I laughed my way through this article. The best part was when he said he wasn't the only one, and linked to someone with legitimate concerns.
Don't want to use a bug tracker? That's fine. Use a TODO file in your directory if you need to put something aside.
Don't want to use VCS? That's REALLY stupid. Hook a clapper to a backup trigger. "I'm about to do something dangerous! (clap clap!)"
Why really stupid? Because you can argue git is too complicated, that it lets you do too many things, etc, etc. Great! You might be right. But if you're a beginner, you can get away with:
The long, laborious setup:
git add --all .
git commit -m "This is what I did."
Undoing changes before saving them:
git reset --hard
git clean -fd
Hell, use a GUI. There's decent ones out there. But use something simple. Start HERE. This gives you an annotated history of what you changed and why. Do NOT argue that's some ridiculous process, because it will probably save you a significant amount of time within your first day.
Yes, you can set up a remote repository. Yes you can push, branch, merge, whatever the hell you want. But if it's just you, you're damn right that's too much process. So don't do it!