I just wanted to offer a quick apology to everyone that has sent me emails lately. Yes, I have received your messages, and I will get to them as soon as possible. I'm just a bit swamped right now, so please bear with me, and I'll get to them all as soon as possible.
In the meantime here's a fun exchange from the MySQL support pages:
1) From Person A: It's a bug that I can't write sql/ddl like this:
start_date date not null default now(),
2) Reply from a support person: