Software Testing: How much is enough?


At a recent job interview, a colleague of mine posed the following hypothetical for the candidate. If a software bug was only reproducible five percent of the time, how many tests would be required to prove it was fixed?

Having just recently read Nate Silver’s “The Signal and the Noise“, I recognised this as a problem that Bayes’ Theorem could be used to provide some insight. As a result I decided to analyse the issue.

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Pasta with Spicy Beef Ragu and Capers


Tagliatelle with Spiced Beef Ragu and Capers

Tagliatelle with Spiced Beef Ragu and Capers

Time to slow down and relax. Kick this off, and seeing as you’ve already opened a bottle of wine, pour yourself a glass and put your feet up while the beef stews.

In a while you’re going to have an awesome beef stew, with some chunky manly carbs stirred through. It’s Friday night. It’s Man Food night…

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Moroccan Braised Chicken


As I get older, my enthusiasm for chilli heat is beginning to reduce and I’m starting to experiment with the pleasures of food that is spiced, but not necessarily ‘hot’.  I find that I’m not going through paprika and Tabasco as quickly, but I’m making more use of ground cumin and coriander more.  I guess you could describe my tastes drifting to more North African spices.

With that in mind I can recommend trying this recipe for Moroccan Braised Chicken.  The ground coriander does the talking in the spice sense to provide some warmth to this hearty dish…

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Seafood Pasta


It’s Valentine’s day, so I offered to cook my darling wife whatever took her fancy.  She asked for this.  I can’t say I blame her, we both love seafood, and when done right, this simple recipe produces an awesome supper.  My only problem with it, is that it’s difficult to hold oneself to only one helping …
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Sausage Paella


Sausage Paella

Sausage Paella

This is another Friday evening favourite, especially in these winter months when you crave warmth and a little bit of comfort food.  It is effortlessly easy, with just a few veg to chop, before you can bung it in the oven to take care of itself, and the end result is sure to please …

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Weather Watching


For Christmas 2013, my good wife, knowing the geek that I am, gifted me a personal weather station.  I was delighted to receive it, and had it up on-line in no time, and it’s been happily chugging along for over a year since.  I’ve always intended to write about the set-up, so today I’m going to tackle that…

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Curry Night


It’s Friday night, and you’re beat.  It’s been a tough week, and your soul needs some nourishment.  All I want is my feet up, a cold beer in my hand and something tasty in my belly, and I don’t want to spend all evening fussing in the kitchen over it!  Then read on, for what’s quickly becoming my go-to curry …

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