logged on and started reading through the news, pleasantly surprised to find i have been certified as an "advogato apprentice". (thanks andrei!)
i've spent the last 24 hours wondering why the PHP interbase extension doesn't have a ibase_num_rows function, and am slowly realising that it probably won't make that much difference to any work i do with it.
interbase is truly awesome, and i am giving MySQL the flick for good. it is easy to install, has great features, and it has all the ACID loveliness you could ever wish for. yumm. i'm so glad borland made it free software and it didn't just become abandonware.