I got a new peony at the farmer's market. Yeah, I know, retail therapy, blah blah.
But isn't she pretty?
More changes at work. I am doubtful, but I'll try them, and maybe it will help some of the problems. My intentions are to take this opportunity to learn the current programming methodologies and go in the developer direction. I have become cynical and disenchanted with testing jobs, as it appears (based on my own experience and observation), that the vast majority of companies don't value it much at all, and it's the first thing to go. I certainly don't get paid as well and the only upward direction is management. So screw it, at least this will give me more options. I was long partially hostile towards XP since the first project I worked with an XP team didn't feel the need for non-developer QA at ALL, and it was one of the biggest messes I've ever seen. And unfortunately had to take part in. But the Agile work we've been doing is a vast improvement over waterfall and some of the best work I've ever done.
Sorry, technical crap jargon probably most people don't care about. And you shouldn't feel too bad for me, since I am still employed and it's truly still a nice situation. Let's say that when the apocalypso comes my only useful skills will be in knitting. It's lovely to feel something tangible under your fingers after all you do is poke at electricity all day. Wire is even more solid. And shinier.