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"Is... Is it okay to be weird?"
The witch studied the young woman.
"No? I thought you'd understand."
"Don't be weird," the witch said. "Be yourself."
"Now, some people may call that weird, but that's their word, not yours. Be yourself, however that is."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

@the_qa_guy I'm with you on this one. We had a nightmare of a month with our CI recently. Very hard to stay motivated when this happens.

Have you ever wondered how doing puzzles can train you to become a better tester ? I did ! And you can find out what I've learned here

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"The stereotype of programmers as antisocial
represents a fundamental misunderstanding of what the job is.

Programmers, but the nature of the job, need to dive into someone else's domain." That takes social skills.


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Christine Lemmer-Webber (@cwebber) described ChatGPT as Mansplaining As A Service, and honestly I can’t think of a better description. A service that instantly generates vaguely plausible sounding yet totally fabricated and baseless lectures in an instant with unflagging confidence in its own correctness on any topic, without concern, regard or even awareness of the level of expertise of its audience.

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Why are ethics questions always like:
"is it ethical to steal bread to feed your starving family?"

And not:
"is it ethical to sell bread when families are starving?"


I'm writing my next article with the help of ChatGPT. I use it as my assistant, asking questions about the knowledge I need, asking for advices and its "opinion" about what I wrote and how (outlines for example). I think that I 'll have to write an article about how this experiment went right after 😅

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RT @AgileTDZone
📚 Interested in expanding your #agile #software #testing knowledge?
🤩 Eager to meet international agile testing experts?
Join us and be part of the #AgileTD Open Air 2023!

➡️ Explore our conference tickets here:

I answered my first ever CFP for a lightning talk. Fingers crossed! 🤞

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Sometimes taking care of the hard things is self care. Get them done and you'll free yourself of that stress.

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.@janetgregoryca and I are starting the new year with a new @AgileTFellow blog post as well as the new video chat and the new newsletter!

@lisacrispin Thanks to you and Janet for that ! It's full of knowledge to keep in mind as we are starting our workshop about the goals and metrics we want to follow within our team !

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A form of resilience we don't talk enough about: Building systems such that people want to stay at your company.

That means:
- Managing burnout before it becomes *burnout*
- Developing meaningful goals as part of their career growth
- Continually assessing compensation
- Understanding that efficiency is brittle. Not every day/week/month is going to be another personal best in productivity

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Every New Year I look forward to what @neilhimself will write in his blog (
Here’s the one he wrote for 2021
💗 #NewYear #quotes

@lisacrispin Thank you so much ! I'm not sure about who inspires who 😅 but I sure know I'm happy and lucky to know you ! I was offered a puzzle for xmas and I'm building some bridges between puzzling, cognitive biases and exploratory testing, I'm thinking of you while experimenting this 😁 I wish you an excellent new year ! And I hope to see you soon !

@the_qa_guy Thanks ! And yes I am really thankful for my workplace. It made this year an awesome one for me !

The end of the year is a good time for big realizations. Personally I realized I was wrong about how I managed work/life balance thinking it has to be 2 separated worlds, with 2 different versions of me. To know more:

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If you're a man moving to Mastodon, consider following more women and diverse people as you start afresh. It's not about being woke, it's just a great opportunity to open your world to more views that you can learn from. Intentionally following more women on twitter transformed my understanding of the world and corrected so many ignorant assumptions I had. Just a suggestion!

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