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Discovery Channel: Man Made Marvels – China The National Stadium

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 05:06 PM PST

Discovery Channel: Man Made Marvels – China The National Stadium
English,Chinese | 00:47:40 | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | H264 6091 Kbps | MKV | AC3 5.1 448 Kbps | 2.18 GB
Genre: Documentary


China is synonymous with the engineering miracles and culture it has handed to history – wonders such as the Great Wall and Confucianism. But as the most populous country and the fastest growing economy in the world, 21st century China is as characterised by its modern triumphs as it is by its past.

Man Made Marvels fuses together the nation's past and present by unpacking some of China's most innovative engineering wonders.The National Stadium – the world's most revolutionary stadium at the heart of the Beijing Olympics, holding up to 100,000 spectators…


CartoonSmart’s Dreamweaver Mega Course [TUTORIAL]

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:47 PM PST

CartoonSmart’s Dreamweaver Mega Course [TUTORIAL]
eLearning / Tutorial

CartoonSmart’s new course in Dreamweaver: From the Basics to CSS, PHP, JavaScript Mail Forms, Cliet Logins & More! Lesson compatible with Dreamweaver v8 and VCS3. Difficulty: Starts Basic finishes Advanced. Part 1 – Stuff You Probably Already Know. Part 2 – Text Formatting and Design Layout with CSS. Part 3 – Basics of PHP and Coding a PHP Mail Form (like a “comments” box). Part 4 – Various Buttons and Navigation Methods.

Part 1 -
Stuff You Probably Already Know. All the basics: Tables, Text, Images, Embedding Flash, FTP (uploading from Dreamweaver) If you’ve never taken a course in Dreamweaver, and are fairly new to basic HTML concepts, definitely
pay attention to this course. Past CartoonSmart Students that have taken a previous Dreamweaver course, won’t find much new info until around 55:00. New methods of Embedding Flash are discussed, as well as where to write alternate text for search engines to spider. And finally, how to make a Flash movie transparent, to see through to the html below (1:05:00)

Part 2 -
Text Formatting and Design Layout with CSS. CSS gets discussed a little in every lesson from here on, but this video focuses primarily on it. The first 23 minutes go into what exactly CSS is, how it works, and where to write it. For this part of the lesson, we’ll apply CSS mostly to text examples (color changes, font size, font type , etc). From around 23:00 onwards, the video goes into how to use CSS to layout your designs. This is a big departure for those of you that usually lay out your HTML page using tables or frames. This is one of the cooler aspects of CSS. The video also goes into how to set multiple Page Styles using an external css page or display different content for handheld devices. (45:00)

Part 3 -
Basics of PHP and Coding a PHP Mail Form (like a “comments” box). From 0:00 to 13:00, the video discusses how to write PHP variables and create a simple IF / ELSE statement to write html to the screen based on a true false variable. 13:00 to 42:30 teaches how to build an image gallery using query string variables to control which image is currently being seen. This is a common method for web comics sites, that have an archive of images. Instead of creating a new HTML page for each image, one PHP page changes the current image and href links based on a PHP variable. 42:30 till the end, teaches how to build a simple form and PHP submission script. This will mail the contents of the form to an email address. A host to upload to is required for testing the PHP files, but you do not need access to a database.

Part 4 -
Various Buttons and Navigation Methods.
0:00 to 3:00 Simple Jump Menu (pulldown from a list of links, and select one to go there)
3:00 to 6:30 Navigation Bar with rollover images.
6:00 – 10:00 Javascript Rollover images
11:00 – 36:00 Using CSS for rollover tabs. This part also gets into some design issues as well.
37:00 – 41:00 New SPRY Dropdown navigation bar (Dreamweaver CS3 Users have this new feature)
42:00 – 1:00:00 How to program a simple drop down menu using CSS. Many very key CSS concepts are discussed.
1:00:30 – 1:13:00 Flash Buttons and Flash navigation devices
1:13 to 1: 26 How to reveal hidden content using CSS. Useful for rollover / pop up images or “more info” type boxes

