Besides the standard office photos of food (both delicious treats people brought in and the less-enticing “who left this here? It’s alive now”), the test IO team’s #random Slack channel was eclectic and amusing in the month of November.

Lucas, Anjo, Chris, and Stefan playing foosball in the test IO kitchen in Berlin

Stefan is organizing the office foosball tournament. There are five teams playing double-elimination style, with games taking place this whole week. Jiayi joked that while they’re playing, she’s organizing the office pool on who’s going to win and lose.

Besides office sports, some of us are really excited about the qualification rounds for 2018 World Cup and are already blocking out time to watch matches next summer.

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if it had been created by a programmer? A bunch of us enjoyed that nerdy comic.

On slightly more serious note, we’re also having a lively discussion on net neutrality, thanks to Alex N. who asked for good links and resources. Here’s some of what got shared:

Like people everywhere, we’ve also been wondering what’s the deal with blockchain and cryptocurrency… including the electricity consumption.

A trip to this odds-and-ends store is like reading test IO’s #random channel

Tilman captured Fabien traveling back in time when they visited a shop near the Berlin office.

As winter gets closer, we’re also scaring each other with videos of avalanches. But don’t worry, Berlin’s not expecting a particularly cold winter and San Francisco certainly won’t be getting any snow.

Got something to add to the #random-ness? We’re hiring in Germany and in California.