IT Grab Bag

IT Grab Bag
While techies might have a reputation for being a bit on the geeky side, no one could accuse them of being stiffs. They appreciate humor as much as the next person. For IT pros out there with a comical bent, here’s a look at the lighter side of the information technology industry:


World’s Youngest MCP
A recent story in the Seattle Post Intelligencer detailed the arrival of a “unique visitor” to Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Wash. Ten-year-old Arfa Karim Randhawa came to visit the company’s headquarters from her home town of Faisalabad, Pakistan, after Microsoft employees discovered she was the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in the world. IT’s answer to Doogie Howser, M.D., earned the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) credential when just nine years old, and plans to pursue the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) in the future. Arfa’s visit to Redmond included tours of Microsoft labs and meetings with Microsoft executives and employees, including Bill Gates. Apparently she wasn’t too intimidated by the encounter: She asked Gates why there weren’t more women around and why he didn’t hire people her age. After the discussion, the precocious Arfa also wondered aloud why the Microsoft founder hadn’t worn a three-piece suit to work. Although she can configure Windows applications, it seems Arfa has yet to learn about the IT dress code.


Open-Source Beer
Students attending the IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark, have created what they hope will become the “Linux of beers.” The Danish college…


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