"You should re-write almost the WHOLE script. In fact, I'm thinking you should break it into three scripts for the sake of readability."
"The script isn't great, but it's not totally shitcan terrible either. Work on it and it'll serve well."
Now, realistically, the first voice is righter than the second. (I didn't know what grep did a week ago. Go ahead, laugh all you want. I know where you live.) But, because I try to make correct decisions instead of fast ones, I'll compromise. I'll start my vacation early, get all my backups made at a leisurely pace (instead of all of them Thursday!) and prep the stuff for the rp'ing campaign.
Oh, right, I didn't mention that. The client (in a non-client role) has confided in me that several of our mutual acquaintances are hurtin' for rp'ing, so would I please GM?
I pretended to hold out. I love rp'ing, and I haven't in at least the three months I've been working on this. Maybe longer.
Of course, because the allure of this language just seems neverending to me, I'll rig up a linux distribution on my 486 in the living room. If I feel like coding on the script, I can - I just won't be able to test the same way. If I feel like playing with the language a bunch, I can do that too. (I can also access a bunch of stuff through my Zip drive, handy little bastard that it is.)
I can make a bunch of handling routines, stuff that wouldn't even touch the HTML, and see if everything's updating properly. Then, when the big bad box gets back, I can clean things up, fix things, properly test things, etc.
Glad it's under warranty, though.
What else...Buffy! I probably wouldn't be so mad at it if I could figure out WHY it nags me on the periphery of my mind so much, or why I can't seem to stop *watching* it.
I'm playing around with PerlMUD and I'm playing around with Perl. I tried to write a filter today, but I lost a finger in the process so I quit playing with it for now. Probably fix it later this week.