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.

Typing (typing.lmorchard.com)

  • 2 months 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.
  • 2 months 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.
  • 2 months 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!
  • 2 months 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.
  • 3 months 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)

Github (@lmorchard)

Toots (@lmorchard)

  • 1 hour ago

    Bought Gris for Switch, started playing after dinner, finished around 2am. Gorgeous world in this game and a wordless moody narrative. Just enough platforming to make it fun while soaking in the environments

  • 8 hours ago

    Not only are they hard to capture image-wise, but they also jump up from whatever chill & relaxed pose they were in to run around and demand food & pets wherever one of us gets close

  • 8 hours ago

    These all-black (and one white nose) bunnies are hard to photograph

  • 10 hours ago

    Just discovered relative line numbers in Vim and my head asploded

    jeffkreeftmeijer.com/vim-numbe

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  • 3 days ago

    @lamnatos Oh hey, I figured out it was Bruce Sterling's "Schismatrix" with the scene I was thinking of...

    "Male ejaculations become the property of the recipient. This is an ancient feminine principle."

  • 3 days ago

    put food in the cats' bowls, but none of them seem to have noticed. now they're pestering me to feed them.

Pinboard (u:deusx)

Steam (LMOrchard)

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