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Safari RSS database columns not so mysterious now

The column names were inspired by the freebie game Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot published by Atomic Sock Monkey. It’s fun! Try it!

The fact that there are weird column names was inspired by sqlite’s (then-)inability to add columns to existing tables. So the last time I had to break the schema to add a new column, I added four more as a reserve.

Needless to say, the contents, schema and very existence of that database are subject to change without notice, etc. etc.

Source: A comment by Jens Alfke

Remember when I wrote about the SQLite DB backing Safari RSS? I found a veritable zoo of natural enemies lurking in there. Jens Alfke was nice enough to leave the above comment today, and I thought it was worth calling out. I love hearing about this sort of trivia behind the code! :)