Happy Antepenultimate Month of School

“I love the word Penultimate,” and I love our family’s made up Internet holiday “The Penultimate Day of School.”  As we are now nearing the end of the antepenultimate month of school I felt it was time to make another post promoting our new holiday and highlighting my favorite family of words that now includes,…

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Leaving Office, Joining Bing, and Planting Asparagus

Sometimes it’s good to get outside, get your hands in the dirt, and plant things, especially if you can do it with your children. Keeps you grounded, and yes that was an intentional pun.   Office 2010 is going to be great. For the past 3.5 years we’ve been working on an amazing set of…

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Telemetry Myopia: The Toyota “Fail Safe” system Debacle and Google cavalier attitude toward Privacy

For the past few weeks members of my team and I have been meeting with key individuals in Bing, Microsoft Online services, and Windows.  In those meetings we have focused on rich telemetry.  We’ve talked about technologies to collect data, privacy concerns and how to architect to support user privacy, and the data platform needed…

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Testing in Production – It’s a living ecosystem, not a patient on a gurney

James A. Whittaker’s (JW) recent blog post “Testing in the Data Center (Manufacturing No More),” is a fun little ditty and it inspired me. Thank you James for sharing the testing is like an ER analogy. In this post JW draws an analogy that software is moving from a manufacturing paradigm to one of a…

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Confidence is High and Feeling Feisty

This is a bit of personal musing.  Feel free to skip. Originally I was going to tweet this but then I started coming up with quite a few tweets and decided a short blog would be better.  There is such a thing among testers on twitter as tweeting your own horn a bit too much. I…

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