So the first thing I need to do is figure out how to store stuff.

Some random dude on the internet named Julian Smith  says I should start with the most challenging thing first- the thing I don’t know dick about.  I’m inclined to believe he’s right.  See, if I start with the easy stuff first, the thing that I know is essential but I don’t know anything about, it will sit there, looming like a thing that looms, overshadowing the effort I put into things I do know about. 

In short, without a database, I can’t conveniently store my data.  So I have to know how to make and store a database.  This is the big hairy goal of the next half-hour.  I don’t give a shit if I make it or not.