Les Orchard <me@lmorchard.com>

That's me!

About Me

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.

If you feel like it, drop me an email or a tweet or a toot — or find me in one of the other usual places below.

Typing (typing.lmorchard.com)

  • 1 week agoGOTO Hell
    Here'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 week agoGenerating a Firefox static theme from a web page
    Folks 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.
  • 2 weeks 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!
  • 2 weeks agoEmbracing stasis to get unstuck
    By 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.
  • 1 month agoWhen Yak Shaving is The Point
    I'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)

Github (@lmorchard)

Toots (@lmorchard)

  • 4 hours ago

    Oh wait: i forgot /.well-known/host-meta and url templates - maybe i can hack webfinger into a static site after all!

  • 5 hours agoretooted https://botsin.space/users/wikisext

    sext: you enjoy your furby

  • 5 hours ago

    Not pictured: 2 minutes later, I shifted my elbow, their toes touched, and they both got up and ran off in different direction

  • 5 hours ago

    Current status: two cats have tucked their back feet under my arm and started purring

  • 5 hours ago

    So I'm warily circling this new Starlink: Battle for Atlas game on Nintendo Switch.

    On one hand, I am a predictable sucker for games involving space ships.

    On the other hand, this DLC-via-endless-collectable-toys thing feels scummy.

    On yet another hand I've grown just for this toot, I am also a predictable sucker for space ship toys.

  • 6 hours ago

    @annika Aww, my condolences. I've never taken care of rats, but they seem like sweeties

  • 6 hours ago

    @Insultron2000 Hey, you.

Pinboard (u:deusx)

Steam (LMOrchard)

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