[Aug 2, 2004; Nerd]
After installing SuSE Linux 9.1 I came across an nice GUI client for MySQL: MySQL Control Center. It is very similar to MSSQL Enterprise Manager, yet has some nice additions like a field editor for large text fields.
Combined with ssh forwarding this tool finally allows me to update my blog comfortably without having the risks and low performance of web based backends.
Don't know why I haven't come across this tool before. In case you haven't either, here is where you can get it: