QA Blog Posts

QA Image Library

Check out the growing QA Image Library. This is my personal colleciton of Slack Images for that perfect QA Moment.

January 8, 2018

UFO Quadcopter Instructions

A couple of years ago I got a Drone (UDI RC U816A UFO Quadcopter 2.4Ghz) for Christmas. I was excited because it was my first drone. I wanted to make sure that I understood how to properly maneuver it and spent some time reading the directions.

Today, many things are made overseas because of lower labor costs. I expected some translation issues. However, I wasn't expecting this:

U F O Help

Download the full manual and set a new standard within your company to never stoop to the level of the UFO Quadcopter.

Quality Matters

The first thing that I thought of was: If the company didn't take time to make sure the manual was written, what about the actual product?

Having a good clearly written manual is a sign of how much value the company has with their product. Now, I am not suggesting that they put together a mini-book. I am suggesting to at least have someone proofread it. You can get a decent proofreader on Fiverr for about $10.

Better Technology Today

Since most people don't read the manual, and want to figure it out themselves. Companies can provide videos of how to use their products. PhotoScape X is an excellent application, instead of having a 'help document' they have a bunch of videos on their website to show how to use their product.

January 1, 2018

Slack Emoji Icons for QA

Here are some Emoji that Quality Assurance engineers should add to Slack. These are all in the 128x128 format recommended by Slack.

I have added these to our Slack installation, and they have been used numerous times by QA and Engineering team.

5 Engine Five is Ready
Green Green is good - Go!
ProdPatch Production Patch
ProductionPatch Production Patch 2
Stop Stop Sign
X QA Doesn't Approve
Yield Yield. Watch out!
November 26, 2017

QA Text Graphics

Here are some QA graphic images that are perfect for that moment in Slack or other IM chat:

PatchArmageddon

TestArmageddon

CodeFreze

CodeFreze

CodeFreze