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Give Thanks with a Free Background

Give Thanks with a Free Background designed by the Kristen Stevens

In case you were not previously aware, at DanielTitus.com, we love Thanksgiving. We believe in saying "Thank You" to our clients and our colleagues alike, for we like living in a world of "thank you's." As a little thank you from us to you, please enjoy this FREE Desktop or Phone background. We hope that you remember to give thanks in all things and to give Thanksgiving the light of day. :)

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What Good Are Gimmicks

What Good Are Gimmicks

The cobwebs of Halloween have not yet been fully swept away, yet boughs of holly are already decking the halls of many retailers.  Normally I would complain about this because I love Thanksgiving so much, but the rushing of Christmas provides me with a blog post topic.  So, I will keep it all bottled up until the Airing of Grievances comes around.  For the moment, I will tell you this little story: A friend of mine recently said to me, "I was suckered into buying a something this week purely based on marketing!"

I was intrigued.

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What We Can Learn from Les Misérables

What We can Learn from Les Misérables

I've spent the last four month reading Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.  It's a massive novel whose chapters are only outnumbered by its acclaims.  If you know (at least the mainstream) story line, you know that it is great story—that is not to be taken for granted, here.  However, the best part about the book is not the story.  Hugo goes into extreme detail about a very minor character—very minor.  It can be frustrating at first, but when you finally get to this character's one significant act the background knowledge adds so much weight that it almost brings tears to your eyes.  However, it is not Hugo's command of detail that makes this book so great either.

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Google Turned 18!

Google Turned 18!

This week Google celebrated it's 18th birthday! That's right, Google is officially an adult and has become more vital than ever. From it's beginning as a dissertation research project of Larry Page and Sergey Brin to its overwhelming integration into our everyday lives, Google has had a wild life. Let's take a closer look at its roots, how it's evolved over the years and reflect on its validity today. 

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Scratch (Coding 101)

Scratch (Coding 101)

Like father like son.  My boy is starting to code!

I started coding when I was in fourth grade.  I (unknowingly) used a very classical approach.  I read the basic terms and definitions and then followed tutorials on how to make games.  The tutorials were in qBasic, but I had BasicA, and there were always a few things to debug and modify.  So, I would naturally work through the grammar, dialectic and rhetorical stages of coding each month.  Now that my son is in the fourth grade, he's beginning to do the same thing.  Only this time, the language is a little more kid friendly.

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