Well, I just read through the CSS Mastery book and discovered just how much CSS has changed since I was using it to add basic styles to sites just 5 years ago. I have tried to keep up-to-date as much as possible but this book opened my eyes to a whole world of possibilities with CSS that I never knew existed.
I found that the book provided a solid base knowledge for CSS and gave links and way to find any further information that I may need when developing future sites. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that feels they need a refresher on CSS or would like to start properly coding CSS from scratch.
you can get it at most book stores, here is the link on amazon
I just stumbled across an open-source 3d physics engine for Flash that is able to compute positions and rotations in 3D engines such as Papervision3D, Sandy and Away 3D. It is still in development but I am hoping to look more into it over the next little while. Write-up, source and some tutorials can be found at : http://seraf.mediabox.fr/wow-engine/as3-3d-physics-engine-wow-engine/
here is a great site for keeping up to date with papervision as well as getting some great examples and tutorials.
Great article written by John Lindquist of http://pv3d.org outlining the basics of Papervision. This is part 1 of a series of 6 articles to be written.
Living in Calgary I am fortunate enough to be close to the mountains. Snowboarding is a definitely passion of mine and I try to get out as much as possible, this past weekend I managed to get out to the Sunshine Village backcountry and take a course for avalanche skills training.
I had an awesome time and managed to learn quite a bit about causes of avalanches, avoidance of avalanches and avalanche rescue.
If anyone is interested in riding backcountry runs at some point in their life, I would definitely recommend taking an avalanche course before you head out.