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Nidhi Art

Not much to report today. Enjoy this illustration from one of my favorite tumblr artists.

Nidhi Art

Not much to report today. Enjoy this illustration from one of my favorite tumblr artists.

(Source: nidhiart)

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Hydra

Sometimes the email inbox feels like a monster that cannot be killed. The only thing you can do is keep chopping heads off faster than they can grow back.

But today the dust settled and a good number of bugs got cleared. It’s important to take solace in the victories and not focus on what yet remains to be done.

After all, the goal isn’t really inbox zero or an empty JIRA column. The goal is a high-quality product with as few bugs as possible.

Hydra

Sometimes the email inbox feels like a monster that cannot be killed. The only thing you can do is keep chopping heads off faster than they can grow back.

But today the dust settled and a good number of bugs got cleared. It’s important to take solace in the victories and not focus on what yet remains to be done.

After all, the goal isn’t really inbox zero or an empty JIRA column. The goal is a high-quality product with as few bugs as possible.

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

Are moist, gooey, and do just fine without any walnuts if you want to know. I used her recipe to up my game just in time to join the New York Times Baking Club.

Baking Club? Oh yes. And let me tell you that showing up with a glass dish full of brownies and sprinkling some raspberries on top is weak sauce compared to what my fellow members did. One whipped up some cream in the office kitchen, dolloped it onto buckwheat shortbread made at home, and then sprinkled mixed berries on top. He shrugged off the efforts by saying, “Some assembly required.”

The sugar and spice fueled me up for a load of JIRA tickets pulled up from the backlog for me to re-check. I spent a good chunk of the day in the QA Lab poking around in Internet Explorer. The good news is that at the end of this we’ll have a solid gameplan for what’s ahead.

Here’s the full story of how the world managed to acquire Ms. Hepburn’s recipe. And of course, check out the brownies and more at The New York Times Cooking

Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

Are moist, gooey, and do just fine without any walnuts if you want to know. I used her recipe to up my game just in time to join the New York Times Baking Club.

Baking Club? Oh yes. And let me tell you that showing up with a glass dish full of brownies and sprinkling some raspberries on top is weak sauce compared to what my fellow members did. One whipped up some cream in the office kitchen, dolloped it onto buckwheat shortbread made at home, and then sprinkled mixed berries on top. He shrugged off the efforts by saying, “Some assembly required.”

The sugar and spice fueled me up for a load of JIRA tickets pulled up from the backlog for me to re-check. I spent a good chunk of the day in the QA Lab poking around in Internet Explorer. The good news is that at the end of this we’ll have a solid gameplan for what’s ahead.

Here’s the full story of how the world managed to acquire Ms. Hepburn’s recipe. And of course, check out the brownies and more at The New York Times Cooking

(Source: bettybacall)

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What Did We Learn in Week 22?

A few things like:

The definition of the word spatchcock
How to create a passphrase for an SSH key
The importance of keeping perspective in QA work
That it’s time to step up into new areas of responsibility
The word atychiphobia
The difference between user testing and usability testing
That my nerf darts are easily differentiated from office nerf darts - making it easier for me to “reclaim” them from a coworker’s cubicle
There’s a good chunk of work ahead in the QA column in JIRA. But it’s all in the service of getting us ready for the day when we no longer have the “Beta” sticker on our app.

BTW, I am officially inviting you to check out the cooking site. For those of you who kick it old school we threw in a print button for recipes.

It’s all here at NYT Cooking.

What Did We Learn in Week 22?

A few things like:

  • The definition of the word spatchcock
  • How to create a passphrase for an SSH key
  • The importance of keeping perspective in QA work
  • That it’s time to step up into new areas of responsibility
  • The word atychiphobia
  • The difference between user testing and usability testing
  • That my nerf darts are easily differentiated from office nerf darts - making it easier for me to “reclaim” them from a coworker’s cubicle

There’s a good chunk of work ahead in the QA column in JIRA. But it’s all in the service of getting us ready for the day when we no longer have the “Beta” sticker on our app.

BTW, I am officially inviting you to check out the cooking site. For those of you who kick it old school we threw in a print button for recipes.

It’s all here at NYT Cooking.

(Source: wistfullycountry, via wistfullycountry)

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Keys

can be a hassle when you’re starting out with Git. Seems every time I update my password I have generate a new OAuth token. And of top of that I ran into an SSH issue that required me to create a new key.

I remember this process of setting up security measures being maddening as a n00b. Thankfully it all makes a bit more sense now, and I feel more confident about erase things, what various commands do, etc.

Anyhow, back to work.

Keys

can be a hassle when you’re starting out with Git. Seems every time I update my password I have generate a new OAuth token. And of top of that I ran into an SSH issue that required me to create a new key.

I remember this process of setting up security measures being maddening as a n00b. Thankfully it all makes a bit more sense now, and I feel more confident about erase things, what various commands do, etc.

Anyhow, back to work.

(Source: pearl-nautilus)