Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Hobbit: The Official Movie Blog

"Peter is a visionary filmmaker, and he broke new ground with 'The Lord of the Rings,'" notes Michael Lynne, New Line Co-Chairman and Co-CEO. "We're delighted he's back for 'The Hobbit' films and that the Tolkien saga will continue with his imprint. We greatly appreciate the efforts of Harry Sloan, who has been instrumental in helping us reach our new accord."


The two "Hobbit" films – "The Hobbit" and its sequel – are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, with pre-production beginning as soon as possible. Principal photography is tentatively set for a 2009 start, with the intention of "The Hobbit" release slated for 2010 and its sequel the following year, in 2011.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Stonehenge: The Incredibly Simple Secret of How It Was Built

Wally Wallington has a strange hobby: he moves heavy stuff. By himself. Stuff like barns.
Wallington has discovered what he believes is the incredibly simple secret of how the ancients managed to build Stonehenge. He demonstrates in this video. Got a couple pebbles?
video link

Friday, December 7, 2007

Cocoabuilder - Re: Core Data app saving zero length files

Follow the above link to get a work-around for a bad bug that can cause Core Data to zero out a file if you save it without any pending changes.  I hope my friends at Apple get this fixed in a Leopard update soon.  According to the thread, the bug is rdar://5575683 (in Apple's bug tracking system, not accessible to the public).

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New Flash Player for Leopard

Download here. This looks like a big improvement over the previous beta.