Archive for October, 2013

QA Music: What Kind of Animal Would You Be If You Were An Animal?

Monday, October 28th, 2013 by The Director

I wish someone would ask me that question in an interview just so I could say, “A squirrel.”

A half-crazed Mississippi squirrel.

As Seen in Time Magazine

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by The Director

Not me, and not really the magazine. It’s only the Web site, but it is Ben Simo:

Nearly 20 million Americans have now experienced the broken Obamacare website first hand. But Ben Simo, a past president of the Association for Software Testing, found something more than a cumbersome login or a blank screen—clear evidence of subpar coding on the site.

Congrats, Ben!

Cracked Steals My Tone

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by The Director

Cracked (I put the name in italics because it was a magazine in my day, sonny, and I fancy myself the IT world’s Sylvester P. Smythe) has a piece entitled 5 Reasons Tech Companies Make Bad Gadgets (An Inside Look) that you might want to read.

It’s not about software per se, but it looks awfully familiar.

Thoughts to Keep QA Up At Night

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by The Director

A quote commonly attributed to Napoleon says:

Rascality has limits; stupidity has not.

I’m testing this application as rascally as I can, but I am only one member of the team, and the users are infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters and hammers and stone tablets.

Am I being stupid enough? How can I be more stupid?


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