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February, 2006

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    Michael's (Mostly) Raw Breakfast Muesli

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    At the same time I experimented with being a vegetarian I also dabbled with a raw food diet. I did OK on both but decided that I like meat (as long as it's organic and free range and all that) and that thirty oranges and forty apples isn't my idea of...
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    Through The Glass Darkly

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    Testing is often divided into two types: black box testing, where you poke at the product from the outside and don't have a clue how it's put together or what makes it tick, and white box testing, where you inspect source code and execute the product...
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    Help Us Help You

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    Rob Caron is looking for testers and test leads willing to have a couple Microsofties come to your place of work and observe how you do what you do. For more information, see his post The ROI of Software Testing (which actually points you to yet another...
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    Tests In The Spec Before Code?

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    A Diligent Reader writes: A co-worker and I are having a bit a disagreement that I feel your talents may shed some light on. We're currently writing an engineering design document which includes a high-level & low-level design of a software...
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    Lunging Madness

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    The human body is an amazing thing. If you do something bunches of times in a row it gets fatigued and starts to fail. But if you persist long enough it eventually adusts and can continue for a very long time. Case in point: I did lunges for forty-five...
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    Yo Yo Yo - New Expression Bloggers

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    I feel compelled to give a shout out to Mario , Adrian , and Unni , all of whom are finally blogging! Mario and Adrian are testers on my team, and Unni is a tester-turned-PM (traitor!). All three are much more artistic than me. Check 'em out!
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    It's Not What You Know That Matters

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    My friend Mike recently told me about his bee magnet. Once upon a time, his family got it into their heads that he collected magnets. People knowing you collect something can be a curse (even when you really do collect that something) because they shower...
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