Tuesday, February 22, 2011

God's Power

Pretty self-explanatory, isn't it?
He also created me in 1979, don't know if a more complicated task than a toast show-off.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

շնորհաւոր տարեդարձ Հրանտ!

Happy birthday Hrant Dink!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oldest Writing in New World

Apparently the stone tablet you can see on the left is the oldest writing in the New World. Scientists could not tell what is written on it yet but still very fascinated. The fascination is coming from the possible origin of the people who had written the tablet. According to scientists, they might be the mighty Olmecs!

Olmecs are an ancient people who ruled in New World between 1500BCE-400BCE. The tables is thought to be created around 900BCE.

Further information can be found at:


Curadmir and Babur

In the old Irish Language, "Curadmir" means the "champion's portion". Warriors who have shown extraordinary examples of bravery would have the right to have the best part of the meat in any feast.

Actually, the same tradition exists in the Mughal Empire. Here is a excerpt from Baburnama:
"That day, Qasim Beg Quichin, the Lord of my Gate, outstripped the rest of the enemy and entered the fray with his sword. Sultan Ahmad Tambal Mughal, and Muhammad Dost Taghai got in also. But Qasim Beg Quchin won the champion's portion."*

It looks like the rules of getting the champion's portion were better defined in the Mughal Empire. A warrior should first decide upon a target, outdistance his tribe and get the target with his sword.

North American Natives (touching the enemy in a fight) and Ottomans ('serdengecti's and 'dalkilic's) had their own merits for brave warriors too.

*Baburnama, translation by Annette Susannah Beveridge, Penguin Classics

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stargazing Scrat

Taken by Ibn-i Batuta. (:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Music duel from "Train de vie"

This music duel is from the movie "Train de vie". I love both Jewish klezmer and -of course- Gypsy music.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Looking for a QA Team Lead

I am looking for a QA Team Leader for my former company. Visa Sponsorship is possible for strong candidates. Please find the JD below:

Quality Assurance Team Leader

The Challenge
We are seeking a hands-on, experienced individual to lead planning and implementation of manual and automated QA testing for the Verum ASD:Suite of development tools. Along with product testing responsibility, you will help coordinate the testing efforts of others and expand automated product testing. This is a Scrum/Agile environment with a team committed to “first time right” implementation. The ideal candidate will have experience working with Agile teams and previous success with implementing automated testing for client-server applications.

• Analyze complex requirements and create/execute test plans and test cases
• Work with the development team on estimating, assigning and monitoring the progress of tasks, evaluating status, risk, and priorities
• Coordinate all release test planning and testing efforts of the Verum testing team
• Perform manual testing and extend the test automation efforts for Verum development tools. This may include automated unit test scripting as well as automated routines to test specific features or stress testing.
• Evaluate, select and implement various open source or commercial tools for use within the test environment
• Mentor new and/or junior level QA employees.

• 5+ years of hands-on testing experience including test planning, estimation, test case creation, test execution
•Proficient in the software development life cycle using Agile development methods
• Experience with automated testing tools including scripting tools
• Strong leadership skills with a proven track record for leading the test efforts on products with complex product features
• Customer-focused, ability to triage issues, react well to changes and work with teams
• Excellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytical and problem solving skills
• Very good knowledge of English
• C# and C++ programming experience is a plus
• Degree in Computer Science/ Engineering or equivalent preferred
• Work with documentation staff to re-design and produce customer oriented electronic and printed product documentation.
• Build and maintain a QA test lab where test equipment can be pooled among the various QA testing efforts.
• Help perform manual or automated testing as needed.
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