Last night I went to a QA event hosted by MKE SPIN which is a local organization that puts together regular meetups for tech-related topics. Last night was a Quality Assurance Panel Discussion with four panel members who have all been in the industry for a number of years, providing some differing opinions on the... Continue Reading →

The one with the Instagram profile

It's official, I've started an Instagram profile for all my QA findings in the world. Follow me @lifeofatester. Here's how it all started. After blogging for over a year, I found that there were so many things that kept presenting themselves to me (as all bugs do) but they were so random and one-off that... Continue Reading →

Sufficiently Designed

We all have those times when you're web searching and come across a website that is from the 90s, that hasn't been updated since. The moment it loads you feel repulsed, and many of us immediately click the back button on our browser, because we know we will not find any helpful information. Unfortunately, I... Continue Reading →

Why, Target, Why?

It's an every day occurrence that I am doing something that forces out a verbal "WHY?" I'm not entirely sure what it is, if things just find me, if I'm an extremely picky person, if everything around is us so full of bugs and everyone catches them, or if the design of something I am... Continue Reading →

It’s been a little while

Unfortunately my writing hasn't happened in about three months time, but the amount I think about writing increases with each passing day. It's funny that we miss things when we love them but don't get to do them. I recently had a conversation about career development and that led to a discussion about my future... Continue Reading →

Reading a Book: Explore It!

One of my goals this quarter is to read a book called Explore It! by Elisabeth Hendrickson. This book is said to be a leading title in QA exploratory testing, and gives definition to, and practice sessions on, exploratory testing efforts. I am one chapter in at this point and already love much of what... Continue Reading →

What Happened to my Pop-tart

I'm a big fan of the S'mores Pop-tart. My favorite of the bunch. And until writing this, didn't know it was Pop-tart, thought it was one word... Poptart. Anyways, I opened my pack of S'mores and the chocolate "frosting" was no where near the amount that I'd like, or find reasonable. While Pop-tarts never have... Continue Reading →

The Raffle Ticket

I had an opportunity recently to partake in a raffle, where I could put in some money and receive a certain number of tickets to then put into cups and potentially win prizes. The more I pay, the better my cost-to-ticket ratio became, the more entries I receive, the better my chances at winning are.... Continue Reading →

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