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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 […]