Les Orchard <me@lmorchard.com>

That's me!

Today (notes.lmorchard.com)

  • Hello world.
  • Happy Independence Day?
  • Web Desktops
    • "If you are a fan of websites, web apps and portfolios which resemble desktop graphical user interfaces here is a curated list"
  • Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process
    • I don't know what this is, but it's some groovy X-Files level shit served up from the cia.gov domain and I'm probably on a list now for reading it.
    • "...involved recourse to theoretical physics in order to explain the character of the time-space dimension and the means by which human consciousness transcends it in achieving Gateway's objectives."
    • "Finally, I again found it necessary to use physical science to remove the stigma of its occult connotations, and put it in a frame of reference suited to objective assessment."

Glitch Projects (lmorchard)

YouTube Videos (lmorchard)

Toots (@lmorchard)

  • 1 week ago

    I think some of you would abuse this button


  • 1 week ago

    In other news, I gave all three of these cats a flea treatment today and they are eyeing me with such betrayal

  • 1 week ago

    @brion I stopped using Apple hardware a few years ago, but I'd be lying if I wasn't curious about the new shiny ARM stuff

  • 1 week ago

    Oh and I guess one more thing: This is the dumbest Cyberpunk 2020 source module.

  • 1 week ago

    That's about as close to USPOL as I want to get around these parts. Trying to keep my compulsion around that garbage on the birdsite

  • 1 week ago

    Also, saw this on a walk in NE Portland this week

  • 1 week ago

    Hello there. Enjoy this spill in our bathroom

Github (@lmorchard)

Pinboard (u:deusx)

Typing (typing.lmorchard.com)

  • 1 year ago A river, not an inbox
    Feed readers work best for me when they're rivers, not inboxes.
  • 1 year ago Done with Google’s Feed
    For the past year or so, I've been using Google's Discover feed from my phone's home screen for part of my daily news habit. It's been mostly okay and often relevant. But, little paper cuts have finally hit my annoyance threshold.
  • 1 year ago I ❀️ Glitch
    Lately, when I start tinkering with a side project, I reach for Glitch.
  • 1 year ago GOTO 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 year ago Generating 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.
  • 1 year ago Insultron2000 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 year ago Embracing 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 year ago When 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.


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