Category Archives: Software

All types of software. Open Source, proprietary etc.

That’s all. I’m out.

This is my Farewell Post. I’m done. In January 2010, I read a news report while googling news stories about autism and autistics. A gastroenterologist named Andrew Wakefield had been found guilty of misconduct for a case study he’d done … Continue reading

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The lessons from eNATIS were not learnt

Nine years ago, an electronic system for license renewals was rolled out in South Africa. It was called eNATIS, and the rollout was a mess. After a lot of money and time was wasted fixing things, it was eventually a … Continue reading

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It is done

So I presented my talk “Autism and Software Testing – A good fit”. I started by explaining what autism was, and what the most up to date science says causes it. I then went on to the attributes of autism … Continue reading

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SIGiST Event – Autistics and Software Testing: A good fit

Abstract Employment Equity is law in South Africa, but those with learning impairments are still underrepresented in the workforce. One way to narrow the gap is to find areas where the attributes of the conditions are strengths, not weaknesses. With … Continue reading

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On upgrading to Windows 10

So I got fed up with my laptop’s nagging, and upgraded to Windows 10. Here’s a brief tutorial on what to expect and do. Before updating Back up everything just in case it goes to hell. Mine didn’t, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Going silent for a short time

I’m going off line for a few weeks. Wednesday, Thursday and today I was on training for the ISTQB Technical Test Analyst Certificate. I write the exam on the 20th July, so for the next few weeks I’ll be studying … Continue reading

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Fortnight from hell

Work has been bad the past two weeks. I’m a member of a test team that’s working with test teams in other countries to test a new HR system for a multinational company. The system is being rolled out to … Continue reading

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Things are getting better

I realise I’ve been neglecting my blog. Apologies, dear readers. In my defence, I’ve been very busy. A few weeks ago, the washing machine that came with my flat decided to die. I came home to find my power tripped … Continue reading

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Autistic Software Testing developing and jobs wins

It’s been good lately. On Wednesday, I attended the SIGiST (Special Interest Group in Software Testing) at The Campus in 57 Sloane Street, Bryanston. The topic was ISTQB Qualification and it was presented by Corne Krige and Mike Snyman. At … Continue reading

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Change of Plan

I have a problem. A while ago, I mentioned that my goal for 2012 was to learn Quick Test Professional and become competent in Test Automation. Well, I found out that’s no longer a good option. I began employment in … Continue reading

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