“(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.


Sweet Home New York

New York City is a BIG place.

Chicago, not so much. But I still miss it.


Google does VoIP

Google just started offering a free "click-to-connect" service that allows you to phone anyone with a listed phone number in Google Local. I think this is a pretty big deal :


Cristen Perks's picture

Presidential 2.008 Site Analysis

So, the election is a full 21 months away and there are already a number of campaigns in "full gear." Being the DC nerd that I am, I went searching for the cool, hip, new features and functionality that campaign sites have for the election.


DrupalCamp NYC 2007

This last Saturday, I was at DrupalCamp here in New York. I went because I:
(a) wanted to meet people that could possibly work with us and


EchoDitto Does Webvideo

Every 30 seconds a child dies because they contracted malaria from a mosquito bite.


NYC January Tech Meetup.

Yes, I know. The NYC January Tech Meetup was like two weeks ago. Our retreat distracted me from writing this post, but there were a few cool things that were previewed that I want to share:


Michael Silberman's picture

Breaking: GetActive to be acquired by Convio, Inc.

Just announced moments ago, we're not yet entirely sure yet what this means for everyone, but we know two things:


Michael Silberman's picture

Retreating ... Into the Wormhole we go!

We changed our phone greeting, and our email auto-responders are on! We're all off in The Woods of West Virginia for our annual staff retreat.


Making Every Moment Count

This morning, I opened up my New York Times where, amidst coverage of President Ford's funeral, was a front page story about a construction worker and


Happy New Year! Now Give Me Your Wallet.

What a drag.

Still, it was sort of exhilarating.

Tonight was my one year anniversary of moving to Washington. I spent it at some friends' house

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