hehe, I'm not trying anything I'm just interested in how you solved that part. As you know, I decided not to use fscommand and went for a TCP/IP approach, which has implications for Flash 8's primitive tcp handling. Flex which I'm currently working on upgrading the code to, doesn't have these issues.
I used pagination to solve it, which is more or less what you're doing. Only showing part of the data as required.