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imho, a majority of posters on QA do not have a clue about how to debug.
I cannot generalize from that to make inferences about other programmers in the main/wild.
I do think that debugging skill is tied closely to mastery of the facilities the IDE offers, and that mastery requires some effort.
I suspect that many QA posters are at the low-end of some general measure of: motivation; eagerness to learn; willingness to work hard to get the "bigger picture." Their questions would never be tolerated on StackOverflow.
So, yes, I think articles from you on debugging would be great.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
If you are going to write an article on debugging, make sure you include the original problem statement.
Many bugs are introduced by misinterpreting the "specs" or by having ambiguous specs.
Another approach might be to show multiple "answers" that all compile correctly, and then ask which of these best meets the spec. (Always have an option "D - none of the above")
I currently have 41 tabs open in Chrome for interesting links that I want to go back to. I rarely do except to look at a link to see if I want to remove it and don't, putting it back on the "look at later" list.
Sometimes (due to my stupidity, not the Chrome browser or OneTab), I lose the links. I feel sad for a few minutes then discover I don't really care.
Sometimes I copy all the links to a "interesting links.txt" file. Not sure where I put the file, so I have several. But I never look at them anyways.
Is there a pill I can take to correct this behavior?
I do the same thing. Sometimes I even go so far as to copy them into an email and send them to myself with a subject along the lines of "Interesting, read these!" And you guessed it, never do. At some point I mark the mail as read/done using Inbox.
Sometimes I even go so far as to copy them into an email and send them to myself
I do that too! But at work, I have an email bookmarked called "tabs!" (why not "Links!" I don't know) of all the internal webpages needed for doing a remote build, queuing a release, adding the release to and SDLC request, submitting a ticket for a new job, the internal test tool for the third party software we use, etc. I actually refer to that list three or four times a week!