If you don’t want garbage out, don’t put garbage in

garbage-truckThere is an old axiom in computing, called garbage in garbage out. Basically it boils down to if you put garbage data into your system, don’t expect anything useful to come out.

Some garbage data is pretty easy to spot, for example “Mr Jqwdgsg” is probably not going to be a real name, but selecting the suburb of Wanniassa in Perth might be a little harder to detect at a glance. Pro tip, at the time of writing this, there is no suburb of Wanniassa in the city of Perth WA. Continue reading