December, 2011

Associating .scr with Screen Saver File Type

By on December 30, 2011

When I installed AutoCAD 2012, it changed the file type of .scr to AutoCAD Script. This made it difficult to write screen savers because I wasn’t able to run them anymore after they were compiled.

Restoring the file association isn’t very difficult. One solution is to run assoc .scr=scrfile in the command shell. If this doesn’t work, open Windows Explorer and follow these steps:

  1. Open the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
  2. Select the File Types tab.
  3. Press the New button.
  4. Enter scr in the File Extension text box.
  5. Press the Advanced button.
  6. Select Screen Saver in the Associated File Type.
  7. Press OK and allow the change to a new file type.

Now when you run an .scr file, it displays the screen saver.

B.C.’s First Scramble Intersection

By on December 28, 2011

The City of Richmond recently opened the first scramble intersection in the province. A scramble intersection will allow pedestrians to cross the road in any direction, including diagonally. The $600,000 crossing can be found at No. 1 Road and Moncton Street. I go to Steveston frequently and never really understand what this intersection was until it was pointed out to me.


There is just one button to press to stop all traffic to cross the road in any direction.


There are more plans for scramble intersections in B.C. They are definitely a great idea since it makes crossing roads considerably safer for pedestrians.