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Maryanne's Blog Another Geek with A Blog September 2007 Entries
NEW GEEK COMEDY!!!--"The Big Bang Theory"
Ok....First off, know that I don't normally watch "broadcast" TV. Up until last night the only TV show I watch which isn't on basic cable is "House, M.D" (WHICH PREMIERS TONIGHT! WOOT). That being said, I have a new sitcom I will be setting up on my DVR to record. "The Big Bang Theory" is on CBS and in my time zone comes on at 8:30 on Mondays. I watched the first episod e ( i think ) last night and its HYSTERICAL. Yes--Its stereotypical geeks with a stereotypical blonde bombshell bimbo. Will the ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:59 AM

Mindless Weekend Stuff--Game Review & Show Review
Game Review--Hubby came home with a new game for the X360 last week. And while I'm sure you guys are going APE over Halo 3, I thought I might share a review of a game other than Halo 3. This game is called "Eternal Sonata" and it is essentially takes place in the dream world of Frederic Chopin as he lies on his death bed. (yeah sorta that Matrix thing right, realty versus dream vs reality ya dig?) It is an amazingly beautiful game. And needless to say on the new 50 inch plasma HD TV it looks FRICKIN' ......

Posted On Monday, September 24, 2007 1:01 PM

Drink Up Me Hearties, Yo Ho

Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day!




Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2007 9:29 AM

The Spirit of Halloween Approaches
Halloween approaches! And every year my hubby and I ask our son what he wants to be for Halloween. This year he wants to be a transformer (no shock there)...and of course he wants to get the "Store bought" optimus prime costume. However, Hubby & I were thinking..Wait--We can make you a costume and you could really we started checking out ideas and researching on-line. Little did I know I was entering into Geek Mecca...Check it out: Man--If my costume did that when I was a kid--talk ......

Posted On Monday, September 17, 2007 8:26 AM

3-2-1 Contact flashback & sadness too
When I was a kid, my parents strongly discouraged watching "after school cartoons" so I was one of those kids who watched the after school child offerings from PBS. One of those shows was 3-2-1 Contact which was a great science show. They did all kinds of articles about science and what not including an entire week where the "kids" on the show went to Malaysia ("The Tropics are Hot"). I hadn't really thought about that show in a long time until I read a science article on this morning. This ......

Posted On Friday, September 14, 2007 10:21 AM

First Pluto and now..
Ok so in the last year we've lost Pluto as a Planet shattering my childhood nemonic My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles... And now the AP is reporting the "benchmark" kilogram is no longer a kilogram?!! What is going on? Is this the apocolypse?? (click here to read the article) My whole view of the universe is starting to crumble. (curls up into the fetal position under her desk) ......

Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:57 AM

My BLOG bears fascinating fruit
When I started this blog, I started it for myself really. In my youth, I was an avid journal writer but as I've grown up gotten responsibilities and what not, the pen&paper journal sorta lost its luster. And being a died in the wool, certified Geek, the idea of a web journal certainly had its appeal. Now that I've been doing this for a couple of months I've found that not only do I love this thing but for the first time, the BLOG has benefited me in a way I couldn't have possibly imagined. The ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:59 AM

Borland Seminar Review--Or Ye Gods, this is so depressing...
At the encouragement of management several coworkers and I were treated to a Borland seminar this morning on Requirements Based Testing. And before you ask--yes its a sales pitch for the Borland suite of software development tools. The seminar was cool. Affirmed a lot of beliefs I have about the software development process ( regardless of individual methodology--Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, Scrum, Chaos :P ). For example everyone in QA should know that it is approximately 80 times more expensive ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:22 PM

Annoyance in Quality Center Reporting
Not only am I an Automation Engineer, I'm also one of the Quality Center admins at my current job. And for the record, the out of the box reporting capabilities of Quality Center SUCK. I had a situation last week where the Manual Testing Manager wanted a list of test cases that appear in one test set but not in another. Simple "intersection" of two test sets right? WRONG! I tried every concievable report schema to get this to work and kept failing. Ultimately, I was forced to go to the DB and do ......

Posted On Sunday, September 9, 2007 10:07 AM

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