Day 9 – Contribute to a discussion on The Club about ‘Quality’ There is a lot of discussion around ‘What Quality Is?’ but few people seem to be asking, “Who Decides Quality?” The following quote is often used when defining quality: “Quality is value to some person (who matters, at some point in time)” Jerry […]
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“All art is quite useless”, said Oscar Wilde in the introduction of his famous novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, which was published in 1890. He said this because he believed that the aim of art was, “Simply, to create a mood. It is not meant to instruct, or to influence action in anyway.”
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Day 4 – Capture five different perspectives on Quality and share their similarities and differences.Day 6 – Find out what ‘Quality’ means to your teammatesDay 8 – Sit with your team and find out how you’re building ‘Quality’ into their work It seemed only sensible to merge these 3 tasks together. Perspectives of quality are […]
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Student Wellbeing Champion Georgie Sherrard talks us through some techniques for maintaining our Mental Health during this difficult time: This post was published on 6th April 2020 Any references to self-isolation, travel or meeting others […]
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Social distancing has had a huge impact on our daily lives. By continuing with my goals and hobbies, I have been able to keep myself focused and motivated. This benefits both my work and home life. TestProject are sharing tips and ideas from the community on how to stay productive. Here I talk about how […]
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Day 1 – Lookup some definitions of what ‘Quality’ is and share your own definition on The Club No discussion on quality is complete with the inclusion of Jerry Weinberg’s defintion. The most popular version includes additions by James Bach and Michael Bolton: “Quality is value to some person (who matters, at some point in […]
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With the country in lock down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been forced to work from home – including myself! As a result, I have lost a lot of motivation when it comes to blogging. It is less appealing to sit at my desk and write when I’ve been sitting at the same […]
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As our University welcomes students from 87 different nationalities, it is easy to make friends from all around the world and get a better understanding of different cultures. I enjoy tasting different cuisines and learning […]
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Event: Women In Tech BirminghamDate: Monday 9th March 2020Location: Woodrow Mercer, BirminghamTalk: Women who have inspired us (Lightning Talks) To celebrate International Womens Day, the organizers of the Women in Tech Birmingham meetup asked for volunteers to give lightning talks about ‘women who have inspired us’. There was quite a range of topics, making it […]
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I’m still making use of my TestSphere deck. I’ve made it a daily activity to pick a Test Sphere card at random and write down a few thoughts or ideas about what is on the card. One card that was drawn this week was the Adaptability Quality Aspect card. This is a portability aspect and […]
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Event: South West TestDate: 6pm Thursday 27th February 2020Host: Samantha Miller Sponsor: Socially Responsible RecruitmentLocation: The Station, Silver Street, BristolTalk: BDD is not TestingPresenter: Aslak Hellesøy I’ve been wanting to attend this meetup for some time. For almost every month in the last year I’d committed myself to attend. However, various obstacles kept getting in [&
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I recently needed to validate the value created by PHP for its session ID. After a bit of research, I realised that there are two interesting php.ini config settings that relate to this value: session.sid_length is the number of characters in the ID session.sid_bits_per_character controls the set of characters used. From the manual: The possible values are '4' (0-9, a-f), '5' (0-9, a-v), and '6' (0
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For the longest time I’ve wanted to play with epoxy resin. Watching makers like Peter Brown, Ben’s Worx, and TheCrafsMan on YouTube inspired the desire to use resin in a project, and conversations with...
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I recently received a MySQL dump file where the various tables in it had foreign keys to each other. I usually restore with this command: mysql --login-path=rob < dump.sql but this generated the error: ERROR 1217 (23000) at line 288805: Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails It turns out that the easiest way to solve this is to use the --init-command switch to set
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All projects seem to have a logo these days, so I asked my friend Jane of iD to create a logo for rst2pdf and she came up with this: This met what I was looking for with a clear design that is related to the what the application does, so thank you Jane. I've set the profile icon for the GitHub organisation and Twitter accounts and we'll be using this in other places as we… continue reading.
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I currently organise my photo library in Lightroom Classic with one folder per day for my images and then I extensively use collection sets, collections and smart collections to manage the photos that represent an "event", regardless of whether the project is a single day, such as a family BBQ, a multi-day event such as a conference or a multi-month thing such as my Project 365 or mainline railway
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As part of my migration to Lightroom Classic from Photos, I needed to recreate my folder and album structure. In Photos, folders container albums (or other folders) and albums contain photos. An album cannot contain a folder. This maps directly to Lightroom Classic which has "collection sets" for folders and "collections" for albums. To transfer the folder and album information over to Lightroom Cl
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As we reach the end of 2019, I again get the opportunity to look back at my year through the photos that I took as I have done every year since 2009. I have been doing a Project 365 for a good few years which acts as a diary too, so I have the opportunity to appreciate what happened this year in my life. January Early in January, I spent an afternoon taking photos with… continue reading.
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I recently moved over to Adobe's Lightroom Classic from Apple's Photos in order to have more flexible non-destructive editing features – in particular local brushes. Rather confusingly, there's also another Adobe product called Lightroom which is a new build for cloud-based storage which doesn't (yet?) have all the features of Lightroom Classic. In particular, the lack of virtual copies and s
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