I started getting back into learning more MySQL this weekend. I didn’t mention this, but I got a SQL book a while back (for 50 cents) titled Teach Yourself SQL in 14 Days. It’s about 7 years old, but the basics of SQL haven’t changed much in that time. In my other life SQL has been learned from trial, error, and lots of hacking. I do a lot of perl related things with SQL, so when I can’t write the SQL to do what is needed, I just do it on the perl side. Learning what I’m learning now should speed things up a bit. Of course I’ve had it more that 14 days, and I’m only 1/2 way through it.