Part 5 -
Variable Contingent Designs, PHP based Client Login and Javascript Examples
0:00 to 23:00 – Using an Entrance Page to a site to gather user info (like what Country they are from) Then diverts them to a unique page or a common page that uses a different external css file based on their info. This uses CSS and PHP. This could also be used for triggering randomly different page styles.
23:00 – 45:00 programming a PHP based client login. Note this doesn’t make use of a database. You would enter username and password info for a particular client into a PHP file, which would then be checked against everytime the client went to login. This is a simplistic login, but good for web developers looking to give their clients hidden preview pages to look at work. PHP session variables are also taught.
45:00 to 57:00 Javascript Examples. Pop up Window, Fullscreen, Automatic Page Resize, Image Rollovers and Shaking the screen (pointless, but fun)
Part 6 – Odds and Ends – Quicktime Embed Code, Meta Tags, Site Map, Final Design
0:00 – 2:00 Automatically refresh pages based on a number of seconds
2:00 – 8:00 New IE7 friendly method for embedding Quicktime.
8:00 – 15:00 Search Engine Optimization tips. Nothing spectacularly unique, but stuff you should definitely do. Meta tags, titles, site map.
15:00 – 30:00 Image Optimization technique using sliced images
31:00 to 46:00 : Putting everything together into a final design and some last minute thoughts / tips!

RS links’s Basic Gaming Flash [TUTORIAL]

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 06:47 AM PST’s Basic Gaming Flash [TUTORIAL] | 481 Mb
eLearning / Tutorial

With’s Basic Gaming Flash, you will learn to design and program basic Flash Games. Learn the Basics of Actionscript 2.0 using Flash 6, 7, 8 or CS3. At a glance, this tutorial teaches… Basic Property Changes, Programming Buttons, Listener Events, Navigate to URL’s, Object Scope, Detecting Object Collisions, Motion Tweening with Script, Text Fields and Embedding Fonts, Replacing the Mouse Cursor, Loading External SWF’s, JPG’s, Gif’s, PNG’s, Attaching Movieclips at Runtime, Using If Statements, Functions, and Variables, Programmably Moving or Dragging Objects.

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MIT Linear Algebra Video Lectures

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 06:32 AM PST

MIT Linear Algebra Video Lectures
English | Subtitle: N/A | 28:01:31 | 320 x 240 | rm | 2.35GB

Copyrights all go to the original author.

These video lectures of Professor Gilbert Strang teaching 18.06 were recorded live in the Fall. Support for the video production was provided by the Lord Foundation of Massachusetts under a grant to the MIT Center for Advanced Educational Services.

01 The Geometry of Linear Equations.rm
02 Elimination with Matrices.rm
03 Multiplication and Inverse Matrices.rm
04 Factorization into A = LU.rm
05 Transposes, Permutations, Spaces R^n.rm
06 Column Space and Nullspace.rm
07 Solving Ax = 0 – Pivot Variables, Special Solutions.rm
08 Solving Ax = b – Row Reduced Form R.rm
09 Independence, Basis, and Dimension.rm
10 The Four Fundamental Subspaces.rm
11 Matrix Spaces; Rank 1; Small World Graphs.rm
12 Graphs, Networks, Incidence Matrices.rm
13 Quiz 1 Review.rm
14 Orthogonal Vectors and Subspaces.rm
15 Projections onto Subspaces.rm
16 Projection Matrices and Least Squares.rm
17 Orthogonal Matrices and Gram-Schmidt.rm
18 Properties of Determinants.rm
19 Determinant Formulas and Cofactors.rm
20 Cramer’s Rule, Inverse Matrix, and Volume.rm
21 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.rm
22 Diagonalization and Powers of A.rm
23 Differential Equations and exp(At).rm
24 Markov Matrices; Fourier Series.rm
25 Quiz 2 Review.rm
26 Symmetric Matrices and Positive Definiteness.rm
27 Complex Matrices; Fast Fourier Transform.rm
28 Positive Definite Matrices and Minima.rm
29 Similar Matrices and Jordan Form.rm
30 Singular Value Decomposition.rm
31 Linear Transformations and Their Matrices.rm
32 Change of Basis; Image Compression.rm
33 Quiz 3 Review.rm
34 Left and Right Inverses; Pseudoinverse.rm
35 Final Course Review.rm


Top Tutorials for Building Websites

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 06:26 AM PST

Top Tutorials for Building Websites

By Craig Campbell, Bert Lee, Jon Measures, Geoff Riggs, Michael Blaustone and Jonathan Bennion

Running Time: 4 hours, 21 minutes


In this collection of web design tutorials, you will find some of the most sought-after tips and tricks for putting together websites with Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. These tutorials, taken from some of our best-selling training products, include everything from customizing preloaders and slideshows in Flash to create multi-level and expandable menus in Dreamweaver. Expand your web design skill set with this unique sampler of some of the best web development tools available.

Project files are not included with these videos. They are intended for the original series.

Detailed Video Descriptions

1 – Events and Listeners (Running Time – 16:38)
You won't get very far in Flash development before you find the need to set up a listener that will listen for certain events. Buttons, for example, now require you to set up explicit listeners to listen for MOUSE_OVER, MOUSE_OUT, and CLICK events. Watch and learn as Craig shows you how.

