I'm also away all next week for work so won't even be able to read the forums here let alone do any development. I can't face programming on the laptop so I think I'm going to have a little break.
I want to write a spaceship shooter game as a first 3D project. Can anyone point me at some good resources about creating a sky sphere (i.e. generating one, rather than loading a third party x file) or suggest any simpler ways that games like X implemented the sky backdrop? I don't know if X used a sky sphere or not.
Otherwise, I think I need a bit of a break from development really. It's been a very productive six months in terms of learning and a week or two off might help some of this maths I've been bending my mind round recently sink in.
[EDIT] Bit of a long shot, but I don't suppose anyone else here is attending the IMHX at NEC in Birmingham? Totally non-programming related (it's a materials handling exhibition) but you never know [smile].