Monthly Archives: May 2011

Premature Epiphany

I’m coining a new term: Premature Epiphany

Example #1: When you realize where to find a data element, in a database table, to use in a query, only to realize, after testing, that the information is not what you seek, and that you had thought it would be useful due to the lack of a related data dictionary entry for the field.

Example #2: The moment it occurs to you that you can limit the number of TMZ episodes to keep, on the DVR, due to someone in your house having added it with the ‘Unlimited‘ option, only to later realize you could simply have deleted the show’s entry instead, because no one really ever wanted it anyway.