I started blogging about my career as a software tester in 2008. I decided to update it a bit since it has been a little over 2 years since I began.
Because the background color was pink, sometimes people confused that for my favorite color. This always led to the story of the "ugly" bug...
Years ago I was testing an application/product/system and marketing decided to do a bit of a logo/color change. The application/product/system was used by professionals, likely of the middle aged group... male and female. The color change caused some parts to appear not just pink, but Barbie pink. While this color is great for Barbie and her friends, I was not so sure that if I were a middle aged male, I would want to view this color every day I worked.
For weeks I tried to convince development to change this, but I kept getting told it was a marketing decision. I don't let up easily when it comes to things that I really think will bother the customers. After a couple of weeks of trying, I went up a level. The application/product/system allowed signatures in a certain part of it, I created a Barbie pink signature and placed it in whatever places it could go in. This finally caught the eyes of the developers and a small change was made that turned the color to a brick red shade vs. the pink.
Ever since then I use pink as a test for lots of things. I have bought some things in pink just to be a pain... including a pink fishing pole :)
The photo I had for blog picture was also significant. A high school friend of mine from Costa Mesa High in sunny, southern California contacted me. We talked for a while and he wondered how I could possibly live so far away from the ocean after all the years I spent near it. I took the picture to show him that I just have a new "ocean" of snow, and sometimes it got nearly as high as the sea water did when wading in it.
So there lies the story of the color/picture of the blog's beginnings...