small world

From: Ed King 
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went a-googl'ing for the answer to a mysql problem and one of the pages I hit 
was

http://www.mwusers.com/forums/showthread.php?15943-1205-Lock-wait-timeout-exceeded-try-restarting-transaction-%28localhost%29-error


as soon as I saw the cat avatar, I thought "hey that looks familiar" and then I 
read the post and sure enough I knew who it was

in my "umpteen years experience" with postgres I've never seen a transaction 
lock.   is mysql still a toy database?