I mentioned before that I am a scary movie fiend. I don't care for the gory, slasher type - but I definitely love a good fright! I was ecstatic when I heard Ring Two was coming out - especially when I heard it was being directed by the original Ring director (which was a popular Japanese flick). So this weekend I dragged some poor innocent to see it...here's what I thought.
The Ring Two: B-
I must admit my expectation level was already low due the critics comments which helped it get a B- rather than a C+ (lets face it - life is all about expectation levels). A few scenes didn't quite add up which I always find irritating (tell me why you would take your son to your office rather than the hospital when he has a temperature of 93 degrees and you realize he's suffering from hyperthermia?). And the story line was choppy at best - but it definitely got a few good scares out of me so I consider it a success in the fright department. If you want your date to hold on tight - this movie should do it! (Incidentally - do yourself a favor and rent the first one before seeing the second - it helps to know the original storyline - besides it is MUCH better).
Okay - here is your AutoCAD 2006 tip:
Have you ever found yourself with too many layer filters? Typically the result of Xrefing in someone elses drawing file - this can not only slow you down tremendously but it can be downright annoying. AutoCAD 2006 has a really cool new system variable called LAYERFILTERALERT another one of those top secret setvars that you only learn about if someone cares enough to divulge it to you. There are 4 settings to LAYERFILTERALERT - my favorite setting is 3. LAYERFILTERALERT leaps into action should you encounter 100 or more named layer filters, or if the number of filters outnumbers the number of layers.
0 - Turns it off completely
1 - Deletes all layer filters when you enter the Layer Manager - this option is too violent for me!
2 - Alerts you that you have too many filters and asks you if you'd like to delete them all
3 - Alerts you that you have too many filters but provides you with a nice friendly dialog box that makes it easy for you to select the filters you wish to delete...definitely my favorite!