Les Orchard <me@lmorchard.com>

That's me!

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.

Pinboard (u:deusx)

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Toots (@lmorchard)

Github (@lmorchard)

Pocket (@lmorchard)

  • 5 days agoBreadboard a Computer

    This small system has been tested, and it works! The aim of this page is to show you how to breadboard a computer, step by step, for the purpose of understanding how a computer system works.

  • 5 days agoNPR One: An Award-Winning Cross-Platform Experience

    This post originally appeared on the NPR Extra blog. Since launching NPR One in 2014, we’ve been working to deliver a news and storytelling experience that meets users in all the places they are now and will be in the future.

  • 5 months agoStewart Brand Recalls First 'Spacewar' Video Game Tournament

    The first video game tournament was held on October 19th, 1972. Competitors gathered at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab in Los Altos, California to do battle in the sci-fi rocket combat game Spacewar.

  • 6 months 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.

  • 7 months agoOn Quiet Developers

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

  • 7 months agoEnd of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?

    America’s 2 million truckers have long been mythologised in popular culture. But self-driving trucks are set to lay waste to one of the country’s most beloved jobs – and the fallout could be huge Jeff Baxter’s sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun.

  • 7 months 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.

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