Thursday, August 28, 2008

Color Coding

I'm a geek, which means I know computer junk such as hex color codes. Lemme 'splain.

You see, colors on computers are comprised of three values: their red, green, and blue components. The level of these RGB values determines the resulting color. When nerds set up the intarwebz, they decided to use two-digit hexadecimal values for each component. These intertron color codes go from #000000 (black) to #FFFFFF (white).

Yes, I have a black t-shirt that has #000000 printed on it. In black.

So today I was dinking around with the codes when it hit me. Coffee. As in #C0FFEE (that's a zero in there). Unfortunately, it's a really, really light blue.

Ah well.

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