Messed Up Bits

I am starting to work on a new web site that is nearing completion. It was initially setup by a different company and handed off to my company after the client realized that the original “developers” were in a bit over their heads.

I have just one example to share about the state of this project (you can infer from this the overall health of other parts of the site, as constructed by the original programmers). While getting a walk-through from the developer who has been working for months trying to get the rid of the last lingering bugs, I was told: “By the way, the way that they originally set up the database is that the 1’s and 0’s in the Bit columns are usually backwards. So most of the time a 0 means true and a 1 means false. Except for a few cases where 1 means true and 0 means false.”

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