It seems to be that time of the year again. I've seen some posts about Testing not getting its due and how the quality of software all sucks. This is coming from industry pundits like James Bach to our own JakeBrake in their blogs.
And me... yeah, I'm feeling a bit whiney bitchy and irritated (and bloated too, uff dah!) in regards to my work and the profession as a whole. I guess with the inclement weather of the current global economy we all have a bit of a rain cloud over our heads.
We are all feeling a bit like good ole Rodney, "I tell ya, no respect... no respect at all." And some of us are starting to go to the window and yelling "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!". So for the moment we get a cathartic relief.
And I'm not ragging on James or Jake, I look forward to the threads and see how they develop. I'm in a funk myself and hope that someone comes up with something that will fire me up again.
I guess I need a real vacation. Be good people. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Well I'm headed into one of those sweet crunch times right now. Personally, I love me a good crunch time. Especially if it all works out in the end.
As a suggestion to curb some of this negativity, I might suggest something I'm doing right now. It might seem funny or odd or even gimmicky, but that's totally the reason I did it too. I've implemented a high-five policy with my group. Basically, we high-five on things.
Oh! I just found a crazy crash! High Five!
Yeah, boy! Check out this script. High Five!
Man, I feel like crap today. High Five!
It might seem funny, but it's at least lightened the mood a little. It's hilarious actually. Fun at work, who knew?