My face got better, incidentally, though it was still itchy last night while I was trying to play quake ... leading to a couple of times of dieing in game coz I just had to rub my face so stopped moving. Never felt quite in control while playing, which was a bit bizarre - J suggests it was maybe just coz I didn't know the new maps, which is likely true.
More Civ at lunchtime, too - tried going all out for conquest ... I conquered the Russians, I was working on the Greeks. And I ran out of money, totally. Like -15gold/turn on 0% science and no gold. So that went a bit pear-shaped. I clearly need to put more thought into that after Christmas. There's a new patch out too, which tweaks some gameplay, so not a lot of point putting thought in till I play with that installed.
Worked a bit more on my Quake3 log analyser too - it has now lost its unhealthy obsession with particular players (if you want to clear out a hash set it to 'undef' don't set it to a reference to an empty hash as subsequent edits will alter the empty hash and screw things up). So it works as is. Next up - I want to handle suicides better. If you kill yourself it should count as only a death and the weapon shouldn't be added into the tallies for generating favourite weapon stats. Though I may pull out the ones that are by 'MOD_SUICIDE' as I think that's the kamikaze.
And more reading. I looked for (and failed to find) plot synopses of the GRRM books, so I'm sticking to reading my way through - if you know where I can find relatively detailed plot summaries, do let me know, we need to both have read the fourth book in three weeks and it's a fairly big book.