Systems Integrity Bulletin
IT Enterprise Systems and Services
change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead
of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do,
let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want
a computer to do. –Donald Knuth, author of the CS classic The Art of Computer Programming
Start by doing what is necessary,
then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
–St. Francis of Assisi
In a time of universal deceit, telling
the truth is a revolutionary act. –George Orwell
What lies behind us and what lies
ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. –Oliver
Software Development Process
In this time of lean budgets and attention to all expenses, it is vitally important that a testing organization demonstrate their value to the business and process. This article explores some very practical concepts and measures of value for testing that appeal to the sensibilities of business folks and senior management.
This article examines techniques which can be used to reduce the complexity of black-box testing suites while maintaining their effectiveness at finding behavioral/functional problems. The focus of the article is on test automation, but the underlying techniques are generally applicable.
We often hear about the "next big thing" in the world of optical networking equipment. But, without the fiber cable itself, optical networking wouldn't even be possible. Read this article to learn about the various types of fiber cable and how it works.
No, not the X-Files… X-Find, a handy graphical alternative to grep. It allows you to specify a file pattern and search text. However, X-Find goes one better in that it has a built-in window to display the file (text or binary) and highlight the search text. Furthermore, it displays the number of occurrences of the search text in the file.
When you want to create a desktop
shortcut to a file or document, simply right-click on it and choose
Send To à Desktop as Shortcut.
find that the Outlook Rich Text Format (RTF) or HTML e-mail formats
serve most of their needs for regular e-mail. However, once in a while,
a more complex e-mail may be needed. In those cases, you can selectively
use MS Word as the Outlook editor. To do so, simply double-click on
the Email.oft Outlook template. A new message window will be displayed
with all of the Word features available, such as numbering and the drawing
tools. Typically, Email.oft is located in the MS Office Templates folder
For those extra special occasions, check out some of the other templates,
including Midnight.oft and Urgent.oft.
to sort the Inbox (or any folder) in MS Outlook using multiple columns,
you must select View | Current View | Customize Current View…
and select Sort… To quickly sort the Inbox on multiple columns,
click on the header for the first column of the sort criteria, then
hold down the <Shift> key and click on other column headings in
the order by which you wish to sort. To switch between ascending or
descending order on a secondary column simply click again (while depressing
the <Shift> key). This technique is a quick temporary alternative
to using the Sort By Sender view.
Many of the new words born of the technology industry have made it into the latest version of the arbiter of the English language: the Oxford English Dictionary.
This site features a very nice retrospective of some of the most famous photos of all time. Though you may not know it, you'll be familiar with many of these. Learn the history behind the pictures and the photographers.