- Purpose: Provides read/write globals so clients can see what's going on.
- It might be better done through a web API, but this design doesn't require the server to also provide a web interface.
- It might also be better done through stored procedures.
<mysql>CREATE TABLE `Shared` (
`name` varchar(50) NOT NULL, `val` varchar(255) default NULL, `whenset` datetime default NULL, PRIMARY KEY (`name`)