Archive for July, 2012


Starwest 2012 Discount code!

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StarWest 2012If you’re interested in attending Starwest 2012 (September 30-October 5) this year but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, you are in luck! On type of early bird pricing (which ends on 08/03/2012) you can now use the discount code of “SPWS” to get an extra $200 off. That’s a grand total of $600 off! I hope to see you there… I’ve put a lot of time and effort into my cloud testing talk. Come check it out on Wednesday 10/03 : Beyond the Silver Lining: Testing Go Daddy’s CloudC.


Converted from DasBlog to WordPress

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WordPress Logo Well, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve moved from DasBlog to WordPress, which means moving QAInsight.net from the server in my office closet to being hosted at GoDaddy.com. Conversion was pretty straight forward:

  1. Converted DasBlog content to BlogML using the DasBlog to BlogML Converter
  2. Did miscelaneous link cleanup in the BlogML file (removed port 8080 internal references, etc)
  3. Imported the BlogML file into WordPress using BlogML Importer WordPress plug-in
  4. Ran Web Link Validator to find broken URLs, and then fixed them
  5. Reviewed Google’s impression of my site through Google Webmaster Tools, and fixed it’s complaints

The whole port 8080 thing I had going on… those links aren’t going to resolve anymore since I’m doing shared hosting and have no control over the ports (in order to forward). Lesson learned, it is what it is.

Now it’s time to create a new QA Insight WordPress theme! HTML5 & CSS3 here I come.


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