OK. I've had the account a few months, I might as well start keeping a diary.
I added database support to Spot Manager today. In the process, I discovered that oracle doesn't have nearly functionality in stored procedures. The idea of being able to pass a table name at run-time apparently is not supported, at least accoring to our DBA.
On another front, I did get further on creating a automated radio station. Unfortunately, it is currently running on WinAmp. I am changing this to use mpg123 and be fully opensource, now that MySQL is [L]GPL.