Author: rosiesherry

Debt instead of venture funding

I love reading stories of companies that don’t sell out and try to find their own creative way.  It also makes me feel better about Ministry of Testing being a Wistia customer. 🙂 This shares how Wistia decided to take on debt instead of selling out. There were a few things within it that reminds me

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Bit Planner – A Lego Planner

Oh, I love the the visual aspect of this!  Plus Lego! Bit Planner is a wall mounted time and resource planner. It’s made entirely of Lego bricks, and if you take a photo of it using our app all of the events and timings will be magically synchronised to an online, digital calendar. It makes

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Teach Yourself Computer Science

From a testing perspective I would love to know how many subjects within this TeachYourselfCS site that testers have gone to the effort to learn.  Of course it depends, but how necessary/beneficial is it. (I haven’t tried to learn each topic in details, I find it overwhelming!) TL;DR: Study all nine subjects below, in roughly

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The Site Reliability Workbook

This book is the companion volume to Google’s first book, Site Reliability Engineer‐ ing. To get the most out of this volume, we recommend that you have read, or can refer to, the first SRE book (available to read online for free at google.com/sre) Source: https://services.google.com/fh/files/misc/the-site-reliability-workbook-next18.pdf

How work kills us

RONALD REAGAN once quipped that they say hard work never killed anyone—“But I figure why take the chance?” Yet things have changed since “the Gipper” pretended to loaf in the Oval Office. Toxic work environments are as dangerous to health as second-hand smoke, argues Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, in

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Medium, great for writing, not great for converting

I always knew this.  Medium can be great for writing and sharing stories.  It’s so easy to get started, but if you are serious about long term building your blog/brand/business then probably best to host your own blog, on WordPress for example. Based on our survey, out of 100 respondents no one mentioned our blog

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MoT Release Notes

Today I discovered that we do deploy on Fridays 😀 Ministry of Testing now sharing our release notes so you can see the things we are doing.  Small steps to being more visible about the work we do. Thank you Team MoT.

Burn Out Is Real

I’ve had my own experience with burn out and ever since then (3 years ago) I’ve put extra emphasis on building a team around me.  This stuff is real. Anyone, everywhere needs to learn how to manage their workload.  With the digital 24/7 world it is an increasingly important skill. Here is a burn out

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Decision Journals

There seems to be a journal for everything these days. Here’s one designed to help you through the process of making decisions.  An interesting idea that I’m logging here for future reference. View The Decision Journal. For those that don’t want a journal, there’s an article and a PDF template too.