Seems German XING company has layoffs started.

If you are in need of good product and IT people, now is a good time to approach and poach.

Please share for more reach.

@the_qa_guy @alex_schl

A social engineering .

Be aware where your calendar appointment titles show up.

Here: semi-public office space, where guests and externals can see room booking information.

(𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘳: 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘢, 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘺; 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 1 𝘮𝘪𝘯)

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My hoody from arrived.

So many Respects! from me:

— got produced and delivered in war

— good quality material and craftsmanship

— A package which I will keep using; it’s so elegant and practical

— A history booklet about the

— Very comfy and warm

— And a good fit my my body shape. :-)

If I ever visit the States, it would be for food.

Last weekend I got into BBQ stuff, sauces especially.

My first batch of “Eastern North Carolina” and “Western North Carolina” is shilling in the fridge.

Googled some easy and fast oven pulled pork recipe, will be prepared tomorrow.

Tbh. I don’t mind the meat for now, just want to taste the sawse in action.

And started googling for the shirt.

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Die Bewerbungsseite für Schöffen und Schöffinnen in München ist jetzt online:

CfP for @AgileTDZone … 25 min session.

Surprising. Now what to take out of the material to fit it into „only“ 25 min.

OTOH forces me to be more concise and figure out the core message. :-)

Looking forward to the weekend.

The joys of second-hand platforms; sometimes one finds gems.

Food for Thought:

Any industry/business, who reached a certain maturity, has dedicated folks keeping an eye on “quality”.

These “Testers” exist in physical production as in the software field.

Reversely… any 𝒖𝒑𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 “business” out there without these folks has not reached that maturity.


I haven’t seen testing job ads for , , , , , , etc.

success, CV 

Thought I try a new experiment and put my work " and " into my blog.

A) Its a different way to a "standard" German style (at least as I have been taught ˜22 years ago).

It focuses on achievements instead of just listing company and role descriptions.

B) Its a kind of for myself to reflect every now and then what I consider to have achieved.

Humans tend to forget, what happened months ago.

Another small 2022 achievement for me .. I managed to smuggle in some reference ...

What better fitting name as Q for a curious entity with broad range of capabilities (aka Q-uestion Asker or ).

This is now our official test compentence center mascot in @diconium

Next idea: Documenting my collection; already found some computer games museum, need to incorporate them in my will.

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Nothing better than yak shaving to have a relaxed day…

Updating my CV lead to updating my public appearance list which lead to updating my website tools.

Also removed Twitter plugin; want to install the mastodon plugin and need to update my virtual bookshelf on .

While I blog very rarely, it’s a central place for me to keep things public.

Still pondering to move all to GitHub, but comes with its own risks.. so for now it stays like this.

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Danke an den @asqf für die Tasse; damit und mit heißem Kaffee fängt der Tag gut an!

Euch gute Feiertage weiterhin!

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Greetings. Once upon a time long ago, I was sitting alone in the UCLA ARPANET site #1 computer room late one night when the high Santa Ana winds outside started disrupting power. Hit after hit, very dangerous for the minicomputers, disk drives, and other equipment in that room, since we didn't have uninterruptible power supplies back then.

I made some calls and it was decided I should shut everything in the room down. Everything. I phoned the ARPANET NOC (Network Operations Center) at BBN and explained the situation, since I was about to shut down IMP #1 (essentially, a refrigerator-sized router) on ARPANET which sat in a corner of the room, and doing this could cause disruptions if done in an unplanned manner. The IMP was *always* running -- I had never seen it powered down.

I worked my way around the room, powering down terminals and disks, and printers, and the power supplies on the 11/45 (ARPANET Host #1 - UCLA-ATS) and the 11/70 (Host #129 [1+128 on IMP #1] - UCLA-SECURITY. Back then my email addresses were LAUREN@UCLA-ATS and LAUREN@UCLA-SECURITY -- no domains yet.

The usual roar of the many machines' fans and motors gradually got quieter and quieter, until only the IMP was left. I pulled down the power switch. Now there was dead silence except the hum of the lights, a situation I'd never experienced in that room before. Very odd feeling.

Suddenly I heard a click -- the IMP was powering back up by itself. Damn. I pulled down the switch again. Quiet for a time, then click and it came back up yet again. Before I started thinking about screwing around with its power cables or turning off breakers that could have unexpected effects, I called the NOC again to ask them if they had any ideas.

"Oh yeah. We should have told you! There's a little switch that controls auto-restart. Surprise!"

So I found and flipped that little toggle switch, powered down the IMP again, and this time it stayed down. I had turned off the ARPANET -- at least at UCLA. -L

From birdsite 

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From birdsite 

RT @timkmak
Celebrating Christmas on Jan 7th, along with Eastern Orthodox Church and Russian adherents, has been tradition.

But this year many are celebrating on Dec 25, and the West, as a political point.

For e.g., the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces:

A little vanity for years end.

And one should celebrate small successes; good for mental health.

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