Today I'm proud to announce the launch of my third major website. Gnubesoft! In addition to being a catch-all for my various coding projects, Gnubesoft is where I'll be teaching programming.
Some of you may think that you don't want to program. You may even be annoyed that I'm now posting programming tutorials to my YouTube channel. For this reason I start the new series with a video explaining all of the reasons you want to strongly consider it! The first being that programming is fun!
I'm going to be focusing on that aspect in the same way I share my love of synthesis and music production. Solving challenges and making computers do things is a great hobby, and it might just save your life. I shit you not.
We are past Peak Jobs. Between corporate consolidation and career obsolescence we are shedding jobs left and right. Some industries are no longer necessary. Retail stores are closing by the thousands, and Malls are quickly being abandoned. To add to this crisis, automation is already upon us and is threatening many more careers. You might be thinking of truckers and taxi drivers, but they're not the only ones. Solid, high-paying, careers are threatened too. It is estimated that by the 2030's there will be 38%-50% fewer jobs.
If you're unemployed you can't buy apps, and if you can't buy apps I can't sell ads. This is an existential crisis, and I'm taking a very long view towards remedying it. You can be annoyed that my YouTube channel is now featuring stuff you don't care about, but you have to respect the Long Con.
The series starts the same way I launched discchord, with a proclamation that, "Anyone Can Program!" I go on to explain in detail, with charts, all of the reasons you should get interested. If you're already interested you can skip ahead to the second video, Introduction to Python. The third video, Automate the Criminal Stuff, is essentially Episode 1 and is more representative of how other videos in the series will be.