Depressingly, Duckling N moved back to India--well, it's super great for her, don't get me wrong, much better job and also stopover in Dubai, which admittedly is a city I'd love to see--but depressing for me personally. All the new testers are awesome, but N was amazing--intuitive, very quick to understand how to relate what she'd done already to new testing procedures, and also ridic awesome and hilarious. I miss her in the office, and while her replacement is very good as well, she's shy, and unlike when they all first got here, I don't have the same amount of time I did with them to get to know them (also related, my tests were among those teaching them how to test, so I spent most of my days then with them and got to know them).
However, Duckling S got back this late last month from a six-week trip to India and she's picked up the slack on testing we lost with N.
My particular duckling still mocks me in French and Han--he's like that--and Ducking R has started competitive linguistic phrase identification, in which someone tosses out a sentence and we have to guess what it is or at least one language. Most of the new testers are trilingual at minimum (most of the Indian testers speak four to six) which normally might put me at a disadvantage because I'm monolingual. However, my one useful talent is memorization of useful phrases I learned in various language classes and when bored, and I can ask where the bathroom is in eighteen languages--maybe I learned a few the lsat few months, don't judge me--and none are familiar with Spanish as it's spoken on the border and in Texas.
R, however, threw us in a loop with Persian. Who sees Persian coming? And Duckling K picked up with Thai, since they like to mock me. I'm this close to hunting up an English to Wendish, even though the Wendish spoken by my great-grandparents is technically dead (and how depressing is it to realize my great-grandparents spoke four languages? This realization haunts me). I'm hoping having ethnic Wendish and Slavic in immediate ancestry will bestow racial memory or something. However, I consider this educational; between all of us, we will be able to find a bathroom in pretty much anywhere on the globe.
Okay, so work. This is gonna be fairly short yet terrifying.
The reason this build is a nightmare is it combined two massive, massive, massive things; the integration of CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Plan), which is for children who don't qualify for Medicaid, CHIP-P (CHIP Perinatal), which covers the fetus of a pregnant woman (yes, I know) and is almost identical to Medicaid for Pregnant Women except it doesn't cover labor and delivery (that not being about the health of the fetus?????), and 3038P, which covers labor and delivery for CHIP-P clients. CHIP-P covers citizen women, legal immigrants, and undocumented workers. CHIP has existed for over a decade, CHIP-P for less than that (I think I posted about when it was implemented) and had it's own eligibility system adn it's own database and it's own software program. All of that--all of that--is being not only converted into TIERS but the eligibility rules are also being created and integrated into the program.
Also, they're adding the first stage of ACA, which is--I won't even talk about, it's that complicated. Mostly I've been testing the above and the next thing I'll talk about below, but it's haunted us.
The third thing, however, is more personal--I was assigned Email Reminders, which is brand new functionality as well. Until Monday, three quarters of the tests were in Failed status, and in case you're curious, deployment is next Saturday and I've been working on this since June. This week, we finally got a developer (Developer T, who is ungodly adorable, it's--IDEK. He's got Sam Winchester's hairstyle and is in his twenties and is probably engaged to a ridic smart woman in India because this is my life) who came down to walk us through some of the fixes they've done to batch. Admittedly, I tried to be professional, but it's hard when he's both hot and saving all my tests from failure. Currently he's my non-platonic ideal demigod with a badge that's torn. Dear God, my life.
This week I have to finish writing my tests for the next build, try to pass everything that's still open this build (I'm going with a hopeful 85% pass), because as of August 24, I'm on vacation for ten glorious days, some of which will be spent with my family and extremely adorable Infant Niece, my officially as of this next week kindergarten Niece and Nephew, and my still-preteen Niece, and God help me, a high school junior Child. Which is insane. Just--what the hell.
I also get niqaeli for four entire glorious days! So you know, get through this week. I can do that.
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