Having formally ditched my career as a web developer, I've now decided to formally ditch all of my attempts at web development. Which is to say, I'm sick of digging around in php code and trying to coax mySQL databases to do whatever it is that they're supposed to do. I'm tired of digging around for the root password to my server and tired of worrying that I'm going to accidentally format the hard drive once I've foolishly su'ed myself into a position of authority.
So to hell with it! My career as a web developer is officially over. Now it's somebody else's problem!