Operation Double 007
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First watch, 6 bells (11:28 pm)

I watched Operation Double 007 earlier today. It stars Neil Connery, Sean Connery's younger brother. It was also done around the same time that Sean starred in the James Bond movies, probably to cash in on all the publicity.

This movie was about an evil bad guy that wanted to use a magnetic ray to disable technology, I think to hold nations hostage or ransom for money or something. I was a bit tired while I was watching it. Even women in scanty bathing suits couldn't save this movie. Neil has a magic power of hypnosis if he just puts his fingers together and stares at someone. In this movie, he is the brother of a "famous spy" but is himself a doctor of mystical medicine. This by far wasn't one of the worst movies that Joel and the 'bots did, and would be rewatchable, unlike many of the others they've done.

I give this movie seven empty seats, for the number of times I dozed off while watching it. But hey, it was a Sunday afternoon.

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I Accuse My Parents
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First watch, 6 bells (11:14 pm)

Earlier today I watched I Accuse My Parents, a really boring movie about a young man on trial for murder, but he shifts the blame to his parents for not raising him better. I think it was meant as a warning to parents to make sure they take good care of their children, but it didn't do a very good job.

I give this movie 68 empty seats one for each boring, eternal minute of this stupid movie. If it wasn't for Joel and the robots cracking jokes I'd have checked out long ago.

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Blood of the Vampires
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Afternoon watch, 1 bell (12:58 pm)

I watched Blood of the Vampires by Cinematic Titanic (finally). It was pretty awful, but hey, I expected that.

I learned several things from this movie:

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Telnet Negotiation
Posted in Tech
Forenoon watch, 5 bells (10:55 am)

So here's what PuTTY sends in a telnet session when you leave it in active negotiation mode, in order as it sends to my MUD driver:

  1. IAC,WILL,TELOPT_NAWS (window size)
  2. IAC,WILL,TELOPT_TSPEED (terminal speed)
  3. IAC,WILL,TELOPT_TTYPE (terminal type)
  4. IAC,WILL,TELOPT_NEW_ENVIRON (environment variables)
  5. IAC,DO,TELOPT_ECHO (self explanatory)
  6. IAC,WILL,TELOPT_SGA (suppress go-ahead)

These options are defined in arpa/telnet.h.

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