Archive for the ‘QA music’ Category

QA Music: Music To Do Spreadsheets By

Monday, August 26th, 2019 by The Director

You know what’s better than spreadsheets? Spreadsheets exported from one system that you have to manually enter into another system, and the spreadsheets are continually updated in the middle of the worksheets where you’ve already manually typed out hundreds of rows.

Fortunately, there’s Five Finger Death Punch for tasks just like this.

Safe for remote work, but if you’re in an awfice, not so much. It is called “Burn MF” after all.

QA Music: Welcome Home to Monday

Monday, August 19th, 2019 by The Director

If there’s ever been a song that really expresses the daily grind of QA, this is it.

Hellyeah, “Welcome Home”

The album of the same title won’t be available for another month.

Sadly, I just tipped my age: Old enough to buy music on physical media.

QA Music: Setting the Mood for the Week

Monday, July 29th, 2019 by The Director

You might not want to turn this one up if you work in a workplace that requires a tie. Or pants.

Dope, “Die, Motherf—er, Die”

Or maybe you do.

QA Music: Monsters

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 by The Director

It’s been a while since we’ve had any Shinedown on the blog, so here’s “Monsters”:

I know, it’s been a while since we’ve had anything on the blog. I’m working on it.

QA Music: We’ve Heard This Before

Monday, March 4th, 2019 by The Director

Well, not this song, but the message it conveys.

“Mantra” by Bring Me the Horizon

Yeah, I’m still here. I’d say I’m still testing, but I have found myself on a couple of gigs where I spend most of my time with Agile artifacts expressing that some testing is done. Not as much as there should be, though. Perhaps I should get back to writing more.

QA Music: We Always Test The Metal

Monday, October 15th, 2018 by The Director

Unleash the Archers, “Test Your Metal”

QA Music: The Baseline

Monday, September 3rd, 2018 by The Director

U.D.O., “I Give As Good As I Get”:

Remember, testers and quality assurance professionals: You should always give at least as good as you get. If not better than you get.

QA Music: Why Would A User Do That?

Monday, July 30th, 2018 by The Director

I’ll let Lzzy Hale and Halestorm take this one:


QA Music: Metal Makes Everything Better

Monday, July 16th, 2018 by The Director

As you probably know, I’m a big fan of Leo Morachiolli, a Norwegian scientist proving every week that metal makes everything better.

Here is his cover of Peter somebody’s song “Sledgehammer”:

“I want to be your sledgehammer” is right on my business card.

QA Music: The Mondayest Song Ever

Monday, June 25th, 2018 by The Director

Three Days Grace, “The Mountain”:

QA Music: Some Projects Be Like

Monday, March 19th, 2018 by The Director

Testament, “Centuries of Suffering”:

Yes, I just got the new Testament album, Brotherhood of the Snake. Which is what I’m planning to call the Testers’ Union when I get enough signatures.

QA Music: Georgia On My Mind

Monday, October 30th, 2017 by The Director

Fozzy, “Judas”:

Now go out there and betray some friendly software for a couple bits of silver.

QA Music: Indestructible

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by The Director

“Indestructible” by Disturbed.

I know, the song is almost as old as this blog is. That doesn’t make it any less relevant.

QA Music: The Tester In Our Nature

Monday, September 25th, 2017 by The Director

Currently on heavy rotation deep in my darkened QA lair is this song by Rise Against, “The Violence”:

Clearly, I’ve been clicking the replay button too much to do any real writing lately.

QA Music: Fail Early, Fail Fast

Monday, June 5th, 2017 by The Director

Paralandra, “All Fall Down”:

Well, it’s our job to make the software fail early and fail fast.

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.

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.

QA Music – Anti-Everything

Monday, May 8th, 2017 by The Director

Ded, “Anti Everything”:

Especially Mondays.

QA Music: The Best Load Testing Song Ever

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by The Director

Kenny Loggins, “Danger Zone”

You know that’s what I listen to when I set the load testing tool to ramming speed.

QA Music: A Software Testing Career Is A Long, Hard Road

Monday, April 17th, 2017 by The Director

Ozzy Osbourne, “The Road to Nowhere”

Which is from one of Ozzy Osbourne’s comeback albums, almost twenty-five years ago, old man.

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