...yup, it's time... no more mysql gem... Should have done this earlier, but no better time than the present to implement...
...this weekend...going to convert any [current 'carl_spackler'] database queries that are mysql-specific, into ActiveRecord calls. This way, someone is just one adapter change away from using their database, any db they want that ActiveRecord supports, with Spackler. ...but really, it will make things easy for me to write to my db using the ActiveRecord syntactical sugar. Laziness... a virtue!
:adapter => "sqlite",
:dbfile => "db/mygolfdb.sqlite"