UPDATE: This article has been published as a technote, and later updated for MySQL 4 and 5.

Having not gone to Macromedia MAX this year, I'm glued to the tube this evening watching the 2004 presidential election results. Dan Rather's pontifications, prognostications, and random musings are starting my make my eyes glaze over, so to remedy that, I'll take a quick break here to share some information about how to connect to MySQL 4.1 from ColdFusion MX server.