Sunday, December 7, 2008

New Dresscode

Ok, not related to testing, but accurate enough to the current financial crisis

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Common misconception between testers and project leaders / managers.

There is never enough time and money to make things right from ground up. The weird thing is that there is surprisingly always enough of time and money to fix the problems later on.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Invalid Use-Case

How often have you heard the phrase "This is an invalid Use-Case" only to learn quite a while later that you haven't been far away from reality when such ignorance strikes back. Safety critical industries– by their nature - have a different approach in fixing problems in the long-term. They learn from defeat (watch full article)

Monday, September 8, 2008

London strike back

1:1, now they downed the London Stock market

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Recently in the server room

Last night technicians performed some maintenance work on the air conditioning system in the computer centre and didnt tell anyone. They could not finish their work in time and left the server room with no cooling at all.
First room temparature SMS-warning received early in the morning (30 degrees C), then the second warning moments later, now 40 degrees, but of course none was reachable at that time. The servers shut down automatically when they "feel" it is getting too hot, but for 3 of the servers this was their last activity..., so this cartoon is dedicated to those 3 lonely servers who sweat to death...=;O)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cern about to create black holes

According to a news entry by CNN about a month ago, the most powerful atom-smasher ever built could make some bizarre discoveries, such as invisible matter or extra dimensions in space, after it is switched on in August.This collider, called the largest scientific experiment in history, is expected to begin test runs in August. at CERN in Switzerland. Some critics fear the Large Hadron Collider could exceed physicists' wildest conjectures: Will it spawn a black hole that could swallow Earth? Or spit out particles that could turn the planet into a hot dead clump?

David Francis, a physicist on the collider's huge ATLAS particle detector, smiled when asked whether he worried about black holes and hypothetical killer particles known as strangelets. "If I thought that this was going to happen, I would be well away from here," he said.
The collider basically consists of a ring of supercooled magnets 17 miles in circumference attached to huge barrel-shaped detectors. The ring, which straddles the French and Swiss border, is buried 330 feet underground.

Squirrel downs Swiss TV station

These bugs are envious, they heard a squirrel managed to down the Swiss TV channel for at least an hour.

Monday, June 30, 2008

A difficult tester

Testers should be curious and pessimistic, don't expect to win a lot of friends and don't expect them to see what you see.

Monday, May 26, 2008


It has been quite a while since I last put another cartoon on paper and the reason is not the missing subjects, that is for sure! There is quite a bunch of ideas just waiting in the queue to get shifted from draft to final mode. The cartoon is dedicated to UNICEF and will be part of the UNICEF exhibition next month in Steinen, Germany. The really interesting thing here is that - by accident- it fits so nicely to the weird scenarios I am just going through. Good luck, little birds!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Wrong Medicine

When the best process becomes nothing but theory and deadlines are close. The title of this cartoon could have been "against-all-odds", but it is already the day after..when you get back what you have shipped...!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


If you were a developer, the text for you instead might be:

"Time's up folks! let's count the LOC (lines of code)"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New office / Extreme Squeezing

All the employees were kept out-of-office for three days only to get this when they came back...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Zero Bugs

A bad time for bugs, at least for some of them...

Ctrl Alt Delete

SDTimes, N.Y. was so friendly to print this cartoon into one of their newsletters on April 1, 2008.

Not sure, whether that link still exists at: