An Army of Free De-buggers

Before we can unleash a free army of debuggers, we must know (or at least suspect) five crucial "facts".

Fact 1: More effort is spent on de-bugging than has been spent on landing men on the moon. (I don't know if that's true, but if not, it's a good guess.)

Fact 2: Captchas generated 7 billion dollars of free labor last year. (Again not true.)

Fact 3: Old folks do crossword puzzles for free, just to keep their minds sharp.

Fact 4: There are more old, retired software developers than ever who still like doing code. And they're on Facebook, the only place the law still allows them to see their grandchildren.

Fact 5: And small, targeted groups like "Old Coders" are incredibly easy and cheap to reach through Facebook's ad platform.

So here's the idea for an army of free debuggers. The idea is free. I'm giving it away, regardless of what it cost to create it or how valuable it is. An idea that seems like "common sense" in retrospect and obviously correct.

Yes, but it takes a man who's pretty deep into software development to "know" (or even guess) those first 3 "facts". And it takes a man who's pretty deep into online marketing to know the last two "facts". The idea can't occur outside of the mind of a man who knows both.

And for some reason, God created very few people who are both a natural tech nerd and a marketing nerd. Actually, don't blame God for the devil's work.

There are very few autodidact polymaths (a self-taught jack-of-all-trades) on earth because our school systems were designed to destroy the white man at his Achilles heel. And because Adam Smith stressed the importance of specialization which has now been taken to an extreme, all multi-disciplinarianism has been crushed. Dumped in to the same bin as white supremacy.

I'm also a white supremacist, by the way. Shining that light like the good Lord taught me. 

A coder/marketer/blogger is a rare enough creature, but one who's innovative, passionate, and deeply curious, not economically crippled by being thrice divorced and/or a strung-out junkie, alcoholic, a channel-flipper or social media addict is like a bolt from God. 

He's like a black swan waiting to happen.

A CAPTCHA that asks you to "solve this C# code snippet" aimed at bored former game devs shouldn't even be possible on this kind of planet because the multi-disciplinarian polymath drop-out would normally be tempted to take a big paycheck and funnel all his creative energies into piling up money to attract a gold-digging wife. Just like the movies taught him to do.  

Schools and the infotainment propaganda complex are turning Aryan Gods into money-loving, treasure-hoarding failures and wage slaves with golden handcuffs at record speeds with almost all of them marching in lock-step to their own destruction like lemmings. (Or more like sheep, actually. Lemmings don't really behave that way.)

But  when a $200k+ per year software dev (actually the game devs make a lot less than the Silicon Valley/FAANG big-tech companies) jump up out of their recliners because "SOMEONE IS WRONG ON THE INTERNET" 

A dry test is would show an obvious off-by-one error and see how many Um-Acchsually WRONGONTHEINTERNETs you can catch with it. 

And if you think that's too expensive, you could put a common bug on a t-shirt and walk around Silicon Valley campus listening for the groans from.

Why go to the effort of advertising a "catch the bug" game for elderly former WoW developers? Because an Amazon-Turk-style army of debuggers could theoretically identify a bugs in seconds. 

Having an old white man staring over your shoulder telling you to put that semicolon back in there about as fast as a young whipper-snapper can type in Java, C, Python or JS, you'll catch mistakes faster than you can wag a finger at an immigrant to "GET OFF MYLAWN!!"

And thereby save eleventy billion dollars per week in de-bugging costs which represent 91 and a half percent of all minutes spent on software development.

There ya go. No extra charge. I caught a mistake the industry's been making for years that's perfectly obvious, but nobody can see it.

Your company's most valuable resource ain't the people you pay to work for you. It's the people who are willing to work for free but you won't let them.

Now go choke on your shithole industry, Silicon Valley. May God have mercy on your soul.


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