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.

Github (@lmorchard)

Toots (@lmorchard)

  • 3 days ago

    This is, btw, the Gameboy Color that I picked up back in the day at a K-Mart and have probably not turned on in at least 10 years. Glad to see my old pokemans game is still there

  • 3 days ago

    So I was thinking of playing some pokemans

  • 6 days ago

    @ceejbot i kind of blame lodash for prompting that (well and also java)

  • 6 days ago

    Walked across the Broadway Bridge in Portland today and saw these. They made me tear up a bit

  • 6 days ago

    heck the planet

  • 6 days ago

    my brain is exhausting.

    spent a long while tonight enjoyably watching tiktoks but then feel bad that i hadn't played a video game or read a book.

    meanwhile parts of my brain swears there's a sabertooth tiger behind me the whole time, as it has been all week.

    oh well, the backyard fireside dinner with the girl was a nice interlude at least

  • 1 week ago

    That's a bit more pleasant

Pinboard (u:deusx)

Typing (typing.lmorchard.com)

  • 9 months agoA river, not an inbox
    Feed readers work best for me when they're rivers, not inboxes.
  • 10 months agoDone 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.
  • 10 months agoI ❤️ Glitch
    Lately, when I start tinkering with a side project, I reach for Glitch.
  • 1 year 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 year 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.
  • 1 year 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 year 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 year 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)

Steam (LMOrchard)

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