I Am A Happy Tester

Despite my clear inability to organize myself enough to do weekend posts, I sit here typing today a happy software tester. The reason for my happiness lies over at the Ministry of Testing’s Dojo, where they have announced the scheduled speakers for TestBash Philadelphia 2017. I’m one of them. This means I have a little Read More…

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Small Bits o’ Business

First and foremost, thank you to the Instapundit readers, and apologies that it took so long to get you all out of WordPress jail. I don’t check the blog when I’m at work, so anyone who commented after I went to bed last night (which would be all of you) had to wait until I Read More…

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Living With Demons on your Shoulder

For one reason and another, depression and suicide has been a lively topic among my internet friends of late. Opinions, as they do, vary from those who rage at the suicide for taking the coward’s way out through various reactions including my personal one: there but for the grace of Something go I. You see, Read More…

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Placeholdery Stuff

Because I’ve just spent the last hour or so writing tomorrow’s post for the Mad Genius Club. It’s a bit of a ramble on the goodness of having a good editor (which I do, for my non-fiction), and why a good editor is really helpful. The Bugger had his last full steroid pill today. Tomorrow Read More…

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Grr. Arg.

I have apparently Done Something to my right leg/hip. I’m not sure what, but getting up from a chair or climbing (or going down) stairs is not good right now. As in that side will not take my weight while the leg is bent. And of course, hurts when I’m doing such exotic things as Read More…

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Things Customers Believe

It is truly remarkable what customers believe about software and software testing. Some of the ones that I’ve run into in the last week are doozies: If you get a popup that reeks malware it must be the fault of the software we just updated because it happened when the user was on that site. Read More…

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Another Day

Another day has been and gone with absolutely nothing accomplished. I think I’m catching something, or possibly trying to catch something. At any rate, between release shenanigans at work meaning I had a longer week than usual and am paying for it by being more tired than usual at the weekend, and the Bugger’s issues Read More…

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Some Good, Some Not So Much

On the Bugger vs Pills front, the pill popper has evened the score some. No muss, and not all that much fuss – although he was not a happy kitty and flailed about a bit (accidentally got me with a claw, too. Owie.) The medication is helping, too. He managed a mostly solid deposit shortly Read More…

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The Chronicles of the Bugger’s Medication

Thus far the score is Bugger 1, Sneaking meds into food 0. He got his pills the old fashioned way, with me me putting fingers down his throat then holding his mouth closed while he swallowed. After which he was petted and told he was a good boy. For tomorrow’s attempt I will be crushing Read More…

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