September 25th, 2006


It's the end of my second week at work and start of my third

I realized yesterday that I'm about to head into the longest period I've ever been away from shadowdaddy. I got a nice long talk in with him last night, which made me happy, but I want him to get the heck over here.

I am also in sore need of someone to see some modern dance (and maybe ballet) with me over the next month. Might this be you? Don't claim poor; I'd be happy to treat if you're genuinely interested (just be preparted for seats near the rafters). I've got shows I want to see on October 9/10, 11-14, and 20-21. (These are the various Dance Umbrella events; butoh, William Forsythe company, and Stephen Petronio company.) There's also some Stravinksy ballets being put on at the Royal Opera House from October 5-16th that I'd enjoy seeing. Anyway, I want to get these tickets bought while I still have a credit card I can use, so please SPEAK UP.

So, as a kind of ticky-box list of accomplishments, I note that since I've been here I've:
1) read three books (finished Jo Clayton's Skeen's Leap this morning; instantly went to her Drum Into Silence
2) seen two live shows
3) seen two movies
4) conducted a phone interview all by myself. That's pretty good! Now if only I can get my work permit letter mailed off (crucial for shadowdaddy's visa application) and my US prescription refilled, I'll be sitting pretty.
Mano Poderosa

Enjoli woman strikes again

Tonight I came home and made chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes and gravy. I put some cheese and herbs in the dumplings and they were GOOD. Tad's, eat your heart out. Then wechsler and I played Citadels, and he was awake, and it was a good game and I lost.

Today: interviewed, er, well, the D candidate.
Question: How do you prioritize test cases?
Answer: They have numbers indicating their priority.
Question: How do you determine how to prioritize them?
Answer: I don't, the test lead does.
Question: Well, you said you use risk as a method of prioritizing test cases ...
Answer: Yes.
Question: So how do you do that?
Answer: It has a number.
Question (takes deep breath): So, say you have the CEO tell you at 6 PM on a Friday there's an emergency hotfix you need to take out in the next four hours. You're in the office by yourself. What do you do?
Answer: I have no problem with working overtime.
Question: But what do you do? Where do you start?
Answer: I try to figure it out. Then I work really hard.
Question: "" (then looks at watch)
Question: So, do you have any questions for me?