Should I change the coloration of the blog? If I do, I’ll start by trimming
this collection of fourteen–most of which I lifted from
colourlovers–down to three
or four.

Honey (i.e., gold, third from the left) and ham gravy (i.e., tan, seventh from
the left) are front runners, although only one or the other would be part of the new scheme, not both. I probably should add that I don’t officially have time for
tinkering with the blog, but there’s a certain purging and restorative balance (CSS
Zen Garden
?) that comes with washing the style sheets every now and then.


I have no idea where this will rank in self indulgence among my
birthday entries
Inspired by Colourlovers, I’ve
cobbled together a few of the latest hues and tints:


Not exactly the color scheme you’d want to use for sprucing up
the CSS on your site, unless you want that site to look something like me.

Happy birthday to other notable Fifthers:

, KB, Marx, Soren K., and Ann B. Davis. (via):
A site for playing with colors. Nice tool for straining color sets associated
with an image. Apparently, it’s got a tagging feature, too.  Users can key
word and phrase associations with a designated color.

RGB Averages; Pixel as Metonymy

{125, 127, 73}

(Average RGB from the butterfly image below when rinsed into a single pixel. 
Expanded again for easy viewing.)

Bumgardner explains

in the comments over

I use a Perl script to retrieve all the thumbnails of all the photos in the
group, which takes a few minutes. Then, using ImageMagick, I reduce each
thumbnail to 1 pixel in size, and record the color in a datastructure.

The data structure, containing the photo’s ID and average R,G,B values are
then written to an actionscript file.

Well, no, I don’t know how to do it, yet (yet!), but the process is beginning
to make sense (and not just in its applicability to images, but that’s all I’ll
say about that for right now).  It’s the basic rendering of an image into a
color-based number (Hit
Song Science
for the designing eye?).  The single pixel functions as a kind of
meta-name for the image, a name by which it gets to associate with others like
it through action script referencing.