How to block phone numbers on Windows Phone

April 17th, 2013

You own a Windows Phone 7, and you’d like to ignore calls from certain numbers. There’s no need for MarketPlace Apps or special hacks. Read on to configure this easily.

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SQL stress test: Simulate full database

March 5th, 2013

Simulating a full database is a beautiful stress test, but how the heck can this be done quickly with SQL Server?

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3 ways to make your bug reports awesome

February 3rd, 2013

Never look down on the bug report. With a compelling bug report, the bug report author wields tremendous influence over a software product, the team and their own reputation.

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C# clipboard locking and a crash

January 1st, 2013

While testing a feature that accessed the clipboard recently, I came up against an interesting clipboard scenario. What test strategies and models can we use to approach this feature in order to highlight the most important risks?

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In response to “The Oracle Problem and the Teaching of Software Testing”

December 1st, 2012

In The Oracle Problem and the Teaching of Software Testing post, Cem Kaner wrestles with teaching how a tester could determine oracles for an exam question about automated testing. Unfortunately, the window for posting replies on the post has expired. Thus… this blog post is born! :)

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Initial look at automating your testing

November 1st, 2012

Why QA needs to change?On Martin Anderson’s blog, he wrote a post Why QA needs to change? A few passages struck a chord with me and I considered posting a reply within the post itself. Due to the length of my response, I’ve chosen to publish a blog post instead.

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Book Scanning: Step 3, Use ABBYY for OCR to produce an eBook

October 1st, 2012

In September, I posted about how to pre-process the captured content to maximize successful optical character recognition (OCR) . In this post, we’ll use ABBYY FineReader for optical character recognition (OCR) to produce an eBook.

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Book Scanning: Step 2, Pre-process the captured content using Scan Tailor

September 1st, 2012

In July, I posted about how to capture the physical book content using a camera. We’ll go over how to pre-process the captured content to maximize successful optical character recognition (OCR).

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Get media content now – SOLVED

August 1st, 2012

I got an SMS a few days ago with a Get media content now hyperlink. Here’s how to view it.

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Book Scanning: Step 1, Capture the book content

July 4th, 2012

Tired of paying for Kindle ebooks? Here’s how you can make your own!

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