Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Actually a good idea to install a defibrillator at a place where all hell breaks loose with this never ending deployment virus . I just hope, none gets the idea of using this machine to improve test efficiency and giving some testers an extra shake...

Different Goals

When a tester didn't find any cool bugs, then he basically has two options to think about.

a) The software is good enough to go live
b) The software wasn't tested well enough

Typically, the developer thinks it is "a". And, of course, the tester always fears it could be option "b".

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Very First Exception

I received a few emails where people voted this cartoon as excellent, but I must admit that there was quite a bunch of people who did not really understand the punch line.

I don't know how the story of Aladdin is told in English spoken areas, but here in Switzerland you must use a cleaning rag and wipe it over the oil lamp (in the cartoon it is a teapot) to get the ghost crawling out of it. In this cartoon it is the small bug that went over the teapot. He trig-gered the event and the ghost slipped out. He was confused as he did not understand who woke him up.

Another one asked me whether ghosts really cast a cloud over the floor... Actually a good question. I don't know, I never met a ghost in person.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Worm Catcher

I'll better not comment this one, may be at a later point in time.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Chaos Theory

It was quite a challenge identifying this hustle and bustle with a unique and accurate name, until Einstein crossed my mind...