Paying the Mac “Tax”

Paying the Mac Tax, or “should I buy our developers Macs or cheaper PCs?”. Often the idea of buying staff an Apple Mac’s for work seems like a poor business decision. It’s expensive and surely nothing more than “pretty thing”. Doesn’t everything work on Windows anyway right? You can hear it in your mind saying, “how […]

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gitlab CI fail 128 and how to solve it

If you are seeing this, then it means an earlier test has spannered out so bad that it’s now preventing other tests from working. This quickest way to un-block it is… ssh into the runner and delete the .git/index.lock! Then re-run and it should all clear out. HTH fatal: Unable to create ‘/home/admin/tmp/builds/runner-XXX/.git/index.lock’: File exists. […]

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Strengths Finder 2.0 – Gallup

Strengths Finder 2.0 – Gallup My Personal Strengths @dancourse > 1 Strategic > 2 Ideation > 3 Relator > 4 Includer > 5 Significance The book, Strengths Finder 2.0 We all like a good personality quiz, c’mon you’ve been tempted by a few Quizzes on your Facebook profile and Buzzfeed right? You hope they may […]

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Manual QA #FTW :(

Recently I’ve been looking to improve our app delivery QA. We’ve had to come up with a solution for our team to run the QA. So we got the test plan from them and currently the QA was being run from a spreadsheet… on one person’s machine. So after much chatting with our WMG Team, I lead the […]

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