I’ve been reading http://www.microspotting.com ever since my coworker Alex (aka carpenter-turned-test-manager) was profiled a while back. Great writing, beautiful photography, fun quirky looks at a bunch of Microsoft employees.
Alex’s profile is a great reminder of how many different backgrounds people have – he’s not the only former carpenter in the team, for one. Another incredibly technical PM I’ve worked with for years majored in Zoology. Last year I hired a user researcher with a PhD in… well some kind of high-falutin’ word I don’t even remember, but his thesis was about some kind of enzyme in some kind of gland in some kind of songbird’s brain . And as for me, well I was a boring-old CS major… before I dropped out and came here instead. 🙂
 Also important and worth mentioning: he’s really, really, really tall  
 A fact of which the entire team has a few jollies about 
 Because tall jokes never get old 
 Especially when you report to a five feet tall shrimp