2 – Your First Class (Running Time – 21:38)
In this video, you'll learn how to create an external class that links to a button symbol on your stage. This way, you'll be able to add code for your button to an external Actionscript file.

3 – Building a Basic Website (Running Time – 18:32)
Building a basic website in Flash can be easier than you might think. In this video, Craig teaches you some of the basic theory behind putting a website together using Flash, and he jumps right in and gets you started creating your first website.

4 – Making It Work (Running Time – 21:40)
A website won't do you much good if your buttons won't take you from one page to the next. In this video, Craig shows you how to add actions to your buttons in order to create basic navigation for your site.

5 – Slideshow Mask Animation (Running Time – 10:42)
This video continues the discussion from the previous video about accessing and changing an object's properties, but in this video Craig deals with properties that affect an object's size and dimensions.

6 – Custom Video Player – Part 1 (Running Time – 15:13)
In this video, you'll learn how to encode flash video files using the external Flash 8 Video Encoder, and then you'll take those videos and link to them from within your Flash file.

7 – Custom Video Player – Part 2 (Running Time – 10:47)
Now that the video's playing, Craig shows you how to create your own stop and play buttons for your video player. Also, he'll show you how to add code to switch between 3 different videos.

8 – Cleaning Up the fla File (Running Time – 18:17)
One thing you'll quickly learn about working with templates is that they can often be very messy and difficult to sort through. Because of this, it can often be beneficial to clean up the file a little bit before getting started with customization. In this video, Craig will show you some typical template messes and provide suggestions for cleaning up your files.

9 – Customized Preloader Animation (Running Time – 14:10)
In this video, Craig will show you how to take the skeleton of the preloader that's already been created and make from it a much fancier preloader for your customized website.

10 – Importing multilayered documents to flash and organizing the work space (Running Time – 10:51)
In this video, we import complex multi-layered photoshop files, considering various options for treating text and graphics files, and looking to organizing the workspace as the layers are introduced to keep order in the document.

11 – File Formats (Running Time – 3:27)
Photoshop provides myriad file formats for saving and exporting image files. However, when designing for the web, there are only a few choices to consider. This tutorial examines the various file formats available in Photoshop for use on the web.

12 – Web Page Layout (Running Time – 6:28)
When designing a web page in Photoshop, it's a good idea to plan a basic layout and structure before you start. In this video, we illustrate a method for laying out a basic web page in Photoshop.

13 – Background Image (Running Time – 4:31)
This tutorial illustrates a quick way to produce a fast loading gradient background for a web page. Quick, elegant and easy!

14 – Building your first Gallery (Running Time – 6:35)
In this tutorial, we will build our first web photo gallery. This will include folder navigation and populating the web photo gallery banner with the appropriate text content.

15 – Imagemaps (Running Time – 8:21)
In this video, Jonathan shows you how to use Dreamweaver's "hotspots" tools in order to create an imagemap in Dreamweaver. An imagemap is basically just an images with clickable hotspots that can take you to another page.

16 – CSS Basics (Running Time – 15:11)
Cascading style Sheets (CSS) allow you to keep the design of your website separate from the actual content. Using style sheets, you can format all aspects of your website, including text, table styles, etc., in one central location. In this video, you'll learn how to use inline styles as well as how to link to an external style sheet.

17 – Spry Layout objects (Running Time – 14:10)
In this video, Bert will show you how to throw together a fast layout mock-up, using spry menu bars, tabbed folders, collapsible panels and accordion panels. This is a great introduction to the speedy workflow these new layout objects make possible.

18 – Intro. to Pathfinder (Running Time – 5:42)
Here we will begin by getting to grips with what pathfinder is used for. We will look at the basic Pathfinder effects such as Add to Shape Area, Subtract from Shape Area and Divide. Jon Measures will also explain what expanding does.

19 – Uses for Pathfinder (Running Time – 15:15)
Carrying on from the previous video in the series, "Intro to Pathfinder" this video goes over a series of simples exercises that demonstrate some more specific uses for Pathfinder. This works the same in any of the newer versions of the software.

20 – Tracing Exercise (Running Time – 23:32)
This video is a project-based video that covers the process involved in tracing a photographic image. The video helps to give a context to some of the techniques you will have learned from the previous videos up to this point in the course including working with layers, drawing with the Pen Tool and the Pencil Tool.

