“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book

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Will Patterson's picture

Getting Line Count (and Length) with JavaScript

JavaScript provides fantastic tools for dealing with HTML element positions, but when it comes to text nodes there are very few options. While determining the length of an individual line of text isn't a herculean task, it does require a little leg work. Because browsers parse the text children of HTML tags as a single text node, in order to calculate positioning within that text we need to split it up.


The Long Walk Home

Over the past month, I have walked 35 miles in over 710 minutes, taken 71,000 steps, burned 3,550 calories and reduced CO2 emissions from car use by 29 pounds. For those of you who are concerned I've become a math nerd all of a sudden, never fear.


Introducing EchoDitto Labs

It's true: we already have a perfectly good blog. In fact, you're reading it right now.


Celebrating My Non-Electrocution

I've been intermittently messing around with electronics for a few years now, slowly amassing parts and knowledge. In college I was always jealous of my engineer roommates' ability to build cool things — sure, I could give them a run for their money at any computerized skill.


Michael Silberman's picture

Earth Day for every flight. (Share this with your out-of-town consultants!)

My last greenish post here was almost a year ago, where I outlined a few of things we did to lessen EchoDitto's environmental footprint as we moved into our own new digs.


Justin Pinder's picture

HOWTO: Create a tri-screen lobby LCD display for under $1K

When you arrive at EchoDitto's international headquarters in Washington, DC, you'll immediately be struck by our wall-mounted LCD display, proudly beaming its dazzling multimedia content in all its 2400x600 @ 16-bit glory.


Welcome To Our Internet Website

Hi there, and welcome to our new blog. "Why another blog?" you may be understandably asking. "It kind of seems like the internet already has a lot of those."


Coping With Tragedy, 2.0

I don't like to think about it much, but I remember where I was for a number of disasters and tragic events. In some cases I remember who called to check on me when events happened closer to home.


Music for the Masses

I almost bought it. A moment of nostalgia almost made me long for "the good old days" when you had to go to a record store and rifle through the bins if you wanted to buy music.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: