Oh. Mah. Gawd.
OMFG. This is so, SO cool. I feel like an uber-nerd, but I’ve totally seen the light. After years of explanation and geekitude from Dan (and, more recently, from this tutorial), some support from Sheryl, and of course, an initial introduction from Jamie and from Colvey, I finally have created a functional MySQL database.
It’s still pretty simple, and it’s definitely not secure yet. But that’s OK. I’m just testing my newfound skillz on my own stuff, then I’ll worry about security measures to implement when I work on the actual LSM page. For now, though, all my craziness is over that little module in the index sidebar (visible only on the main index page and on the full listing of all entries) labeled, “Keeping Busy.”
It’s probably one of the simplest things I could have made, but it works. It even sorts the events in date order, and only shows events that happen after today. I’m damn proud of myself.
This has virtually unlimited possibilities. OMG. I should have *made* the opportunity to learn this *years* ago.
I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.