Five for Friday – January 17, 2020

  • It’s that time of year again. It’s time for folks to fill out the annual State of Testing Survey. Remember that testing is an activity, and not necessarily a role, so if you’re involved in software, you probably have valuable input.
  • I’m a bit of a Michael Lopp (Rands) fanboy – Managing Humans remains one of my favorite books on management. Here’s an interview with him posted this week.
  • I’m not really a remote worker, but I sometimes end up working from home four days a week. Although this article on How to work from home and actually get stuff done is a few years old, I find it quite applicable.
  • I’ve been taking the Brave browser for a spin for the past week – so far, I’ve been mostly impressed. There are some issues with emoji display on my Linux browser, but the speed is noticeable on many sites. It’s chromium based – which means that most Chrome plugins work perfectly as well.
  • Like most people who travel a bit, I occasionally run into networks that are difficult to connect to – usually because the redirect is puking (that’s a technical term). Sometimes I get around this by attempting to directly connect to the access points IP address, but NeverSSL is pretty handy too. It allows connections over the most basic vanilla http possible (thus bypassing a lot of redirects that the browser or network may otherwise attempt).

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