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This Database Painstakingly Chronicles a Family Tree of Tolkien Characters

Bilbo is impressed, but also bewildered. (Photo: Gossip Cop)

Do the infinite wonders of the Internet know no bounds? We’ve just been alerted to the magnificence that is the Lord of the Rings project, an extensive catalog of every character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional world of Middle Earth, including both a family tree and an entire section of the project devoted to number crunching.

There’s even an Android app. For once, you iPhone owners can only look on in envy.

It’s enough to satisfy even the most enthusiastic of hobbit genealogists (and hobbits are well known to be almost as fond of genealogy as they are of snacks and pipe-smoking).  Read More

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Check Out Forrst’s Pimp Podcasting Studio

Mike Evans, podcast mogul.

Have you heard the excellent, occasionally dirty Forrst podcast about the developer community, design and technology, broadcast four times a week? You should. The start-up has cranked out more than 100 of them, and Forrst’s Detroit-based moderator Mike Evans is the production guru behind it all. “Go my route and you start thinking you’re CNN junior,” he wrote in an email. Read More