notes and rants

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January, 2005

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    The Changing Role of Test

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    “Testday” was Monday.  As with most test conferences, several talks were on “Moving Quality Upstream.”  Any tester – or anyone interested in quality would probably agree with the benefits of this concept.  I haven’t, however, seen many people comment...
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    Self Diagnosing Software

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    A week or so ago, I read an article in Better Software (from the folks at sticky minds ) called “Tell Me Where It Hurts”.  The article describes a scenario where a small software shop releases their latest and greatest product, and get a phone call almost...
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    Testing Windows CE (part 2)

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    Perhaps “strange” was inappropriate above – CE is definitely different, but I guess I should let you form your own opinion.  I’ve already established that we don’t necessarily deliver what the end user sees.  Most of the time, in fact, a CE based device...
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    Testing Windows CE (part 1)

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    Testing CE is strange.  I spent my first 7 years in testing working on products that my mom could use – stuff I could see on a shelf in a store.  I worked on products that consumers used directly, so I often worked with the “could my mom figure this out...
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    Meetings and Efficiency

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    Let's skip right to a random topic - let's call it a brief rant about meetings. How often are meetings an efficient use of each attendees time? The answer, of course, depends on the topic, the organizer, and the attendees. I've been to way too many agendaless...
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    I hate resolutions

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    It's not that I don't want to change - I just hate that people tie self improvement goals to a specific date. If you want to change something about yourself, you should feel free to do it any time of the year you want to. With me, it's just a coincidence...
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    Happy New Year

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    This is just a quick blog post to test out w.bloggar. Assuming this works, more info to follow in the next day or so. -A
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