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The Daniel Moravec Experience
I don't know why I remain subscribed to vWorker, the site formerly known as "Rent A Coder". The idea is good: provide a site where individuals - not companies or consortia, but individuals - can bid for various projects commissioned by different employers. Most tasks demand programming, with the remainder requesting writing. I joined up because I thought there may be some task that would be worth my wile. But I remain disappointed.
Some coding jobs are of the "find the flaw in this code", which sounds like I'm cleaning up for some negligent IT undergraduate's mistakes. No thanks. Then there is the "Write 30 articles about subject X", be it Pokemon or clothing or whatever. I'm not interested - this creates a lot of the nonsensical articles which clogs search engine results when people are looking for actual real information about subject X.
But I've never seen bloody ghostwriting on demand until now. Look what I got in the latest vWorker mailout:
I've seen the term “moribund” used a few times to describe various packages and executables, but no one has come out and defined “moribund software”. So let me have a crack. Moribund Software is code that is neither maintained nor used, and is not likely to be either in the future. It may be buggy – or maybe there's not enough “there” in the codebase to have bugs in it. Instead, there's a paltry few features fleshed out to prototype stage, but not beyond. Software becomes moribund because turns out not to be necessary - either to the author(s) or anyone else. Or so I think, because these sentiments are what I pretty think of Project Audit.