Ideas and Musings, Snark

The Front Tuck: Codpieces and Radical Acts

Have you seen the new fashion trend? Keep an eye out and you’ll see this new-fangled thing the kids are doing of tucking your shirt in, but only at the very front. The first time I saw this, my whole body rebelled. My old decrepit mind couldn’t wrap itself around why anyone would just tuck in the front. It shouted, quietly, “you look like a bunch of dumbasses!”.  It was on the same plane as wearing your pants so low I can see your skid marks. I just couldn’t fathom it. Then I thought to myself that tucking your shirt in just in front was rather sexual. It called attention to that whole area. Rather like those leggings with lines…

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A Thank You to Western Medicine

Dear Western Medicine, I am writing to you in order to express my tremendous gratitude for your existence in my life.  You have been so much a part of me since the day I was born that I’m not sure what I would do without you. You have such a high standard of education for all who are called to be practitioners.  It’s hard I know to learn how to gather symptoms and to categorize them so that you know what pharmaceutical to prescribe in order to maintain the problem.  And maintaining the problem is the main thing isn’t it?  After all, if everyone were cured then you’d be out of a job and it’s just not American to let…

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The Glorious and Honorific IE9

Dear Microsoft, I have just upgraded to IE9 and I feel called to write you in order to express my divine gratitude for IE9 and for all the work that you do at Microsoft.  I feel so blessed and honored to use your products. I really appreciate that you put the upgrade into the important software updates category.  I know that for myself, I don’t always do what’s best for me and my computer.  I often look at the software updates with suspicion, especially when they are optional updates.  Do I really need the update?  What will it to my system?  When I saw that it was considered an important update and that it was a part of the automatic…

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The Case for Manual Testers

Let me tell you a story…. Once upon a time there was a magical world named IT.  It was a world of exploding ideas, technology, and of striving for excellence.  And every day it grew and grew.  Until one day, the demon EGO came in put a spell on all the cititizens of IT.  Because of this they quit striving for excellence.  Because of this people saw the errors (defects, bugs) that they made.  Because of this their egos told them that the real problem was the finders of those errors were the actual problem.  Until finally, they decided that all citizens who found a problem, spoke about the problem, or advocated for fixing the problem were beheaded. From that…

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