Excuses get in the way

I know, every excuse is just an excuse on failing to prioritise, but sometimes the prioritising actually gets you nailed down to something where you just have to concentrate and work on.  This week has been one of those.

So to say, releases flowing in from doors and windows and I find myself testing (or wanting to test) them all.

Which of course has meant that I haven’t been able to fulfil the 30 Days of Testing assignments. Currently I am lagging behind 1½ – 2 days. My plan is to get back on the track during this week, anyhow, meaning that I’ll do something during the weekend.

This is just to inform that I am aware of the situation.

Besides that, I ended up going through this tutorial yesterday and realised that this mochaJs-thing seems to be a neat way to learn JavaScript and some test development 😀 I might even give it a more thorough run later on. I also discussed with the author (Viktor Johansson) on collaborating and creating some neat tutorial with BDD & Robot Framework. Oh, and managed to install Skype on the Fedora, which is always an accomplishment 😉

We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

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Top 10 Excuses Made by Programmers

Top 10 Excuses Made by Programmers

Ever since I took my first ISEB -certificate I found this list a fascinating one. Need to actually to get a poll somewhere here to measure the accuracy of the grades in that list in real qa-life. Which seems to be somewhat something else than the real life (the one we do live away from keyboard/touch screen).

I myself see the ‘Works on my machine’ and ‘That’s weird…’ as the funniest 😀

10. “I haven’t touched that module in weeks!”

9. “It must be a hardware problem.”

8. “Somebody must have changed my code.”

7. “Did you check for a virus on your system?”

6. “You must have the wrong version.”

5. “That’s weird…”

4. “There must be something wrong with your data”

3. “It’s never done that before.”

2. “It worked yesterday.”

1. “It works on my machine”

And it seems there’s even more thorough list in here:

http://vbcity.com/forums/t/44234.aspx