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Keeping the lights on when your battery is running low

Most of when I test I’m thoroughly engaged and involved and enjoying the moment. Then there are those “other” times. ¬†Typically for me they happen in the afternoon. My sugar levels get low, I get tired, and I stop testing well. But darn it, there’s so much testing to do! How can I and my […]

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Beware the Lotus Eaters

I wrote a feature article for Logigear Magazine February Edition entitled Beware the Lotus Eaters. I really enjoyed writing this article, I hope you get something out of it. Beware the Lotus Eaters Oh, and thanks James Bach for reviewing it for me!

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The antipodes are calling

I’m heading to Sydney, Australia on 22nd January 2011. ¬†I will be looking for test consulting work ¬†preferably through my Australian consulting company Testing Times. What do I offer? I shed light on testing problems often obscured or caused by a testing process. I bring a new perspective often hard to gain when inside an […]

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Discovering Big Trak

Recently, I’ve been reading up on how we approach and report on solving problems. One book recommended to me was Exploring Science by David Klahr. There’s¬†a lot in this book. ¬†Khlar performs experiments in his “Discovery Lab” where participants are observed solving and reporting problems. ¬†He uses a robotic toy called Big Trak. It’s a […]

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The pain…the pain

I’m currently experiencing a boundary test. The test is…how much toothache can I tolerate before resorting to as massive overdose of painkillers? I know, I can feel you all wincing in empathy, even if you’ve never experienced toothache, almost everyone can empathize¬†with the pain. But…….. there is relief. I am to visit the dentist tomorrow. […]

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