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Fix Asus K52J speaker sounds with Ubuntu 10.10

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I don’t want to annoy my colleagues with the music I’m listening, but the sounds in my company issued laptop, ASUS K52J with OS(Ubuntu 10.10) persistently comes from the speakers even after plugging my headphones :(

Was able to resolve this issue by installing Linux Alsa Driver Modules

1. In your terminal, add the ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa

sudo apt-get update

2. Install the linux-alsa-driver-modules package

sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)

3. Restart your machine

Thanks to this wiki page :) works like gem!

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Classic Programmer’s Arguments with Testers

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment

“It works on my machine”
“No user would ever do that”
“That’s not a bug, it’s a feature”
“It’s supposed to do that.”
“The software is performing as coded.”
“99.9% done, but it’s not ready for QA yet”
“You darn QA guys are slowing us down!”

Are these lines familiar to you? Did I miss something?

For some organizations, the “programmer-tester” blame-game has been an accustomed scenario especially during testing and deployment stage. It’s strange that programmers/developers dislike testers who are doing their job.

I felt fortunate to be part of a company (Exist Global) where developers and testers work closely together as a team. In my past project engagements, there was never a time, our developers made us feel that we made their life difficult. Of course there’ll always be issues encountered,  but these were taken objectively by both parties, with one end in mind — deliver quality

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