Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
Although the Lord of the Rings trilogy has approximately 3 billion dollars in profit, none of that money has gone to the Tolkien estate; J.R.R. Tolkien sold the movie rights to his literary opus in 1969 for £10,000 (~$16,578.50 USD).