My past couple of weeks have been filled with solving Therap mysteries and making people laugh – although not always at the same time! I am a purveyor of all things data – in other words, a data geek. I also have many years of testing and ensuring quality in software (along with programming), so I find joy in figuring out the intricacies and  quirks of Therap. Two weeks ago was a data question, where we couldn’t figure out how a count was being generated. Sometimes I feel like an investigator, although data may not nearly be as interesting as crime. My department spends a lot of time verifying data, so we get into the trenches with all the raw data (thank goodness raw data is not smelly!), and determine how calculations are being done.

Sometimes our mysteries are not related to data, as was the case for the past day. Luckily today, with some help from my cohorts, I was able to replicate the issue and notify Therap.  Whew!

I think that humor is necessary in life, and today was no exception. My email subject line today (unwittingly): “Tricks for Discharged/Deceased Individuals”. Nothing like teaching old dogs new tricks to make someone smile!

Some of the other funny subject lines I have received:

  • dummy at work here  (at least the dummy is working)
  • Innervate (innervations)   (huh???)
  • IT learning to share    (Who knew they could share?)
  • Happy National Chip and Dip Day!!!
  • Bugzilla is Down    (Note: how do you report a bug on a bug system when the system is down?)
  • another ‘dumb’ question
  • Where’s Waldo?
  • First-name does data   (it had a name in there, and it wasn’t me!)
Hope everyone has a good rest of the week! I am moving, so I know I will be busy.