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While I was sitting here at my computer, getting ready to start my blog, Jimmy was on the step stool reading a serial number off of our new network storage, as we try to get it working.  It will be the new housing for all of our design folders.  And while we currently only use about a tenth of the 500 gigs of storage, it's exciting to know there's plenty of room for our future creations - as well as a completely empty slot to hold another 500 GB hard drive! 

Storage devices have come a very long way in just the past 10 years.  From floppy disks to zip-drives to flash drives, these bad boys are getting smaller and smaller while being able to hold more and more.  I've also found some nice sites that you can use to transfer files from computer...

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"Save Money, Live Better" , Wal-Mart knows how to capitalize during a down economy.  In 2002 it became the world's largest corporation with the help of its "Every Day Low Prices" campaign.  This was shortly after 911.  "The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time." - David Ogilvy (known as "Father of Advertising") The American Business Press book "How Advertising in Recession Periods Affects Sales" states: "Cutting advertising appropriations in times of economic downturns can result in both immediate and long-term negative effects on sales and profit levels."  In another study of U.S. recessions, McGraw-Hill Research analyzed 600 companies from 1980 through 1985.  The results showed...

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Today I thought I would further describe another aspect of our new site design. Some of the pictures on the home page look like they are pictures of a miniature  downtown and battleship. I can hear the Mr. Rogers music now. From our office windows up on the 9th floor here in downtown Wilmington I can take some great overhead shots of downtown and the Battleship.  I came across some tilt-shift images online and thought that it would be a fun thing to try on some pictures I've taken from up here. I found this great tutorial and tried it out. Below I show you the original photo and then the tilt-shift version of images that show up on our home page.






Now they are tearing down a building and making a really fun mess!...

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My new best friend is a little javascript library

What an eye opening week it has been
I have been playing around with JQuery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JQuery alot
if you don't know what JQuery is it is an Javascript Library that can turn a few lines of javascript into a elegant slide show and there are tons of plugins for it
I have been using a few good ones

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