fighting the lack of good ideas

the trilogy as a source of help

I’ve been a user on stackoverflow since shortly after it debuted last year. I’m also becoming active on superuser and serverfault.

Today I have a prime example of why these services are so helpful. I have a small db scripting problem. After googling’ for a while with various combinations of keywords, including attempting to make heads or tails of the MySQL documentation, I asked this question on SO.

Inside of a couple minutes, several folks answered my question, pointing to exactly the part of the manual I couldn’t find on my own.

Volunteer communities are awesome.