Rapidshare links Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS Essential Training

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 03:40 AM PST

Free Image Hosting at PiC.LEECH.iT Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS Essential Training | 1.84 GB

The latest developments in Dreamweaver require designers to understand CSS in order to use the application to its full potential and create standards-compliant web sites. In Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS Essential Training, web developer and Adobe Master Instructor James Williamson teaches the fundamentals of CSS while focusing on how to use Dreamweaver to efficiently create and manage styles. He shows how to use Dreamweaver to resolve style conflicts; how to use new CSS-related features such as Live View; and the best way to create lightweight, site-wide style sheets.


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NETg 72711D – C# Programming for the Microsoft .NET Platform CBT Training

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:51 AM PST

NETg 72711D – C# Programming for the Microsoft .NET Platform CBT Training
40 Hours of Training | 190 Mb

The Thomson NETg C# Programming for the Microsoft .NET Platform CBT Training student will learn about error handling and code debugging, user input validation, ADO.NET database connections and data access. The student is also taught the creation and use of XML Web services and the configuration and deployment of Web applications in Visual Basic.NET. This curriculum consists of five courses: 73231 Microsoft Visual Basic.NET-Web Development Part 1: Web Forms and Controls 73232 Microsoft Visual Basic.NET-Web Development Part 2: Code and Debugging 73233 Microsoft Visual Basic.NET-Web Development Part 3: Data Access 73234 Microsoft Visual Basic.NET-Web Development Part 4: XML Web Services 73235 Microsoft Visual Basic.NET-Web Development Part 5: Deploying Applications.

Learn To:
To sequence the stages in the runtime compile and execute process.
To match Web Form attributes with their functions.
To identify methods of creating a Web Form.
To convert an HTML page to a Web Form.
To identify features of event procedures.
To identify the syntax for creating an event procedure.
To sequence the steps for adding an event procedure to a Web control.
To identify features of structured exception handling.
To identify the syntax of Try/Catch/Finally.
To identify the syntax for configuring custom error pages.
To identify features of ADO.NET.
To identify the syntax for importing ADO.NET namespaces.
To identify features of the ADO.NET object model.
To identify features of SQL Server security authentication.
To match connection string parameters with their functions.
To identify characteristics of a DataAdapter.
To identify features of XML.
To match XML core technologies with their functions.
To identify the syntax for linking Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) stylesheets to XML documents.
To match state management types with their features.
To identify characteristics of server-side state management.
To identify characteristics of client-side state management.
To identify features of the Cache object.
To identify the syntax for using the Cache object.
To match output cache types with their functions.
To identify features of authentication methods.
To match Internet Information Services (IIS) authentication methods with their features.
To identify functions of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Training Audience:
The Thomson NETg course intended audience for this curriculum are individuals involved in programming in C, C++, Microsoft Visual Basic or Java and wish to program in C#. They are involved in developing enterprise business solutions. The audience will include application developers, system analysts, and software engineers. It is expected that learners should have experience programming in C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, or another programming language. Learners should also have basic familiarity with the .NET framework and the .NET strategy.

Total Learning Hours:
40 Hours

Visual Guide to Lock Picking

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:42 AM PST

Visual Guide to Lock Picking
349 MB | 00:49:57 | 576×432 | english | XviD 1.1.2 Final | mp3 lame 3.97
- 3D Animation
- Warded Locks
- Pin Tumbler Locks
- Wafer Locks
- And More

This is the definitive guide for learning the art of lock picking. Inside you
will discover the secrets of the trade. By reading this video, practicing, and
applying the methods introduced, you can successfully become a master at picking
all the common locks of today. This video makes it easy and gives you the edge
to quickly learn what it takes others years to gather. This video is a valuable
addition to any collection and will open doors for you.

Quickly learn the secrets of the trade from this viedo’s concise, yet informative
style. By practicing and applying the methods introduced here, it is possible to
master lock picking most modern locks, The visual Duide to Lock Picking introduces
warded locks, pin tumbler locks, wafer locks, master locks, even some high security
pins. It dissects the locks, showing every moving part, making it easy to see how
they work, Step-by-step intructions are given for picking each type of lock. You
will be lead through the entire process, introducing the necessary tools and covering
several techniques that will lead you to that satisfing click as the lock springs open.

This video is a 3D Animation video which covers lockpicking… The DVD, “Lockpicking
for the New Millennium” has real live video footage as apposed to 3D Animation. We
recommend “Lockpicking for the New Millennium” is you prefer live footage.

C++ Programming VTM Series

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:40 AM PST

C++ Programming VTM Series
10 hours, 3 minutes | 3D Buzz | English | RAR&BIN/CUE | 620 MB

Introduction to C++. Intermediate Techniques. Introduction to Game Development.

IDE Video Tutorials Web Development Mega Pack

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 01:55 AM PST

IDE Video Tutorials Web Development Mega Pack
- Dreamweaver CS3 |