Scott Watson

Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer

Software Tester, Fiction Writer, Political Satirist, and Part-Time Blogger

I'm a 42-year-old male with a variety of experiences and knowledge on subjects including software testing, the IT industry, United States politics, video games, and fiction tropes. I'm primarily a skilled software test/quality assurance engineer with fifteen years of experience. I have proven expertise in identifying and troubleshooting software deficiencies, creating instructions for enhancements, and thoroughly tracking defects through to swift resolution. I'm adept at analyzing, creating and implementing test plans, cases, scenarios and scripts. I have a consistent focus on optimizing software performance, reliability, scalability, usability, security, and compliance. My most active blog is
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Blog Post
Deadly Serious About Deadly Rhetoric: The Twit on Twitter

I'm of the mindset that when one has evidence, facts, and the moral high ground, one does not need to resort to lying, doxxing, and murder to win the debate. The Pro-Lifers never got that message. I single out a Pro-Lifer who locked horns with me and used him as an example of how hate speech and inflammatory rhetoric directly leads to murder.

October 9th, 2018
Republicans Shocked to Discover That Laws Apply to Them

I'm an on-and-off fan of The Onion. I decided to pay homage to them by writing a satirical article about how utterly flabbergasted Republicans are that laws apply to them as well.

December 18th, 2018
Blog Post
America, Kid Me Not (Part 2 of 2)

Anyone can point out a problem. But wise women and men can say, "This is a problem, and here are some ideas for a solution...." In this blog post, I brainstorm ways to make the United States of America safer for our children.

May 12th, 2019
Blog Post
America, Kid Me Not (Part 1 of 2)

Right-wingers like to shout "Think of the children!" to stoke moral outrage. However, the way we as a nation treat our children indicate that we think of our children as punching bags. I attempt to make the point that the United States of America as a whole has no idea how to care for children.

May 12th, 2019
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Addressing the Automation Misconception

Test automation is a colossal trend in the IT industry as of the time of this posting. But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. There are costs and risks associated with automated testing, and some tasks are better suited for a human than a machine. This blog post explains when and how to use automated testing... and when to manually execute tests instead.

May 25th, 2019
Blog Post
Taking Aim at Those Gun Nut Bastards

When a mass shooting occurs in America, the right-wingers and their horde rush to the aid of... the NRA, while the rest of us get nothing but meaningless "thoughts and prayers." I highlight some of the worst of the worst and explain how flawed and morally bankrupt their talking points are.

September 2nd, 2019
Blog Post
Jesus Needs to Sue for Character Defamation

Susan B. Anthony said, "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." Reverend John McTernan, on the other hand, claims that Superstorm Sandy was God's punishment for "the homosexual agenda." If Jesus Christ does come back, I believe that one of his first orders of business should be to retain a lawyer and let the lawsuits flow like water-turning-into-wine.

September 5th, 2019
Blog Post
A Suggestion for the Hiring Process: Adaptive Interviews

Searching for a job can be brutal. And one of the worst parts is having to wait for weeks -- or even months -- after an interview to know whether or not the job seeker landed the job. My solution: "adaptive interviews." I use the concept of computerized adaptive testing and apply it to the interviewing process. This may sound crazy, but it happened to me at least once.

October 29th, 2019
Blog Post
"Quality" Is Not a 4-Letter Word

One of the biggest problems in the IT industry is the minimization or vilification of quality assurance. However, failing to meet the customers' expectations is a recipe for disaster. I highlight the results of cutting corners and explain how a hamburger chain can teach the IT industry a thing or two about quality assurance.

October 28th, 2019
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Both-Siderism: "My Ass and a Hole in the Ground are Exactly the Same!"

One of the largest and most-damaging lies that the right-wing and the mainstream media circulate is the "both sides" logical fallacy. They employ this false equivalency to give Republicans a free pass for their misdeeds. I demonstrate how absurd and intellectually dishonest both-siderism is.

November 2nd, 2019
Blog Post
Render to Sam the Things That Are Sam's

I'm a fan of "separation of church and state." So I'm alarmed when religious figures proudly proclaim that Donald Trump is a messiah-like figure, and that Democrats are ripe for smiting. I propose that churches should pay taxes if they insist on ignoring the separation between church and state. Can I get an Amen, sinners?

November 2nd, 2019
Blog Post
My Twitter Feed is a Hot Mess over Nessa: Pokemon Black and Whitespaining

"Pokemon Sword" and "Pokemon Shield" introduce Nessa, a person-of-color as one of the gym leaders. Racists wasted little time making an issue out of her skin color. Also, Xylochi, an online cosplayer, was cyberbullied for cosplaying as Nezuko from "Kimetsu no Yaiba." I hope that this blog post is super-effective at pointing out the hypocrisy and stupidity of harassing non-White cosplayers.

November 29th, 2019
Blog Post
Disabled People in Fiction: I'm For It

One of my Twitter mutuals asked about having characters with disabilities. I make a case for how characters with disabilities can enrich the story, and I provide examples from my own works-in-progress.

December 5th, 2019
Blog Post
"What About Whataboutism?": Explaining and Condemning a Popular Logical Fallacy

This blog post describes the "whataboutism" logical fallacy and how intellectually-dishonest people deploy it as a means to prevent resolutions to problems.

November 2nd, 2019
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