Les Orchard <me@lmorchard.com>

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  • 1 day ago

    This is a spot on my desk that can reflect a lot of glare in late summer afternoon. Catsby is helping by absorbing most of it.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I think some of you would abuse this button


  • 3 weeks ago

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

  • 3 weeks 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

  • 3 weeks ago

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

  • 3 weeks 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

  • 3 weeks ago

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

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  • 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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