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I am getting old and I need money. I bet many people do, but for some reason they prefer not to speak about it. Over 8 years at Stack Overflow I scored 11k rep and some badges.
There are not many answers there, as you may see below. It is roughly 64 rep per answer.
I like discovering things and going deeper into the matter. Like everybody else, I guess. But doing this is not fun anymore. Because companies need to do things fast. It is stressful, and I am not that stress resistant as every company wants. I also find it hard to work on problems that I don't find interesting, like doing the same bash script that was written 1000 times before by every and each developer who faced the same problem. This is my primary motivation in life - doing things properly once, to save time on scale, so that somebody else can spend this time better. This also makes me an awful employee, the one who misses deadlines and is not as effective as everybody else. Impostor is not a syndrome, it is a pressure, and I can not withstand it.
This is a long post for Stack Overflow. It is about getting some money for my reputation if anything that I did has any value to anyone. There are mining farms extracting crypto currency every N minutes, some of them burn energy, some do not. There are grants from Mozilla, USAID, Horizon 2020 but these are not accessible for someone who just digging in software problems. The competition for those is fierce, and it requires you to know beforehand what you will be doing.
I tried to help Gratipay as a platform that can be used to sustain ourselves, but it was shut down by FinCEN who over this years together with PayPal and other previous generation mafia invented rules that we can not compete with. I was involved in blockchain in the past year, but that didn't make secure. It is exciting to be there, but not so exciting to realize that I can not support myself and my family.
If I provided some value, is it possible to convert that value to something that will keep me alive? Or it doesn't matter for this site? If it was not me, then somebody else who has time and money would do this.
(sorry if I won't reply soon, bringing this up is exhausting, and I need to rest a bit)