Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I am fida over Murphy :-)

Well… what can I say?? No work as usual, I am getting paid for no reason:-). I was so bored and was checking my mailbox for new … na... old mails. One mail caught my attention and here I am to write about it. It was a mail sent by my Project manager when I was ready to take up my first project work. This is how the mail goes:

Here are some Murphy's laws that can be a good guide while doing software testing. Apply this to software testing and you will understand they are true. These Murphy’s Laws also tell us the need to consider all the things that could go wrong while doing software testing

1. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

2. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. .

3. If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

4. If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

5. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

6. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

7. Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

8. Every solution breeds new problems.

I did not realize the worth of the mail then. Now I know what it talks about. Not even for software testing, Murphy’s laws apply for almost anything and everything in life. I am totally totally in love with this Murphy guy. :-)


  1. Not jus murphy..thr are many lovable guys and rules.. But i hate this guy Einstein..seriyana loosu paiyan avan.. wat do u say ?

  2. hey bala... y do u hate Einstein???

  3. it is very true.......

    carry on with such good things.......

    mera aashirbad tere saath hai

  4. Einstein is the root cause for all Mathematics.. he brought maths into science..
    he made the Engg course very DRY.
    Dats y i hate him

  5. kalakura nivi.. by the way, who is that PM.. do PM me.. :)))

  6. I like it bala.. That Einstein showed the ppl a way to use their brains.. he deserves this treatment..

  7. My Project Manager, Manoj....

    ok thiru??? :-)

  8. hey bala... i second u.. Me and maths are far apart....

  9. Thiru is one big Maths professor..
    He is a calculator !
    wat do u say niv ?

  10. Kalakura Nivi.. i liked the 8th one.. bcos tats wat happenin for me here :)

  11. Good thoughts! What's fida BTW??

  12. thanks.. thiru, senthil, mathi...

    bala, yes thiru is one maths geek... :-)

    hey mat...fida.. means in love or fall flat for...

  13. Murphy is a horrible person! He makes everything go wrong. He is not worthy of your love.

  14. Hey Nivi..Landed here thru Mathi's blog.. Beautifully said.. One more to add.. Always an unforseen problem will popup on the day of client demo... :-)

  15. If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
    --- I endedup here :)