Monday, 30 August 2010

Downtime

So, been a long time since my last blog post. Not been hiding from the paparazzi after my magazine cover appearance, been stupidly busy at work.

Which all happened just after I got a book on Kanban after a recommendation on Gojko's blog. It was a good book, cant go wrong with a book that recommends the use of professional testers.
There was also an emphasis on creating slack and since reading that I've had a good lesson in how useful slack can be. Or to be more accurate, how bad not having slack time can be

The first issue of The Testing Planet was published - great work from Rosie and Rob Lambert to put it together but a tinge of regret that I was unable to help out.

This weekend I managed to catch up on some blog reading and one of the first I read was Selena Delesie on supporting the testing community which gave me more guilt feelings. I still manage to keep an eye on and moderate the STC site but been a while since I started or joined in the discussions

And more guilt when I read the latest blog from Alan Page - Will we survive the future of software? as he tries to figure out the future of testing. Hard to figure out a better way when you're knee deep in the same old brown stuff

Light at the end of the tunnel though and the thriving test community out there is a big help. Here's hoping I can get back to more involvement in it, I've missed it a lot.

8 comments:

Markus Gärtner said...

Looking forward to seeing you back on stage. Slack is indeed very meaningful, and keeps us up to speed. Hope you get out of the swamps soon.

Silverdew said...

Only till my natural death could I tell which of what I have been doing is right or wrong, so now I have to try to do well in everything, and then wait to die a natural death.


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Silverdew said...

Something is out of our control, so we have to command ourselves." said Linghu Chong, a known character in a Chinese novel about persons adept in martial arts. Who is, however, *ing he?
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Silverdew said...

Some may be wicked, and some may be despicable. Only when I put myself in their position did I know they are more miserable than I. So forgive all that you have met, no matter what kind of persons they are.
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Silverdew said...

Wisdom appears in contradiction to itself, which is a trick life plays on philosophy of life.


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Silverdew said...

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