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50th Weekend Testing session and „Pairing“

As one of my intentions for 2011, I want to restart with Weekend Testing. Summer 2010 was not a good time for being indoors at the weekend, so I stopped participating. I prefer the “Original” WT, which conveniently is around 9.30 AM local German time. Often I am just back from walking the dog and […]

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QR Code – Blink heuristic

I was talking with a friend of mine after a little Selenium introduction session and we came to the topic of QR codes and how they use it in his company. Basically an encoded image is created, which allows you to download something. My friend pointed his HTC mobile with the “Barcoo” app to my […]

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The “Imposing” Mentality

While I read and commented about Pradeeps latest post I recognised that my comment became very long and turned in another direction, so I decided to write the whole story here (I am sure, there are similar stories out there, but I will add my 2 cents anyway). A few years ago I was working […]

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Sisyphos as a tester

“Aye, and I saw Sisyphus in violent torment, seeking to raise a monstrous stone with both his hands. Verily he would brace himself with hands and feet, and thrust the stone toward the crest of a hill, but as often as he was about to heave it over the top, the weight would turn it […]

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Insight and Reflextion on TeamSTAR 2010

While the competition of TeamSTAR 2010 has just opened and is still going on, i already can lean back and reflect, what i learned from this lesson: I am impressed with most of the finalists. I like their approach as much as their professional videocut. Makes me wish in hindsight to have spent some more […]

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EuroSTAR 2010 – TeamSTAR competition

Last week i saw the TeamSTAR news on the EuroSTAR website. A Team of four people could make a small (2 min) video entry, upload it to Youtube and get the chance to win the team tickets for the testing conference.  With a price tag from 850 to 2200 Euro,  i thought to myself to […]

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Bug reporting “on the fly” or with “timely distance” ? (Focus – Defocus)

Today i used BBTestAssistant to record some sessions. I put my notes directly into the tool to make best use of the integrated timestamp and the option to jump directly to the scene in the movie. (HINT: Move mouse to bottom of screen and the notes window pops up and pauses the recording). At the […]

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Odysseus, Hercules or an unknown crew mate?

Good question eh? While i am not suffering from hybris, sometimes i feel like i do my part of the heroic deeds, the great heroes of their time did. I like to invent my own version of the cruise of Odysseus and his ship. In my version, all kind of other heroes are aboard his […]

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A Testers odyssee

To keep in line with the theme of the blog … why did i choose it in the first place? Well, for one thing i am a sucker for greek mythology and especially this story seems fitting. People with a goal but not a certain route and a lot of obstacles and dangers in their […]