Coincidental Meditation

Mental irritants from behind the walls of the Flight Sim factory.

January, 2006

  • Comparing Apples to Really Expensive Apples

    Gone Tropos? There was an interesting post in the new FSX forum on AVSIM the other day expressing hope that the airport environments in FSX will look as good as those seen in a promotional video for commercial flight simulator builder CAE’s Tropos...
  • Software Testers Eat Steak!

    Now that I’ve explained exactly what a Software Test Engineer does , the question burning in most minds is certainly “How could I learn to be a Software Test Engineer? I want to earn big money, play the piano, and eat steak!” That’s a great question...
  • On the Other Hand

    If you really want to see what the life of a software tester isn't like, you could dive into the nearest cultural dumpster and flush 87 minutes of your life down this cinematic low-flow toilet . . . No, I haven't seen it, but in the tradition of self...
  • Not Such a Hard Day's Night . . .

    It occurred to me that I don’t spend a lot of time here talking about what I actually do for Microsoft on the Flight Simulator team. It has occurred to a number of people, especially my unbelievably dedicated and vaguely effluvial next door neighbor,...