Not good enough

A month ago someone on LinkedIn thanked a website and the person running it for helping them learn. They recommended others use the site. When people in my network commented on how the site wasn’t any good, I took notice. It reminded me of what Seth Go…

How to export environments from Postman

Postman can export data, including collections and environments, to be used outside of Postman. This is especially important when using Newman (their command-line collection runner). With the release of Postman v8.2 it is easier to find and export Post…

Hiring a Software Tester, an Analysis

In May of 2020, back when Promenade Group was still called BloomNation, I opened a job posting for a Software Test Engineer. This was to be the first of many test positions we eventually hire for. After going through the whole process of hiring a softw…

2020 in Review

2020 was a year of starts and stops. Of more time but less mental energy. It was a year of developing patience and adapting to hard changes. Patience In early March my wife, an ICU nurse here in Los Angeles, saw the first signs of COVID coming in from …

Hosting a WordPress blog on Digital Ocean

I’ve been running Kenst.com since 2009. While the content has changed over time, the site has remained a blog. Kenst.com has gone from self-hosted on a Windows Home Server in my living room, to Blogger, and ultimately to WordPress. It’s been migrated t…