I had a lovely evening last night playing video games with a friend. We started off playing Micro Machines v3 and Wipeout on the playstation then decided to get pizza + ice-cream and watch films.
We saw Spawn which sucked to be honest, and Wild Things which I've seen before and quite enjoyed - she seemed to like it lots; though we both agreed that Denise Richards is pretty to look at, if you like that kind of thing, but she can't act.
I've been making code cleanups all over the place during the past few days, so now I'm happy with the structure of the program.
Today I implemented file caching for all the theme template files. Previously they were re-read for each connection which wasn't optimal.
The simple scheme I've come up with is based upon the modified time of the files and provides a snappier feel to the system.
It's nice when simple changes like this produce a noticable performance gain.
After having installed Netsaint last week we now have a decent network monitoring system!
Today I'm just mildly irritated that there's no obvious way to turn off telnets 'connecting ..' messages. This means that I can't do this:export START="`telnet localhost daytime`"
This made me laugh though, from 'man telnet'BUGS The source code is not comprehensible.