**Testing ::** Been busy testing various aspects of PostgreSQL 8.1, which is now on [http://www.postgresql.org/developer/beta beta 2]. Still haven’t had time to do a full dump/restore of some of my current systems, but hopefully I can get to that some time this week. **Administration ::** I’ve also recently finished setting up a [http://phppgadmin.kattare.com/phppgadmin3cvs/index.php new demo server] for phpPgAdmin, which also has 8.1 beta1 available on it for testing. Anyone interested please bump around and [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=37132&atid=418980 report any bugs] you find. (Note you may be directed to the old server if your DNS hasn’t updated, if you are on the old one you wont have 8.1 available to you) This is also while battling some problems with the 1.1.9 [http://www.go-mono.com mono] release, which appears to have busted things for [http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-list/2005-September/028622.html some people]. I think I’ll be hopping back to 1.1.8 as I have some deadlines to meet and the 1.1.9 issues seem quite nebulous. (Escpecially after a clean install of Mono/[http://fedora.redhat.com/ FC3] was broken from the get go) **Testing + Administration ::** Well, I am now a [http://osb.sra.co.jp/postgresql-ce/news_en.html PostgreSQL Certified Engineer], thanks to the folks at [http://www.sraapowergres.com/en/ SRA] and [http://www.vue.com/sra/ Pearson Vue]. My initial thoughts on the test are that it is a pretty good initial attempt, and if you wanted to weed out people who knew postgresql from those who didn’t this would probably work. I base this on the thought that I think it would be pretty iffy for my co-workers to pass the test if they took it (questions on things like initdb are going to completly knock them). I did have some issues with some of the questions but I want to talk to the folks at SRA before I go into any details, but on the whole I feel pretty positive about it.