlJt
- 3 days agoAnd if you watch nothing else from this stream tonight, watch this clip of me calling the editors of Compute!'s Gaz… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1062978757357641728 …
- 3 days agoDid a quick experimental stream typing in magazine programs on my C64. It wasn't a complete disaster, though I do n… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1062972367574589440 …
- 3 days agoOh yeah, btw, stream complete! Got the video capture thingy working and used the C64 Christmas Demo as my stream in… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1062862468752519170 …
- 3 days agoFiring up the stream. Chiptunes & coding is the likely plan. Also messing around with a USB video capture thingy ho… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1062801967255298052 …
- 3 days agoRT @wesleysnipes: Kat too cool for humans 😎 #michaeljackson https://t.co/gwAp1S7OMn
- 1 week agoGitHub - t2t2/obs-tablet-remote: Tablet optimised OBS Remotelmorchard starred t2t2/obs-tablet-remote
- 1 week agoInform: Past, Present, FutureThis is the talk and slides from the June 2018 London IF meetup, held at Elephant Studios in London South Bank University on 9 June 2018. I was invited to speak about Inform, past, present and future. via Pocket
- 2 weeks agoGitHub - chunqiuyiyu/ervy: Bring charts to terminal.lmorchard starred chunqiuyiyu/ervy
- 2 weeks agoGitHub - js-rcon/react-console-emulator: A simple terminal emulator component for React.lmorchard starred js-rcon/react-console-emulator
- 3 weeks agoGitHub - foone/SierraDeathGenerator: Generate death screens from Sierra gameslmorchard starred foone/SierraDeathGenerator
- 3 weeks agoGitHub - k88hudson/git-flight-rules: Flight rules for gitlmorchard starred k88hudson/git-flight-rules
- 3 weeks agoGitHub - videojs/video.js: Video.js - open source HTML5 & Flash video playerlmorchard starred videojs/video.js
- 3 weeks agoGitHub - transitive-bullshit/react-starfield-animation: ✨ Canvas-based starfield animation for React.lmorchard starred transitive-bullshit/react-starfield-animation
- 3 weeks agoThe rise of 'pseudo-AI': how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots' work | Technology | The GuardianIt’s hard to build a service powered by artificial intelligence. So hard, in fact, that some startups have worked out it’s cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots than it is to get machines to behave like humans. via Pocket
- 3 weeks agoMy Serverless Adventure - Blazing EdgeAfter several React Native posts, now it’s time for me to reflect on the experience I had building Serverless application, differences with building standard APIs with IaaS/PaaS with Express/Koa and utilizing FaaS service model. via Pocket
- 3 weeks agoAll you ever wanted to know about the colors of the commodore 64The whole issue of VIC-II color-emulation is so mis-guiding and irritating, because every c64-emulator uses different palettes and these have been created by using cheap frame-grabbers/digitizers with strange color-behaviour or by moving around some rgb-sliders until it looks quite right. Many people have forgotten how the colors on a real C64 look, because they use emulators for a long time.
Spotify (Les Orchard)
- "Soft As Snow [But Warm Inside]" on Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine1 day ago
- "The Killing Jar" on Peepshow (Remastered And Expanded) by Siouxsie and the Banshees1 day ago
- "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" on Stronger (Deluxe Version) by Kelly Clarkson1 day ago
- "The Greatest" on This Is Acting (Deluxe Version) by Sia, Kendrick Lamar1 day ago
- "I Wanna Be a Producer" on The Producers -- Original Broadway Cast by Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick, The Producers Ensemble, Patrick S. Brady1 day ago
- "Alexander Hamilton" on Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton1 day ago
- "Since U Been Gone" on Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson1 day ago