Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Two days of work and class... it's getting harder!

     So, as you may imagine, it's getting harder to go to work, then leave and go to class.  Which makes me really happy that tomorrow is my last day!  However, I'll probably do this again some time. Anyway, yesterday's class was all about Math!  More specifically, the types of math that directly apply to software testing!  Things like mode, median, arithmetic mean, geometric mean, and harmonic mean for averaging test results...  Then there is the whole combination and permutation thing... then there is population and standard deviations... and then finally we went over pair... something.  I can't exactly remember what is was called, however it's a process used to generate the best coverage of application scenarios when you have too many scenarios to test.  I use it all the time when writing cases... I just can't remember what it's called.

     We also did a little bit about project management type stuff.  Like analyzing the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and comparing the way Microsoft does things to the way a civil engineer would do things... (Waterfall method versus the Synchronize and Stabilize method... Microsoft does the Synchronize and Stabilize method.)  Anyway... it was kinda fun... and better than the first class.  Which is always a good sign. 

     So, then last night I got home and I was watching Hulu, and I found this awesome show!  It's called Design: e2. I watched a few episodes that talked about the benefits to green affordable housing projects in New York, a school in Tibet, adaptive reuse of land in the Netherlands, making a city pedestrian and public transit friendly in Columbia, the San Francisco Federal Building, and the Architecture 2030 project.

 (I chose to embed the Federal building because my cousin used to work there!)

     Anyway, it's a PBS series that I recommend you watch! It gives you ideas on how the building industry can make small changes that don't cost extra to significantly reduce the long term cost of the building as well as it's impact on the environment and energy consumption. So check it out!


Later,


     SteveO


Oh yea...  One more thing, I just want to say that I can't believe how many people don't know what a browser is... and further more, how many people don't know about Chrome!