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)

  • 1 day ago

    Like, I mean this one just speaks to volumes of frustration vented in forums...

    Q: "I got to the end of Pokemon and now I can't reset and load my save file!"

    A: "Too bad. Next time if you're going to play a game that requires that you make in-game saves consider making sure it works before you invest that much time in it."

  • 1 day ago

    I've been tinkering with playing Pokemon HeartGold via DeSmuME in RetroArch on Android. It's kind of a rough experience.

    Figured I'd look up some docs to see if there are tweaks to improve performance. I found some of the angriest FAQs I've seen in awhile :)

    wiki.desmume.org/index.php?tit

  • 1 day ago

    @sungo they were so baaaaaddddd

  • 1 day ago

    So I'd never seen Reality Bites before and we watched it this weekend. Now I really hate Ethan Hawke

  • 4 days ago

    @yann2 Yeah, I think part of the price is visiting the knitter and having the suit actually knit onto & around one's body. More of a service than a garment I think.

  • 4 days ago

    Like, CW for dongs, but this appears to be a highly specific kink. Like, just knit me up - I want to be both cozy & hornt.

    etsy.com/listing/472231021/cat

  • 4 days ago

    Damn it. I forgot I strayed into Weird Etsy the last time I was here

Pinboard (u:deusx)

Typing (typing.lmorchard.com)

  • 10 months agoA river, not an inbox
    Feed readers work best for me when they're rivers, not inboxes.
  • 11 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.
  • 11 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)

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Steam (LMOrchard)

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