Ok, so I had a story I thought could give everyone a chuckle on a Friday.
Our IT department decided to undertake a new project to develop an in-house time tracking software. They sent us a link to the Beta site so we could have a look over it. Being that we're SQA Professionals, we decided to test it!
We tried some tricky things and we were breaking it all over the place. Then I thought, "Hey, let's take it to another extreme and load test the sucker."
I've got an automated test software that also does load testing, although we only have 5 virtual users for it. No biggie, it'll be good for what the software is.
So I set everything up, but the load test is a little short. So I decide to record another load test that is longer so I can cycle it over the weekend. So I go to record, but it seems as though it's hanging while it's switching the proxy to localhost (since it uses itself as a proxy server for the virtual users).
After waiting a while, I shut down and brought it back up. Now I couldn't connect to the Internet. GREAT! So I check my LAN settings and sure enough it's set to localhost. I switched it back and restarted once more. Still nothing.
In the end I had to take my laptop down to IT and have them fix it. To turn the joke around on me, I get a call from IT telling me that I was not logged onto our corporate domain (I guess it switched that too).
So color me crazy. It was a pretty funny situation, considering we were trying to show how stupid it was to do something like this in-house, and I end up looking like the stupid one. I'm sure it's just one more story IT will have to tell at their cocktail parties [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
But just think how useful it will be to be able to automate the time tracking software in the long term. Need a morning off work, just set up a script to show you as logged in and working at your desk at 8am as usual. Need some easy overtime, piece of cake... [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]