There’s a light at the end of the oh-my-work-is-so-crazy train, and I look forward to ranting more often both here and on twitter.
But first, a few minor anniversaries to acknowledge. Monday was my 21-year anniversary at Microsoft. It’s not a nice even number like 20, but it’s weird to think that people born on the day I started (full-time) at Microsoft, can now drink in the U.S. While I doubt I’ll make it to 25, I doubted that I’d make it to 20…or 10, so this is definitely an area where I’m bad at estimating.
Meanwhile, the ABTesting Podcast just hit episode #40. That’s another milestone I never thought I’d hit, but Brent and I keep finding things to talk about (or new ways to talk about the same things). We should hit the 50-episode milestone (by my already established as poor estimates) before the end of the calendar year. I’m thinking of inviting Satya to be a guest, but I don’t think he’ll show up.
On the announcement front, I’m speaking at Test Bash Philadelphia in November. I’ll be talking about “Testing without Testers and other stupid ideas that sometimes work”. This is an evolution of a talk I’ve been giving recently, but I’m preparing something extra special for test bash that should inspire, as well as cause some great conversations to happen.
Congratulations for staying current with the state of the practice even while staying at the same company for so long.