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“(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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Why I love VoIP (voice over IP)

Two main reasons:

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Invest, Test, Track and Target

I attended a briefing on the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study two weeks ago. It is a must read for any nonprofit online professional because it provides a timely and robust analysis of online fundraising and advocacy programs for nonprofits.

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20 Years Later

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986 at 1:23 AM, a nuclear explosion took place in Reactor Number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in Ukraine. One-hundred ninety tons of highly radioactive materials were released into the atmosphere.

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Video Killed the Blog Star

For a long time I've been skeptical of the role of video online. I always felt like people just liked watching videos on their television sets - not

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Culture, Video Games, and China

I continue to be obsessed with the social and political implications of video games - in America, but I've started to get interested to their implications in China.

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White House Egg Roll Redux

[Ed. Note: I also posted video of one the interviews we did almost as soon as we arrived at the White House.]

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A home for jokesters, JibJab style

Today, JibJab launched a joke-sharing online social network called JokeBox.

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Making the right call

Riding up the escalator at Farragut North this morning, I heard someone hawking at the top of the stairs and immediately started thinking about how to avoid them.

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In defense of "Sent from my Blackberry-Treo-Sidekick wireless handheld."

I'd love to know what percentage Blackberry, Treo, and Sidekick users are aware that they can edit or disable this obnoxious signature from appearing

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Video on the web: A few best practices

Video has been on my mind quite a bit recently.

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