Archive for May, 2017

I Cannot Follow The Instructions

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by The Director

The instructions on this Captcha are pretty clear:

Select all the images with cars
Click verify once there are none left

Clearly, I cannot click the sample image. So I can never click Verify.

Remember, kids, when the interface change, make sure to check that the text around the interface elements and instructions as to how to use the interface change to match. In this case, they probably added the sample image after inserting the text.

I would say “Make sure your documentation is correct,” but, ha, ha, what is this, 1997? Nobody writes documentation any more.

QA Music: Only Days Ending In -y

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by The Director

The Mothers of Invention, “Trouble Every Day”:

Don’t just watch the trouble. Be the trouble. For your developers, anyway.

Good Enough For Government Work

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by The Director

A consulting company offers this Information Assurance Engineer position to residents of Springfield, Missouri.

Except the job is actually located at Fort Belvoir. Which is near Springfield, Virgina.

A little off-by-1000-miles error.

But good enough for government contract recruiters.

Test Data In Production Leads To Legal Problems

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by The Director

Yabba-dabba-darn: Flintstones block sale of Ont. woman’s van:

Documents show fictional characters Fred Flintstone and his daughter, Pebbles, have taken out very real liens against a Perth, Ont. woman’s van.

. . . .

Documents obtained by CTV Toronto show Fred and Pebbles Flintstone listed as debtors claiming liens against Maureen’s vehicle. Their address is listed a 9 Yellow Brick Road, Markham, Ont.
The registering agent is listed as “PPSR Test Data1,” which suggests the lien may have been created as part of a Service Ontario system test. The documents also show other vehicle numbers under liens from the Flintstones, which could trigger more stone-age issues for other motorists.

On the other hand, the software was probably only wildly and not cancellingly over budget and just a couple years late. Incorrect data and legal battles of unknowing users of the software is a small price to pay!

(Source: Someone who reads Fark so I don’t have to.)

QA Music – You Gotta Be

Monday, May 15th, 2017 by The Director

Not Des’ree. Motionless in White, “Loud”:

You gotta be loud
You gotta be rude
so the world can hear you
You gotta be crass
You gotta be cold
it’s everything we know

So just be yourself, testers.

I Don’t Envy The Embedded Software Guys

Friday, May 12th, 2017 by The Director

It’s hard enough to try to cover all the combinations in desktop and mobile software, or at least the few combinations you can think of that are deemed worthy of testing before shoving it out the door. I can’t even imagine what it’s like on industrial or embedded applications.

So I feel for the guys who didn’t find this:

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Friday it would recall more than 1.25 million pickup trucks worldwide to address a software error linked to reports of one crash death and two injuries.

The error code could temporarily disable the side air bag and seat belt pretensioner deployment during a vehicle rollover spurred by a significant underbody impact, such as striking onroad debris or driving off-road, the Italian-American automaker said.

Unless there are no testers or someone said, “Who’s going to have a rollover spurred by underbody impact? What is this, Tremors? DEFECT REJECTED!”

In which case I only feel for the users and the former users.

QA Music – Anti-Everything

Monday, May 8th, 2017 by The Director

Ded, “Anti Everything”:

Especially Mondays.


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