Another long day at the office

I just got back from work after 17 hours.


Crystal is finishing up a new test and things were dying in inconsistent and strange ways in the middle of the test. It looked like it might be my problem.


I certainly held a good share of the responsibility. There were a couple of big memory leaks which I was responsible for. I fixed those and the test now sometimes runs to completion. Hiep will be surprised in the morning to find several new bugs on his plate. He had more, but smaller, memory leaks than I did.


It’s a good thing we are investing so much in automated tests. These bugs only showed up with a cross country trip. Crystal started us out in Redmond and we died somewhere in the Great Plains a few minutes later. We now sometimes make it to New York City.


I did get some laughter relief during the middle of the day. We were trying to recreate the problem and she asked me, “Do you ever use Depends?”


Ahh…. No.


From the context I knew she was talking about a software tool that probably checked for dependencies but I didn’t know of the tool she was referring to and decided to tease her about the inadvertent insult she just made. I frowned at her and told her, “I’m not that old!”


We both started laughing and my officemate then wanted to know what she had missed. Being an India native Depend had to be explained to her. More laughter then ensued.

3 thoughts on “Another long day at the office

  1. I was a happy camper when I found Dependency Walker. That is a really handy tool. I always get a chuckle when I check if there’s an updated version by googling “depends”.

  2. Ok, I had to click the link to find out what the joke was about too… I think I’ll have to consult you when I name the next test tool I write 🙂

  3. “…dying in inconsistant and strange ways.” Sounds like a typical microcrap product, heh, heh, heh.

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