Photographers@Microsoft 2009

Check out this book! This year fellow Microsofties who are photographer nuts from around the world spent five months assembling and publishing a world-class, fine art photo book.  The time and talent that went into this project makes every copy of the book a gift to its owner.  And guess what, one of my photos…


Session Based Testing

As I was planning to do a team-wide presentation on Session Based Testing, I just thought I might as well use this opportunity to blog and share my own learning on Session Based Testing and at the same time prepare for the talk.  Killing 1 bird with two stones has been one of my repertoires…


And the Oscar goes to… Live Search!

That is a pretty bold blog title and absolutely had nothing to do with the Oscar itself.  But I had very little time last night to watch Oscar, and was somewhat curious about the winners and losers.  So I hit up Google and use this search term “Oscar”.  Here is the front page search results. …


Email Address test cases

I’ve been on many teams in my whole testing career, and for some reason, I always end up getting assigned to validate the email address field.  So after numerous times of hunting down my old email test cases from previous team, I am giving up.  I thought I am just going to list out all…


Software development process

1) Order t-shirts for the development team 2) Announce the release date 3) Write the code 4) Write the manual 5) Hire a PM 6) PM spec the software based on the code (to ensure the software meets the specifications) 7) Ship/Launch 8) Test with real users (free) 9) Bugs are potential enhancements 10) Announce…


Exploring “Exploratory Testing”

My current team has been integrating this testing technique for a while now along with the traditional testing methods of manual testing as well as automation.  Most of the testing community that I have known seem to brush this testing technique off simply as “monkey testing” which doesn’t really provide any significant yield on bugs…


Help! I found a bug in my code

Okay, after a long sabbatical from writing blogs due to various reasons (over-worked, personal reasons, or just plain lazy), I am about to begin start blogging again.  My MSDN blog ranking has taken such an embarrassing tumble that I think I need to start hustling up again.  So, to welcome myself back to blogosphere, what…



Today was an eye opener for me.  When I browsed through my Flickr account, I happened to notice the greetings-in-different-language on my Flickr home page.  You know the usual phrases “Kumusta ch4n!” (Tagalog), or “Hola ch4n!” (Spanish), or “Bonjour ch4n!” (French), etc. etc.  However, I noticed something different today on that greeting.  “OH HAI ch4n!”. …



Today is meant to be the power of two’s day.  2¹ => 2 2² => 4 2³ => 8 Putting together make 2/4/8 => 2/4/08. Of course, back home in Asia and possibly in other places around the globe today is actually 2²/2¹/2³ which isn’t as interesting. k.  ’nuff nerdinous for the day.