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From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book

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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.


Jetset Show Reaches Target Demographics on Their Cell Phones!

The best part of SxSW, aside from the parties and the swag, are the people you get to meet. So many people are up-and-comers or have already become ic


South By Superlatives

Cross-posted from For more of our South By Southwest coverage, head over there.


EchoDitto's Back At South By Southwest

I feel a little sheepish for not mentioning it here earlier, but I'd encourage anyone who's interested to come over to to read about the things that I and the rest of the EchoDitto SXSW crew have been up to in Austin for the past 24 hours


No Citizen Journalism, Please. We're French

Imagine this. You're standing, waiting for a bus when you hear a commotion; screaming, yelling, gunshots, etc. You turn around and witness someone being dragged in to a van-- kicking and screaming -- by several armed, hooded individuals.


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SXSW Interactive: Create Our Schedule

This Friday, I will be flying south to sunny and warm Austin TX, for the SXSW Interactive Festival (SXSWi), accompanied by 4 Dittos and friends.


Spelling Bee

According to a recent blog post by Bill Tancer, General Manager of Global Research at Hitwise, the third most popular political candidate search term (as of February 3) was "hilary clinton." Yes, that'


Juiced about Joost

A few months back I heard about The Venice Project, one more video player in the ever-growing field of video players. I’m always curious to hea


Useful Widgets

Being the early-adopting nerd that I am, I've gone through my share of widgets. I've tinkered with every site- and PC-based widget engine from Konfabulator to Yahoo Widgets to Google Desktop.


YouTube is pulling the plug too early

YouTube didn’t make any friends this week when it suspended countless accounts because users had links to content owned by CBS or its parent Vi


Reinventing an Industry

I read an article today, pertaining to the evolution of the gaming industry.

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