The dev who looks at your code 3 years later might not appreciate this…

Editing someone else’s old code is pretty scary. Sometimes editing my own old code is even scarier. Try banging your head against the wall trying to figure out why your PHP code isn’t saving data correctly to the database only to realize an hour later it’s because you forgot about the MySQL trigger you setup 3 years ago. Fun stuff. This certainly could add to the fun. According to the online manual here, you can override built-in php functions. While potentially very useful in special situations, it could also lead to a long time of debugging 3 years later.

That new article you just read about nutritition is most likely wrong

I started losing weight and getting fit when I stopped listening to all of the advice everyone was telling me that “they just read an article about”. It turns out I might be on to something by not listening to everyone. This article outlines some of the more common sound bites you will here from your friend, mother-in-law, or co-workers. In many cases, what they might be telling you could be horribly wrong. Probably what I am telling you right now is wrong too.

I guess I won’t be needing my backup drive anymore…

We get used to things being a certain way, and then because of technology, they become entirely different. Maybe not quite just yet, but nevertheless sooner than we think, our method of storing data will go through this transformation as well. This article outlines how scientists were able to store data in DNA in a way that is an order of magnitude more efficient than our current digital storage methods.  As always, science is a wonderful thing.