If you're writing the code, its within your power to make it capable of automated testing of any kind.
It may not always make sense to do so, but its not inherently impossible either.
I have to agree that it seems pretty bad, though I can't wait to come back in a couple of years and read this comment and have to eat my words when wave has taken over the world.
Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.