“(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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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.


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Net2 conference happening now

Greetings from San Jose -- I'm here at the Net2 conference with a few other members of our DC Net2 group (now the #1 Net2 meetup group in the country)!


PDF: TxtMessaging and Mobile Politics

With a little help from our Washington DC compatriots, the EchoDitto NY office headed over to the Personal Democracy Forum Conference, held last week, to check out some emerging trends in the political-technology space.


The Meaning of "Never Forget"

In the May 19th edition of Canada's National Post, Amir Taheri wrote about a new law recently passed by Iran's Islamic Majlis (Parliament).


A moment shared by stamps

I caught this article in AdAge today:


Blogging With No Exit

I am not a developer. I'm a writer with just enough technical knowledge to be dangerous. So there's probably a lot I don't know about creating blogging software. I'm not the guy who builds the platform.


Brawling over Ringtones

I've been spending some significant time making ringtones for clients over the last two weeks.


Asterisk for Fun and (non)Profit

Ask any geek: Asterisk is the new hotness. The open source voice-over-IP software is revolutionizing the world of Private Branch Exchanges, or PBXs.


Making Room for Everyone

Having spent the past 7 years working in the Internet space at a variety of for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations, I've noticed that t


My Virtual Major

I'm one of those people who never decided ed what I wanted to be when I grew up. It's one of the reasons I never went grad school, because I was never able to make up my mind between culinary school, law school, or social work. And these days, psychology is starting to look interesting to me.

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