I on the other hand am of mixed emotion on it. I thought the effects were done at exactly the right level -- campy but good. (The planet building factory was pretty cool). But it was just little things. I wanted to see the Restaurant at the end of the universe. I knew they couldn't fit in everything in, so missing bits are to be expected.
Guess I just thought it was ok, or just good.
But, I would go see it again -- just to take Alan. He didn't really sit in the seat, it was more like leaning forward to get closer to the screen. He had just read the series 2 or 3 months ago and it was fresh in his head. They kept pretty close to the story so for him, it was like watching what he just read.
All he wants to know is when is the sequel coming out.
On a non-related note -- anyone out there know of a decent small html editor? Something that just sticks in bold, italics, list and other type of tags and doesn't try to create massive amounts of HTML? Not dreamweaver, just a teeny tiny one. Reason I ask is -- you cannot paste in anything fancy to blogspot (their templates and Word kill eachother) and editing in the blogspot window is a bit dangerous. Unless you believe in the 2nd system effect of course, then editing in the blogspot window is great -- scrap the first cut (because it just disappeared) and do it all over again...
Most incredible statement I've heard this week:
Suggestion - put your tablespaces read only, it can greatly improve performance. This is because Oracle can bypass read consistency, reducing overhead and resulting in faster throughput.
Sounds plausible, but -- unfortunately, it is just a myth. You know what bypasses read consistency? Nothing really. But -- if you don't modify the data, Oracle won't have to undo the changes to a block. Can we prove that read consistency is not bypassed? Sure, if read consistency were bypassed, you could never get a 1555 on a read only tablespace, but you can.