Patti (whipartist) wrote,

My superpower

My superpower is knowing exactly what's wrong with a piece of software without even looking at the code, just by seeing the symptoms. I just had the following conversation with our VP of engineering:

Him: I can't figure out why (some random bug) is happening. It's really weird, and it doesn't make any sense.

Me: It's because of X. You need to do Y and then it will work.

Him: Oh! You're right! That's exactly what it is.

Bear in mind that I have never looked at a single line of this code. I just knew exactly what the problem was, and I knew right away... it wasn't like I had to puzzle over it for a while.

What's your superpower?
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