April 17th, 2004


I'm off!

I'm off on a 'home visit' till Friday!

My first day off in quite a while.

I was thinking about software testing... I occurred to me that there are different levels that you can test to.

Level 0 - A monkey jumped up and down on the keyboard.
Level 1 - The code looks good.
Level 2 - The code compiles with warnings
Level 3 - The code compiles warning free
Level 4 - The code does not core dump/bus error/etc when run.
Level 5 - While looking at output, the code does what you want it to.
Level 6 - While looking at output, the person which requested you write the code, thinks it does what they wanted it to.
Level 7 - A monkey can jump up and down on the code and the code still works.

I really need a Monkey picture to go with these posts... Perhaps a curious george photo...
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    They might be giants - Old

at the in-laws

Well, I made the drive over okay. I got to the in-laws and they were not home. I looked around and couldn't find them so I set to putting my bike back together. It is supposed to have quick release tires. They came off quickly enough, but were difficult to get back on. Most especially the brakes for the rear tire. The cable wasn't long enough anymore. I struggled with it till they came home from grocery shopping.

John loaned me an allen wrench to loosen/lengthen that cable. Everything seemed to be together, so I took it for a 5 second spin. I was unable to shift the front derailer from the small gear to the middle gear. When I selected the largest gear, it shifted all the way up and would then shift down to the middle. When I attempted it again, it still didn't work. I'm going to have to check if something is bent or mis-aligned.

The Star wars will have to be on hold for another week while I'm out here. I've not really put any time into it in the last week or so. I've never gotten any response from adam/colleen. The dialog with slick and skinny was moving along nicely, but I think I'm waiting for a response from slick.
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I stayed up late last night and finished 'The last noel' by Malone. I liked the book, though my wife said it was a girly book. The I was crying so hard at during the last 10 to 15 pages. I was pretty good. The book seemed to flow well from section to section.

Each chapter was 3-4 days in the life of the character. Those days always took place at christmas. Each chapter was several years later than the previous chapter. It was an interesting concept. It was obvious that the author went out of his way to try to fill in the missing years during those 3-4 days. He? did an excellent job. I will probably do a search next time I'm out to see what else he? wrote.

I have it for loan, though I need to return it to my mother when I see her around Christmas.
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