random things

So there is a flood light, actually a pair at the corner of my house in the back yard.  I have been here for 4 years now and have never been able to figure out how to turn it on.  Sure I found a random light switch that did nothing but I never figured out this light.  New bulbs and everything.  GUESS WHAT?! Tonight as I walked into the house the light came on and I was able to turn it off and on with the random switch.  Please pray that I don’t burn up in a house fire tonight.  🙂 Thanks.

I need to update my blogging software and learn to make templates.  Great stuff! Except that I did all the reading and research well over a year ago and have forgotten the basics.  I really don’t want to do it all again.  🙁  What a lazy geek I am.

Scope Creep.  Do you know what that means?

Scope creep (also called focus creep, requirement creep, feature creep, and sometimes kitchen sink syndrome) in project management refers to uncontrolled changes in a project’s scope. This phenomenon can occur when the scope of a project is not properly defined, documented, or controlled. It is generally considered a negative occurrence that is to be avoided. 

So I asked for 1 week to test something and was given about 3 days. Magically last week I was given an extra 2 but they were plagued with downtimes of critical systems needed to do my testing.  For 2 days this week I was in training getting a full dose of why I don’t want to be a test script writer and that brings us to Wednesday, yes that is TODAY.  (and the light just went off) Between all my meetings I discovered that “requirements” had changed.  The system had been updated to remove some functionality and a new piece of functionality was being built.  Upon my questioning I was told it was in the requirements.  UH MY ASS!  And now things I was counting on (oops! light on, this would be great if it were a clapper!) are no longer there.  So does anyone really know what the crap is going on? Does anyone understand that I HATE REGRESSION TESTING? Oh wait they don’t cause they didn’t think I needed to test anything later, you know just testing that one piece would be fine.  Furthermore my boss has stated that we don’t have time to do it all and that we will need to decide what is good enough and call it done.  Doesn’t that make what I am doing a waste of time?  I mean you are not going to fix anything I tell you is broken cause it is really “good enough”.  Maybe we can go back to omitting testing, I mean the developer did unit testing and checked it out in DEV so that should be “good enough” right?  You did let the “architect” do all of the integration testing and determined it was good enough.  Really what is it you want me to do here? I know I will learn new skills for my next job.  😉 

Today was a pretty bad dog day.  Gwen seems to be hurting again, which is bad!  She won’t give me a high five but when I extended her neck to look straight up she could.  Also she’s been inside since 8 ish and we have been outside, there has been no barking.

Ok, that is all for the night.  Time for bed – too bad there was no hot tub time in there.

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