This is because we've been busy ploughing through the first test for 2013, the results for which will be available in the next few weeks.
The main change to the lab is that we used to house the testers and the computers all in one cramped, hot and airless space. Now that room is devoted solely to computers. We have turned on the strong air conditioning, which was too uncomfortable for humans to bear, so the computers are happier too.
A second, larger adjoining room has been created for the testers to use. They are able to control the test computers remotely from this much more comfortable environment. The air conditioning is pleasant and the noise is considerable reduced. Here's what it looks like:
|The main testing room can|
accommodate at least eight testers
|Just a few of our test PCs. There are more|
on the other side of the computer room.