Les Orchard <me@lmorchard.com>

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About Me

TL;DR: {web,mad,computer} scientist; {tech,scifi} writer; home{brew,roast}er; serially enthusiastic; he/him; mozillian

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.

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Toots (@lmorchard)

  • 1 day ago

    @wohali I should give it another shot maybe over the holidays. Biggest thing I did in WoW was exploration of like every quest & corner of the map. Rarely ever raided or any of that grind

  • 1 day ago

    @wohali I should try it again... one of the differences in PvE tone I noticed is GW2 seemed a lot more like serious business, where WoW has a lot of complete silliness. But then again GW2 has that Super Adventure Box

  • 1 day ago

    @wohali I do remember having a lot of fun with an Asuran engineer though

  • 1 day ago

    @wohali I bought & keep flirting with GW2, but I never quite stick around

  • 1 day ago

    @wohali good ole World of Warcraft

  • 2 days ago

    Pahdray, my new priest, is fabulous. toot.lmorchard.com/media/uzAz6

  • 2 days ago

    @wohali Test Pilot is testpilot.firefox.com - a public site hosting experimental Firefox features we're gathering data on from volunteer users. Storybook is a tool for React components in webdev to run them through various sets of data to test appearance & behavior

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Pocket (@lmorchard)

  • 2 weeks agoNeoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

    Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative? Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism.

  • 1 month agoOn Quiet Developers

    As a UI engineer, I’m as passionate about diversity and accessibility in the tech industry as I am about JavaScript.

  • 1 month agoEnd of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?

    Jeff Baxter’s sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun. Four men clean the glistening cab in the hangar-like truck wash at Iowa 80, the world’s largest truck stop.

  • 1 month agoTesting DRAM Using an Arduino

    A couple of weekends ago I was in the mood to do some retrogaming and didn’t know what I wanted to play so I asked for some suggestions from Twitter.

  • 1 month agoA Program from a 35 Year Old Magazine for “BASIC Month” and a Chat with Its Author

    July was BASIC Month over at r/Retrobattlestations and for that competition I decided to reach for my TI-99/4A and type in a TI Extended BASIC game called Pearl Harbor from the 1983 issue of Electronic Fun with Computers & Games…for the second time in 35 years.

  • 1 month agoAn overview of Containers for add-on developers

    Containers enable users to log in to multiple accounts on the same site simultaneously, and give users the ability to segregate site data for improved privacy and security. At Firefox, we have been working on Containers for quite some time.

  • 1 month agoA Watershed Moment

    In 2004, a blue-ribbon commission issued its report on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Many lapses had allowed the plot to succeed, the report concluded, but the central failure was a lack of imagination.

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