Countdowns

Cool Stuff
I have talked about countdowns in the past. I really like how they build anticipation, or at least let the band know when they need to head to their places. In the past I have used countdown creator and the site Free Countdowns. I found something today for After Effects users that is even better. It is a little script created by a forum user on the Video Copilot forums. To use it simply head to the forum and follow the directions to download and install the script. When you run the script it will ask you how many minutes you need then it will create a text layer with the countdown. It is very cool.
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A Gift in Your Honor

Cool Stuff, Spiritual Ideas
As Christmas approaches rapidly you can't help but think about all of the consumerism that we see. Often I think that it would be better just to give something to charity instead of giving someone another piece of crap that they don't really need. But the problem I have with that is the person who you are giving the gift to doesn't get any of the joy of giving. They don't even get the joy of sacrifice. They only get a card that says that you were a good person. They don't get to choose to be a good person too. So I think this year I am going to work up some sort of plan where I give away gifts that are designed to be given away. Cash would…
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App Store

Cool Stuff, My Life
Is there anything more fun than having a iTunes gift card a whole bunch of apps to try. I picked up "Balloonamals" and "First Words and Home" for Nathan and "Spider" for me. The cool thing about apps is that I still have lots more things to buy.
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Bread Bowl

Cool Stuff, My Life
My wife bought us some bread bowls from the grocery store for supper tonight. They transformed my Chicken Corn Chowder from a simple canned soup into a full blown meal. As I was cleaning up I realized that I really like bread bowls. I think that all plates, bowls, and such should be made out of something edible. I wonder who I need to talk to to get that accomplished. Anyway, you have been waiting for a few days for a new post and this is what you get. I know you are excited.
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