Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Felloship Of The Ring Complete Recordings

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy...

It has arrived. Perhaps the best release of a film score in history, for one of the best film scores in history.

Every note of score from the films, with no editing between cues, and in film order, spanning 3 CDs.

A 4th disk includes the complete score AGAIN on DVD, presented in Dolby Digital 5.1.

A 24 page booklet detailing the score from a thematic point-of-view, and the whole lot bound to look like a book, similar to the Extended Editions of the films.

The Two Towers and Return Of The King will also be released in the same way.

When christmas comes, this is my number one item.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Complete Recordings

There are some scores that deserve a complete release and good presentation. The Lord Of The Rings Scores are in that rare category.

With this release, as well as The Two Towers and The Return Of The King scores, we will have access to what looks like the best presentation of any film scores in history bar none.

This is well deserved, and I will, come hell and high water, obtain these releases.

Thank you Howard Shore, for some of the best film music ever written.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sci-Fi Developments

Well, it appears that this is a good October-December sales season for a Sci-Fi fan like myself.

I finally have the complete Star Trek movie collection with the Special/Director Editions.

Fellowship Of The Ring gets a complete score release, with the entire score in 5.1 DVD Audio as an added bonus, and The Two Towers and Return Of The King to follow.

And of course, I finally complete the Star Wars 'saga' with the release of Episode III on DVD.

And the Reimagined/New Battlestar Galactica is getting better and better. I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms until the second half of season 2 airs in January.

Yes, the next 3 months will be a lot of fun, and I will be a little lighter in the wallet.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

SandDock Control ..

I have been using the new SandDock Control by DivElements, and along with SandBar, i provides the basic UI Elements for Paternoster Notepad 2.

This is my little text editor, and once complete and debugged, it will be posted to my web site with complete Source Code and credits.

I am using a lot of freeware and GPL components, most notably the ICSharpDevelop.TextEditor control, and some nifty routines from VBAccelerator.

I am also creating documentation for the software.

Keep an eye on this spot for news and updates ...

Thursday, June 16, 2005

VB.NET 2005

I have just been looking at Visual Basic .NET 2005 Express, and I was glad to see that Microsoft is including Office 2003 style icons, as well as an Office 2003 style menu system out of the box.

Of course, for my VB.NET 2003 work, I like to use Divelements SandBar (http://www.divil.co.uk) and the Gyfz Office 2003 16x16 icons.

I was a professional developer for 11 years, but all of the software was always licensed to the company.

Because of the prices of these items, I can get the tools I need at a price I can personally afford.

Thank you DivElements, Microsoft and Glyfz.