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Testing an SOA

February 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Mike Kelly and I recently did a webinar on testing service oriented architectures. If you’re interested in this topic, you can access it through this link.

One of the funnest parts of doing this webinar was producing the artwork for the slides. For reasons I explain in the presentation, I wanted three photographs of spaghetti: the first of uncooked spaghetti on a countertop, the second of cooked spaghetti in a bowl, and the third of cooked spaghetti dumped over an angry child’s head. I decided to take the photos myself rather than buy them, and I proceed to try to convince my four-year old son that he would enjoy having spaghetti dumped over his head.

He didn’t buy it. Fortunately, my eight year old daughter did, for a price. One dollar for every year she’d been alive. I paid up, and the resulting photo was excellent, even if Reese wished she had charged me more.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David Fauber // Feb 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    haha, thats awesome, did you tell her to look pissed off or did she just adlib that?

  • 2 David Christiansen // Feb 11, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Actually, by that point the acid in the tomato sauce was starting to burn her hands (she had a minor case of cracked, dry skin) and she was feeling pretty unhappy. This was one of the last shots.

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