Tester on the road

In last two weeks or so, I was on a road trip visiting the beautiful Ghizer and Hunza valleys in the northern Pakistan area. Being a tester, I was also on a mission: “To find bugs”

My first and easiest victims were Restaurant menus. English not being the first language, each menu provided me a bug but I liked this one the most which offered some ‘snakes’ to be taken at snack time:


Another notable mention was an entry under ‘Drinks’ section called ‘Big Could Drink’ (which was ‘Big Cold Drink’ referring to the 1.5 liters bottle)

On a similar pattern the receipts that I got upon payment of eatables also had some interesting spellings. For example, I didn’t know that I had Jame as part of my breakfast:


Well, the third type of bugs that I found was on boards and writings on the board. During this trip, we stopped by a unique place in the world where the three great mountain ranges of Himalaya, Hindu Kush and Karakorum meet. The sign board was also unique:


I also observed some non-standard road signs which I guess were placed as the KKH offers many non-standard turns and winds. That is why it is one of the 50 drives to take before you die. This was well representing the curve ahead:


Then I also found these amazing stairs in one of the hotels where I stayed. Those lead to a window that takes you outside and then another window that takes you to the route above. Interesting design pattern and I have seen many similar cases in the software I have tested:


The road is being widened as a joint project involving China and Pakistan and many signs in those areas had both English and Chinese written. One of the writings on the wall represents my mission in the life and perhaps it should be slogan for each software engineer:


I also observed that I was not the only bug hunter in the area; there were many:


And finally, there was one area which was flawless and I could not find a bug: the divine gifted enduring beauty of the land


Cheers and I get back to regular topics next week 🙂


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41 responses to “Tester on the road”

  1. Arslan Ali says :

    Oh my god! this is such a wonderful post! Michael Bolton has just blogged about “Misspelling” and the effects it causes in testing, and it somehow relates to this. I will be speaking about this alot, and with your permission I will use the images also.


    • majd says :

      Thanks Arslan and your appreciation means a lot for me. Micheal Bolton’s blog is very interesting and I feel lucky that I am now thinking like the great minds in testing.

      And the photos, you can always use them with a promise to mention the origin 🙂 And I know you’ll do that.


  2. Rafay Muneeb says :

    Nice post 🙂


  3. WAHEED ABBAS says :

    Nice thought n sharing …


  4. Raza Ul Haq Akif says :

    A refreshing post for me. I had smile on my face all the time while reading this post. 🙂


  5. Hassan Islam says :

    Great 🙂


  6. danashby04 says :

    Great post Majd!
    Those stairs are crazy!!!


  7. Ather Imran says :

    Very interesting! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


  8. Sajid Manzoor says :

    Simply Awesome…


  9. Salmaan says :

    Wow its simply great, along with the proofs 🙂
    and you also ate “PLANE” omelette 😛


  10. Hassan Arshad says :

    Great post. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it 😀


  11. Muhammad Usman says :

    its really a great post…


  12. Ammad says :

    interesting post 🙂


  13. Asif Khan says :

    Great Catch!


  14. Smita says :

    Really a Refreshing post. All the time I was smiling.


  15. M-Amjad says :

    Interesting 🙂


  16. nerdet says :

    You don’t do testing you live it! I can relate to that ^^


  17. Rupam says :

    Interesting post !!!!
    A lesson to enhance quality of Quality Analyst. 🙂


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