Release Notes: The speed of the virtual machine was increased by nearly 50%. The Programmers Guide and Reference was updated. Local and global variable handling were rewritten. Basic string functions were added. Banners at start/termination time were added with useful information such as the source line where errors have occurred, start - end timestamps, and so on. lolcode can now create and run a binary as a hex dump, which is easy to send via email as a plain ASCII text. lolcode can now protect binaries or hex dumps with a password.