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Things Which Were Not On My 2021 Bingo Card

  • In spring I wrote my first in depth security blog post about XML injection. This was a challenge to write for people with no knowledge about XML and SQL injection.
  • This year I wrote an accessibility blog post, which drew more visitors than the previous security blog post. Accessibility rules
  • For the first time I got to Diamond Tier level 3 in MTG Arena.
  • I like Exploratory Testing, but sometimes it is useful to have a script in place.
  • For the first time I appeared in a podcast. It was about accessibility. Please have a listen.
  • Also for the first time, I was in a promotion video for a conference, Diversity on a conference is a lot more than “Look, everyone can send a proposal”. I am the guy using Dutch Sign Language.
  • With a lot of help I programmed a shortcut on my iPhone. I can use Siri to execute this shortcut.

    For the people who like programming the language is understandable. For the people using test automation it is a bit strange to add wait commands.

  • This year I used NVDA, a screen reader, to check whether my blog is accessible for people with visual disabilities.
  • My most amazing discovery is, that VoiceOver has a rotor. VoiceOver is written as voice with capital V, immediately followed by over with capital O.

    VoiceOver is a screen reader for the iPhone, which helps people with bad sight to use the phone. The rotor is a button which appears while turning 2 or 3 fingertips on the screen.

  • This year I was a frequent participant of CoffeeOps London. The main focus is on DevOps. Among other subjects were communication, metrics, and testing. It was and is a safe environment.
  • I earned a Respected badge on The Club of Ministry of Testing. At the moment of this blog, I was one of 19.
  • HTML is used for websites. If it is properly used, then it makes a website more accessible. In April I received mails for free after signing up for 30 days of HTML.
  • In the past I could be really upset by errors in my blogs posts. This year I was able to shrug them off.
  • On the first day of this year, I got feedback about my blog post about the Agile Manifesto. It was a nice comment from one of the people who signed it.