Dear Digg, your Sony ad is killing my browser

I considered this evening to be pretty special for me — it’s one of those rare days where I could have dinner peacefully all by myself.  Not that I enjoyed eating dinner alone, but sometimes what a geek man wants is simply quiet time with a computer.  😀 At least that’s what I thought to be until…

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The bug glide path

Technorati Tags: software development, testing, bugs, scrum Last week, I attended one of the engineering forum held annually at Microsoft (ala Engineering Excellence & Trust Worthy Computing Forum), which I must say is one of the great perks for being employed here.  In one of the talk, which was about Agile development, the presenter brought…

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Who called me?

I happened to check my mail last night from home and noticed a missed call notification for my work phone in my mail inbox (one great feature about phone+Outlook integration).  It’s from some guy with a caller ID with number 919-261-6681 on it.  Hmm… who could this be?  Just a few hours before , I…

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Windows Live Hotmail, it's nearly ready...

I’ve been using the beta version of Live Hotmail for a long while now, and it seemed that the end of the tunnel is near.  According to the official mail from Live Hotmail Team early today, it’s nearly launch time.  To be honest, I joined the Beta tester program nearly a year ago due to…

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Demystifying test estimate

Let’s think about this for a second: How come a developer can easily calculate implementation time, but why a tester always scratch his (or her) head when asked to provide time needed to stabilize the software?  Why is test estimate so difficult and elusive to figure out?  In my opinion, I think accurate prediction of…

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6 things my cats teach me how to be better tester

Keeping pets can bring many benefits — reduce stress, companionship, attract the opposite sex, etc.  However, it just occurred to me that my pet cats actually are even more useful than that.  There are certain attributes about them that I find interesting, and at the same time, applicable to my line of work in software…

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